Newsletter for University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Alumni and Friends • Winter 2006
Community Pharmacists - Invaluable Partners
For Al Shepley (’71 BS), owner of Shepley students’ didactic education by teaching internship and eventually becoming a
Pharmacy in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, teaching them to become lifelong learners. “A lot of manager.
students and residents is as much a part times we could tell them the answer, but
of the business as ﬁlling prescriptions and we make a point of having them look it up Coming to Iowa in 1974, Shepley also
counseling patients. for themselves.” The explosion of digital made a point of becoming active in the
reference materials means that what used Iowa Pharmacy Association. He is currently
“I think it’s really important to show what to mean a trip to the College library is now vice president of the Iowa Pharmacy
you do to prospective pharmacists, to available online. “Our connection with Foundation and current chair of the
show them the best way to do things,” said the UI has given us some great links to Medicare Advisory Committee. Nationally,
Shepley. Shepley Pharmacy emphasizes the online sources,” he noted. Students help the he is a member of the NABP multi-state
importance of patient care. “For us, patient professional pharmacists research speciﬁc jurisprudence committee, helping write
care comes ﬁrst. When excellent patient topics, beneﬁting both the pharmacy and the questions as they pertain to pharmacy
care is the gold standard, everyone beneﬁts, honing their own skills. law. He also represents Iowa pharmacy in
doctors, nurses, pharmacists, all of us.” Washington D.C., and has met with the
Shepley got his ﬁrst job in a pharmacy at state delegation to discuss pharmaceutical
Shepley credits his colleagues, Ruth Clark, age 16, as a stock boy in his hometown topics of concern in the state.
‘92 BS, RPh, and Amy Jackson, PharmD, of Ottumwa, Iowa. He worked there
with being a strong inﬂuence on students through high school and during breaks
passing through the pharmacy. Shepley from the College. In fact, this familiarity
Pharmacy is a general practice, specializing with community pharmacy made the
in patient care and pharmaceutical transition to professional life just that
outcomes, offering the full range of much easier. After graduation he moved
services to the town of just under 3400. to a Bloomington, Ill. pharmacy for his
“We do some specialty compounding
and participate in efforts such as the
anticoagulation clinic but what we do is
just care for our patients.”
The pharmacy is also active in patient
education, offering patient education in
diabetes, smoking and asthma, among
other topics. (www.shepleypharmacy.com).
Shepley estimates that over the years a
couple hundred students have beneﬁted
from a Shepley Pharmacy education.
“Sometimes a former student will
introduce him or herself to me at a
meeting and it can take a few minutes
to remember them. Still, it’s nice to see
former students and ﬁnd out later how
they’re doing in the profession.”
Part of the success is rounding out the
Al Shepley and Amy Koering
From the Dean Clinical &
With Practice Reorganization
Our Alumni Board was here over Homecoming
weekend to provide input and inform our planning The Division of Clinical and Administrative
for the future. Much of the discussion focused on Pharmacy has a new administrative
the continuing efforts to hone our curriculum with structure, announced by Bernard Sorofman,
a focus on measuring outcomes as our students PhD, professor and head of clinical and
progress through the program, graduate and enter administrative pharmacy.
practice. As always, the exchanges between the Board
and the faculty were constructive and Board members were highly engaged in discuss- These new appointments include:
ing the structure and focus of our Pharmacy Practice Laboratory sequence, our plans Associate Head and Director of Experience
for experiential education in light of new accreditation standards and the complex Programs: Jay Currie, ‘80 BS, ‘94 PharmD,
task of assessing outcomes. professor (clinical), is responsible for all
aspects of CAP division responsibilities
While this exchange has become typical for these semiannual sessions, the interest and oversight of the professional program
on the part of the Board and the clear links that we have developed with pharmacy experiential education.
practice were never more evident. Twenty-ﬁve practicing alumni sit on this Board
with terms of three to six years, another 12 each serve as members of our Industrial Assistant Head for Professional Education:
and our Deans Advisory Councils and of course nearly 300 serve as preceptors for Gary Milavetz, PharmD, associate
our students in either introductory or advanced clerkship settings. In short, we could professor, represents the division on all
not plan or deliver our curriculum without the help and support of alumni and other issues related to the Doctor of Pharmacy
practitioners. educational program, with the exception of
This extraordinary commitment to education is typical of pharmacy and maybe even
more typical of Iowa pharmacists. Leading change in the delivery and reimburse- Assistant Head for Post-Graduate Education:
ment of health care has been a forte of our state association and both of its colleges of Karen Farris, PhD, associate professor,
pharmacy. Fall Pharmacy nights, IPA annual meetings and educational expos, student represents the division and head on all
leadership programs, joint research with practitioners to evaluate innovations in phar- issues related to the graduate educational
maceutical care such as PCM, our emerging partnership with IPA to deliver continuing programs, residency training, and post-
education at a level that enables practitioners to develop new knowledge and skills, are doctoral fellow programs.
