Frank Tillman, III – Alumni Diversity Award
FRANK TILLMAN, III (’15, BA; ’19 PharmD)
PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident, Department of Pharmacy
UNC Medical Center
Dr. Frank Tillman III was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC and is currently a PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident at UNC Medical Center. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal/Organizational Communication Studies with a minor in Chemistry.
During his undergraduate career, he developed a keen interest in serving racially minoritized and otherwise marginalized communities and worked extensively with initiatives such as Sleep out for the Homeless, Minority Student Recruitment Committee, and founded an organization titled Undergraduate Students for Diversity in Pharmacy.
Following undergrad, Dr. Tillman was able to maintain his commitment to serving the underserved through his work with the Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC). As a PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident, his career interests include caring for patients with severe mental illness, med-psychiatry, and addressing the various factors contributing to health/workplace inequities. Currently, Dr. Tillman is implementing a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) educational series targeting pharmacy residents, which has been supported through generous grant funding awarded from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Within the next five years, Dr. Tillman hopes to continue serving patients with psychiatric illness while also maintaining his commitment to promoting health and workplace equity. His ideal world is one where systems of oppression are dismantled and the concept of liberation for all is a reality. In his spare time, Dr. Tillman enjoys spending quality time with his amazing and extremely talented wife, daughter, and dog (Denver). His favorite quote is, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”