SIG Cabinet

AACP Article

Mission Statement

The mission of the SIG Cabinet is to ensure that the unique planning, learning and networking needs of AACP members are effectively met through SIG programs, projects and leadership development opportunities.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

If you would like to join a SIG, please go to your AACP member profile page. Members may designate up to two SIGs as their Primary SIGs and there is no limit to the number of SIGs they can designate as Informational SIGs. For a full description of each SIG please visit AACP Connect. 


Administrative and Financial Officers

Leads and partners with our members to contribute financial/administrative expertise in a manner that supports the AACP and its membership in advancing pharmacy education, research, scholarship, practice and service to improve societal health.


Dale E. Rush (University of Illinois at Chicago) Chair 
Mark B. Goggin (Western University of Health Sciences) Chair-elect 
Robert E. Lamb (Mercer University) Immediate Past Chair
Kristin M. Gniazdowski (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) Secretary of Knowledge Management

Facilitates faculty exchange of ideas and innovations regarding programmatic assessment planning, implementation, and outcome management as it impacts programmatic improvement.


Neal J. Benedict (University of Pittsburgh) Chair
Kimberly K. Daugherty (Sullivan University) Chair-elect
Margarita DiVall (Northeastern University) Immediate Past Chair
Jill M. Augustine (Mercer University) Secretary of Knowledge Management

Works within the academy to focus on, promote and address key issues related to curriculum in pharmacy schools to ensure that curricula are always meeting the current and future needs of pharmacy graduates.


Diane W. Morel (South College) Chair
Fadi M. Alkhateeb (Qatar University) Chair-elect
Joel C. Marrs (University of Colorado ) Immediate Past Chair
Brianna Henson (University of Kentucky) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Development Directors

Provides support, continuing education and networking opportunities to development officers at colleges and schools of pharmacy and information on best practices, strategies and information on all aspects of major gift solicitation.


Tom Dauber (The Ohio State University) Chair
Kori Caldwell (Auburn University) Immediate Past Chair
Elizabeth A. Zipper (The University of Florida) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Geriatric Pharmacy

Positively impacts and improves geriatric care and pharmacy education through collaboration and communication of ideas among faculty regarding innovative teaching, clinical practice, research, scholarship, and service activities related to geriatric pharmacotherapy topics.


Christine M. Ruby-Scelsi (University of Pittsburgh) Chair
Tara Storjohann (Midwestern University/Glendale) Chair-elect
Rebecca Mahan (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center) Immediate Past Chair
Marwa Noureldin (Manchester University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Global Education

Provides a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and programs that pertain to pharmacy education, research and healthcare on a global basis.


Abby A. Kahaleh (Roosevelt University) Chair
See-won Seo (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) Chair-elect
David Steeb (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Immediate Past Chair
Monica L. Miller (Purdue University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Graduate Education

Strengthens pharmacy graduate education and post-doctoral training by fostering a national dialogue that will enable development of programs, courses, and shared resources between institutions.


Kimberly B. Garza (Auburn University) Chair
Justin Gatwood (University of Tennessee) Chair-elect
Richard R. Vaillancourt (The University of Arizona) Immediate Past Chair
Alok Bhushan (Thomas Jefferson University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Health Care Ethics

Serves as a resource for members of AACP to exchange ideas and innovations in teaching, research, and patient care related to health care ethics.


David M. Baker (Western New England University) Chair
Douglas C. Anderson (Cedarville University) Chair-elect
James W. Torr (Lipscomb University) Immediate Past Chair
Robert Cisneros (Campbell University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Health Disparities and Cultural Competence

Supports members in their endeavors to design, implement, assess and evaluate research, educational and pharmacy practice initiatives that foster the delivery of culturally and linguistically competent, evidence-based, patient-centered care that effectively address disparate health outcomes.


Imbi Drame (Howard University) Chair
Sally Arif (Midwestern University/Downers Grove) Chair-elect
Nancy Borja-Hart (The University of Tennessee) Immediate Past Chair
Nkem P. Nonyel (University of Maryland Eastern Shore) Secretary of Knowledge Management 
History of Pharmacy

Promotes the teaching of pharmacy history at pharmacy schools throughout North America, advances research and scholarship in the history of pharmacy, disseminates historical information about the profession and fosters the collection and preservation of historical artifacts related to the pharmacy profession.


James M. Culhane (Notre Dame of Maryland University) Chair
Megan R. Undeberg (Washington State University) Chair-elect
Michael A. Hegener (University of Cincinnati) Immediate Past Chair
Terri M. Wensel (Samford University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Laboratory Instructors

Improves laboratory course content by providing direction for laboratory courses in the professional pharmacy curricula.


