January 27, 2014

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January 27, 2014 

Deadlines and Reminders

2014 AACP Interim Meeting Online Registration Deadline
Jan. 29
Note: Two more days to save up to $100!

Master Preceptor Recognition Program Application Deadline
Jan. 31

AACP Membership Renewal Deadline
Jan. 31
Note: Only members can submit Annual Meeting poster abstracts.

Council of Faculties Position Nominations Deadline
Feb. 7

2014 Innovations in Teaching Competition Deadline
Feb. 7

2014 AACP Interim Meeting
Feb. 8–11

2014 AACP Walmart Scholars Program Application Deadline
Feb. 14

2014 Award for Excellence in Assessment Deadline
Feb. 14

Annual Meeting Research/Education Poster Abstracts Deadline
Feb. 19

Academic Leadership Fellows Program Deadline
Feb. 21

Annual Meeting Roundtable Discussion Topics Deadline
Feb. 26

2014 AACP Interim Meeting Is Right Around the Corner

Register today to attend the 2014 AACP Interim Meeting, The I in Leadership, Feb. 8–11 in Arlington, Va. Attendees can save up to $100 in registration fees by registering online before Wednesday, Jan. 29. In order to take advantage of the discounted registration rate, members must first log into the AACP Web site with their username and password. Onsite registration will also be available throughout the conference at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. For more registration information, contact Agnita Kote, accountant. To register, visit the AACP Web site.

AACP Selects Lori Duke for 2014–2020 ACPE Appointment

The AACP Board of Directors has selected Lori Duke, Pharm.D., assistant dean for experience programs at The University of Georgia, as its most recent appointee to the ACPE Board of Directors. Dr. Duke’s term will begin in July 2014 as Dr. Robert Beardsley, University of Maryland, completes his six-year term on the ACPE Board. She joins Dr. Stephanie Gardner, dean at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Victoria Roche, senior associate dean at Creighton University, as one of three AACP appointees. Dr. Gardner was recently elected as ACPE President for 2014.

Updated Education Scholar Modules Now Available

Visit the AACP Web site to learn more about the updated modules in Education Scholar. The modules comprise a comprehensive online program for health profession educators to advance teaching skills, professional scholarship and instructional improvement. Both individual and school site licenses are available.

Profile of Pharmacy Faculty Available Online

AACP members can now access the 2013–2014 Profile of Pharmacy Faculty. This report contains important demographics about pharmacy educators, including information about faculty by discipline, as well as data about salary, tenure and rank. To read the members-only digital publication, visit the AACP Web site. To purchase a copy, visit the AACP store at lulu.com.

Explore Research Funding Opportunities

AACP’s Research Funding Opportunities page provides users with Web sites and databases to aid their search for funding opportunities and deadlines in their research field. Resources include federal agencies, non-federal research associations and foundations, and a section of additional non-federal research funding opportunities. These additional grants are updated on a periodic basis with relevant and upcoming research funding opportunities.

Last Chance to Keep Your Membership Active

If you have not yet completed your renewal, you must renew online by Jan. 31 to continue receiving the invaluable benefits of an AACP membership. In order to submit Annual Meeting program and poster proposals you must be an AACP member. Visit the AACP Web site to see a full list of individual membership benefits and renew your membership today.

Nominate an Outstanding Preceptor at Your School

AACP’s new Master Preceptor Recognition Program will nationally recognize preceptors, who are not full-time employees of a pharmacy school, for their sustained commitment to excellence in experiential education and professional practice. Application materials must be submitted to AACP by Friday, Jan. 31, at 5:00 p.m. EST. For more information, visit the AACP Web site.

Brief PAC Survey on School Collaborations with Pharmacy Technician Programs

The 2014 AACP Professional Affairs Committee has been charged with recommending strategies to develop collaborations between schools/colleges of pharmacy and pharmacy technician education/training programs. The inquiry should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and can be found on the AACP Web site. Please direct any questions to Lynette Bradley-Baker, AACP staff liaison for the PAC.

2014 Innovations in Teaching Competition Now Open

AACP invites applications from individual members for the 2014 Innovations in Teaching Competition. Winners will present at the 2014 AACP Annual Meeting. The portfolio submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 7, at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please visit the AACP Web site for more information.