all examples of this interdependence. While the abundance of awards received by Iowa
pharmacists at this year’s APhA meeting further reﬂected this leadership to the profes- Assistant Head for New Professional
sion it also underscores the unique partnerships with practice that we have come to Initiatives: Randal McDonough, ‘87 BS,
rely upon. ‘97 MS, ‘00 PharmD, associate professor
(clinical), represents the division on
When I decided to come to The University of Iowa nearly 7 years ago, one of the all issues related to new professional
major attractions was this incredible legacy of interaction and leadership. I have not initiatives.
been disappointed and continue to be energized and wanted to take this opportunity
to offer our heartfelt thanks for all you do for our students, faculty and College. The division’s Web site can be found at:
College Hosts Leadership
Legacy of Honors & Awards
Technology As the College’s Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum adapts to
Meeting meet the challenges of the profession, its alumni are on the
front lines of change in the ﬁeld. James Wallace (’80 BS),
The College hosted the National Institute pharmacy director at Trinity Regional Health System, is one
for Pharmaceutical Technology and of these leaders.
Education’s (NIPTE) executive board
meeting on Sept. 22. Based at Purdue Wallace became involved with the Iowa Pharmacy Association
University, NIPTE is made of representatives right after graduation. “It was so easy to become involved
from universities, pharmaceutical through the Young Pharmacists Committee. It really was a
companies and the U.S. Food and Drug springboard to meeting people so smart and on top of things. I feel it really rounded me
Administration (FDA). Its goal is to foster out as a professional.”
collaboration and scientiﬁc exchange to
address issues in research, technology and Over the years, Wallace continued his involvement with IPA, serving as president of the
education related as they relate to how board in 2002-2003 and chairman of the board from 2003-2004. “Sometimes people
pharmaceutical drugs are developed and don’t get involved because they feel they don’t have the time or resources. Becoming
manufactured. involved is as simple as joining the organization, supporting it ﬁnancially, volunteering on
a committee. Many people are also active in local schools or their community. ”
Participants in the NIPTE include
representatives from the UI as well as After serving in the IPA leadership, Wallace is broadening his professional involvement to
Duquesne University, the Illinois Institute the national scene. Of interest is increasing Iowa participation in the American Society of
of Technology, Purdue University, Rutgers Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). He has served as a delegate to the ASHP house for two
University, the University of Puerto Rico years and hopes to continue involvement in the group.
San Juan/Mayaquez, the University of
Connecticut, the University of Kansas, the Wallace’s work as pharmacy director at Trinity QC has also put him on the edge of change
University of Kentucky, the University of in the profession. He served as pharmacy director from 1991-1995, head of its Homecare
Maryland and the University of Minnesota. services from 1995-2001 and returned back as director in 2001. Trinity is a three-campus
provider located on the eastern border of Iowa and western border of Illinois with
Rolland Poust, PhD, professor of campuses in Moline and Rock Island, Ill., and Bettendorf, Iowa. The system offers a range
pharmaceutics and director of the College’s of services, including oncology, psychiatry and primary care. This offers its pharmacy
Division of Pharmaceutical Service, is a staff “a tremendous opportunity to be a generalist.” Pharmacists are assigned to speciﬁc
NIPTE board member, and Lee Kirsch, PhD, campuses, and must obtain licensure in both Iowa and Illinois.
associate professor of pharmaceutics, is a
member of NIPTE’s executive committee. Like so much of pharmacy, the profession “has seen a lot of changes and yet so much
has remained the same,” Wallace said. He noted that while the biggest change is
“We were very pleased to host this meeting reimbursement, with the rollout of the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, “the
of highly motivated academicians who challenge is to continue to provide great care with ﬁxed or dwindling resources. ”
believe that we can lower the cost and
improve the quality of health care by Trinity has been progressive in its use of automation, with the only ROBOT-RX, a
leveraging the creativity and innovative centralized robotic drug distribution system that automates the storage, retrieval and
spirit of university-based research and dispensing of unit doses. In Feb. 2006, the system instituted medication bar code charting
education on the long-standing and and will have physician order entry on computer within a year or two.
recurrent problems associated with
pharmaceutical development,” Kirsch said. At Trinity, the pharmacists feel part of a team “and enjoy great support from
“Our expectation is that the efforts of this administration and physicians.”
group will result in innovation that will
beneﬁt both the public good and also Wallace and his colleagues see UI, Drake and Creighton pharmacy students on their
generate technology transfer and economic general hospital pharmacy rotation. Wallace hopes to expand the rotations to include
development at the local and state level.” general medicine and infectious disease. “We are very much a community hospital,
something that can beneﬁt pharmacy students at all levels.”
