UA College of Pharmacy, Diamond Children’s Pharmacist Hanna Phan Receives National Honor

Hanna Phan, PharmD, assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and a Banner – University Medical Center Tucson pediatric pharmacist, was presented with the Presidential Citation Award from the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) at the Pediatric Pharmacy Association Conference.

Hanna Phan, PharmDHanna Phan, PharmD, assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and a Banner – University Medical Center Tucson pediatric pharmacist, was presented with the Presidential Citation Award from the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) at the Pediatric Pharmacy Association Conference held April 29-May 3 in Minneapolis. Dr. Phan was recognized for her contributions to PPAG and the clinical profession.

“Thank you for your continued support of my pediatric pharmacy career and support of the profession of pediatric pharmacy as a whole at Banner – UMC Tucson and the University of Arizona Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine,” Dr. Phan said.

At BUMCT since 2008, Dr. Phan is also an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. She established the UA College of Pharmacy’s Post-Graduate Year 2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program at Banner Children’s Diamond Children’s Medical Center and currently serves as its director. A University of Michigan graduate, she completed her fellowship in pediatric pharmacotherapy at Ohio State University. She is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a clinical pharmacy specialist in pediatric pulmonary medicine.

Dr. Phan is an advocate for pediatric pharmacy practice through her leadership and service in state and national professional pharmacy organizations. She is a contributing editor for the casebook Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Self Assessment, published last year by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and has authored various book chapters and peer-reviewed manuscripts and lectures nationally and internationally. 

Previous awards received by Dr. Phan include the 2014 ASHP Foundation New Investigator Grant Award (project: Pharmacist Collaborative Practice in the Management of High-Risk Pediatric Asthma), the 2012 Spirit of PPAG Award, and the 2012 Exemplary Patient Care Award from the Arizona Pharmacists Association. In 2014, she was elected to the PPAG board as a director-at-large.

Dr. Phan’s current research interests include pediatric medication safety, patient-family education and therapy adherence, impact of body weight on medication use in children and the role of pharmacists in the care of children with cystic fibrosis and asthma.

About the UA College of Pharmacy
Established in 1947, the College of Pharmacy was the first health sciences college at the Tucson campus of the University of Arizona. Educating pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, the college participates in many interdisciplinary and multi-institutional educational and research collaborations throughout Arizona and globally. It is ranked among the premier colleges of pharmacy in the United States and is routinely among the top 20 colleges of pharmacy in terms of external funding for research, including funding from the National Institutes of Health.

About Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – UMC South are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Included on the two campuses are the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Southern Arizona, Banner Children’s Diamond Children's Medical Center and many clinics. Along with Banner – University Medicine, these hospitals and associated clinics are part of Arizona-based Banner Health, one of the largest non-profit health-care systems in the nation. Banner Health operates 28 acute-care hospitals in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, please visit
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