The Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award is presented annually to one college or school of pharmacy demonstrating a major institutional commitment to addressing unmet community needs through education, practice and research. This commitment should be demonstrated through the development of exceptional programs that go well beyond the traditional service role of academic pharmacy. The award highlights community service as an important element of the academic mission, and singles out institutions that can serve as examples of social responsiveness on the part of the academic pharmacy community. This award aligns with ACPE standards and the CAPE educational outcomes. It is totally independent of the type of college/school submitting the application: public, private, small, or large. It demonstrates commitment to a community achieving transformative community service rather than any preconceived status.
The award selection committee is especially interested in programs that are directly linked to the institution’s research endeavor (e.g., community engaged participatory research) and to the education (didactic experiential) of student pharmacists, residents and other postgraduate trainees. The relationship of programs to the Healthy People 2020 goals and the 2013 AACP CAPE Educational Outcomes should also be emphasized.
The award consists of: 1) a commemorative sculpture honoring the institution’s extraordinary social commitment, 2) a honorarium provided to the recognized institution to distribute to community partners to support continuation or expansion of their collaboration, and 3) a travel stipend for up to three members of the team to attend the 2015 AACP Annual Meeting. The institution can determine whether to include one or more of the institution’s community partners in the recognition activity.
Submit your college or school's award applications—online in PDF format—by Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Please contact Melinda D. Colón, associate director of governance programs and meetings, with any questions.
2014-2015 AACP Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award Recognizing a College or School of Pharmacy - Award information and application instructions.
2013 - University of Minnesota College of PharmacyBringing HOPE to Local and Global Communities - press releaseDean: Marilyn K. Speedie, Ph.D.
2012 - The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy"Transformation through Service" - press releaseDean: Barbara G. Wells, Pharm.D.
2011 - University of Washington School of PharmacyBridges to Health Patient Advocacy Center and Northwest Alaska Pharmacogenomics Research Network - press releaseAssociate Dean: Nanci L. Murphy, Pharm.D.
2010 - University of Missouri-Kansas City School of PharmacyEngagement within Cities and Regions to Improve Public Health - press releaseDean: Robert W. Piepho, Ph.D.
2009 - University of Southern California School of PharmacyCommunity Pharmacy Group - news articleDean: R. Pete Vanderveen, Ph.D.