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April 29, 2016 

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April 29, 2016






Pharmacy Education 2016 Early-Bird registration ends


National Academy of Medicine Fellowship Applications Due


Express Scripts Scholars Program Submissions Due


Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG Webinar


Biological Sciences Section Webinar


Laboratory Instructors SIG Webinar




Annual Meeting Announcements Submissions Due




Registration Now Open for the 2016 AACP Annual Meeting

Join colleagues and hear from experts in education, science and technology at Pharmacy Education 2016, July 23–27, at the Anaheim Marriott and Convention Center. Explore the future of pharmacy, discover ways to promote the profession and learn how to attract the brightest student pharmacists in new and innovative ways. Early-Bird registration ends May 12.

New this year: Find new opportunities for pharmacy education at the TechXPO & Product Theater, earn up to 19.5 CE credits during the meeting, and harness the "power of pasta" to help serve local low-income children a nutritionally balanced meal.


Pharmacy Schools Pledge to Educate Future Practitioners in Prescription Drug Abuse

AACP is proud to announce 54 colleges and schools of pharmacy have committed to joining the fight against prescription drug abuse PDF  by educating and training student ‪pharmacists about overdose interventions, including how to counsel patients and their loved ones on appropriate use of these life-saving medications.

In a White House Fact Sheet issued today issued today, AACP joins the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in its support of President Obama's proposed $1.1 billion to combat the growing opioid and heroin abuse epidemic in this country. ‪President Obama has been working to expand the use of tools effective in reducing drug use and overdose, including evidence-based prevention programs, prescriber education, prescription drug monitoring, safe drug disposal, medication-assisted treatment, and the overdose reversal drug naloxone.


The Latest Edition of Academic Pharmacy Now Is Available Online

Inside this issue you'll read about:

  • How academic pharmacy aims to reduce tobacco use to ashes.
  • The pathway to a possible cure for HIV being forged by an international research team and the UNMC pharmacy dean; and
  • A nine-institution initiative designed to transform clinical practices and educational programs through interprofessional faculty teams.

Start reading today.


Interim Meeting Keynote Radio Show

A new radio show, hosted by Doug Krug, continues the themes of leadership he explored as keynote at the 2016 Interim Meeting. The first show, Leading Change without Resistance: What It Really Means to be a Leader!, will be streaming live at 6:00 p.m., Monday, May 2.


Online Learning Opportunities

Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG: Implicit Bias: A Framework for Education in Cultural Competency in a Rural Pharmacy Health Certificate Program, Wednesday, May 18, Noon ET

Biological Sciences Section: How to Find and Apply for Corporate and Foundation Funding Opportunities, Thursday, May 19, 1:00 p.m. ET

Laboratory Instructors SIG: Patience for Patients: The Joys and Challenges of Using Standardized Patients in the Clinical Skills Lab, Wednesday, May 25, 2:00 p.m. ET




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.

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.

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.

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.





The Pharmacy Quality Alliance and CVS Health Foundation are partnering on a new scholarship program for up to 15 student-mentor pairs, to support medication use quality and recognize student excellence in projects centered on quality-related initiatives. Submissions are due by Wednesday, June 1.



Research!America recently launched the Campaign For Cures: Vote for Medical Progress!, a national voter education initiative urging candidates running for national office to share their views and commit to making faster medical progress a top national priority. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


National Leadership Development Program

Tideswell at the University of California, San Francisco, the American Geriatrics Society and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs are accepting applications for their 2016–2017 National Leadership Development Program PDF  for emerging leaders in the field of aging. Applications are due Tuesday, May 31.


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