January 15, 2009

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January 15, 2009 

Kick-Off the New Year at the 2009 Interim Meeting

Have you seen what AACP can offer you at the 2009 Interim Meeting? 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, visit the AACP Interim Meeting Web site.

New Career Center Now Online

Members can now post career opportunities in the first-ever AACP Online Career Center. This job bank houses positions from all over the country and has replaced AACP Careers. Advertisers at AACP member institutions will still receive a great low rate to advertise, just $360 per ad for a 30-day posting. To post a job, simply e-mail Maureen O’Hara for instructions.

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.

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 for the 2009 Annual Meeting Poster Session on Sunday, July 19 and Monday, July 20 at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, Mass. If you are interested in submitting an abstract for the 2009 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars, please go to the abstracts submission Web site by Tuesday, Feb. 17. More information is available at the AACP Web site.

Call for 2008-09 Successful Practice Descriptions Deadline Extended

Recognizing the desire among the AACP membership for the sharing of approaches and ideas, coupled with current issues and challenges related to student leadership development, conducting residency programs and developing dual degree programs, AACP seeks to prepare a compilation of “successful practices” in these areas. The Association will compile and disseminate descriptions of your successful practices highlighting innovative programs, processes, procedures and systems. Submit your successful practice descriptions to Whitney Zatzkin  by Jan. 23, 2009. Please limit each description to no more than two pages.

Partner Organizations

AHRQ

The Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ) has announced two new funding opportunities: AHRQ Health Services Research Projects and AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants. The receipt date for the first cycle of grant applications is March 9, 2009. Visit the AHRQ Web site for more information.

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 the AHRQ Web site.

Also, a new draft research review is available for comment under the AHRQ EHC program: Comparative Effectiveness of Chemotherapy Agents in the Prevention of Primary Breast Cancer in Women. Please visit the public and peer review comments page to comment on the report.

NIH

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows in Pharm.D./Ph.D. Programs. The objective of this funding opportunity is to help ensure that highly trained Pharm.D./Ph.D. graduates will be available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to carry out the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research agenda. For more information, visit the announcement’s Web site.

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