Athena Cannon is a current Pharmaceutical Care Leadership Resident at the University of Minnesota. She was born and raised in Texas. She completed her pharmacy prerequisites at the University of Texas at Arlington and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Abilene, Texas in 2020.
Throughout her pharmacy program, Athena was involved in Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS), Phi Delta Chi (PDC), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) locally and nationally involved with the ACCP Endocrine and Metabolism Healthcare Committee.
Early on in her pharmacy career, Athena was curious about the role of pharmacists in sports medicine and anti-doping. Throughout the years, she has worked with and learned from professionals in sports medicine on the collegiate and elite level and has served as the first pharmacy intern for the U.S Antidoping Agency.
During her fourth year of pharmacy school, Athena helped create a sports medicine elective APPE with Texas Tech University. Athena’s over-arching passion in pharmacy lies in ambulatory care and nutrition and lifestyle education with the hope to continue to grow her knowledge and impact in sports medicine and anti-doping.
In this episode:
Sports pharmacy – What is it, what every pharmacist should know
Beyond anabolics – thyroid hormones, SARMS, and IV fluids
Opportunities for interested pharmacists