Dr. DeeAnn Wedemeyer-Oleson, Pharm.D., of Adair received the Rho Chi Award from the Drake University chapter of Rho Chi on Tuesday evening, April 16. Rho Chi is the pharmacy profession’s national academic honor society. Dr. Wedemeyer-Oleson is an adjunct assistant professor for Drake University College of Pharmacy and was selected for the award for her contributions to teaching student pharmacists.

Wedemeyer-Oleson received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University in 1999. Following graduation, she completed a clinical pharmacy specialty residency in geriatric pharmacology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Boise, ID. In addition to Drake University, she has also served as adjunct / affiliate faculty at Idaho State University College of Pharmacy and Des Moines University. Dr. Wedemeyer-Oleson is the Director of Pharmacy and the Director of Clinical Safety, Quality, and Compliance at Guthrie County Hospital. She is currently pursuing a Master in Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree from Des Moines University.

Patrick Peters, Guthrie County Hospital CEO, said “Both Drake University and Guthrie County Hospital are fortunate to have DeeAnn on our teams. DeeAnn brings a wealth of experience which she passes along in the form of education to the benefit of her students and work colleagues.”

The Rho Chi recognition ceremony was held in Cowles Library on Drake’s campus. Wedemeyer-Oleson was accompanied by her husband Mark Oleson, also a Drake pharmacy alumnus, and their daughter Katie Beth.