2022 Humanitarian Award Recipient
Jeanine Abrons, PharmD, MS, is clinical associate professor and director of student pharmacist international activities at the UI College of Pharmacy, where her focus areas are writing, editing, and global health for underserved patient populations. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University and a Master of Science in Social & Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has served as author and/or editor for UI teaching cases, UI active learning exercises, American Pharmacists Association’s (APhA) Peripheral Brain for the Pharmacist, and the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association – for which she also has held an editorial advisory board role.
Abrons’ work with global underserved care extends to multiple countries. Her primary work centers around partnerships in Dominica, collaborating with a local eco-based, social entrepreneur, the Ministry of Health, and a private pharmacy. Abrons is a UI Fulbright Program advisor, helping students of multiple disciplines engage in global work. As state of Iowa co-director of Mobile Clinics, she also is actively involved in health promotion/health prevention, addressing health disparities, and vaccine access. Abrons is passionate about individualization while coordinating engagement and leadership, global health, and travel medicine courses.
Abrons has earned numerous awards and honors, including the 2016 UI Academic Teaching Advisory Council’s Innovations in Teaching with Technology Award, UI College of Pharmacy’s 2018 Teacher of the Year Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Global Health Pharmacist of the Year, and the APhA Pinnacle Award, recognizing her contributions to global health and underserved care.
Past Humanitarian Award Recipients*
2021 Humanitarian Award Recipient
Hazel Seaba, BSPh, '71 MS
2018 Humanitarian Award Recipients
Patrick, '69 BSPh, MBA, and Susan Keefe, BS
*This award is intermittent.