Please join the Kelley-Ross family in congratulating our very own Elyse Tung, Pharm.D., BCACP, who recieved the 2014 Washington State Pharmacy Association Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award.

The Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award recognizes a practicing pharmacist or pharmacy technician using innovative pharmacy practice to improve patient care and outcomes.


Photo: Jeff Rochon, Executive Director, Washington State Pharmacy Association presents award to Elyse Tung

Elyse graduated from the University of Washington in 2002 with a B.S. in Neurobiology and in 2008, with a Pharm.D. She currently works at Kelley-Ross Pharmacy with their Clinical Pharmacy Institute, which provides services such as medication therapy management, patient home visits, and operates a pharmacist managed travel clinic. She oversees its relationships with major local corporations to manage their travel medicine needs. Over the years, she has initiated and developed new ways of practicing pharmacy including her most recent project, a Community Pharmacist Managed Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) service for HIV, which is the first of is kind for Washington State. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy and teaches in the application-based therapeutics skills lab in the third-year pharmacy curriculum.

Elyse accepted her award this past month at the WSPA Annual Meeting in Cle Elum, WA. Many members of the KR family attended to cheer her on. In addition to being an exceptional pharmacist and patient care advocate, Elyse is a favorite among her co-workers and students. She is always a bright, smiling presence in the pharmacy, and we are all agreed that this award couldn’t have gone to a more deserving candidate. Congratulations, Elyse, we are so proud of you!


Kelley-Ross Staff and Family: Tara Millar, Deborah Oftebro, Josh Akers, Janelle Wortman, Brian Beach, Stephanie Decker, Kyle Sullivan, John Oftebro (Awarded WSPA Distinguished Leadership Service Award), Elyse Tung, Matt Chui, Scott Herzog, Ryan Oftebro