Paul W. Jungnickel 2010


Lectures: Guest Lecture (not available) | Spring Lecture

Paul W. Jungnickel received his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Oregon State University in 1972.  After graduation he completed a one-year clinical pharmacy internship at the Portland, Oregon VA Medical Center.  Paul then entered the University of Kansas MS/Residency program, graduating in 1975.  He returned to Portland, Oregon, practicing hospital pharmacy for 8 years in clinical and administrative roles.

Paul moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1983, being appointed as an Instructor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Clinical Pharmacist in the areas of internal medicine and gastroenterology.  He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1985 and Associate Professor in 1995.  In 1988, he was appointed as Coordinator of Experiential Education.  While at Nebraska he also continued his formal education, completing a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Education with an emphasis in Post-Secondary Administration in 1995.

In 1997, Paul joined the faculty of the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy (AUHSOP) as Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs.  He was promoted to Professor with Tenure in 2002.  His administrative responsibilities as Associate Dean include curriculum and assessment, admissions, academic support services, academic and professional requirements, student progression, student government, and postgraduate professional education.

Over the course of his career, Paul has authored or co-authored 33 refereed articles and book chapters along with approximately 40 other non-refereed publications.  Since 2003 he has served on the Editorial Board of Annals of Pharmacotherapy.  His scholarly work has focused on gastrointestinal and liver diseases, dyslipidemia, substance abuse, and pharmacy education issues.  He presented to a variety of national, regional, and local audiences on these topics.  Of particular note is his presentation to the 2009 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s (AACP) Curricular Summit on “Addressing Future Practice Competencies in the Professional Curriculum”. 

Paul has been extensively involved in the AACP, having served as Chair of both the Professional Experiential Programs Special Interest Group (now the Experiential Education Section) in 1992-1993, and the Student Affairs Special Interest Group (2004-2005).  He has also served the Section of Teachers of Pharmacy Practice as Secretary (2000-2002), Chair-Elect (2006-2007), Chair (2007-2008), and Immediate Past-Chair (2008-2009).  Over the past 20 years, Paul has extensively been involved in AACP Committee work and in 2009-2010 chaired the AACP Special Committee on Substance Abuse in Pharmacy Education.  

Paul has actively been involved in leadership in the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society, serving as chapter advisor both at the University of Nebraska and Auburn University.  He has also served for 10 years on the Rho Chi National Executive Council, as Regional Council for Regions III (2001-2003) and V (1995-1998), and National Secretary (2005-present).

In recognition for outstanding leadership, Paul twice received the Oregon Society of Hospital Pharmacists President’s Award in 1979 and 1981.  As a faculty member, he has received the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy Distinguished Teaching Award (1994), the UNMC Outstanding Pharmacy Resident Preceptor Award (1993), and the AUHSOP Hargreaves Faculty Mentor Award for outstanding student mentoring (2010).

2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
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$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
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