March 5, 2009 E-lert

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March 5, 2009 E-lert 

Fellows Applications Deadline Fast Approaching

The deadline for receipt of the 2009-10 Academic Leadership Fellows Program materials is Friday, March 13. The collective contributions of AACP and our member colleges and schools have 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 leadership development opportunity. For the current brochure and application materials, visit the AACP Web site.

Check Your Info on the New AACP Web site

On Feb. 21, AACP launched a new state-of-the-art Web site loaded with new features and enhancements. With our technology upgrades, we recommend checking your membership profile to ensure that your current listserv subscriptions and other data are correct. To “login” to the site, use your e-mail address as your username and your current password. If you don’t remember your password, contact Angie Edwards, AACP accounting and member services coordinator, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1035.

Latest Edition of Academic Pharmacy Now Available Online

In the January/February/March issue of APN you’ll read about AACP’s award-winning academic pharmacy community service projects, a Washington State University faculty member who’s led the college of pharmacy to become part of an emergency response team, and what colleges and schools across the country are doing to prevent flu outbreaks in their communities. The next issue will feature the efforts on behalf of institutions to “go green” in their pharmacy programs. Submit your stories to Rebecca Morgan, AACP director of communications, by March 15.

Call for Committee Volunteers

If you haven’t already submitted your request to volunteer on an AACP committee during the 2009-2010 academic year, please submit your request via the form located on the AACP Web site by Monday, March 16. President-elect Jeffrey N. Baldwin also welcomes your suggestions for priorities for committees or the Association for 2009-2010.

Community Engagement Awards Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2009-10 AACP Award for Transformative Community Service and  the AACP Student Community Engaged Service Award, sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals.  The deadline for applications for both awards is June 1, 2009.  More information about all AACP award programs can be found on the new AACP Web site under Career Development, Resources.

Register Now for Dean’s Discovery Leadership Program

The Dean’s Discovery Leadership program is a 2½-day experience that offers pharmacy deans an opportunity to learn more about their own leadership talents and how they can increase levels of performance for themselves and their associates. The program was designed by the Gallup Higher Education Division of the Gallup Corporation, AACP’s partner in the Academic Leadership Fellows Program. The workshop will be conducted at the Gallup Riverfront Campus in Omaha, Neb., Oct. 14-16, 2009. For more information about this invaluable seminar, visit the AACP Web site. To register, contact Kenneth W. Miller, senior vice president, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1039 by June 5, 2009.

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AACP is now on Facebook! Visit our page to view photos, network with colleagues across the country and discuss recent AACP events. Join today!             

PCAT Validity Study Update and Score Interpretation Quick Reference

Pearson, the publisher of the PCAT, would like to thank the 30 schools that have graciously agreed to participate in the PCAT predicative validity study. We look forward to analyzing the data and reporting our results to pharmacy schools. Any questions about the study should be directed to Christina Perez.

Based on feedback from pharmacy admission personnel, Pearson is publishing a short summary of information regarding the interpretation of PCAT scores reported on the Official Transcripts sent to pharmacy schools. All pharmacy schools receiving PCAT scores will be mailed copies of the Quick Reference, which is also available to download from the AACP Web site.

Tip of the Month

PharmCAS and PharmAdMIT can help you and your admissions office to meet your goals of “Going Green.” Both the application service and the PharmAdMIT software give you the availability to have a paperless process – all you have to do is notify PharmCAS of your desire to “Go Green.” Questions? Contact Jennifer Athay.

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APTR

The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research is sponsoring a conference, Improving Health WITH Communities: The Role of Community Engagement in Clinical and Translational Research, May 14-15, 2009 to discuss, share best practices, and collaborate with communities and healthcare providers to improve health. Participants will develop recommendations for academic-community collaborations and partnerships with other community programs to establish research agendas. This event is free and open to the public. Participants can register and submit poster abstracts by visiting APTR’s Web site.

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