More information about NIPTE is available
online at www.purdue.edu/dp/nipte/
Pharmaceutics Research and Education
This is the ﬁrst of a series of articles introducing the UI College of Pharmacy’s academic and service divisions.
As one of three academic programs at As the scaffolds used in drug delivery
the UI College of Pharmacy, the Divi- system possess similarity to those used
sion of Pharmaceutics links the physi- in tissue engineering, a natural link
cal world of dosage form development exists between these two areas of study.
with the disposition and action of drugs
in the body. “One of the strengths of Svensson noted that division alumni
the discipline is its breadth. It is an have been enthusiastic supporters of
adaptable discipline that has been able the division, serving on the advisory
to follow the changing face of science,” council, recruiting division graduates,
said Craig Svensson, PhD, Lyle and and providing ﬁnancial support.
Sharon Bighley Professor in Pharmaceu-
tical Sciences and Division Head. In recent years, alumni have honored
faculty by setting up endowed fellow-
Long engaged in the development and ships to support graduate students. The
evaluation of drug dosage forms, the Keith Guillory Pharmacy Fellowship
ﬁeld has expanded to research into the was established to support outstanding
development of medical devices and graduate students in pharmaceutics. The
tissue engineering. The UI’s phar- Flanagan-Guillory-Matheson-Wurster
maceutics faculty has followed these Pharmaceutics Fellowship is currently
trends, balancing the training of future being developed to recruit and support
scientists, teaching professional degree outstanding graduate students who
students, and carrying out landmark graduate students. “We see the focus of the have a speciﬁc focus on the areas of
research in the ﬁeld. graduate program as the training of scien- physical and applied pharmaceutics. Alumni
tists who are problem solvers able to work graduates who created the fellowship
The UI’s PharmD students beneﬁt from in a variety of settings, including indus- include: Gus Hartauer (’89 PhD), Rong Liu
this knowledge beginning in their ﬁrst try, academia and government regulatory (’91 PhD), Kalpana Patel, (’92 PhD) and
professional year when they take a required bodies,” said Svensson. Colin Rowlings (’89 PhD) in the name of
year-long pharmaceutics survey course professors Douglas Flanagan, Keith Guillory,
that exposes them to the basic, applied and Division faculty are engaged in training and Lloyd Matheson and Dale Eric Wurster.
clinical aspects of the specialty. In their research in three general areas:
second professional year, students study For a comprehensive look at the division, including individual
the fundamental principles of pharmacoki- Physical and Applied Pharmaceutics is research activities by faculty, visit it on the Web: pharmacy.
netics and biopharmaceutics. Throughout the scientiﬁc foundation of drug product uiowa.edu/pharmaceutics
the ﬁrst three years of the professional development and includes the physical and
program, key principles of pharmaceutics chemical characterization of active ingre-
are reinforced through integrated projects dients, as well as drug products. Faculty
in the Pharmacy Practice Laboratory (PPL) are engaged in applied and fundamental
sequence. research aimed at improving and re-engi-
neering pharmaceutical product process
“This is where we seek to link the didactic design and development.
with practice through active learning exer-
cises,” Svensson said. For example, in PPL Drug Disposition and Dynamics is focused
students apply the formulation principles on understanding and modeling the pro-
they’ve learned in pharmaceutics with cesses by which drugs are absorbed, dis-
training in the basics of compounding. In tributed, metabolized and eliminated from
2004, the division initiated an elective in the body, as well as the impact of these pro-
pharmaceutical compounding. Svensson cessed on drug action. Faculty are engaged
indicated that the division hopes to expand in research at the molecular, biochemical,
its elective offerings in compounding in cellular and whole body level.
future years and that CE programs on this
topic are in the planning stage. Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering is a
newer multidisciplinary ﬁeld that seeks to
The division also supports an active gradu- develop novel dosage forms with targeted
ate program, which currently includes 37 and controlled release of active agents.
Pharmacy Students Take Part
New Staff Proﬁles
in State Fair
Members of the Academy of
is the new program
Student Pharmacists brought “Fun
assistant in the Ofﬁce
in the Pharmacy” to the UI booth
of Academic Affairs.
at the Iowa State Fair on August
She is responsible
16. The students’ exhibit included
screenings for heartburn, poison
prevention, and dermaview screen-
and new student
ings to show fairgoers the cumula-
orientation, coordinates all pharmacy
tive effects of sun exposure. Suntan
student organizations, and is the advisor
lotion samples, coloring books,
for Student Council, PSAN, and the
and heartburn prevention samples
Pre-Pharmacy Club. Bertrand has a
PhD in animal science from Oregon
State University and was a postdoctoral
fellow in the UI Carver College of
Medicine Department of Pharmacology.
