MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Virginia “Ginger” Scott, Ph.D., professor in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, Virginia "Ginger" Scott, Ph.D.Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy, was selected as a Fellow in the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science at the recent APhA 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Los Angeles.
APhA members selected to become Fellows must have at least 10 years of professional experience and have demonstrated superior professionalism and service to the profession of pharmacy through activities with the APhA organization and other national, state or local professional organizations.
The APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science encourages the discovery and application of research in order to improve the health of patients.
Dr. Scott is also the director of continuing education at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. She teaches courses in outcomes assessment and quality improvement, leadership, human resource management and pharmacoeconomics — the study of medications to evaluate their effectiveness based on risks and cost in order to determine the best treatment options and cost for patients.
Scott's focus has been to educate and train students and practicing pharmacists to provide services which will enhance the patient's quality of life. She is a frequent lecturer on medication error reduction, quality improvement and methods to redesign pharmacies to provide optimal care.

For more information: Amy Newton, School of Pharmacy, 304-293-7192