Clinical Pain Educator of the Year
Thomas B. Gregory, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, CPE
The Clinical award recognizes an outstanding educator who serves as a community opinion leader in the field of pain management. Dr. Gregory is a clinical staff pharmacist with Truman Medical Center, an academic medical center in Kansas City, Missouri, treating patients regardless of their ability to pay. He works closely with the sickle cell population and currently serves as the corporate pain committee co-chair. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Gregory graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy in 2004 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. He completed his residency at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, NY, where his interaction with the many disciplines that work with patients in pain developed and cemented his interest in pain management.
Academic Pain Educator of the Year
Pam Squire, MD, CCFP, CPE
The Academic award recognizes an exceptional educator in an academic environment. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Squire is involved in the planning and delivery of pain-related medical education. She is a clinical assistant professor on the Faculty of Medicine of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, with teaching responsibilities to medical student undergraduates, specifically teaching the pain curriculum, as well as educating postgraduate trainees.
Dr. Squire obtained her medical degree with distinction in 1988 at the University of Saskatchewan. She is a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians and was the first Canadian to become a Certified Pain Educator. Dr. Squire is currently completing a diploma program in the development and delivery of adult education.
Industry Pain Educator of the Year
Lisa C. Miller, PharmD, MBA
The Industry award recognizes an educator of excellence in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Lisa Miller has demonstrated exceptional commitment to pain education while serving as the executive director for healthcare education and liaison programs at Purdue Pharma L.P. in Stamford, Connecticut, where she leads the areas of medical education, medical liaisons, and healthcare grants and giving. Dr. Miller is an active member of numerous healthcare professional associations and involved in environmental community service as vice chair of the SoundWaters Board of Directors.
With a career focused on pain care and patient outcomes, Dr. Miller’s pharmacy practice experiences include a post-doctoral oncology residency, hospice care clinical and pharmacy operations as well as faculty appointments and a Dean’s Council member for colleges of pharmacy in both Florida and Arkansas, respectively. She continually seeks innovative teaching methods and is dedicated to improving patient care and quality of life through education.