She has taught biology as an adjunct
faculty member at Kirkwood and
Muscatine Community Colleges, and
was an academic advisor at Muscatine
Danielle Ficke councils a state fair visitor about Community College. She is married and
heart burn awareness has a three-year-old son.
Continuing Education for
is the College’s
Assistant Director of
Preceptors for the Collaborative
Preceptors and adjunct faculty (CE), a partnership
attended two continuing education between the College’s
programs organized by the Division of Division of Continuing Education and
Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy the Iowa Pharmacy Association. The CE
Professional Experiential Programs, seeks to empower pharmacists through
with the help of the Alumni Ofﬁce. programs of continuing education and
The programs, hosted at seven sites professional development.
across the state, is one way the College
expresses its gratitude for practitioners Dearden will lead the planning and
who volunteer their time and talent. coordination of continuing education
programs, including developing
“Managing, Learning and Evaluation on budgets, writing grants, marketing,
Rotations,” was presented by Jay Currie (’80 BSPH, ’84 PharmD), clinical professor, and and overall operations of the division.
Christine Catney (’96 PharmD, ’86 MS), assistant director of pharmacy services. Attendees She was previously the IPA’s Manager
shared strategies and tools for effective communication, as well as general rotation of Public and Professional Affairs for
teaching practices. The seminars also allowed representatives of the College to meet with 15 years. While at IPA, she worked on
the preceptors and discuss issues that affect them. continuing education programs as well
as administration and coordination
More than 100 preceptors attended these events in Iowa City, Davenport, Sioux City, of projects such as the Iowa Center
Mason City, Des Moines, Mt. Pleasant, and Dubuque in September and October. The class for Pharmaceutical Care, Technician
will also be offered over the Iowa Communications Network for anyone unable to attend. Certiﬁcation in the State of Iowa, and
most recently IPA’s 125th Anniversary
Celebration. Dearden is based out of Des
Moines where she lives with her husband
IDIS Reaches Around
Honors & Awards
Gary Milavetz, PharmD, associate professor and
Pharmacy faculty member Ronald Herman, ‘76 BS, ‘78 MS ‘92 PhD,
assistant head for academic affairs, clinical and
clinical associate professor, spent two weeks in September training
administrative pharmacy, was named a director-at-large
pharmacists in the United Arab Emirates to use the Iowa Drug Information
of clinical specialists and scientists of American Society
Service, (IDIS) a computer-based drug information database. In the UI
of Health-System Pharmacists for 2006-2008.
College of Pharmacy, Herman is director of the Iowa Drug Information
Network, a branch of the UI College of Pharmacy’s Division of Drug
Milavetz has served as a preceptor in ASHP’s Asthma
information Service (DDIS).
Traineeship program for several years. He is active in
local, regional, and national pharmacy organizations
Subscribers, who are found in every state in the U.S. and on all seven
serving in both elected positions and as an appointed
continents, have access to 200 medical journals from 1966 to the present,
member of assorted organizational committees and task
with materials from 1997 to the present available on the Web or CD-ROM.
forces. He is also a clinical pharmacist in the division of
allergy and pulmonary of the department of pediatrics
In the United Arab Emirates, the General Authority for Health Services
at UI Hospitals and Clinics. His specialty area is pediatric
(GAHS) is responsible for the provision of health services for the emirate
pharmacotherapy with an interest in medications used
of Abu Dhabi. Currently, there are ﬁve major hospitals and 46 primary
to treat respiratory disease.
health centers in Abu Dhabi. The government’s primary goal for GAHS
has been the provision of quality medical care that meets the regulatory
Pharmacy researcher Thomas Prisinzano, PhD, assistant
standards of leading international health care organizations.
professor of medicinal and natural products chemistry,
will study the development of a potential new treatment
Included among these goals is the establishment of a national drug and
for substance abuse, thanks to a ﬁve-year, $1.67 million
poison information center. Mohamed Abu Khair, drug consultant advisor
grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the
and head of the pharmacy activities, and fellow GAHS pharmacy leaders
National Institutes of Health.
requested training from the DDIS.
In his research, Prisinzano will take a natural compound
Herman consulted with GAHS leadership and trainied pharmacists who
derived from plants and, using medicinal chemistry,
will operate the new National Drug and Poison Information Center. He
convert it into a product that could be used as a pain
spent four hours training nearly 75 pharmacists in IDIS utilization. The
reliever or a treatment for methamphetamine or cocaine
training included lectures, hands-on demonstrations and many projects to
dependence, for example.
demonstrate implementation of the new skills.
