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Fincham joins faculty as Jowdy Professor of Pharmacy Care

Jack E. Fincham, former dean and professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and a former member of the UGA pharmacy faculty, will be returning to the college as the Albert W. Jowdy Professor of Pharmacy Care on April 1.

Established in honor of the late Professor Emeritus Albert W. Jowdy, the professorship promotes excellence in pharmacy care through instruction and scholarship.

Jowdy was especially recognized for his keen interest in students, his outstanding teaching and his superb mentorship. His achievements, both as a student advocate and researcher in pharmacy care administration, are nationally known.

The Jowdy Professorship recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated a genuine interest in students, has an outstanding teaching record with a commitment to stimulate student curiosity, creativity and critical thinking, and has a distinguished scholarship or service record in pharmacy care.

Fincham has held academic, research and administrative positions at several schools and colleges of pharmacy. He began his academic career as a faculty member in UGA’s department of pharmacy care administration in 1983. In 1986 he joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi, and in 1994 moved to KU, where he was also a member of the Graduate School faculty and on the board of directors of the KU Center for Research.

Fincham has researched varying ­topics pertaining to the outcomes of the drug use process, including patient compliance, pharma-coepidemiology, documentation of professional services, drug use in the elderly, health outcomes of tobacco use, and smoking cessation therapies. Fincham has authored more than 160 refereed and professional manuscripts published in more than 50 journals. He has made more than 200 professional and research presentations to allied health, dental, medical, information technology, nursing, pharmacy, and public health professional groups from Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Fincham has served as the national pharmacy spokesperson for the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout and the Coalition for World No Tobacco Day. He is an active member of numerous pharmacy, public health and academic associations. He recently began ­service as a member of the ­Nonprescription Drug Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Fincham is a 1975 graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy. He was a Kellogg Pharmaceutical Clinical Scientist Fellow at the University of Minnesota where he obtained his Ph.D. in Social and Administrative Pharmacy in 1983.