The Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced the appointment of 15 members to the new National Health Care Workforce Commission. Among the appointees is pharmacy faculty member Dr. Brian J. Isetts, professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. More information about the Commission, including a full roster of the appointed Commissioners, is available on the GAO Web site.
AACP is now accepting nominations for its top three awards in pharmacy education: Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award, Paul R. Dawson Biotechnology Award and Volwiler Research Achievement Award. Recipients of the three awards will be announced by the AACP Board of Directors in spring 2011 and published in the April/May/June 2011 edition of Academic Pharmacy Now. Recipients will be honored at the Examining Excellence Awards Plenary during the 2011 Annual Meeting and Seminars in San Antonio, Texas. Criteria and nomination information can be found on the AACP Web site. Nominations must be submitted online no later than Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please contact Melinda D. Colón, AACP assistant director of governance programs and meetings, with any questions.
AACP is gearing up to launch the second annual American Pharmacy Educator Week, Oct. 24-30, 2010, to highlight outstanding career opportunities in academia awaiting students, practitioners and scientists of all disciplines. A kit containing informational folders, fortune cookies and inspirational wall clings, and suggestions on how these might be displayed and used at your institution, should be reaching each CEO dean’s office in the coming weeks. If you would like additional kit items, many are available for download on AACP’s Web site. Also, don’t forget to send your American Pharmacy Educator Week stories and pictures to Rebecca M. Morgan, AACP director of communications, by Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EST for inclusion in the Jan/Feb/March 2011 edition of Academic Pharmacy Now.
In the coming weeks, you’ll receive biographical information about this year’s candidates for office, important election deadlines and a link to AACP’s Virtual Polling Place. Watch your Inbox for this, as well as the Special Election Edition of Academic Pharmacy Now, and don’t forget to get out the vote!
As part of AACP’s continuing commitment to make academic careers more visible, we will again be exhibiting at national and regional meetings in the coming months. These include ACCP, AAPS/FIP, ISPOR and APhA Annual Meetings, as well as the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. We will also be attending the APhA-ASP Midyear Regional Meetings. We invite faculty or staff that will be attending any of these meetings to assist us at our booth and promote academic careers to potential educators. For more information, contact Maureen O. Thielemans, communications manager, at 703-739-2330 ext. 1022.
Oct. 17-20, 2010
10/18: 11am-2pm10/19: 8am-11am
Nov. 14-18, 2010
11/15: 11am-5:30pm11/16: 9:30am-6:30pm11/17: 9:30am-4:30pm
New Orleans, LA
Dec. 5-9, 2010
12/6: 11am to 3pm12/7: 11am to 3pm12/8: 11am to 2pm
March 25-28, 2011
3/25: 7:30pm-9:30pm3/26: 11am-3pm3/27: 11am-3pm3/28: 11am-2pm
May 21-25, 2011
5/23: 8am-8pm5/24: 8am-7:30pm5/25: 8am-3pm
Check Out the Latest Positions on the AACP Online Career Center
Below are just some of the many academic pharmacy positions posted on the AACP Online Career Center:
AHRQ is currently conducting research on the use of its pharmacy health literacy tools in real world settings. If you are currently using, or have tried to use, one of AHRQ’s tools in your pharmacy, the agency would like to hear from you. If you are willing to talk to their research partner about your experience with one or more of the tools listed below, please e-mail Cindy Brach at your earliest convenience. To access AHRQ's Pharmacy Health Literacy Center, visit the AHRQ Web site.
AHRQ’s Effective Health Care program released the second edition of Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User’s Guide. Originally published in 2007, the handbook has been completely updated with four new sections addressing emerging topics in registry science. Important updates to existing chapters include: Principles of Registry Ethics, Data Ownership and Privacy, plus 38 case studies examining real challenges in the development, use and analysis of registries. View AHRQ’s Web site to view the Guide. To order printed copies of the handbook, call 1-800-358-9295.
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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.