Dr. Baldwin takes over as AACP president

by Chuck Brown, UNMC public relations | July 22, 2009

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Jeffrey Baldwin, Pharm.D.
Jeffrey Baldwin, Pharm.D., professor of pharmacy practice at UNMC, takes over as president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) today.

Dr. Baldwin -- whose inauguration was recognized this week at the group's annual convention in Boston -- will serve a year as president of the AACP.

The AACP was founded in 1900 and is composed of all 110 colleges and schools of pharmacy in the United States. The organization advocates for pharmacy education and educators throughout the nation.

"For Jeff, this is a wonderful honor that serves as a culmination of all the professional investments and efforts he has made in his pharmacy education career," said Courtney Fletcher, Pharm.D., dean of the College of Pharmacy. "And for UNMC, Jeff serving as president is a testament to the leadership our faculty provide to national organizations."

"I'm thrilled for Jeff as he takes over as AACP president. I'm certain he will provide strong leadership for the group this year as the profession collectively faces major changes in the health care landscape."

Courtney Fletcher, Pharm.D.

Dr. Baldwin, who joined the UNMC faculty in 1973, deserves the post as he is one of the finest pharmacy educators around, Dr. Fletcher said.

The AACP's role as the primary organization that represents academic pharmacy makes it honor to serve in such a position, Dr. Baldwin said.

Key among the many issues Dr. Baldwin will tackle as AACP president is to help establish pharmacy's role during this era of health care reform. He also will help the organization recruit the next generation of pharmacy educators.

"I'm thrilled for Jeff as he takes over as AACP president," Dr. Fletcher said. "I'm certain he will provide strong leadership for the group this year as the profession collectively faces major changes in the health care landscape."

Dr. Baldwin is the primary instructor and course coordinator in the College of Pharmacy's course on substance abuse and an experiential course on recovering from addictions. He also is coordinator for the pharmacotherapy I course.

His research focuses primarily on the characterization of substance abuse attitudes and behaviors in health professionals.