Dr. Elizabeth Skoy in NDSU School of Pharmacy named APhA Fellow

Professional photo of Dr. Elizabeth Skoy with dark shoulder length hair, wearing a white blouse.

Professor Elizabeth Skoy, PharmD, in the NDSU School of Pharmacy has been named a fellow of the American Pharmacists Association. The APhA Fellow Award honors members for “exemplary professional achievements in professional practice and outstanding service to the profession,” according to the association.

Skoy is among 10 Fellows who will be recognized during the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, Florida from March 22 to 25.

She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from North Dakota State University and began her career in Iowa as a community pharmacist. Skoy later became a tenured professor at NDSU and in addition to teaching students, continues as a practicing community pharmacist. Dr. Skoy’s research interests and areas of expertise include increasing immunization rates, prevention of opioid misuse and accidental overdose, innovation in pharmacy instruction, and pharmacy’s delivery of point-of-care testing. She has contributed to over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and given over 100 podium presentations.

Skoy has received numerous accolades for her contributions to the pharmacy profession, including: APhA Immunization Champion Award, the NDPhA Cardinal Health Generation Rx Award, and the NDPhA Innovation in Pharmacy Practice Award. She has represented the pharmacy profession through various agencies including the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Pharmacists Association. Skoy serves as the APhA representative on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Workgroup for RSV vaccine for adults.

At NDSU, Dr. Skoy also serves as the Director of the Center for Collaboration and Advancement in Pharmacy (CAP Center) where she assists pharmacists and technicians in advancing the practice of pharmacy. Her goal includes assisting pharmacists and technicians to practice at the highest level to benefit their patients.

To be eligible for the APhA designation, Fellows must meet several criteria, including:

  • Contributions to the profession of pharmacy
  • Involvement in interprofessional education and practice
  • Service to and recognition from other professional associations
  • Healthcare advocacy and community service
  • APhA activities including leadership, committees, publication contributor/reviewer

The American Pharmacists Association is the oldest national professional association in pharmacy, founded in 1852, according to the association’s website, with a goal to facilitate pharmacists’ delivery of the highest quality patient-centered care.

The NDSU School of Pharmacy offers pathways of opportunity to pursue an array of pharmacy careers. Degree programs offered include PharmD, as well as dual degrees in PharmD/MPH, PharmD/MBA, PharmD/PhD and master’s and doctorate degrees in pharmaceutical sciences. Early admission and post-baccalaureate pathways also are available to students seeking a pharmacy degree at NDSU.

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