The natural compound, salvinorin A, targets opioid
Eventually, hospitals across the region will have access to the IDIS database.
receptors at the same place in the brain where morphine
In addition, ﬁve pharmacists who will operate the national center and ﬁve
and other opiates act. Research has shown that opioid
GAHS pharmacists were given approximately 60 hours of individualized
receptors are involved in some of the abuse-related
training to develop their skills as specialists in medication information.
effects of drugs. Understanding how salvinorin A inter-
acts with opioid receptors will allow new medications to
Although it is common to countries such as the United States, the United
be developed to treat drug abuse and pain.
Arab Emirates has not had a national poison control center. Herman said
that the once the center is completed, its staff needs to be knowledgeable
Zhendong Jin was reconigized for having one of his
in IDIS use, as well as in general management of the center.
Organic Letters papers being the most accessed paper
in 2004. Organic Letters is one of the most prestigious
“My training in Abu Dhabi was two-fold,” Herman said. “One part was to
journal in Organic Chemistry.
work with those individuals and give them basic information-searching
skills and ability to process information, and how to take care of poison-
Congratulations to the 2006 AACP Faculty Delegate:
type situations. We also reviewed how to evaluate literature—how to
Jeff Reist & Alternate Delegate: Jim Hoehns
be able to realize whether the information that they are looking at is
The new poison control center is to open in the coming months. Herman
said he plans to revisit the country, possibly as soon as spring 2006.
In May 2004, Herman spent 10 days in the African nation of Botswana,
teaching pharmacists there how to use the network, and he helped
establish that country’s ﬁrst national drug information center.
Miller Receives American
New Faculty Proﬁle
College of Clinical
Pharmacy Award CoraLynn Trewet, PharmD,
MS, the College’s newest
faculty member, always knew
William Miller, PharmD, professor of clinical and administrative she wanted to work in health
pharmacy, has been named the 2005 recipient of the Paul F. Parker Medal care, but it wasn’t until she
for Distinguished Service to the Profession of Pharmacy. went to work with her uncle,
an assistant director of
The annual award is presented by the American College of Clinical pharmacy at a local hospital,
Pharmacy (AACP) to acknowledge signiﬁcant and sustained contributions that she knew just what she
to the ﬁeld. Miller received the Parker Medal on Oct. 23 at the annual AACP wanted to do. “I shadowed
meeting in San Francisco, Calif. him for a day at age 13
and knew I wanted to be a
Miller came to the UI in 1997 as head of the College’s Division of Clinical pharmacist. I never looked back,” she added.
and Administrative Pharmacy, a position he held until 2001. He has been
and remains “one of the most inﬂuential clinical pharmacy leaders of the Trewet, who graduated from Drake University in May
past 30 years,” according to the Parker Medal selection committee. One 2003, completed a two-year practice management
of Miller’s key contributions to the profession was his appointment of the residency and completed her master’s in pharmacy
Commission to Implement Change in Pharmaceutical Education when administration, both at the University of Kansas. She
he was president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy is a native of Atlantic, Iowa.
(AACP) in 1989. He charged the commission to redeﬁne the mission of
pharmacy practice as a basis for pharmaceutical education and develop a In addition to her role as an assistant professor of
conceptual framework for pharmacy practice. Under Miller’s leadership, clinical and administrative pharmacy, she will be a
the commission made recommendations that revolutionized pharmacy faculty member with the Broadlawns Family Practice
education and inﬂuenced pharmacy practice worldwide. Residency Program in Des Moines. “In Kansas I
worked with students in a clinical setting, serving as
A founding member of the AACP, Miller served as the organization’s a preceptor during internal medicine and transplant
president from 1985-1986. He also is a founding member of the board rotations. I also taught a class to second year pharmacy
of directors of the journal Pharmacotherapy and has chaired the journal’s students. I’m really looking forward to my ﬁrst group
board since 2003. A leading advocate for progressive postgraduate training of Iowa students because I know they’re outstanding.”
and residency accreditation, Miller was a member of the American Society
of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Commission on Credentialing from She adds, “Iowa is a great place to be a pharmacist! We
1991 to 1997 and chaired that body for three years. He remains active are lucky to have two wonderful pharmacy schools
on ACCP and AACP committees, and he serves as a residency program that believe in the profession and produce leaders.
accreditation surveyor for ASHP. Iowa practitioners are on a higher level and the
synergy that comes from such a high level of practice
As a department chair, Miller was responsible for the development and and such great leadership is one of a kind.”
