March 30, 2015

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March 30, 2015 


  AJPE Associate Editor Applications
  Apr. 1
  Express Interest for 2015 Encore Institute
  Apr. 3
  Committee Volunteer Submissions
  Apr. 8
  Geriatric Pharmacy SIG Webinar
  Apr. 8
  Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG Webinar
  Apr. 9
  Leadership Development SIG Webinar (Part 1) Sold Out!   Apr. 10
  Academic Leadership Fellows Program Applications
  Apr. 12
  Leadership Development SIG Webinar (Part 2) Sold Out!   Apr. 15
  President and Treasurer Nominations
  Apr. 17


Only A Few Days Left: AJPE Seeking Associate Editor
The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education is seeking an associate editor to recruit manuscripts on teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning, coordinate the manuscript review process, and make decisions regarding acceptance for publication in the area of the social and administrative sciences. Interested individuals should provide a cover letter specifically outlining their qualifications and interest in serving as an associate editor in this capacity, along with a copy of their current curriculum vitae, to Gayle Brazeau, editor, at by Wednesday, April 1. For more information, please visit the AJPE Web site or call 207-221-4500.

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Achieve More in Your Career: ALFP Application Deadline Extended
The Academic Leadership Fellows Program is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 cohort through Sunday, April 12, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Over the course of the year-long program Fellows will experience in-depth talent and leadership development; assess personal and interpersonal competencies for leadership; and learn about practical management responsibilities and administrative competencies of an academic pharmacy administrator. For nomination and application information, visit the AACP Web site.

Interested in an Encore Institute?
Due to popular demand, the 2015 AACP Institute, Exploring ACPE Standards 2016: Interprofessional, Experiential and Co-curricular Aspects, being held in May has sold out. If we receive enough interest from members, we will hold an Encore Institute in the fall. To express interest, e-mail Melinda Colón with the number of team members your institution anticipates sending, and the team leader's name and contact information by Friday, April 3.

Call for Committee Volunteers
Cynthia J. Boyle, AACP President-elect, is seeking volunteers to serve on AACP standing, awards selection, and other committees. During her presidential year, Dr. Boyle will be focusing AACP's efforts, in general, on activities that “engage, enrich, and empower” members to grow individually and advance academic pharmacy collectively. She will specifically seek volunteers for a task force on diversity and inclusion in pharmacy.

If you are interested in serving on an AACP Committee during the 2015-2016 academic year, please submit your request via the form located on the AACP Web site (please click on Call for Volunteers after logging onto the AACP Web site) by Wednesday, April 8. Please contact Melinda Colón for questions.

Call for President and Treasurer Nominations
The AACP Nominations Committee calls for nominations of candidates for the office of President-Elect and Treasurer:

The presidential term of service is three years (including service as the 2016-2017 President-Elect, 2017-2018 President and 2018-2019 Immediate Past President), followed by five years on the Argus Commission and includes appointment to the AACP Board of Directors and Executive Committee. AACP bylaws require the rotation between a dean and a faculty member for President on alternate years. This year, we seek nominees for President-elect from active AACP members who do not hold the title of dean, associate dean, assistant dean or equivalent administrative title.  

The treasurer term of service is also three years and includes serving on the Board of Directors from 2016–2019. The Treasurer also serves as chair of the Finance and Investment Committees.

Please confirm a candidate’s willingness to serve prior to submitting a name to the committee. Self-nominations are accepted. Requests for additional information can be directed to Immediate Past President Peggy Piascik, committee chair, at Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent (not exceeding two pages) and curriculum vitae to Colleen Miglio by Friday, April 17, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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The Food and Drug Administration’s Commissioner’s Fellowship Program will be accepting applications through Friday, April 24, for the Class of 2015. Those accepted into the program receive regulatory science training and the chance to conduct cutting-edge research on targeted scientific, policy or regulatory issues under the mentorship of an FDA senior scientist. For more information, visit the FDA Web site.

Avalere is holding a complimentary Webinar, Patient-Reported Outcomes: Using PROs to Measure Performance in New Payment Models, on Wednesday, April 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET. Explore several examples of how quality organizations, employers, and product developers are implementing PROs; discuss the implications of these early experiences for shaping progress and more. To register, visit the Avalere Web site.

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy will be conducting a curricular survey of Doctor of Pharmacy programs in the United States. The purpose of this survey is to collect information regarding the trends and implementation of pharmacy curricula from national perspectives. By staying current with advancements in pharmacy education, NABP is able to maintain the relevancy of its examination and assessment programs, including the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX). Schools/colleges of pharmacy will be contacted in the very near future regarding this survey.

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