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Release: Dec. 21, 2001

McDonough to receive award from American Pharmaceutical Association

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Randy P. McDonough, Pharm.D., associate professor (clinical) in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, has been named the recipient of the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) Distinguished Achievement Award in Clinical/Pharmaceutical Practice.

McDonough will be honored during the APhA's 149th annual meeting March 15-19 in Philadelphia. The award recognizes the achievements of an individual who has made a significant contribution or sustained contributions to the provision of pharmaceutical care.

McDonough, who is also a clinical pharmacy specialist at Main at Locust Pharmacy Clinic in Davenport, was selected in recognition of his contributions to clinical/pharmacotherapeutic practice, including numerous published descriptive and research papers in various pharmacy journals that have contributed to the advancement of pharmaceutical care in community settings.

As a clinical pharmacist specialist, McDonough successfully developed and implemented multiple wellness and disease management programs at his site. He has led the way in establishing collaborative agreements with physicians and marketing his services professionally to enroll patients and secure reimbursement for his services. He serves as a clinical pharmacy services consultant for the Outcomes Certified Pharmaceutical Care Network in Iowa. He has consulted for 15 independent community pharmacies to develop disease state management programs and clinical services and to facilitate practice change for each pharmacy.

Beyond individual practice change, McDonough has been writing and speaking to groups of pharmacists about ways to improve their practices. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles and a book on implementing pharmaceutical care in a community setting. He routinely speaks to pharmacists, patients and other groups about the benefits that pharmacists can bring to their patients.

McDonough received his bachelor's, master's and doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees at the UI.

The APhA is the first established and largest professional association of pharmacists in the United States. Its 50,000 members include practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, pharmacy students, pharmacy technicians and others interested in advancing the profession. The association is a leader in providing professional information and education for pharmacists and an advocate for improved health through the provision of comprehensive pharmaceutical care.