Scott Sutton was named the 2013 recipient of the University of South Carolina (USC) Clinical Practice Teaching Award, honoring his philosophy of teaching, involvement in clinical teachingand practice, and advising and mentoring of health science students.

Sutton, an associate professor for clinical pharmacy and outcomes sciences (CPOS) at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP), earned bachelor of science degrees in both pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences from USC in 1997 and his PharmD from USC in 1998. He did residencies in medicine and infectious diseases at Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center and USC.

He currently serves as clinical pharmacist with the Dorn VA and was a clinical pharmacist for Palmetto Health Richland from 1999-2003.

A dedicated teacher who has been recognized by pharmacy students with a Teacher of the Year Award, Sutton has also edited a well-received NAPLEX Review Guide published in December, 2010. A pharmacist must pass the NAPLEX (North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination) as one of the requirements to earn his or her license.

Sutton is the third straight SCCP faculty member to win this USC-wide award, which was first offered three years ago. Betsy Blake, CPOS assistant professor, won the inaugural award in 2011 and Brandon Bookstaver, CPOS vice chair and associate professor, was recognized in 2012.