UM Associate Professor Earns Fraternity Career Achievement Award

March 24, 2015

UM pharmacy Associate Professor Sherrill BrownMISSOULA – University of Montana pharmacy Associate Professor Sherrill Brown has been selected by Kappa Epsilon Fraternity as the 2015 recipient of the Career Achievement Award. The Career Achievement Award was created in 1965 to honor a Kappa Epsilon member for their professional accomplishments.  

Brown is a 2003 graduate of the University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Pharmacy and an alumni member of the Omega Chapter. She has been a dedicated member of Kappa Epsilon Fraternity for more than 10 years, serving on Grand Council as vice president of communications, acting as Grand Council liaison for several collegiate chapters and serving as co-adviser for the Delta Chapter. In addition to her years of service to the fraternity, she also served the Kappa Epsilon Foundation Board as a trustee and secretary. 

Brown received the Unicorn Award at Kappa Epsilon’s National Convention in 2009. The Unicorn Award recognizes alumni members serving as leaders, workers, contributors and creators who make Kappa Epsilon a better organization.  

Brown has been an associate professor of pharmacy practice at UM’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy since 2004. Brown also oversees the provision of drug information to health care professionals in Montana and across the U.S. as the director of the UM Drug Information Service. 

She also teaches drug literature evaluation in the pharmacy curriculum, precepts students in the Drug Information Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience and advises students in the pre-pharmacy program. Sherrill is co-director of the Drug Information/Academia Residency program at UM, as well as a preceptor for the UM PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program.  

Before completing her doctorate of pharmacy, Brown earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1992 and was a small animal veterinarian for five years. After graduating from pharmacy school, she completed a drug information residency at the University of Tennessee/Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. 

Brown is a member of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the American Pharmacists Association, the American College of Clinical Pharmacists and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Currently, Brown is chair-elect for the Library and Information Science Section of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Kappa Epsilon, founded in 1921 in Iowa City, Iowa, is a national professional pharmacy fraternity that was originally established to unite female pharmacy students across the United States. 

Contact: Cindy Baugh, executive director, Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, 913-262-2749, director@kappaepsilon.org.