Jennifer Tryon is the executive director of pharmacy and director of pharmacy graduate education at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. In this capacity, she leads strategic planning, oversight of safe and effective medication therapy management, financial health, workforce development, and quality initiatives in collaboration with other healthcare professionals throughout the pharmacy enterprise and organization.
The UCM residency programs led by Tryon include 12 PGY1s, 10 PGY2s, and a research fellowship. Previously, she served as the assistant director of pharmacy at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where she had responsibilities overseeing inpatient pharmacy services and ambulatory service expansion. She also served as the residency program director for the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency program. Prior to that, she worked at Oregon Health and Science University as the assistant director of inpatient services and the pharmacist in charge, where she was responsible to leading a major practice model change to establish clinical services throughout the organization. Jennifer also established a PGY2 residency in pharmacy administration and served as the residency coordinator.
She is active in state and national organizations, including serving as the director at large for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers. Other key leadership positions include past president of the Oregon Society of Health-System Pharmacists, service to the ASHP House of Delegates, leadership with ASHP Section Advisory Groups, participation with the Committee on Nominations, and Council on Pharmacy Management leadership. She has co-edited an ASHP leadership book for students and new practitioners and works with the ASHP Foundation’s Pharmacy Leadership Academy as an associate faculty member.
Tryon received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Iowa in 2004 and her master’s degree and residency from the University of Wisconsin.