Didn’t get a chance to attend AACP’s 2011 Interim Meeting in Savannah, Ga.? AACP’s Web site is home to the presentations and handouts given at this year’s Interim Meeting. You can also view photos from the meeting by visiting our Flickr page. AACP would like to thank all the meeting attendees, as well as Educational Day Sponsor NACDS Foundation, for making the 2011 Interim Meeting a tremendous success. We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio, July 9-13, for the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting, Bridges to Our Bright Future. Registration is expected to open in mid-April.
The 2011 AACP Institute, Cultural Competency: Beyond Race and Gender, will focus on curricular frameworks and strategies for cultural competency beyond race and gender considerations. The Institute, May 22-25 at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Va., will explore health literacy, disability as a culture and assessment mechanisms related to cultural competency, just to name a few of the meeting’s many topics. Online registration opens on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST; space is limited. Questions? Contact Cecilia M. Plaza, director of academic affairs and assessment.
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 materials are available on the AACP Web site. Up to 30 Fellows will be selected to participate in 2011-12. The application deadline is Friday, March 11, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST. For questions about the program contact Bradford E. Miller.
AACP Members can now access the 2010-11 Profile of Pharmacy Faculty, which contains important demographics about pharmacy education, 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.
AACP is working with the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council on future initiatives and we are interested in learning more about formal and informal programs between AACP and pharmacy technician education programs (i.e., joint practice labs, shared lectures/case studies). Please send a brief explanation of any relationships your college or school has with pharmacy technician education programs or examples of how student pharmacists learn with, from or about technicians to Lynette R. Bradley-Baker, director of professional alliance development.
Sandy B. Stutman began her role at AACP on Monday, March 7 as the new governance programs administrative assistant. Sandy is a 2010 graduate of Penn State University with a B.A. in broadcast journalism. Prior to joining AACP she worked for ChangeUp Magazine and also as a PR intern for gkv communications in Baltimore. During her time at Penn State she was a member of the student-run leadership team for organizing THON, a multi-million dollar fundraising event benefiting the families of Hershey Medical Center’s Pediatric Oncology Unit. She can be reached at 703-739-2330 ext. 1040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AACP requests the submission of stories and photos related to the following topics for inclusion in the April/May/June edition of Academic Pharmacy Now:
Submit stories and photos, along with captions, to Rebecca M. Morgan, AACP director of communications, by Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Did your student pharmacists celebrate American Pharmacy Educator Week by creating a faculty appreciation video? If so, we want to post it on our YouTube Channel and play it during the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting! Please send your videos to Rebecca M. Morgan, AACP director of communications, at 1727 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 by Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Brian L. Crabtree, AACP President-elect, is seeking volunteers to serve on AACP standing, awards selection and other committees. During his presidential year, Dr. Crabtree will be focusing AACP's efforts in the areas of assessment and measurement of excellence in teaching, research and service. His other areas of emphasis will be member engagement, especially in the pharmaceutical sciences. If you are interested in serving on an AACP Committee during the 2011-2012 academic year, please submit your request via the form located on the AACP Web site by Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Please contact Melinda D. Colón if you have any questions.
AACP invites member institutions to submit school poster abstracts for the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting Poster Session at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas. School posters will be displayed during the Welcome Reception on Saturday, July 9. The theme for this year’s school posters is Integrating Basic and Clinical Sciences Education. Each institution may submit one abstract on a first-come, first-served basis depending on space constraints. The CEO dean must authorize the abstract's inclusion by signing and returning a verification form. Details about the school poster abstract criteria are available on the AACP Web site. Abstracts must be submitted online by Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
AACP seeks qualified candidates for the position of 2012-2013 AACP President-elect. AACP bylaws state: in odd-numbered years, nominees for the position of President-elect shall be selected from among active members of the Association not holding dean, associate dean, assistant dean, or equivalent administrative titles. This year we seek interest for President-elect nominees from individuals who are faculty. Interested candidates may obtain more information by contacting Dr. Jeffrey N. Baldwin, chair of the AACP Nominating Committee, or Dr. Lucinda L. Maine. Interested candidates for this position should submit a letter of intent, not exceeding two pages, and curriculum vitae to Melinda D. Colón by Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
The Association for Clinical Research Training (ACRT) is co-hosting the 2011 Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting, April 27-29, 2011 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The meeting will showcase the latest developments for the successful conduct of clinical and translational science and will bring together trainees, educators and all others engaged in clinical and translational science. To register for the meeting and learn about the latest program updates, visit the ACRT Web site.
The FDA Office of Women’s Health (OWH) reminds everyone that during National Public Health Week 2011, April 4-10, educate yourself and those in your community that "Safety is No Accident." Order free publications from the FDA’s OWH to use during your National Public Health Week events. Fact sheets and brochures have tips on staying safe while using medicine, cooking and shopping online. Visit the Federal Citizen Information Center Web site to order titles ranging from contact lens care and health scams, to food safety for seniors.
National Institutes of Health-NIDA
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites cooperative agreement applications from qualified non-profit, private and academic researchers/organizations to participate in the planning and execution of a new public-private partnership (PPP). The purpose of a one-year planning phase (UH2) is to provide support for the systematic study directed toward fuller scientific understanding of the opportunities in the area of drug discovery and development for tobacco dependence. The full announcement can be viewed on the NIH Web site. The deadline for applications is April 26, 2011.
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Founded in 1900, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is a national organization representing the interests of pharmacy education and educators. Comprising all accredited colleges and schools of pharmacy including more than 6,400 faculty, 57,000 students enrolled in professional programs and 5,700 individuals pursuing graduate study, AACP is committed to excellence in pharmacy education.