1885

University of Iowa Department of Pharmacy founded

1885

E.L. Boerner appointed founding Dean

1897

Zada Cooper graduates

1900

College is a founding member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

1902

Department of Pharmacy becomes College of Pharmacy

1904

W.J. Teeters becomes Dean

1905

College of Pharmacy assumes distribution of all drugs in University Hospitals

1917

College of Pharmacy produces “bootleg” aspirin

1926

Pharmacy moves to the Pharmacy-Botany Building addition of the Chemistry Building

1928

Pharmacy Building Drug Room (Pharmaceutical Service) created

1937

R.A. Kuever is appointed Dean of the college

1938

Iowa establishes the first graduate program in hospital pharmacy in the country

1952

Louis C. Zopf becomes Dean

1962

Tester begins study that establishes unit dose system

1963

College of Pharmacy moves into current home on west side of campus

1965

College of Pharmacy develops the national-standard Unit Dose System

1965

Iowa Drug Information Service (Division of Drug Information Service) founded

1972

Dale E. Wurster is appointed Dean of the college

1974

1974 Division of Pharmaceutical Service, led by Director John Lach, begins producing pharmaceutical dosage forms for clinical testing in compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Good Manufacturing Processes

1983

Biocatalysis Research Group (named Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing in 1990) established with Pharmacy Professor Jack Rosazza as head

1984

Robert A. Wiley becomes Dean

1992

Gilbert Banker is appointed Dean of the college

1992

Professor Robert Linhardt carries out first chemical and structural characterization of human heparin leading to landmark findings on structure and function of heparin and other complex polysaccharides

1993

Center for Advanced Drug Development established

1994

Established Iowa Center for Pharmaceutical Care in Collaboration with the Iowa Pharmacy Association and Drake University College of Pharmacy

1996

South Wing building dedicated

1997

First entire class graduated with Doctor of Pharmacy degrees

1999

Jordan L. Cohen becomes Dean

1999

Residency education was expanded to community sites and achieves the first nationwide accreditation for a multi-site community pharmacy residency

2007

Donald E. Letendre is appointed Dean

2008

Division of Pharmaceutical Service and Center for Advanced Drug Development merge to become the University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals

2009

College is restructured, moving from three academic divisions to two departments; Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics

2011

Barry Carter becomes the recipient of the college’s first named professorship, the Patrick E. Keefe Professor in Pharmacy

2012

William Doucette is named to the Deborah K. Veale Professorship in Healthcare

2012

Inaugural Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement is awarded to Robert Osterhaus, Max Eggleston, and Thomas Temple

2013

Aliasger Salem is named the Lyle and Sharon Bighley Endowed Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences

2015

The college’s first fully-endowed named chair is bestowed upon Robert Kerns, named the John L. and Carol E. Lach Chair in Drug Delivery Technology

2015

James B. Ray appointed to James A. Otterbeck OnePoint Patient Care Professorship in Hospice and Palliative Care

2015

The college implements the Learning and Living Curriculum

2016

The college breaks ground on a new facility

2016

The college hosts the inaugural Zada Cooper Leadership Symposium, honoring the first known female faculty member in a College of Pharmacy—Zada Cooper—also a pioneer

2017

The college offers its first certificate in palliative care, within the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum

2017

The college offers its first-ever PGY2 residency in pain management and palliative care pharmacy

2018

The college offers its first-ever undergraduate certificates: in Drug Delivery, Drug Discovery, and Drug Disposition and Metabolism—the first certificate-level opportunities in the College of Pharmacy to be available to UI undergraduate students

2018

A Sign the Beam celebration takes place, representing the last beam hoisted into the new building

2018

The college offers a dual PharmD and MS degree in Health Informatics