expansion of clinical pharmacy programs at the University of Tennessee, the
Medical University of South Carolina and the UI. Miller began his career at Trewet currently holds an elected ofﬁce with the
the University of Kentucky, where he served under Paul Parker. American Pharmacists Association, sits on the Council
for Professional Affairs with the American Society of
Health System Pharmacists and is an active member
and frequent presenter for other state and national
She has completed research on continuity of care and
pharmacist documentation. Trewet is interested in
preventive health, lipid management, diabetes, and
Trewet is happy to return to her home state and admits
to being a newly minted Hawkeye fan. “I recently got
married to a big Hawkeye fan. I grew up a huge Iowa
State Cyclone fan, but am a proud Hawkeye now. Go
Tom Veach (‘52 BPharm) has recently in Williamsburg, Va., on August 13, 2005. Patti (Weimerskirch) Trenkamp (‘01
received a Citation of Achievement She is a clinical pharmacist at Sentara PharmD) & her husband Travis, of
Certiﬁcate for 50 years from the Texas Williamsburg Community Hospital and Charlotte, Iowa, announce the birth of
State Board of Pharmacy. Tom does relief Sentara Careplex Hospital and Joshua is daughter Ella Rose on September 8, 2005.
work now for HEB pharmacies in San a professor of physics at the College of Big brother Isaac is two years old.
Antonio. William and Mary.
Peggy (Stearns) Badgett (’84 BS), of
Paul Naber (‘70 BPharm) RPh, manager Tracy (Jepson) Graham (‘99 PharmD) and Orangeville, Ill., is working for Dave
of the Bellingham Cost Cutter Meridian husband, Brad Graham announce the Scoﬁeld (DEGREE & YEAR) at Hartig Drug
Pharmacy, Bellingham, Wash., has arrival of their second son, Ethan Roger in Stockton, Ill. She reports that she and her
obtained a National Provider Identiﬁer Graham, on April 23, 2005. He joins his husband are busy raising three children,
from the Centers for Medicare and big brother, Tyler James, 2. The Grahams riding horses and racing bikes in time
Medicaid Services, a key for securing live in Loveland, Colo., where Tracy works trials and keeping up with their small farm.
compensation for Medication Therapy as a clinical pharmacist at Poudre Valley She’d love to hear from classmates (“Jim
Management services for Medicare Hospital. Brad is ﬁnishing his Ph.D. in Callahan, where are you?”). Email her at
Part D Prescription beneﬁt starting in economics at the University of Colorado at email@example.com.
January 2006. Boulder. They hope to move back to Iowa
next summer. Ryan Schimmer (’02 PharmD), of
Randy Juhl (‘72 BPharm, ’74 MS, Centennial, Colo., married Jennifer
‘76 PhD), vice chancellor for research Maggie Murphy (‘00 PharmD), of Ames, Pennington on October 15 in Denver,
conduct and compliance at the Iowa, recently started working at Wyeth Colo. Jennifer is a University of Colorado
University of Pittsburgh, was named to Pharmaceuticals as a medical science graduate and a clinical pharmacy specialist
the Waldorf College Board of Regents. liaison specializing in infectious disease. in cardiology at Kaiser Permanente in
He received an associate’s degree She participated in the ofﬁcial launch of Denver.
from Waldorf College in Forest City, the newly approved antibiotic Tygacil in
Iowa in 1968. He is a distinguished Chicago. “The main focus of my job will be
alumnus of both Waldorf College to develop relationships with key thought
(1994) and the UI College of Pharmacy leaders in the Upper Midwest territory, as
(2000). Prior to his vice chancellor well as providing support to the ﬁeld-based
appointment, he served as dean of area account managers.”
the School of Pharmacy at Pittsburgh.
Randy also served as chair of the
F.D.A.’s Nonprescription Drug Advisory
Committee and of the Pharmacy
Compounding Advisory Committee for
Laurel Marsden Loyd (‘77 BPharm),
of Richmond, Va., is assistant director
of pharmacy at the VCU Health
System, where she has worked for 19
years. She’d love to hear from former
classmates (firstname.lastname@example.org). She
reports that she was recently spotlighted
on the ASHP Web site, “click on the
ambulatory section on the left margin
to ﬁnd out what I have been up to.”
Jennifer Bergman (‘94 BPharm), of
Normal, Ill., reports that she and
her husband, Joe, have two children,
Elizabeth, 5, and Joseph, 2.
