The American Pharmacists Association members recently elected Matthew Osterhaus, '80 BSPh, FASCP, FAPhA, as President-elect. Osterhaus co-owns and operates Osterhaus Pharmacy in Maquoketa, Iowa. He is an APhA Trustee, serving on the Finance and Government Affairs Committees.
William Doucette, PhD, College of Pharmacy professor and head of the division of health services research has been named the recipient of the Deborah K. Veale Professorship in Healthcare Policy. This professorship aims to “actively involve the pharmacy profession in the creation of health care policies that will benefit our practice settings as well as our patients,” according to Debbie Veale.
Jordan Cohen, vice president for research and economic development and former dean of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, was recently profiled by the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Cohen will be stepping down from his administrator role later this summer.
Several College of Pharmacy students were recognized for outstanding achievements at the 2012 Hawkeye Awards. The awards ceremony, held on April 25, recognizes the accomplishments of student organizations, student organization leaders, student organization advisors, and campus partners.Winners from the college of pharmacy included:
In December 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted a recommendation of approval to the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research for the University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals (UIP) to manufacture a topical prescription drug product for a commercial client. The drug is intended for the treatment of a rare form of cancer.