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Board Member Renae Chesnut Recognized by IPA, Announces Retirement from Drake College of Pharmacy Deanship

OneroRx board member Renae Chesnut, EdD, MBA, RPh, has announced that she is retiring from her role as Dean of Drake University's College of Pharmacy. She has been serving in that role since 2016.

Renae Chesnut

As Dean, Chesnut has been instrumental in the development, implementation, and accreditation of the college’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program as well as master’s degrees in Athletic Training (MAT), Healthcare Informatics and Analytics (MSHIA), and Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP). In addition, she has worked with campus and community partners to develop several joint degree programs for pharmacy and health sciences students. She was elected to the Drake University Faculty Senate for three terms, and was the Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA and Missouri Valley Conference between 2000-2016.

Through her leadership and administration of the Drake University CPHS’s DELTA Rx Institute, she has helped to further the Institute’s mission to instill a “spirit of change and innovation in the pharmacy profession.” The DELTA Rx Institute promotes entrepreneurial leadership in pharmacy, creating leaders who work to advance the profession of pharmacy by identifying and pursuing new opportunities to create value for patients and society.

Chesnut was also announced as an Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) Award recipient for 2024. The nomination and selection is done annually be their peers. Chesnut is receiving the Robert G. Gibbs Distinguished Pharmacist award, which recognizes an Iowa pharmacist for outstanding contributions to the pharmacy profession and the IPA. It is the highest award given to a pharmacist by the IPA.

Read more about Chesnut's award here:


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