Jessica  Skelley

Jessica Skelley, Pharm.D., BCACP

Associate Professor

McWhorter School of Pharmacy

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Office: CHS Building 1 1430
Email: jmwhalen@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4338
Jessica Skelley has had a longstanding relationship with Samford University. “I met my husband here as a student, found my profession, took my first ‘real’ job here, started my family here. I’ve actually never left Samford since arriving as a freshman and can’t imagine anywhere I would rather be.” Skelley was rewarded for her commitment to Samford in 2013 when she received the Margaret Self Propst Pharmacy Teacher of the Year award, which is presented annually to a faculty member who is elected by the student body as exemplifying exceptional teaching and mentoring. “It was a very significant honor and the most rewarding one I have received both professionally and personally,” she said. Skelley teaches in a number of pharmacy courses and she also maintains an active family medicine rotation site at St. Vincent's East Family Medicine for fourth year pharmacy students.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Pharm.D., McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Samford University
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, ambulatory care and public health, Jefferson County Department of Health
  • Board Certified Ambulatory Care Practitioner

Expertise

  • Family medicine, ambulatory care, anticoagulation, diabetes management, interprofessional education

Awards and Honors

  • Margaret Self Propst Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Samford University, 2013
  • Phi Lambda Sigma, 2013
  • Contributed Research Presentation Merit Award, 2013, Project IMPACT: Diabetes American Pharmacist Association/Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management
  • Change Package Implementation Award, Safe Medication Use, 2013, Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Initiative: Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Outstanding Performance Team Award, 2012, Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Initiative: Health Resources and Services Administration

Publications

  • Elmore LK, Skelley JW, Woolley T. Impact of adapted team-based learning methods on student self-assessment of professionalism, teamwork, and skills in a self-care course. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2014;6(4):488-93.

Presentations

  • Skelley JW. Student Pharmacists and Social Media: Pitfalls and Possibilities. National Community Pharmacist Association, Annual Meeting. October 2014.
  • Sands C, Skelley JW, Luthin DR. American Diabetes Association Guideline Compliance in the Alabama (USA) School System: A Survey of Alabama School Nurses. 4th Annual International Conference on Health, Wellness, and Society. Vancouver, CA. March 2014.
  • Vonderpool BV, Skelley JW. Updates in Women’s Health since the WHI. American Academy of Family Physicians, Alabama Chapter. December 2013.

     
  • Elmore LK, Skelley JW. Advancing Team-based Learning in Self-Care Education. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Annual Meeting. July 2013.
  • Gonzalez E, Skelley JW, Riggins M. Obesity: Pharmacotherapy and Guidelines for Practice. American Academy of Family Physicians, Alabama Chapter. December 2012.

Research

  • Elmore LK, Skelley JW, Woolley T. Impact of adapted team-based learning methods on student self-assessment of professionalism, teamwork, and skills in a self-care course. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2014;6(4):488-93.
  • Elmore LK, Baggett S, Kyle JA, Skelley JW. A review of the efficacy and safety of canagliflozin in elderly patients with Type 2 diabetes. Consult Pharm. 2014;29:335-46.
  • Stone L, Skelley JW, Kyle JA, Elmore LK. Aclidinium bromide for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2014;71(5):386-93.
  • Skelley JW, Luthin DR, Woolley TW, et al. American Diabetes Association guideline compliance in the Alabama school system. Practical Diabetology. 2013;32(4):6-22.
  • Skelley JW, Hughes PJ, Elmore LK. Social media and unprofessional conduct: a cross-sectional survey of boards of pharmacy. Innovations. 2013;4(3).
  • Bagwell A, Skelley JW, Saad L, Woolley T, Dugan BD. The role of clinical pharmacists in modifying cardiovascular disease risk factors. Innovations. 2013;4(3).

Involvement

  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists, vice chair, compensation and practice sustainability advisory group for the section of ambulatory care practitioners
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, programming committee, self-care therapeutics nonprescription medicine SIG
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, pharmacy practice section classroom engagement best practices taskforce
  • McWhorter School of Pharmacy NCPA Student Chapter, student adviser
  • McWhorter School of Pharmacy SSHP Chapter, student mentor
  • St. Vincent’s East Family Medicine Residency Program, Birmingham, Ala., adjunct faculty