Veronica DeLallo (‘99 PharmD) married Class of 1988 graduates Don Keeley, Eric Schmitt and Mike Piggott enjoying themselves at the Keeley
Dr. Joshua Erlich at a ceremony on the Invite Golf outing in Streator IL on July 30, 2005
College of William and Mary campus
Homecoming The Season For Giving -
Fever and Saving
By Mary Rettig, Director of Development for the University of Iowa colleges of
Wonderfully warm fall weather set the stage for a
Pharmacy and Nursing,The University of Iowa Foundation
great Homecoming Weekend. The Hawkeyes beat the
Illini in front of over 70,000 students, alumni and
Private support for the University of Iowa College of
other fans. The College of Pharmacy was pleased to
Pharmacy is vital throughout every season, but your
host more than 100 guests for the weekend.
giving can mean even more if you make your gift for
the College before this calendar year winds down. Your
year-end contribution can help make a difference for
the College’s students and faculty and increase your tax
savings in 2005.
Such a contribution also can be a gift that keeps on giving. My job as the
College’s fund raiser is to help you create such a legacy—and one good
way to do so is by establishing a deferred gift.
I can work with you and your professional advisor to determine the type
of deferred gift that best suits your situation. Including a bequest in your
will is one way to remember the College. A charitable gift annuity or
Many attended the Saturday morning breakfast and charitable remainder trust also can beneﬁt the College tomorrow, while
tailgate and enjoyed the pre-game festivities. Alumni providing ﬁnancial beneﬁts—such as potentially providing income, reduc-
were also able to catch up with former professors. ing your taxes, unlocking appreciated investments, and reducing your
Lloyd Matheson, Keith Guillory, Bernard Sorofman, investment concerns—to you today.
Jay Currie (’80 BSPH, ’84 PharmD), Ron Herman
(’76 BSPH, ’78 MS, ’92 PhD) and Sandy Johnson If you’re considering a planned gift for the UI College of Pharmacy, here
(’87 MS) were just some of the College’s faculty in are a few things to keep in mind:
attendance. As always, Matheson led a popular tour
of the pharmacy building. • Estate plans are fully revocable: We understand that your ﬁrst
priority in planning your estate will always be providing for your loved
The individual class reunions were also very well ones and we recognize your right to revise your plans at any time without
attended. The class of 1980 celebrated their 25th any obligation to the College.
reunion at Joe’s Place on Friday night and boasted the
• Bequests can be made from different types of assets: One
largest number per class back for the weekend. The
type of bequest that is easily overlooked, but is especially appropriate for
class of 1995 also celebrated on Friday night with a
charitable uses, involves using assets from qualiﬁed retirement plans. More
gathering at Mondo’s out in Coralville. Alumni from
than half of retirement assets could end up being forfeited to taxes if left to
1975 got together after the game on Saturday for
an individual heir—so using those assets to make a bequest can protect the
dinner at the Brown Bottle in North Liberty.
value of the retirement nest egg you worked hard to save.
This year • You can go online to learn more: Check out www.uiowafoun-
about 15 dation.org/plan for more information about deferred gifts.
students Maximizing your charitable giving before December 31, 2005—through
walked either an outright or deferred gift—can help you claim as many tax deduc-
alongside tions as possible. Also, any gift you make for the college before the end of
an Iowa bus this year will count toward the University’s $1 billion Good. Better. Best. Iowa.
plastered fund-raising campaign, which ends on Dec. 31, 2005.
of Pharmacy By making a year-end gift for the College, you can ensure a better future
signs for all those whom the UI College of Pharmacy touches—and a better tax
acknowledging all COP student organizations. They season for yourself.
also handed out ﬂiers with “Know your medicine.
Know your pharmacist.” to kick off American For additional information about giving options, contact Mary Rettig, the
Pharmacy Month. UI Foundation’s director of development for the UI College of Pharmacy,
at email@example.com or at 319-335-3305 or 800-648-6973. To make a gift for the
Don’t miss out on the fun next year—Homecoming College online, go to www.uifoundation.org/pharmacy.
’06 will be October 6th and 7th!
Students Receive White Coats College
Nicole Brogden, P3, spearheaded a very
successful College effort to raise money
for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. In
four days Brogden helped to raise more
than $3,700 from students, faculty, and
staff. The money was given to the UI
provost’s ofﬁce, which coordinated all
University donations to the American
Red Cross for hurricane relief. Brogden
credits pharmacy student groups,
including Student Council, ASP, and UI-
The 109 members of the entering class received their ﬁrst white laboratory coats, the SHP, for their efforts.
symbol of their admission into the College and the profession of pharmacy, at the begin-
ning of their ﬁrst semester on August 20. Jordan Cohen, dean of the College addressed
the students. Thomas Halterman (‘89 BSPh), CEO, Outcomes Pharmaceutical Health Care,
and president of the College’s Alumni Board, and Susan Purcell (‘74 BSPh, CGP, FASCP),
manager of Mercy CareMor Pharmacy and co-founder of the company Miller-Purcell, wel-
comed the students to the profession.
