CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: Dec. 21, 2001
McDonough to receive award from American Pharmaceutical Association
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
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.