Monday, May 15, 2017

Dr. Patricia Dowley Kroboth: 2017 Women of Distinction Award in Health Care

Eight inspiring women from the Pittsburgh area, two outstanding Girl Scouts, and Girl Scout community-champion corporation GEICO will be honored at our Pittsburgh Awards of Distinction Luncheon on Wednesday, May 31 at the Omni William Penn Hotel. Proceeds of this premier event support Girl Scouts’ mission to develop courage, confidence and character in girls and to inspire the next generation of young women to become the leaders of tomorrow. Register now

Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Dowley Kroboth, recipient of GSWPA's 2017 Women of Distinction Award in Health Care!

Dr. Patricia D. Kroboth is dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh, where she has also served as a faculty member, chair of the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

Leadership and creating highly productive teams weave through her entire career, including her research and teaching. Other characteristics that are evident in her career are creativity, whether designing programs, classes, or physical environments, and setting high expectations for herself, for students, and for those with whom she works.  

She has led the university's pharmacy community to a shared vision for the School of Pharmacy, which is now a leader in pharmacy education, a research school of distinction, and an innovator in pharmacy practice, including the pharmacist’s role in the community. The school is considered among the elite schools of pharmacy and is noted for exceptional educational program and research spanning from drug discovery to new models of care – all focused on improving health. 

A Syracuse, N.Y. native, Kroboth earned a B.S. in pharmacy from the University at Buffalo and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. She and her husband reside in Pittsburgh.