April 30, 2014

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April 30, 2014 



ACPE Standards 2016 Revision: Input Requested
The Board of Directors has appointed a committee comprised of both Board members and members-at-large to collect input regarding the ACPE Standards 2016 revision on behalf of the Association. This survey provides individual members an opportunity to provide comments directly to the committee. The Section and SIG leaders are also providing feedback in a separate survey. Please respond by Monday, Aug. 11, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
AACP Appointment to the ASHP Commission on Credentialing
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Jean Nappi as the AACP appointee to the ASHP Commission on Credentialing (COC) for a three-year term. Dr. Nappi is professor of clinical pharmacy and outcome sciences, and associate director of graduate pharmacy education at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. The ASHP COC is responsible for the accreditation of pharmacy residencies and pharmacy technician training programs. Dr. Nappi is succeeding Dr. Donald Letendre (The University of Iowa), whose COC term will end in Aug. 2014 due to his election to the 2014 ASHP Board of Directors.
Call for 2014 Annual Meeting Announcement Submission

  1. Teachers of the Year
    AACP recognizes outstanding faculty at regular and associate member colleges and schools of pharmacy. The 2014 Teachers of the Year are selected by their institutions and submitted to AACP by their deans. Honorees will be listed in the 2014 Annual Meeting Closing Banquet program, and those in attendance will be recognized during the banquet and invited to a luncheon. CEO Deans must use the online form to submit the names of nominated individual faculty members.

  2. 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 2013. 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.

  3. 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, May 28, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Please submit one form per teacher, In Memoriam or dean change. Submissions for Teachers of the Year received after this time will not be printed in the banquet program. Contact: Melinda D. Colón at 703-739-2330 ext. 1012.
Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness Launches First Infographic
AACP's Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness has been focusing its efforts on enhancing the visual display of survey data and increasing the awareness of available institutional research data. As part of these efforts, AACP recently released its first infographic regarding student pharmacists. An infographic is a visual image that displays or explains information, data or knowledge and often communicates patterns, trends, and stories about complex data quickly and clearly. An electronic version of the infographic can be found on the AACP Web site. In addition, a poster-sized version of the infographic was recently mailed to each institution.
AACP Gaming Fellowship Accepting Applications
AACP is seeking applications from individuals interested in completing a Fellowship in Academic Pharmacy Leadership and Education. The Fellow will work closely with the Associate Executive Vice President to implement educational innovations in programming, develop serious educational game content, oversee a team of Interprofessional health professions students completing practice courses, and work with a team of game designers at Professions question, a subsidiary of AACP. For more information, visit the AACP Career Center.


Scholarship Opportunity for Dual Degree Students – Last Chance!
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.

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.

2014 National Pharmacy Workforce Survey Launching Soon
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. To view previous survey findings, please visit the AACP Web site.

Partner Organizations

Professional Compounding Centers of America has opened its First Annual Poster Competition on Compounding Innovation. Students affiliated with a PCCA Member Pharmacy can submit abstracts by Thursday, July 31, for an opportunity to attend PCCA’s 2014 International Seminar. For more information, visit the PCCA Web site.
The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education has announced the recipients of their 2014 Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in Pharmaceutical Sciences. For the full list, including planned Ph.D. research, visit the AFPE Web site.

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