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University of Iowa News Release

June 20, 2005

UI Leader Reappointed To State Pharmacy Board 

Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack has reappointed Paul Abramowitz, Pharm.D., director of the Department of Pharmaceutical Care at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and assistant dean and professor at the UI College of Pharmacy, to serve a third term on the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners.

Abramowitz's term will run through 2008. The Board of Pharmacy Examiners is responsible for regulating the practice of pharmacy and the legal distribution of prescription drugs throughout the state. It is comprised of five pharmacist members and two representatives from the general public.

Abramowitz also serves as chair of the board of directors of the Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center, a joint venture of UI Hospitals and Clinics and the Iowa Health System. Abramowitz is chair of the University Health-System Consortium (UHC) Pharmacy Council and a past president of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Jordan Cohen, dean of the UI College of Pharmacy, said, "We are very proud that one of our faculty continues to serve on the Board of Pharmacy Examiners, to contribute to the development of health care policy and regulations and also serve as an excellent role model for our pharmacy students."

Ann Madden Rice, associate director and chief operating officer of UI Hospitals and Clinics, said, "Paul's exceptional knowledge base, coupled with his unquestionable integrity, high standards and leadership capabilities, make him an excellent choice for serving his profession and the State of Iowa on the Board of Pharmacy Examiners." 

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room 8798 JPP, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu