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March 22, 2007

UI Pharmacy Faculty Honored At National Meeting

Three faculty members from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy were honored at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) annual meeting March 16-19 in Atlanta.

Jay Currie, Pharm.D., clinical professor, was named a Fellow by the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM). To become a Fellow, members must have demonstrated progressive, exemplary service, and achievements in his or her professional area through service to APhA academies and other national, state and local professional organizations.

Currie, who serves as associate head of the UI College of Pharmacy's Division of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, directs the college's professional experience program, with responsibility for introductory and advanced practice experiences, the community pharmaceutical care rotation and the community care pharmacy practice residency program.

Warren Narducci, Pharm.D., adjunct associate professor, received the 2007 APhA-APPM Distinguished Achievement Award in Clinical/Pharmacotherapeutic Practice. The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the provision of pharmaceutical care in clinical settings.

Narducci is a pharmacist and owner of Nishna Valley Pharmacy in Shenandoah, Iowa. He was selected in recognition of his dedication to ensuring that patients receive an advanced level of care through community pharmacy-based clinical services, and for his commitment to helping student-pharmacists reach their highest potential. Narducci's serves as a preceptor in the College of Pharmacy's professional experience program, in which senior pharmacy students complete five-week rotations in professional practice settings.

Randy McDonough, Pharm.D., adjunct professor, received the APhA-APPM Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award for 2007. Established to honor Smith, APhA's first president, the award recognizes outstanding performance and achievement by a pharmacist in any practice setting.

McDonough is co-owner and director of clinical services for Towncrest and Medical Plaza Pharmacies in Iowa City. He was honored for his work at the local, state and national levels to advance community pharmacy practice development. He is recognized as a role model for student pharmacists, residents and practitioners alike in delivering patient care services and demonstrating how these can be documented and sustained in a variety of settings. McDonough has helped foster collaborative agreements with several solo and group practice physicians in areas such as immunizations, anticoagulation and diabetes educational programs. He also has assisted in the development and implementation of health screening and case management programs for self-insured employers.

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