Clinical faculty member Scott Bragg honored with two significant awards

Roby Hill
June 29, 2022
Scott Bragg talking with students

Talk about a busy weekend. Scott Bragg, associate professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences at the MUSC College of Pharmacy, was recognized with two significant awards on the same weekend.

On Friday, June 24, he received the 2021-2022 Outstanding Alumnus for Community Service from the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Pharmacy Alumni Association for his work with the Diabetes Camp of West Virginia.

On Sunday, June 26, he received the Golden Oyster Teaching Award from the MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program Class of 2022.  This award is one of only two major teaching awards given by the graduating Family Medicine Residency class.

“Dr. Bragg is a talented and caring teacher,” said Philip Hall, dean of the MUSC College of Pharmacy. “He can really connect with people. On the same weekend, he was honored by his alma mater at WVU and by a graduating class at MUSC? That bookends his career. It takes someone special to be recognized by the past and the future for his work in the present.”

Bragg did his pre-pharmacy studies and earned his Pharm.D. at West Virginia University, graduating from the doctoral program in 2011. He did both a post-graduate year one and year two residency at the UPMC St. Margaret Hospital, specializing his PGY2 year in family medicine. He joined MUSC in 2013 and was promoted to associate professor in 2019. He practices at MUSC Health University Medical Center as an inpatient clinical pharmacist.

The WVU School of Pharmacy Alumni Association recognition noted Bragg’s work with Camp Kno Koma, a camp that started in 1950 and provides children with diabetes a safe camp environment where they can just be kids. Bragg became involved with the camp during pharmacy school after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He serves on the medical staff and board of directors for the camp.

His work with family medicine residents has been noted in the past. In 2020, he won the “I am an MUSC Innovator” Award for a novel teaching and research project, sociopolitical rounds, that he’s collaborated on with family medicine faculty. These discussions include medical students, pharmacy students, and family medicine residents and aim to increase health care practitioner comfort with leadership and advocacy.