April 15, 2014

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April 15, 2014 



Latest Profile of Pharmacy Students Available
AACP members can now access the Fall 2013 Profile of Pharmacy Students by visiting the AACP Web site. The digital publication contains data on applications to first professional degree programs. It also reports data on student enrollment and degrees conferred in professional and graduate degree programs at U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy with accredited professional degree programs. This year’s publication includes newly added tables reporting residency program enrollment data. Purchase the print publication through AACP’s online store

Join AACP at the USA Science & Engineering Festival!
Come explore the many careers in pharmacy and participate in the specialty of pharmaceutical compounding at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, April 26–27, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Medications are delivered to our bodies in many ways, some delivery systems that are compounded by pharmacists. Participants who come by the AACP and Pharmacy is Right for Me booth will learn to make lip balm and much more!

Pharmacy Featured In National Career Radio Show
Jen Adams, AACP Senior Director of Strategic Academic Partnerships, was featured on LJNRadio’s “I Want to be a…”, a national Internet radio show that focuses on career paths in different industries. The episode, “I Want to be a Pharmacist” follows her path to pharmacy and details the many reasons why the pharmacist is a valuable member of the healthcare team.
Call for IOM Pharmacy Fellowship Nominations
The Boards of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy have announced a call for nominations for the Anniversary Fellowship in Pharmacy at the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The fellowship will support a pharmacist as an early career health policy or health science scholar. Nominations for the fellowship will remain open through June 16. For details about the nomination process, please visit the AACP Web site. For questions, please contact Lucinda L. Maine, AACP Executive Vice President & CEO.

Save the Date: Pan-American Conference on Pharmaceutical Education June 2
The IX Pan American Conference on Pharmaceutical Education will be held at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, June 2–4. Since 1990, AACP has co-sponsored this event with the Pan American World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) to help promote cooperation among pharmacy schools across the Americas. For more information, including an agenda and registration information, visit the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Web site.
New Upcoming Webinar from the HDCC SIG
The Health Disparities and Cultural Competence Webinar Series continues with, Promotion of Stigma Reduction and Linkage to Care for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), Wednesday, April 30, at 12:00 p.m. EDT. For more information, visit the AACP Web site.

Also, be sure to check out the following Webinars that you may have missed:

AACP Welcomes Karli Clark to the Staff
Karli Clark joined the AACP staff on March 31 as meetings assistant. Prior to AACP, Karli served as marketing and programming intern for Yost Ice Arena at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and event coordinator intern with ARB Meetings and Events in New Orleans. Karli holds a bachelor of science degree in health communications from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. She can be reached by e-mail or phone at 703-739-2330 ext. 1007.

AACP Welcomes Katherine Griffith to the Staff
Katherine Griffith joined the AACP staff on April 7 as governance programs assistant. Most recently, she worked for the American Gaming Association, juggling many activities including meeting coordination, executive scheduling and travel coordination, budget tracking and more. Katherine holds a bachelor’s degree from Elon University in Elon, N.C. She can be reached by e-mail or phone at 703-739-2330 ext. 1023.



2014 National Pharmacy Workforce Survey Launching Soon
A few weeks from now, pharmacists in the Academy may receive in the mail a request to fill out a questionnaire for an important research project being funded by Pharmacy Workforce Center (PWC), a consortium of pharmacy organizations established in 1989 as a non-profit corporation and coordinated by AACP.
The purpose of the survey is to collect reliable information on demographic characteristics, work contributions and on the quality of work life of the pharmacist workforce in the United States during 2014. Results from the study will be used to help understand trends in the current pharmacist workforce and help with pharmacy workforce planning. The 2014 survey will add to previously completed surveys in 2000, 2004 and 2009. To view previous survey findings, please visit the  AACP Web site.

Space Still Available for the May IPEC Institute
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will hold its next Institute, Interprofessional Education: Building a Framework for Collaboration, May 4-7, in Herndon, Va. Attendees will participate in team-based activities and will have opportunities to consult with peers in order to develop a programmatic action plan related to interprofessional education. For more information, including registration and team composition requirements, visit the IPEC Web site.
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 Thursday, May 15, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. For application instructions, please visit the AACP Web site. Contact: ExpressScriptsScholars@aacp.org.
Waitlist Spots Available for the AACP Institute
Registration has sold out for the AACP Institute, CAPE Educational Outcomes 2013, taking place on May 19–21, at The National Conference Center in Leesburg, Va. Teams of 3–5 faculty and preceptors from one institution will gain an understanding of the 2013 CAPE Educational Outcomes as a framework for the development of Doctorate of Pharmacy graduates, and will discover how programs are working toward curricular delivery, mapping and assessment. Visit the AACP Web site for information about getting on the waitlist.

Partner Organizations

NCPDP Foundation
The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs Foundation Scholarship Fund is
awarding three $1,000 scholarships to support students seeking to learn more about pharmacy's role in information technology and information technology's role in improving patient safety and health outcomes. Applications must be received no later than Sunday, June 5, at 5:00 p.m. MDT. For the application form and additional information, please visit the NCPDP Foundation Web site.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Electronic Data Methods Forum is seeking input to develop a framework for assessing data quality in electronic databases. Participants may access the framework and submit feedback through the EDM Forum page. Stakeholders are also invited to participate in a brief survey on data quality assessment needs.

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