2015 Alumni Service Award in Pharmacy Presented to Dr. Kiela Samuels
Kiela Samuels, PharmD'87, has been honored with the 2015 Alumni Service Award in Pharmacy. The Alumni Service Award in Pharmacy recognizes graduates of the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy who have made significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy. Dr. Kiela Samuels is the Director of Pharmacy Technology at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI. She also serves as the Immunotherapy Laboratory Services Pharmacist for the Internal Medicine Allergy Division at the University of Michigan Health System. Dr. Samuels obtained her pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in 1987. After graduation, she worked in community, consulting, and hospital pharmacies throughout Southeastern and Central Michigan.
Dr. Samuels has served the University of Michigan as Experiential Training Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at the College of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacist for the Division of Geriatrics and was awarded the Anthony DeVito Memorial Award for exhibiting professional excellence, personal integrity, and dedication to geriatric education. Committed to service, education and research, Dr. Samuels has presented pharmacy related research and topics, both locally and throughout the nation.
More recently, her research in allergy immunotherapy quality assurance has been featured at several allergy conferences and in journals. Currently she is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and is a preceptor for Doctor of Pharmacy students and physicians in training to become allergists. Dr. Samuels has a passion for community-based education, and she received the 2014 National Master Preceptor Recognition Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. She is actively involved in patient education programs including medication management, immunizations, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, asthma education, and weight management.