Published on September 15, 2016 by Rachel Williams  
ASHP Nominations

McWhorter School of Pharmacy faculty members Kim Benner and Jessica Skelley have been selected to serve on the executive committees of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists practice sections.

“It is remarkable that Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy has two representatives serving in these highly regarded positions. I know Dr. Benner and Dr. Skelley will use their unique talents to shape the national landscape of pharmacy practice,” said Michael Thomas, chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice. “Their election is a further testament to the pursuit of excellence within our department,” added Thomas.

Benner has been elected as chair for the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists and her term began in August. In the past she has served as the chair of the Section of Educational Steering Committee, chair of the Council on Therapeutics and as a coordinator and judge for the ASHP National Clinical Skills Competition.

Skelley will serve a two-year term as director-at-large for the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners beginning in June 2017. Previously Skelley served as chair of the Section Advisory Group on Compensation and Practice Sustainability and she has held several leadership roles with the Alabama Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.