2021 Pinnacle Award Recipient Jeanine P. Abrons

2021 Pinnacle Award Recipient: Jeanine P. Abrons, PharmD, MS, FAPhA

Individual Award for Career Achievement



Jeanine P. Abrons, PharmD, MS, FAPhA received her pharmacy degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and a Master of Science in Social & Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to returning to her home state of Iowa, she was a Clinical Assistant Professor at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, NY. Currently, Abrons serves as the Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Student Pharmacist International Activities at the University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy where she focuses on writing and editing competences, and global health for under served populations. Abrons is an editor of the University of Iowa, Teaching Cases and the University of Iowa, Active Learning Exercises for the APhA Pharmacy Library, and served as author and editor of the APhA Pharmacists Peripheral Brain; and as associate editor and on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. She also provided editorial support for Pulses and Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. Abrons’ work with medically under served populations has extended to communities around the world. Her efforts now primarily center around partnerships in the Caribbean country of Dominica, where she collaborates with local eco-based practitioners, social entrepreneurs, the Ministry of Health, and a private pharmacy. In Iowa, Abrons is actively involved in health promotion/health prevention as Co-Director of Mobile Clinics. In 2016, the University of Iowa honored Abrons with the Academic Teaching Advisory Council’s Innovations in Teaching with Technology Award. She also received the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy’s 2018 Teacher of the Year Award