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April 12, 2016 

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April 12, 2016






Global Pharmacy Education SIG Webinar


USA Science and Engineering Festival


Laboratory Instructors SIG Webinar Sold Out!


Substance Abuse Education and Assistance SIG Webinar


Technology in Pharmacy Education and Learning SIG Webinar


Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG Webinar




National Academy of Medicine Fellowship Applications Due


Express Scripts Scholars Program Submissions Due




Join us at the 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival

Celebrate science and explore the many careers in pharmacy with Pharmacy is Right For Me, Booth 601, at the 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 16–17, in Washington, D.C. Make your own lip balm with student volunteers from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and other pharmacists.


Call for Applicants for 2016–18 National Academy of Medicine Fellowship

AACP, jointly with ACCP and the NAM (formerly the IOM), is seeking applicants for the NAM Anniversary Fellowship in Pharmacy by Monday, May 16. Fellows should be no more than 10 years post completion of either a Pharm.D. or Ph.D. and have evidence of research and/or practice interests germane to the broad health policy and scientific priorities of the NAM. The fellowship requires a 10 to 20 percent commitment of time over a period of two years (October 2016–October 2018) and provides a $25,000 stipend for support of the fellow’s research or a related project.


AACP Announces Recipients of Awards in Research, Teaching and Scholarship

AACP recently announced the recipients PDF  of individual awards acknowledging outstanding contributions made to pharmacy education, research, patient outcomes and scholarly publication. Recipients will be honored at AACP’s annual meeting, Pharmacy Education 2016, July 23–27, in Anaheim, Calif.

  • Terry L. Schwinghammer, Pharm.D., of West Virginia University, will receive the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award recognizing his outstanding achievements as an educator and mentor, his innovations in the classroom, and his overall impact on pharmacy education and the profession.
  • Albert Wertheimer, Ph.D., of Temple University, will receive the Paul R. Dawson Award recognizing his exceptional contributions to teaching and scholarship that have positively impacted the quality of patient outcomes.
  • Julie A. Johnson, Pharm.D., of the University of Florida, will receive the Volwiler Research Achievement Award recognizing her record of sustained excellence in research in a given area of the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, pharmacy practice and the social and administrative sciences, and for outstanding contributions to the respective disciplines.
  • “Towards an Operational Definition of Clinical Competency in Pharmacy” by L. Douglas Ried, Ph.D., of the University of Texas at Tyler, and Charles A. Douglas, Ph.D., MBA, of Texas A&M Health Science Center, will receive the Rufus A. Lyman Award, which recognizes the best paper published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education during the previous year.


Call for 2016 Annual Meeting Announcements

  • Teachers of the Year
    AACP recognizes outstanding faculty at regular and associate member colleges and schools of pharmacy. The 2016 Teachers of the Year are selected by their institutions and submitted to AACP by their deans. Honorees will be invited to a luncheon with AACP President Cynthia J. Boyle and our Chalmers, Volwiler, Dawson and Weaver award recipients. CEO Deans must use the online form to submit the names of nominated individual faculty members.
  • In Memoriam
    During the first session of the House of Delegates, AACP will announce the names of our colleagues in the Academy who have passed away since July 2015. Please submit information—including photos, if available—for the In Memoriam announcement. All photos must be in .jpg or .tiff formats with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI and maximum image size of 5 MB.
  • Changes in Dean Positions
    AACP collects changes in all dean positions (CEO, associate, assistant, interim, etc.). CEO Dean updates are announced at the first session of the House of Delegates. All other individuals with new dean responsibilities, including associate and assistant deans, will be acknowledged during the Council of Deans meeting.

All submissions are due Wednesday, June 1, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Please submit one form per teacher, In Memoriam and dean change. Submissions for Teachers of the Year received after this time may not be able to participate in the luncheon. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.


Latest Profile of Pharmacy Students Available

AACP members can now access the Fall 2015 Profile of Pharmacy Students. The digital publication, available for purchase, contains data on applications to first professional degree programs and student enrollments and degrees conferred in professional and graduate degree programs at U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy.


2016 Award for Excellence in Assessment Recipients Announced

The Award for Excellence in Assessment recognized three outstanding Pharm.D. assessment programs in 2016, for their progress in developing and applying evidence of outcomes as part of the ongoing evaluation and improvement of pharmacy professional education.


Now Open: Scholarship Opportunity for Dual Degree Students

Applications are now being accepted for the Express Scripts Scholars Program. The program will provide four (4) $10,000 scholarships each year to enrolled dual degree students. The awarded students are given $2,500 per semester for four consecutive semesters, totaling $10,000 over two years. The application deadline is Monday, May 16, at 5:00 p.m. ET. For application instructions, please visit the Express Scripts Scholars Program page. Contact: ExpressScriptsScholars@aacp.org.


Online Learning Opportunities

Global Pharmacy Education SIG: Implementing Global/International Pharmacy Education (G/I PE) through APPEs - Starting from Scratch and Best Practices, Wednesday, April 13, 2:00 p.m. ET

Laboratory Instructors SIG: Incorporating Electronic Health Records into the Classroom, Monday, April 18, 2:00 p.m. ET Sold Out!

Substance Abuse Education and Assistance SIG: Best Practices for Overdose and Naloxone Education in Higher Education, Thursday, April 21, Noon ET

Technology in Pharmacy Education and Learning SIG: Gaming in Pharmacy Education, Tuesday, April 26, 1:00 p.m. ET

Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG: Facilitating Controversial and Difficult Conversations in the Classroom, Thursday, April 28, 1:00 p.m. ET.




Connect with an Expert Consultants or Speaker

Have you browsed AACP’s new Consultants + Speakers Bureau? Connecting members with experienced, talented experts who can serve as knowledgeable advisers or create dynamic presentations, the bureau is available to all members. Interested in joining the Consultants + Speakers Bureau as an expert? The Consultants and Speakers Bureau is accepting applications on a rolling basis and will be updated to include new members monthly. If you have any questions, please email Michelle Assa-Eley.

Interested in Attending the Encore Spring Institute?

To be added to the waitlist for the 2016 AACP Spring Institute, please contact Karli Clark at institute@aacp.org, with the team leader's name and contact information, and the number of team members. Whether AACP provides an Encore Institute will be based on the number of waitlisted individuals.

Join Us to Fight Smoking

AACP is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on its 2016 smoking cessation campaign: Tips From Former Smokers The campaign features real people whose lives have been impacted by smoking and shows how smoking effects health, lives and families.

Please show your support:

  1. Share with your Dean the exemplary teaching, service and research activities related to tobacco cessation. Ask him or her to complete this survey.
  2. Join the conversation on Twitter: @CDCTobaccofree, #CDCTips, and Facebook: CDC Tobacco Free.
  3. Explore the Pharmacists page on the Tips campaign website.
  4. Incorporate CDC tobacco cessation tools in your curricula.
  5. Promote the campaign's key messages  PDF .
  6. Tell AACP about smoking cessation.

Please join this important campaign, and show that pharmacists can help people live healthier, better lives.

Faculty Teams Invited to Attend the Spring IPEC Institute

Registration is now open to attend the IPEC Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute focused on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, May 4–6, at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Va. The overall goal of the institute is to create faculty champions who can enhance interprofessional curricula, learning experiences, and assessment of learners in quality improvement and patient safety. Interprofessional teams of 3–5 members are recommended. For more information and to register, visit the IPEC Web site.


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