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Dr. June Johnson named 2011 ACCP Fellow

November 9, 2011
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June Johnson

Dr. June Johnson, chair of the clinical sciences department in the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, was recently inducted as a 2011 Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).

Candidates for ACCP Fellow undergo a comprehensive and rigorous evaluation by the Credentials: Fellowship Committee of their practice and research accomplishments. Among the criteria evaluated by the committee are examples of patient care service or educational programs developed by the nominee; certifications or other credentials earned; drug therapy management responsibilities; educational presentations; consultantships; service to publications; original research presentations, projects, funding, and publications; and other professional activities and awards.

Dr. Johnson joined the Drake CPHS faculty in 1995 after serving as clinical pharmacy specialist in geriatrics at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, New York.  Prior to her career at Drake, she was on the pharmacy faculty for State University of New York at Buffalo. In 2010, Dr. Johnson was promoted to Professor of Pharmacy Practice.

Dr. Johnson's work extends beyond the academic community as well. Her current clinical pharmacy practice site is the Iowa Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center in Des Moines. Her role as faculty preceptor and coordinator for Camp Hertko Hollow youth diabetes camp connects classroom lessons with impactful, interactive experiences between students and patients. Other rotations established under her guidance while at Drake include an endocrinology specialty with Children's Health Center, Blank Children's Hospital and an international opportunity in Belize.

Fellows were recognized during a special ceremony on October 16 at the ACCP Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Penn. This status is awarded to ACCP members who have demonstrated a sustained level of excellence in clinical pharmacy practice and/or research. A fellow can be recognized by the initials "FCCP" as part of his or her title.

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) is a professional and scientific society that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources enabling clinical pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice and research.

Johnson's recognition as an ACCP Fellow follows that of Professor Geoffrey Wall in 2008 and Dean Raylene Rospond in 2002.