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Published April 13, 2023
A clinical professor of pharmacy practice with the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy has been named a 2023 fellow by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Michelle Hilaire, an associate dean for student affairs with the UW College of Health Sciences, was chosen for this honor under criteria outlined by ASHP’s Practitioner Recognition Program, which includes pharmacists who have excelled in pharmacy practice and distinguished themselves through service and contributions to the organization. ASHP, which has more than 60,000 members, has recognized 1,045 pharmacists as fellows since 1988.
In a letter formally announcing Hilaire’s selection as an ASHP Fellow, CEO Paul Abramowitz says, “The granting of fellowship status reflects the high standards of practice excellence that you have demonstrated and, with it, comes the hope that you will continue to share and maintain these ideals throughout your professional career.”
“I am honored to have received this recognition from ASHP,” Hilaire says. “I have been an active member since I was a pharmacy student. ASHP has given me the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with extraordinary colleagues, mentors and staff. The UW School of Pharmacy’s faculty, staff and students continue to do amazing work dedicating themselves to research and patient care for Wyoming and beyond. I share this recognition with all of them.”
Hilaire received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. She completed a community pharmacy residency at the University of Toledo and a primary care specialty residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tenn. She currently practices at the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Program in Fort Collins, Colo.
Her research interests include diabetes, pain management and appropriate therapeutic decision-making. Hilaire’s academic interests include leadership development, student success, faculty retention and midcareer achievement in academia. She also serves as a preceptor for the pharmacy residency at UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.
Having joined the UW School of Pharmacy in 2004 as a clinical assistant professor, Hilaire now also serves as a certified diabetes educator, a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a board-certified ambulatory care specialist.
Kem Krueger, dean and associate professor with the UW School of Pharmacy, notes Hilaire’s efforts to improve all entities with which she interacts.
“This well-deserved national honor is a testament to Dr. Hilaire’s tireless efforts to improve the lives of her patients, her practice community, our university community and our profession,” Krueger says. “I am proud of her and her many accomplishments and am honored to be her colleague.”
A ceremony honoring Hilaire and other fellow inductees will be conducted at the upcoming ASHP summer meetings in Baltimore, Md.
To learn more about individuals named as fellows by the ASHP Practitioner Recognition Program, go here.
About the UW College of Health Sciences
UW’s College of Health Sciences trains health and wellness professionals and researchers in a wide variety of disciplines, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, communication disorders, social work, kinesiology, community and public health, and disability studies.
The college also oversees residency and fellowship programs in Casper and Cheyenne, as well as operating primary care and speech/hearing clinics in Laramie, Casper and Cheyenne.
With more than 1,600 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, the college is dedicated to training the health and wellness workforce of Wyoming and conducting high-quality research and community engagement, with a particular focus on rural and frontier populations.