Gina Bellottie (Thomas Jefferson University) Chair
James R. Taylor (University of Florida) Chair-elect
Andrea L. Porter (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Immediate Past Chair
Chelsea M. Baker (Purdue University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Leadership Development

Supports the development of leaders in all facets of the pharmacy profession and the Academy.


Jenelle Sobotka (The University of Cincinnati) Chair
Whitney Maxwell (University of South Carolina) Chair-elect
Kerry K. Fierke (University of Minnesota) Immediate Past Chair
Edward C. Portillo (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Minority Faculty

Facilitate networking; leads multi-institutional research in the area of minority recruitment, retention, and promotion at majority and minority schools of pharmacy; Addresses any deficiencies in the collection and reporting of data; encourages and supports minority representation in leadership, and identifies and brings to AACP’s attention, issues of importance to, and from the perspective of minority faculty.


Raven Jackson (Xavier University at Louisiana) Chair
Tamara McCants (Howard University) Chair-elect 
Oscar W. Garza (University of Minnesota) Immediate Past Chair
Chenita W. Carter (Florida A&M University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Pediatric Pharmacy

Facilitates pediatric faculty collaboration and communication of ideas and innovations in teaching, research, practice, and service activities related to neonatal and pediatric pharmacotherapy that will positively impact student learning.


Peter N. Johnson (University of Oklahoma) Chair
Nicholas M. Fusco (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) Chair-elect
William A. Prescott Jr. (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) Immediate Past Chair
Kelly L. Matson (University of Rhode Island) Secretary of Knowledge Management 

Provides an interdisciplinary academic forum for the exchange of ideas and resources pertinent to the effective teaching of pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics in the professional curriculum of colleges/schools of pharmacy and facilitates the implementation of pharmacogenomic sciences and technologies in the member institutions.


Roseann S. Gammal (MCPHS University-Boston) Chair
Yee Ming Lee (University of Colorado) Chair-elect
Philip E. Empey (University of Pittsburgh) Immediate Past Chair
Natasha J. Petry (North Dakota State University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Public Health

Works to enable the Academy to focus on issues and impacts that serve to protect, promote, enhance the health and well-being of all people and the environment; and prevent disease in a global framework.


Jonathan Thigpen (Notre Dame of Maryland University) Chair
Sheila M. Seed (MCPHS University–Worcester/Manchester) Chair-elect
Leslie Ochs (University of New England) Immediate Past Chair
Cortney M. Mospan (Wingate University) Secretary of Knowledge Management 
Self-Care Therapeutics/Nonprescription Medicine

Facilitates faculty exchange of ideas and innovations regarding teaching methodology, experiential education, research and scholarly activities in the self-care arena and to positively impact student learning.


Jennifer A. Wilson (Wingate University) Chair
Katelyn M. Alexander (East Tennessee State University) Chair-elect
Kristy L. Brittain (Medical University of South Carolina) Immediate Past Chair
Elizabeth Harris (University of the Sciences) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Student Services Personnel

Represents all aspects of student services activities within a college or school of pharmacy and brings together professional staff, faculty and administrators to discuss issues of importance in the student activities arena.


Helen C. Park (Roseman University of Health Sciences) Chair
Rocke DeMark (Chapman University) Chair-elect
Jeremy A. Hughes (California Health Sciences University) Immediate Past Chair
Amy Diepenbrock (University of the Incarnate Word) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Substance Use Disorder

Promotes and enhances professional and public education concerning substance abuse, to promote and foster the provision of appropriate substance abuse assistance and recovery support for professionals and the public, and to promote scholarly inquiry concerning substance abuse as it impacts the profession of pharmacy and the public whom we serve.


Laura C. Palombi (University of Minnesota) Chair
Lucas G. Hill (University of Texas at Austin) Chair-elect
Tran Tran (Midwestern University/Downers Grove) Immediate Past Chair
Jennifer Ball (South Dakota State University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Technology in Pharmacy Education and Learning

Help institutions and the members of the Academy integrate educational technologies that positively impact student learning and the processes of teaching, learning and assessment.


Marsha McFalls (California Northstate University) Chair
Mamoon Rashid (Appalachian College of Pharmacy) Chair-elect
Timothy Aungst (MCPHS University) Immediate Past Chair
Fred Doloresco III (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Women Faculty

Supports the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in academic careers; cultivates leadership of women faculty; facilitates networking; and identifies and brings to the Association’s attention issues of importance to, and from the perspective of, women faculty.


Jenny A. Van Amburgh (Northeastern University) Chair
Sara N. Trovinger (Manchester University) Chair-elect
Seena L. Haines (The University of Mississippi) Immediate Past Chair
Kathleen Vest (Midwestern University/Downers Grove) Secretary of Knowledge Management