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April 20, 2004

Currie Named To Primary Care Policy Fellowship

Jay Currie, Pharm.D., associate professor (clinical) in the clinical and administrative pharmacy division in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, has been selected to participate in the 2004 Primary Health Care Policy Fellowship (PHCPF) program.

Currie was nominated by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) to receive the fellowship, a six-month intensive curriculum that includes three weeks of on-site training in Washington, D.C., and San Antonio, Texas, in the development and implementation of primary care policy, programs and legislation.

The goal of the fellowship is to provide specialized training and experience to a select group of individuals engaged in primary care practice, education and/or research in order to increase the capabilities of these primary care leaders at local, state and national levels.

Currie received his bachelor's and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the UI in 1980 and 1984, respectively. He completed a geriatric education fellowship at the Iowa Geriatric Education Center in 1988, and he joined the UI faculty part time in 1984. He has been a full-time faculty member in the college since 1994.

Currie currently serves as co-director of the college's Center to Improve Medication Use in the Community and director of the Professional Experience Program of the college. Twice he has received Faculty of the Year awards from the Cedar Rapids Medical Education Program for his teaching and practice activities with the family medicine residency program in Cedar Rapids.

This fellowship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and coordinated by the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Approximately 70 organizations participate in the program, which has 32 fellows this year.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032, david-pedersen@uiowa.edu; Writer: Tiffany Bronk