COF Call For Position Nominations

The Council of Faculties seeks nominations from members for two elected positions beginning in July 2015: chair-elect and secretary. Please see the calls for nominations, which include links describing the roles and responsibilities of each position, as well as submission information. Submissions are due Friday, Feb. 7.

AACP Walmart Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications

The 2014 AACP Walmart Scholars Program will provide $1,000 scholarships for up to 85 student-faculty pairs from AACP member institutions to attend the 2014 AACP Annual Meeting in Grapevine, Texas, July 26–30. Application materials are available on the AACP Web site and are due by Friday, Feb. 14, at 5:00 p.m. EST. Questions? Contact walmartscholars@aacp.org.

Applicant Call for the 2014 Award for Excellence in Assessment

The call for applications to the 2014 Award for Excellence in Pharm.D. Program-Level Assessment is now open. This award recognizes outstanding curricular assessment programs for their progress in developing and applying evidence of outcomes as part of the ongoing evaluation and improvement of pharmacy education. Submissions are due Friday, Feb. 14, at 5:00 p.m. EST. For submission criteria, visit the AACP Web site.

Apply Today for the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program

The Academic Leadership Fellows Program is designed to develop the nation's most promising pharmacy faculty for roles as future leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education. Nomination and application information is available on the AACP Web site. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 21, at 5:00 p.m. EST. For questions about the program, contact Bradford Miller.

Call for Annual Meeting Research/Education Poster Abstracts

The Council of Sections invites AACP members to submit research and education poster abstracts for the 2014 AACP Annual Meeting Poster Session on Sunday, July 27, and Monday, July 28, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. If you are interested in submitting an abstract for the 2014 Annual Meeting, it must be submitted online via the AACP submission Web site by Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 11:59 p.m. PST. More information is available on the AACP Web site.

Call for Annual Meeting Roundtable Discussion Topics

Members are invited to submit topics for the three, one-hour roundtable discussion sessions on July 27–29 during the 2014 AACP Annual Meeting. Roundtables are informal discussions of pressing current topics important to the Academy. They provide a venue to both share and learn from educators from other colleges and schools of pharmacy. More information can be found on the AACP Web site. Please submit your topic online by 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

AACP Welcomes Caryn Cabaniss to the Staff

Caryn Cabaniss joined the AACP staff on Dec. 16 as academic affairs coordinator. Caryn comes to us from Bloomfield & Company, where she served as a recruiter. Prior to that, she worked as an executive assistant for several organizations, most recently with Island Press in Washington, DC. Caryn also brings experience in secondary and post-secondary education, having served in a variety of roles including assistant director of admissions for Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work; resident director for Wellesley College; assistant dean of students for The Dana Hall School for Girls; and assistant director of admissions and financial aid for the Madeira School in McLean. Caryn holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Howard University. She can be reached by e-mail or phone at 703-739-2330 ext. 1013.

AACP Congratulates Jamie Taylor on New Position

Jamie Taylor, AACP’s former academic programs coordinator, was promoted to the newly-created position of research analyst on Jan. 8. In this role, she will assume responsibility for building, editing, testing and administering AACP’s annual institutional research surveys, ensuring continuous improvement of the AACP survey system, preparing research briefs and reports and maintaining the IR section of the AACP Web site. Jamie has provided support for AACP’s research and institutional effectiveness function since 2011 and formerly served as an administrative secretary for Marymount University. She holds a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in art history from Texas State University. Jamie can be reached by e-mail or at 703-739-2330 ext. 1020.

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Applications for AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences are due March 1, 2014. Applications for Pharmacy Faculty Development Fellowships in Medication Adherence and Geriatric Pharmacy will soon be announced, and other awards may also become available. Please visit the AFPE Web site to apply and for more information, or contact Grants Manager Sherri Hunter.

The Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center will be holding Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century: Redefining Education and Practice on Oct. 10–12, in Philadelphia. For more information, visit the JCIPE Web site.

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention is offering two courses for practitioners at the USP headquarters: Pharmaceutical Compounding: Sterile Preparations on March 3, which discusses key sterile compounding standards found in USP–NF General Chapter 797; and Pharmaceutical Compounding: Nonsterile Preparations on March 4, discussing key standards found in USP–NF General Chapter 795. Visit the USP Web site for more information.

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