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Release: Sept. 14, 2001

UI pharmacist receives Clinical Practice Award

Jay Currie, Pharm.D., of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, has received the Clinical Practice Award of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).

ACCP and its 6,200 members are committed to improving the quality of medication use through their clinical pharmacy practice and research endeavors.

Currie received his bachelor's of science degree in pharmacy from the UI College of Pharmacy in 1980 and his doctorate of pharmacy in 1984. Currie now is an associate professor in clinical and administrative pharmacy for the college. He has taught and practiced in family practice pharmacy, helped implement pharmaceutical care in community pharmacies and developed recommendations for pharmacists' documentation.

As the recipient of many honors, including Faculty of the Year Award from the Cedar Rapids Medical Education Program in 1989 and 1991, and an Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award, Currie is honored by this award. "I was quite surprised," Currie said. "I never really counted myself in the running. It’s an honor."

Currie is receiving this award because of a distinguished career in clinical pharmacy practice and research. He will be recognized for his achievements at ACCP’s 2001 annual meeting in Tampa, Fla., in October.