Ellen Yankellow Awarded Bowl of Hygeia for Outstanding Community Service

Contact: Aliyah Horton


Columbia, MD (June 13, 2016) – The Maryland Pharmacists Association (MPhA) honored Ellen H. Yankellow, PharmD, with the Bowl of Hygeia Award at the MPhA 134th Annual Convention during its Excellence in Pharmacy Awards Luncheon on Sunday, June 12 at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland.

The Bowl of Hygeia is the most widely recognized international symbol for the pharmacy profession and is considered one of the profession’s most prestigious awards. Established in 1958, the award recognizes pharmacists who possess outstanding records of civic leadership in their communities and encourages pharmacists to take active roles in their communities. In addition to service through their local, state, and national pharmacy associations, award recipients devote their time, talent, and resources to a wide variety of causes and community service. The Bowl of Hygeia award is sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations. Boehringer Ingelheim is the premier supporter.

Regarded as one of the leading female pharmacists in the country, Dr. Yankellow is a national leader in the advancement of clinical pharmacy for institutions. She is committed to providing the highest quality services to her patients in residential care, senior care, and over 300 institutions. Dr. Yankellow’s business acumen and success is equally matched by her passion for philanthropy and community activism. She is involved in multiple community, civic, and private organizations, and has created a culture of generosity within every aspect of her business and community.
She has provided scholarships, grants and mentor support for youth and women to achieve their educational goals. She has actively supported the advancement of pharmacy practice by serving as a preceptor, serving on the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Board of Visitors as well as supporting endowed scholarships and fellowships to advance clinical pharmacy outcomes. She also serves in myriad capacities to advance the missions of local and international organizations that seek to improve human rights and alleviate human suffering.

Dr. Yankellow earned both her BS in Pharmacy (with honors) and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in years 1973 and 1996 respectively. She served on MPhA’s Board of Trustees from 1991-94. Since 2003, Dr. Yankellow has held the positions of President, CEO, and Majority Owner of Correct Rx Pharmacy Services, Inc. Dr. Yankellow currently serves as a Commissioner on the Maryland Board of Pharmacy.

About MPhA. Established in 1882, is the only state-wide professional society representing pharmacists in all practice settings. Our mission is to promote excellence in pharmacy practice, strengthen the profession of pharmacy, and advocate for all Maryland pharmacists.

For more information, visit our website at www.marylandpharmacist.org.