June 8, 2016

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June 8, 2016 

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June 8, 2016






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2016 Annual Meeting, Pharmacy Education 2016




Pharmacy Schools Publicly Commit to Fight Opioid Abuse Epidemic

At a community forum held at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli stressed the important role pharmacy faculty play in reducing this critical public health threat PDF  by educating and training student pharmacists about life-saving overdose interventions, including how to counsel patients and their loved ones on appropriate use of these life-saving medications.


Connect with Industry Influencers at #PharmEd16

Hear bold ideas from big-time speakers at Pharmacy Education 2016. And don’t wait to book your hotel room; space is filling up fast! [book now]


Strengthen Holistic Review This September

At the 2016 Fall Institute, Sept. 26–28, at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, N.C., teams of 3–5 individuals will discuss holistic review in pharmacy admissions and assessment of admissions practices. Attendees will gain insight from other health professions with well-established holistic review practices, as well as insight from accreditors on assessment of admissions practices. Registration opens soon.




Pharmacy Faculty Research Grant Data Released

Pharmacy faculty research grant data is now available through the Pharmacy Faculty Research Grant Data directory or Federal Grant Search, for the fiscal year ending Sept. 2015. Faculty research grant institutional rankings are also available.

2014/15 School Financial Data Now Available

National data and an Institutional Research Brief from the 2014/15 Financial Survey are now available. The survey collected data related to school expenditures, revenues, and research and training funding. Key questions asked about faculty start-up packages, graduate student support, resident and fellow salary support, and payments for preceptors.

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.





The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released new binge-eating disorder tools that can help adult patients diagnosed with binge-eating disorder make informed decisions with their healthcare professionals about treatment options. Continuing medical education credit is available.



Health2Resources and Blue Thorn Inc. released a new report, Get the Medications Right: A Nationwide Snapshot of Expert Practices—Comprehensive Medication Management In Ambulatory/Community Pharmacy, which explores the role of the clinical pharmacist in the community setting. The report reveals that clinical pharmacists are optimizing medication use and making an impact on the communities they serve.


The National Center

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, is soliciting proposals designed to accelerate the development of creative, robust and sustainable interprofessional initiatives in which graduate nursing and one or more other professions actively learn and work together with individuals and their families in community-based clinical settings.

Up to 20 graduate nursing programs that collaborate with one or more professional schools and a community clinical setting will receive up to $50,000 for a two-year initiative to meet the goal of the initiative which is for health and other professional schools, with a history of collaboration, to work together with a community partner and the individuals and families that it serves to develop innovative, creative and sustainable interprofessional clinical initiatives that accelerate their existing interprofessional education and collaboration work. More information on the call for proposals can be found on the program Web site.



A new report summarizing the proceedings of the Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit PDF  on March 22–23, 2016 is now available. The Summit presented evidence-based information on the neurological and psychiatric effects of marijuana, other cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system.


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