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Distinguished Alumni Service Citation Charles C. Barr

Charles Curtis (Curt) Barr, RP, BSPHAí74, recently received the Distinguished Alumni Service Citation from the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions for making a lasting contribution to his profession, his community and his alma mater.

He has served as associate professor of pharmacy practice, assistant dean for alumni relations and associate chaplain in the school and is a highly respected clinician and educator with expertise in medication therapy management, compounding and addictive substances prevention.

Barr earned a bachelorís degree in biology from Wayne State College in 1970, followed by a bachelorís degree in pharmacy at Creighton (1974), and his PharmD from the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy (1981). While a student, his passion for patients, his entrepreneurial spirit and his commitment to service were encouraged by the Creighton faculty and alumni who mentored him. As Barrís pharmacy practice and businesses grew, he became increasingly involved with the professionís larger governance and served as past-president of the Nebraska Pharmacist Association, the Nebraska Board of Pharmacy and the American Pharmacist Association Foundation. He has also garnered several professional awards, including theNational Preceptor of the Year, Outstanding Independent Drugstore, Bowl of Hygeia, Innovative Practitioner Award, and National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Honorary President.

In joining the Creighton pharmacy faculty in 1998, Barr dedicated himself to serving future generations of pharmacists. He was soon tapped by Dean J. Chris Bradberry, PharmD, to restructure the Deanís Alumni Advisory Board. Under Barrís leadership, the board established and endowed the Alumni Centennial Scholarship fund.

Barr has remained in touch with patients, customers, students and Creighton University. Born and raised in Tilden, Nebraska, he learned the importance of helping people from the town doctor Ė his father. He found his calling in pharmacy, where he uses his many strengths to help people improve their well-being. Barr credits his wife, Vicki, and God for his success. He is a Stephen Minister and active member of Christ Lutheran Church, and in many community organizations including the Blair Rotary Club and LiveWise-40.

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