These advanced pharmacy practitioners—who are employed by or affiliated with the college—impact patient care in many ways, including:
- Directly caring for patients
- Working across a wide spectrum of healthcare settings
- Researching medications, devices, and systems that improve health
- Teaching future doctors
- Collaborating with interdisciplinary patient care teams
Pharmacy Practice @ Iowa
Jim Hoehns is a clinical associate professor and a pharmacist in Waterloo.
He is a practicing pharmacist for the MercyOne Northeast Iowa Family Medicine program in Waterloo, teaches drug therapy to various students and residents, and engages in research studies and trials.
Korey Kennelty's research seeks to reduce falls among the elderly
“This study will resonate with a lot of people because so many of us have an elderly loved one who has suffered a fall or automobile accident. I think we all know how a fall or an automobile accident can impact an elderly person’s life. It can mean a loss of independence that can have serious ramifications on the person’s outlook and overall health. I am confident we can have a real impact with this study.”
Advancing the Profession
Andy Spurgin owns a pharmacy in his hometown and credits the faculty at Iowa for pushing students to explore their interests
“The faculty at Iowa were always looking for ways to get you more in the fold and help push you in whatever direction you were interested in exploring. If you wanted an introduction to someone—if you wanted anything—they’d help. That willingness to do the extras demonstrates the dedication they have to helping young professionals achieve their dreams.”