April 10, 2015

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April 10, 2015 


  Leadership Development SIG Webinar (Part 1) Sold Out!   Apr. 10
  Academic Leadership Fellows Program Applications
  Apr. 12
  Leadership Development SIG Webinar (Part 2) Sold Out!   Apr. 15
  President and Treasurer Nominations
  Apr. 17
  Experiential Education Section Webinar
  Apr. 20
  Academic Research Fellows Program Applications
  Apr. 22
  Assessment SIG Webinar
  Apr. 23
  Public Health SIG Webinar
  Apr. 27
  Curriculum SIG Webinar
  Apr. 29


Pharmacists' Roles Are Expanding: Pharmacy Workforce Center Results Released
The results of the 2014 National Pharmacist Workforce Survey, sponsored by the PWC, was released on April 9. This study is the fourth in a series of surveys conducted by the Midwest Pharmacy Workforce Research Consortium. This survey provides pharmacist demographics, pharmacy practice characteristics and quality of work life in the U.S. during 2014. To view the complete survey results, executive summary and PWC fact sheet, visit the PWC Web Site.

Become a Research Leader at Your Institution: Apply for ARFP
The Academic Research Fellows Program is looking for faculty scientists and administrators who want to expand their leadership capabilities and cultivate collaborative team research. Interact with top leaders at federal and non-federal funding agencies, engage in deep discussions about the grant selection process, discover the science behind forming an effective research team and more. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 22, at 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit the AACP Web site.

New School Financial, Faculty Vacancy Data Now Available
National data and an Institutional Research brief from the 2013/14 Financial Survey are now available. This survey collects data related to school expenditures, revenues, and funding for research and training. This year’s key questions included automatic base salary increases for promotions, staff FTEs, assignable net square footage and research expenditures, and payments for preceptors.

Additionally, national data from the 2014 Survey and Vacant Budgeted and Lost Faculty Positions is now available in Institutional Research Brief Number 16. This survey collects data on the total number of vacant shared and non-shared faculty and administrative positions, lost positions, and interim appointments at U.S. schools and colleges of pharmacy.

Join a National Performance Collaborative
AACP is excited to partner with the Alliance for Integrated Medication Management to position academic pharmacy as a strategic driver in promoting medication management services. Through a special cohort of AACP-convened teams, schools of pharmacy or other allied health professions are invited to join AIMMc, a national performance collaborative directed by AIMM. More information about the collaborative is available in a Webinar audio recording or via an informational flyer.

April Faculty News Now Available
The April 2015 edition of Faculty News is now available on the AACP Web site. As part of ongoing enhancements to AACP’s quarterly magazine, Academic Pharmacy Now, faculty announcements will now be published exclusively online. For the full submission schedule, visit the School News Submission section of the AACP Web site.

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Build a Leadership Legacy: ALFP Application Deadline Extended
Applications for the 2015-16 Academic Leadership Fellows Program are due Sunday, April 12, at 5:00 p.m. ET. For nomination and application information, visit the AACP Web site.

Call for President and Treasurer Nominations
The AACP Nominations Committee calls for nominations of candidates for the office of President-Elect and Treasurer:

The presidential term of service is three years, followed by five years on the Argus Commission and includes appointment to the AACP Board of Directors and Executive Committee. This year, we seek nominees for President-elect from active AACP members who do not hold the title of dean, associate dean, assistant dean or equivalent administrative title.  

The treasurer term of service is also three years and includes serving on the Board of Directors from 2016–2019. The Treasurer also serves as chair of the Finance and Investment Committees.

Please confirm a candidate’s willingness to serve prior to submitting a name to the committee. Self-nominations are accepted. Requests for additional information can be directed to Immediate Past President Peggy Piascik, committee chair, at piascik@uky.edu. Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent (not exceeding two pages) and curriculum vitae to Colleen Miglio by Friday, April 17, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Partner Organizations

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning has published a special issue on problem-based learning (PBL) in health professions education. Authors from education, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, and speech and hearing contributed articles regarding interprofessional education, learner motivation, PBL case-writing and facilitation, and supporting PBL with emerging technology.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is holding a free train-the-trainer workshop about shared decision making on Friday, May 15. The workshop presents the Agency’s SHARE Approach, a five-step process aimed at increasing the use of evidence in shared decision making between healthcare providers and patients. For more information, visit the AHRQ Web site.

The American Interprofessional Health Collaborative is holding the Webinar, Developing Interprofessional Champions in the Clinical Environment: Opportunities for Preceptors, Friday, May 8, at 1:00 p.m. CDT. The Webinar will feature two university approaches for developing preceptors to be interprofessional champions in the clinical environment. Each case study will provide information on their approaches and materials, lessons learned and strategies for success. For more information, visit the AIHC Web site.

One Health Initiative
The One Health Interprofessional Education Initiative seeks to integrate One Health concepts into health professions degree programs through the case study method of instruction. To accomplish this, an Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges-led working group seeks proposals for new, previously unpublished case studies by Friday, June 12. Case studies describing the participation of individuals from different professional disciplines and developed by faculty from more than one health profession are highly encouraged. To read the entire call for submissions, visit the AAVMC Web site.

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