WRITER: LENA BAKER
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: Sept. 14, 2001
UI pharmacist receives Clinical Practice Award
Jay Currie, Pharm.D., of the University of Iowa College
of Pharmacy, has received the Clinical Practice Award of the American College
of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).
ACCP and its 6,200 members are committed to improving
the quality of medication use through their clinical pharmacy practice and
Currie received his bachelor's of science degree in pharmacy
from the UI College of Pharmacy in 1980 and his doctorate of pharmacy in 1984.
Currie now is an associate professor in clinical and administrative pharmacy
for the college. He has taught and practiced in family practice pharmacy,
helped implement pharmaceutical care in community pharmacies and developed
recommendations for pharmacists' documentation.
As the recipient of many honors, including Faculty of
the Year Award from the Cedar Rapids Medical Education Program in 1989 and
1991, and an Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award, Currie is honored by this
award. "I was quite surprised," Currie said. "I never really counted myself
in the running. Its an honor."
Currie is receiving this award because of a distinguished
career in clinical pharmacy practice and research. He will be recognized for
his achievements at ACCPs 2001 annual meeting in Tampa, Fla., in October.