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Founded in 1990, the Tennessee Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation (TPREF) is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt educational organization and a direct subsidiary of TPA. The TPREF exists to advance the practice of pharmacy through research and education.

To make a general contribution to TPREF, please CLICK HERE. Thank you!
Currently, TPREF’s “Building Tennessee’s Pharmacy Future” campaign is raising necessary funds to transform the potential of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association into reality, through the purchase and renovation of the Center for Tennessee Pharmacy. To learn more about making a tax-deductible TPREF contribution to “Building Tennessee’s Pharmacy Future,” please CLICK HERE. Thank you!

Every year, the TPREF utilizes its resources to:

  • Increase patient access to pharmacist-provided patient care services through various activities;
  • Enhance the knowledge, ethics, and skills of pharmacists through delivery of education and training; and
  • Improve the standard of care for pharmacist-provided patient care through grants, research activities, and educational programs.

TPREF has no direct employees. Members of the TPA staff maintain all TPREF organizational operations and provide administrative services to TPREF on a contractual basis.

For more information, contact the TPREF office at 615-256-3023 or send an email to