Pharmacy Education 2022 - Speakers

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Admissions Workshop: Recruitment and Admissions for Future Generations

Opening Workshop Session: Higher Education’s Great Upheaval: Implications and Strategies for Pharmacy Education

The U.S. is in the midst of a profound transformation. As the world shifts to an increasingly interconnected knowledge economy, the forces of technological innovation, globalization, and demographic change create vast new challenges, opportunities, and uncertainties. In this great upheaval, institutions are at a crossroads. Scott Van Pelt will highlight the key findings from his book, “The Great Upheaval: Higher Education's Past, Present, and Uncertain Future,” focusing on the implications for pharmacy education.

Scott Van Pelt

Scott Van Pelt is, along with Arthur Levine, co-author of “The Great Upheaval: Higher Education's Past, Present, and Uncertain Future.” Over the past ten years, Scott has held a variety of roles in higher education in areas such as academic advising, admissions, student life, instructional technology, and curriculum design.

Currently, Scott is an associate director with the Communication Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In this role, Scott designs and implements the curricula for business communication courses within the MBA core curriculum. He also teaches several courses in the program. Scott is a skilled facilitator, with experience designing and delivering sessions to audiences as varied as Wharton's Non-Profit Board Fellows Program, Ph.D. students in the Fulbright Scholars Program, and certificate students in the Strategic Leadership in Education program at Penn GSE.

Opening General Session

Harnessing the Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Engage and Leverage Talent

Most of us want to be inclusive but just don’t know what steps to take to get there. Johnson will explain what it takes to make people feel included by digging into our two most basic human needs: to be unique and to belong. She will also explain why this is so important amidst Covid-19 and some of the unique challenges and opportunities that Covid-19 has created for inclusion and belonging. Finally, the presentation will cover strategies that individual people can take to act more inclusively. 

Stefanie K. Johnson, Ph.D.

Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson is a researcher focused on the intersection of leadership and diversity and works with the best companies to implement evidence-based practices to reduce unconscious bias and increase inclusion. She is a member of the MG 100 Coaches, was selected for the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar List, and is a finalist for Thinker50’s Innovation Award. She is the author of the National Bestseller, Inclusify: Harnessing the power of uniqueness and belonging to build innovative teams, which is a finalist for the International Latino Book Awards Best Business Book for 2021. She publishes her work in the top journals and has received $3,800,000 in external grant funding including funding from NIOSH, CDC/NIH, NASA, and Army Research Institute.

Dr. Johnson has presented her work at over 170 meetings around the world including at the White House for a 2016 summit on diversity in corporate America. Media outlets featuring Stefanie’s work include: The Economist, Newsweek, Time, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, HuffPost, Marie Claire, Washington Post, Quartz, Discover, CNN, ABC, NBC, CNBC. She has appeared on Fox, ABC, NBC, CNN, and CNN International. 

Monday General Session

Our Shared Commitment to Health Equity

In this fireside chat led by AACP Immediate Past President Anne Lin, Dr. Jerome Adams, a Presidential Fellow and the Executive Director of Purdue University’s Health Equity Initiatives, will help attendees achieve a deeper understanding of health equity and identify strategies for the profession, and academic pharmacy more specifically, to engage in achieving the goals at local, regional, and national levels. 

Jerome Adams, M.D., MPH, FASA

Dr. Adams is also a Distinguished Professor of Practice in the departments of Pharmacy Practice and Public Health at Purdue. As the 20th U.S. Surgeon General and a prior member of the President’s Coronavirus task force, Dr. Adams has been at the forefront of America’s most pressing health challenges. A regular communicator via tv, radio, and in print, Dr. Adams is an expert not just in the science, but also in communicating the science to the lay public and making it relevant to various audiences.


Tuesday General Session

A Conversation on Transformation and Transitions

Join Lucinda Maine and Lee Vermeulen for a conversation emphasizing both AACP’s rich history and its bright future. Moderated by Stuart Haines, 2021-22 AACP President, the panelists will share insights into the CEO transition at AACP and outline the exciting plans for the future, including the new Center to Accelerate Pharmacy Practice Transformation and Academic Innovation, the 2021-2024 AACP strategic plan, and new initiatives to better support members’ work toward the advancement of pharmacy and pharmacists.

Lucinda L. Maine, Ph.D., R.Ph.

Dr. Lucinda Maine was the 6th EVP and CEO of AACP, serving from 2002 until 2022. Prior to her tenure at AACP, Maine served as senior vice president for policy, planning and communications with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). 

Maine is a pharmacy graduate of Auburn University and received her doctorate at the University of Minnesota. She served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota where she practiced in the field of geriatrics and was an associate dean at the Samford University School of Pharmacy.

In addition to holding leadership roles in and out of the profession, she has been honored with several prestigious awards, including the Remington Honor Medal, the professions’ highest honor presented annually by the American Pharmacists Association; the Gloria Niemeyer Francke Leadership Mentor Award, also from APhA; the University of Minnesota Outstanding Alumnus Award and the Linwood Tice Friend of APhA-ASP Award. In 2017 she was installed in the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame.


Lee C. Vermeulen, BSPharm, MS, FCCP, FFIP 

On July 1, Lee Vermeulen assumes the role of AACP CEO after serving as chief efficiency officer for UK HealthCare, the University of Kentucky health system, in Lexington, Ky. 

In his previous role, he was responsible for the development and oversight of enterprise-wide efforts to reduce unnecessary care variation under consistent, evidence-based standards, thus achieving measurable improvements in quality, patient outcomes and cost reduction. He led various programs, including UK Advancing BEST Care program, which crosses medical and surgical disciplines, settings of care and operational units in a value-based, patient-centered model. 

Vermeulen also held appointments as professor of medicine and pharmacy at the University of Kentucky. His academic work focused on the development and implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and clinical decision support tools that drive the efficient delivery of high-quality health care.