February 2, 2009

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February 2, 2009 

Don’t Forget to Register for the 2009 Interim Meeting

The last day to register online for the 2009 Interim Meeting is Friday, Feb. 6. This year’s meeting, Academic Pharmacy’s Role in Value-Driven Healthcare, aims to prepare the Academy to create a healthcare professional that is competent to protect and improve the public’s health. Attendees can take advantage of meet and greet receptions, Capitol Hill visits and a plethora of networking opportunities with Academy leadership. Make it your New Year’s resolution to attend the Interim Meeting Feb. 22-25 in Arlington, Va. at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel. To register and reserve your hotel room by Feb. 6, visit the AACP Interim Meeting Web site.

Renew Today – Don’t Delay!

Start the New Year off right by renewing your AACP membership! As an AACP member, you know all the great benefits and services you receive from your membership.  To ensure these benefits continue, visit the AACP Web site today to renew your membership online. It’s fast and easy!

Get LinkedIn with AACP

Our LinkedIn page offers you the chance to show your interest in AACP while also sharing insights and ideas with other Association members and interested parties. Simply click on the link to get connected through LinkedIn!

Submit Applications for the Academic Leadership Fellows Program

AACP is now accepting applications for the 2009-10 Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP). We believe the collective contributions of AACP and our member colleges and schools has created a world-class, transformative leadership program for academic pharmacy of benefit to individuals, institutions and society for many years to come. We invite nominations for this unique academic leadership development opportunity. For the current brochure and application materials, visit the AACP Web site. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is March 13, 2009.

Wal-Mart Scholarship Deadline Fast Approaching

Applications for the 2009 Wal-Mart Scholars Program must arrive at AACP by 5:00 p.m. EST Feb. 16, 2009. The program will provide $1,000 scholarships to 65 student-faculty pairs from AACP member institutions to attend the 2009 AACP Annual Meeting and Teachers Seminar in Boston, Mass. July 18-22, 2009. The scholarship will cover 100% of the student’s registration costs and 50% of the faculty’s registration costs at the early bird rate to attend the Annual Meeting. The scholarship will also cover registration for both the student and faculty mentor to attend the Teacher’s Seminar. Beyond registration, recipients can choose to apply the remainder of the scholarship to airfare, lodging and other meeting expenses for the student. Questions? Contact Jennifer L. Athay.

Is Pharmacy for You? Video Competition Guidelines

AACP and the Pharmacy Career Information Council (PCIC), a collaboration of national pharmacy organizations committed to promoting the pharmacy profession and the pharmaceutical sciences, are pleased to announce a new competition for pharmacy schools. The Is Pharmacy for You? video competition gives pharmacy faculty and students the opportunity to produce a video answering the question, “Is pharmacy for you?” The video submission selected will be posted on the AACP Web site, PCIC member organization Web sites, the PharmCAS Web site and on YouTube, and will be used to attract interested students to the profession of pharmacy. Video submissions must be received no later than April 27, 2009. Please view the guidelines and contact Dr. Jennifer L. Athay, director of student services, if you have any questions. 

Call for 2009 Annual Meeting Educational/Research Poster Abstracts

The Council of Sections (COS) invites AACP members to submit educational and scientific research poster abstracts by Feb. 17 for the 2009 Annual Meeting Poster Sessions to be held on Sunday, July 19 and Monday, July 20 at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, Mass. To submit your abstract please go to the abstracts submission Web site by Tuesday, Feb. 17. More information is available on the AACP Web site.

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The Association of American Medical Colleges has released a "Compact Between Biomedical Graduate Students and their Research Advisors," a document intended to initiate discussions at the local and national levels about the pre-doctoral student-research advisor relationship and the commitments necessary to achieve an optimal educational experience. The compact has been endorsed by the association's governance. The compact was drafted by the AAMC Group on Graduate Research, Education, and Training (GREAT). The GREAT Group is encouraging AAMC members to utilize and share this document with students, faculty, and other institutional leaders.


On Feb. 26, 2009, AHRQ is co-sponsoring a free educational Webinar, “Comparative Effectiveness, Safety, and Indications of Insulin Analogues in Premixed Formulations for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes.” This Webinar is presented by AHRQ and its Effective Health Care (EHC) program, and is co-sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). This activity is eligible for ACPE credit. To register for the Webinar, visit http://w.on24.com/clients/ahrq/129966.

AHRQ has also announced an additional funding opportunity: AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03). The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of health services research projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and, development of new research technology. The deadline is Feb. 16, 2009 for new applications and March 16, 2009 for re-submission of applications.


The ASHP Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2009 Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety. This $50,000 award, which is funded by the Cardinal Health Foundation, recognizes the efforts of a pharmacist-led multidisciplinary team that has made significant institution-wide improvements related to medication safety in its hospital or health system. Initiatives will be evaluated against four criteria: scope of the system wide initiative; planning and implementation, measurable outcomes and impact, and innovation and applicability. The deadline to apply is April 29, 2009. For award information and application, visit the ASHP Foundation Web site. Questions should be directed to Cynthia L. LaCivita, Pharm.D., director of education and special programs, at 301-664-8609.


The USP Summer Internship Program offers students studying chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, and related science disciplines the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at USP working on a defined project that expands and enhances USP’s core strategic initiatives. Undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors and graduate students majoring in chemistry, pharmacy, biology or biochemistry are eligible. Graduate students in pharmaceutical sciences are also eligible. Interested candidates should submit the following: 1) resume, 2) transcript, 3) letter of recommendation, and 4) essay (no more than 300 words) describing your interest and aspirations in the pharmaceutical, food and dietary supplements laboratory sciences to Stephanie Goetsch no later than Feb. 28, 2009.

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