Dr. Roy Parish is the holder of the Tom and Mayme Scott Endowed Chair in Clinical Pharmacy Practice. He was awarded tenure in 2000 at ULM and was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2002. In his academic life, he applies his passion for faculty development and curriculum development.
He has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Medicine, LSU School of Medicine (Shreveport), where he continues research, teaching, and an active clinical practice in Adult Internal Medicine Pharmacotherapy. His current research is divided between investigation of inflammatory cytokines in cardiovascular disease and the mathematical modeling of pharmacokinetic systems. He is licensed as a pharmacist in Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida, and is specialty board certified in Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Pharmacology.
Parish was born in 1945 in Jacksonville, Florida and was educated in public elementary and high schools in Maryland and Florida. He earned the baccalaureate degree in Pharmacy from the University of Florida in 1967 and practiced in various community and hospital positions before returning to the University of Florida in 1983 for advanced study.
He earned the Pharm.D. degree in 1985, during which he was awarded the Terrence Flynn Memorial Award for Outstanding Pharm.D.Student and shared the Kenneth Finger Award for Excellence in Pharmacy Research with his classmate, Dr. Paul Tan. A research fellowship at the Gainesville Veterans Administration Medical Center followed, in which he completed several laboratory and clinical research studies while continuing clinical training.
Dr. Parish’s early academic appointments included positions in the colleges of Pharmacy of The University of Georgia (Athens), Northeast Louisiana University (now The University of Louisiana at Monroe), and South University (Savannah). While holding these appointments, he was active in didactic and clinical teaching, research, and clinical practice.
From 1994 through 1997, he was Associate Clinical Pharmacologist in the newly formed NIH/NICHD-supported Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit network, Shreveport unit, where he was responsible for protocol development and oversight of research staff.
About the Endowment:
The Tom and Mayme Scott Endowed Chair in Clinical Pharmacy Practiceendowment was established to encourage and reward excellence in teaching, learning and research at ULM.