Michael Kelly (‘88 PharmD, ‘89 MS), associate dean of academic affairs, Lucinda Harms
(‘83 BSPh), instructor, and Jeffrey Reist (‘82 BSPh), clinical instructor, both from the
division of clinical and administrative pharmacy, assisted students in receiving their white
laboratory coats and name badges. The students also recited the Oath of a Pharmacist.
UI Pharmacy Students Offered Glucose Screenings
Students from the College offered free blood glucose screenings to the public as part of a nationwide effort to identify individuals at
high risk of developing diabetes.
“Operation Diabetes” was launched by the American
Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists
(APhA-ASP) and is sponsored by Rite Aid. In addition to
providing glucose screening, the promotional campaign
is designed to increase awareness of diabetes and the
dangers associated with the disease.
Twenty UI pharmacy students were trained by Jenna
Steffensmeier, a clinical pharmacist with the Veterans
Affairs Iowa City Health Care System to administer
the blood glucose screenings. Individuals who were
identiﬁed as having high blood glucose levels received
information for referral to their physicians.
2005 Scholarship Award Recipients
John Lach Memorial Scholarship Thomas D. Hill Scholarship Carleton R. Mikkelsen Scholarship
Aiman Abbas Janice Worsham Sara Morio
Frances T. & Charles Holub Memorial Award NACDS Scholarship
Courtney Adam Memorial Scholarship Amy Lassen Abby Heitman
Iowa Pharmacy Alliance Petersen Linder Scholarship
Albertsons/Osco Scholarship Michelle O’Connor Cheryl Ozog
Heather Chapman Heidi Wood
Leslie Landgren Pharmacists Mutual Scholarship
Kellie Metz Iowa Pharmacy Foundation Jea Young Min
Beth Renken Heather Arnold
Jodi Langstaff Sattler Family Scholarship
Melissa Arbogast Memorial Scholarship Laura Uthe Jessica Eveleth
Ilse Buckner Memorial Christine Rupp
Kierstan Hanson Gordon H. Shefﬁeld Scholarship
Scholarship Shopko Scholarship
Molly Pille Matthew Witry
David & James Carlson H. Curtis Snyder Award
Scholarship Jillian Hernan
Laura McGonegle Target Scholarship
Scholarship Teeters/Wahl Scholarship
Emilie Porter Tracey Irwin
Ben M. Cooper Memorial
J. M. Long Foundation Wilbur J. Teeters Scholarship
Chad Denlinger Mikel Brandhorst
Johnson County Pharmacy Association John S. Thor Memorial Award
Alice Gates Coxon Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Erica Long
Jill Mastascusa Nolan Ngo
CVS Pharmacy Scholarship
Dean Kuever Scholarship Walgreens Scholarship
Chelsea Hunter Kristi Hawkins
Mary Beth Leistad Kathleen Herbert
Ernest Kyle Memorial Scholarship Stevie Hudrlik
Sarah Tierney Jennifer Jepsen
Ronald P. Madden Scholarship Stacy Weipert
Max Eggleston Scholarship
Charles J. Malecek Scholarship Zachary Russell
Lori A. Grimes Memorial Scholarship
Zopf Memorial Award
McQueary Brothers Scholarship Anna Metz
Calendar of Events
If your family has more than one COP graduate … we’d like to know
January 24 more about you! Help the alumni ofﬁce keep its Legacy records up to
COP Phoenix Game Watch date. Send your name, year, and address along with the names of any rela-
Phoenix, Arizona tives who also graduated from the College to: Vicki Wittenberg, College of
Pharmacy, 115 S. Grand Ave. #118, Iowa City, IA 52242-1112 or email it
January 27—29 to firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
Des Moines, Iowa Name, Year of Graduation:
February 3rd Address:
Alumni Board Meeting
Feb 26 Dean of the College of Pharmacy: Dr. Jordan L. Cohen, 319-335-8794
AACP Meeting Alumni Board President: Julie Kuhle
Director of External Relations: Barbara Kelley
March 31 Editor: Leslie Stodden
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM HawkScripts Planning Committee: Chris Catney, Anne Duggan, Keith Guillory, Barbara Kelley,
Rho Chi Initation Banquet Leslie Stodden, Vicki Wittenberg
HawkScripts is published by the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy with editorial
May 5 - 6 and production support from the Ofﬁce of Health Science Relations. Contact us at pharmacy-
Capital Campaign Celebration firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vol. 21 No. 1
Holiday Inn Conference Center
Graduation at Hancher
For more information on any of these events The University of Iowa PAID
email email@example.com or call us College of Pharmacy Cedar Rapids, IA
at 319-335-8780 Iowa City, IA 52242-1112 Permit No. 214