The Iowa Pharmacy Association recently honored Drake University Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Erik Maki with the association’s 2016 Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award.
Maki specializes in the area of internal medicine as an associate professor in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He is a clinical specialist at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, where he is a consultant for the hospitalist program and rounds with the internal medicine teaching team. He also precepts pharmacy students and Mercy’s pharmacy residents.
“Dr. Maki has served as a role model for the college’s values and has made a difference for patients, students and the profession of pharmacy,” stated Renae Chesnut, dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. “This award is a recognition of the dedication and commitment that he has shown to the education of our students, service to the pharmacy profession, and outstanding patient care.”
The Iowa Pharmacy Association’s annual Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award recognizes a health-system pharmacist who demonstrates service to the pharmacy profession, specifically hospital pharmacy; contributions to pharmacy programs; cooperation with the entire health care team; and service to the community.
“Erik has demonstrated passion and innovation as a hospital pharmacist, creating positions that demonstrate the value of pharmacists on the patient’s healthcare team,” said Kate Gainer, executive vice president and CEO of the Iowa Pharmacy Association.