Object Type: Folder
In Folder: Oral History Collection
Dr. Baldwin begins his interview describing his background, early life, and how an interest in chemistry led to a career in pharmacy. He talks about the influence of clinical pharmacy and the new degree of doctorate in pharmacy on his career. He describes how the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree was different. He describes the transition of the pharmacy program from Omaha to Lincoln (1972-1976), funding, Regents’ approval, overview of the team and new campus facilities. Baldwin details the evolution of pharmacy education. Baldwin discusses courses he developed related to substance use disorders that were inspired by his time at the University of Utah School on Alcoholism and other Drug Dependencies, his personal struggle with alcoholism and societal change toward substance abuse. He gives an overview of the deans of the College of Pharmacy and the attempt to close the College in 1986. Baldwin describes his own experiences with alcoholism and recovery. He talks about the evolution of pharmacists in history. He details is participation in several professional organizations including his time as the President of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and chair of their Substance Abuse Special Interest Group. He describes helping to establish and participate in Camp CoHoLo, a camp for medically fragile children. He also details his experiences with the Boy Scouts including the 2008 tornado at Little Sioux, Iowa. Baldwin concludes his interview talking about what recognition, both from campus and the community, mean to him, his post-retirement plans and the future of pharmacists with substance use disorders.
Transcript of the interview with Jeffery Baldwin