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Release: Oct. 23, 2000

UI College of Pharmacy honors distinguished alumni

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Two alumni of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy were honored Oct. 6 for their professional accomplishments and their service to the UI by being named Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.

Randy Juhl and Thomas Temple received their awards at the College's alumni reunion dinner Oct. 6 in Iowa City.

Juhl earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in pharmacy at the UI. He currently serves as the dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, where he has worked since 1987. He also has served as assistant vice chancellor of research conduct and compliance there since 1999.

Juhl served as chair of the Food and Drug Administration's Nonprescription Drug Advisory Committee and was named chair of the newly created Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee in 1998.

Juhl also has served as a consultant for a number of organizations, including Whithall-Robins, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, J & J Merck, SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare, Nelson Communications, Bristol-Myers Products, the New York State Department of Health and Consumer Reports on Health.

Temple earned his master's degree in pharmacy administration at the UI in 1977. He is executive vice president of the Iowa Pharmacy Association. He also has responsibility for the Iowa Pharmacy Foundation, a nonprofit educational and research—oriented organization, and PNI Inc., a for-profit subsidiary.

Temple also is involved in a number of other pharmacy organizations and service to the UI. He has been a volunteer on various advisory boards for the last four pharmacy deans at the UI, and frequently delivers lectures to pharmacy classes. He has worked closely with the pharmacy department in the UI Hospitals and Clinics, has been a strong supporter of the College's capital

campaigns, and has been very involved with the selection process for the College's last two deans. Temple also was instrumental in bringing together the College, the Iowa Pharmacy Association and Drake University to form the Iowa Center for Pharmaceutical Care.

Temple's previous awards include the Gloria Niemeyer Franck Leadership Mentor Award from the American Pharmaceutical Association, and Alumnus of the Year from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy.

Following the awards ceremony on Oct. 6, held at the Levitt Center for University Advancement, the two honorees visited with College faculty and held question-and-answer sessions with students.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.