Elizabeth Skoy, associate professor of pharmacy practice, has been recognized with the Chamber of Commerce NDSU Distinguished Faculty Service Award, which honors NDSU faculty members who have made substantial service contributions in addition to their achievement as scholars, teachers or artists.
Skoy will receive an honorarium of $2,500 and also be presented a plaque by President Dean L. Bresciani and Provost Margaret Fitzgerald during the annual NDSU Celebration of Faculty Excellence event scheduled for Thursday, May 13, at 3 p.m.
“Through service activities, faculty use their academic and professional expertise to address community needs. The Faculty Awards and Recognition Committee selected Professor Skoy for her extensive service to NDSU and our community,” said vice provost Canan Bilen-Green.
Skoy was nominated by Amy Werremeyer, associate professor and chair of pharmacy practice, and Tiffany Knauf, North Dakota Department of Health’s health systems and hypertension coordinator.
“Dr. Skoy has created collaborations and spearheaded initiatives that will have a lasting impact for the betterment of the pharmacy profession and the health of communities in the region and nation,” wrote Werremeyer, noting Skoy’s efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic to educate the state’s pharmacy workforce.
Skoy developed nationally certified training modules to assist with the certification of pharmacy technicians to administer COVID vaccinations.
“Dr. Skoy has become an integral partner on the North Dakota Department of Health’s work on prevention and management of prediabetes, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol,” wrote Knauf. “Dr. Skoy’s contagious passion and commitment to improving and expanding the practice of pharmacy has driven success in engaging pharmacists and pharmacy students in impacting patient outcomes through medication therapy management.”
Skoy joined the NDSU faculty in 2009. Among her previous honors are the Generation Rx Champion Award from the North Dakota Pharmacists Association and Cardinal Health, NDSU’s Excellence in Course Assessment Award, Laboratory Innovation and Teaching Excellence Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the College of Heath Professions’ Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service.
Skoy earned her bachelor’s degree and Doctorate of Pharmacy from NDSU.
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