The Illinois Pharmacists Association (IPhA) recently presented its annual awards at the Missouri Pharmacists Association and Illinois Pharmacists Joint Virtual Annual Conference. Lalita Prasad-Reddy, PharmD’06, was the recipient of the 2020 Educator of the Year Award. This award is a prestigious honor bestowed upon the most deserving Academic Pharmacists. Recipients of this award promote the growth of future leaders in pharmacy within both the classroom setting as well as through extracurricular activities.
Prasad-Reddy graduated with her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in 2006. In 2010 she completed her PGY1 residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and did her PGY2 residency in 2011 at Indiana University Health. That same year she received her Masters in Health Communication from Boston University.
Throughout her Pharmacist career, she has held an impressive number of leadership positions. She currently works at Chicago State University College of Pharmacy as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Prasad-Reddy is also the associate discipline director of Pharmacology and assistant professor of Internal Medicine at Rush Medical College as well as a clinical pharmacy specialist at Rush University Internists. Not only is Prasad-Reddy an active member of IPhA, she is active within the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Pharmacists Association and the American Society Health Systems Pharmacists.
In addition to her academic work, Prasad-Reddy is very active in her community. She has been involved with the New Life Volunteering Society, which provides free health services to low-income patients on the north side of Chicago. She has provided community and health outreach to impoverished communities on a global scale as well, with her most recent service in New Delhi, India in 2018.