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Osterhaus receives UI pharmacy education honor

IOWA CITY, Iowa ­- Matt Osterhaus, owner of Osterhaus Pharmacy in Maquoketa, was named Preceptor of the Year by the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.

Osterhaus, a 1980 graduate of the college, was selected for his outstanding service to pharmacy education and the profession of pharmacy. He is one of several Iowa pharmacists who offer UI students hands-on experience in community settings through the college's clerkship programs. Clerkships are a valuable part of pharmacy education at the UI, particularly as pharmacists spend more time counseling patients about their medication and health.

Osterhaus was chosen for the honor based on feedback from students, faculty members and clerkship coordinators. He is a member of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy and the UI College of Pharmacy Alumni Board.