Pharmacy Practice Chair Elected as Distinguished Practitioner

National Academies of Practice honors Seena Haines for professional contributions

Seena Haines

JACKSON, Miss. – Seena Haines, chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been elected a distinguished practitioner and fellow of National Academies of Practice in Pharmacy, a subgroup of NAP.

“I am honored to be elected a distinguished practitioner and fellow in National Academies of Practice,” Haines said. “It is the only interprofessional group of practitioners dedicated to practice advancement, advocacy and policy reform.”

Fellowship in NAP is reserved for those who have spent 10 or more years of their career in the practice and delivery of health care services and who are judged by peers to have made enduring contributions to their professions.

The group’s goal is to gather these health care leaders to work as an interdisciplinary force that advises health care policymakers and promotes quality health care through advocacy, practice, education and research.

Haines has worked in pharmacy academia for more than 15 years, having joined Ole Miss as the pharmacy practice chair in 2016 after serving as senior associate dean for faculty at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

“This is a great honor for our School of Pharmacy and a well-deserved recognition of Seena’s leadership in our school,” said David D. Allen, UM pharmacy dean.

Haines was inducted April 13-14 at NAP’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Forum in Atlanta.