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July 18, 2007

UI Pharmacist Elected Treasurer of National Society

A pharmacy leader at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics recently won election to the post of treasurer of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Paul Abramowitz, Pharm.D., director of the Department of Pharmaceutical Care at UI Hospitals and Clinics and assistant dean and professor in the UI College of Pharmacy, will serve a three-year term as treasurer of ASHP. The position also involves serving as treasurer of the ASHP Research and Education Foundation.

ASHP is the 30,000-member national professional association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, clinics, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care and other components of health care systems. Abramowitz is also past president and past chair of the Board of Directors of ASHP.

Abramowitz’s term began June 26, with his installation at the ASHP annual meeting.

Abramowitz currently serves as the chairperson of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy and has been a member of the board for the past seven years. The Iowa Board of Pharmacy is responsible for regulating the practice of pharmacy and the legal distribution of prescription drugs throughout the state.

Donna Katen-Bahensky, senior associate vice president for medical affairs and chief executive officer of UI Hospitals and Clinics, said, "Mr. Abramowitz is a remarkable leader. His unquestioned integrity, high standards and management capabilities make him highly qualified for this important professional office on the national level."

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