Angela Skaff, a third-year student in the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University, is among 12 student pharmacists recognized by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) for their achievement in health-system pharmacy practice and campus leadership with the ASHP Student Leadership Award.
The award, sponsored by ASHP and the ASHP Research and Education Foundation, is given to student members in their second through fourth professional years of pharmacy school. The award winners receive a plaque, an ASHP drug information reference library and a $2,000 cash award.
Skaff recently represented the pharmacy school at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores RxIMPACT Day in Washington, D.C., and she was selected to attend the RxIMPACT “U” Academy.
She also was appointed to the ASHP National Council on Public Policy.
The other 2014 award recipients hail from the following universities: the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy-Chapel Hill Campus; University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus School of Pharmacy; Temple University School of Pharmacy; Purdue University College of Pharmacy; University of Houston College of Pharmacy; University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy; Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy; Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy; Ferris State University College of Pharmacy-Big Rapids Campus; and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy.
For more information about the ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum, please visit www.ashp.org/students.
ASHP is the national professional organization whose more than 40,000 members include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists who provide patient care services in hospitals, health systems and ambulatory clinics. For over 70 years, the Society has been on the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists help people make the best use of medicines, visit ASHP's website, www.ashp.org, or its consumer website, www.safemedication.com.