SIG Cabinet

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Special Interest Group (SIG) Cabinet 

The SIG Cabinet is composed of the administrative officers (chair-elect, chair, immediate past chair, and secretary of knowledge management) of each SIG and the Administrative Board that represents the collective interests of the SIGs. AACP 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 and the officers please see the list of SIGs below.  

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.

SIG Cabinet Administrative Board

The SIG Cabinet Administrative Board represents and advocates for the collective interests of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the Association. The Administrative Board provides leadership through efforts to facilitate SIG activities that align with the mission and the strategic plan of AACP.

Kerry K. Fierke (University of Minnesota) Chair
Jordan R. Covvey (Duquesne University) Chair-elect
William A. Prescott (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) Immediate Past Chair
Teresa M. DeLellis (Manchester University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Candelaria Moralez (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

List of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) 

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.


Mark B. Goggin (Western University of Health Sciences) Chair 
Kathleen B. Areford (West Virginia University) Chair-elect 
Dale E. Rush (University of Illinois at Chicago) 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.


Kimberly K. Daugherty (Sullivan University) Chair
Shannon J. Drayton (Medical University of South Carolina) Chair-elect
Neal J. Benedict (University of Pittsburgh) 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.


Fadi M. Alkhateeb (South College) Chair
Gauri Sabnis (West Coast University) Chair-elect
Diane W. Morel (South College) 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.


Tara Storjohann (Midwestern University/Glendale) Chair
Kimberly L. Nealy (Wingate University) Chair-elect
Christine M. Ruby-Scelsi (University of Pittsburgh) 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.


See-won Seo (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) Chair
Joyce Addo-Atuah (Touro College of Pharmacy-New York) Chair-elect
Abby A. Kahaleh (Roosevelt University) Immediate Past Chair
Rakhi Karwa (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.


Justin Gatwood (University of Tennessee) Chair
Peter M. Gannett (Nova Southeastern University) Chair-elect
Kimberly B. Garza (Auburn University) Immediate Past Chair
Siddharth Kesharwani (Roseman University of Health Sciences) 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.


Douglas C. Anderson (Cedarville University) Chair
Suzanne Larson (Midwestern University/Glendale) Chair-elect
David M. Baker (Western New England 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.


Sally Arif (Midwestern University/Downers Grove)  Chair
Jennifer A. Santee (University of Missouri-Kansas City) Chair-elect
Imbi Drame (Howard University) 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.


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

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


James R. Taylor (University of Florida) Chair
Lucio R. Volino (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) Chair-elect
Gina Bellottie (Thomas Jefferson University) 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.


Whitney Maxwell (University of South Carolina) Chair
Gregory M. Zumach (Oregon State University) Chair-elect
Jenelle Sobotka (The University of Cincinnati) Immediate Past Chair
Kim M. Jones (Union University) 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.


Tamara A. Foreman (Howard University) Chair
Antonio J. Carrion (Florida A&M University) Chair-elect 
Raven Jackson (Xavier University at Louisiana) Immediate Past Chair
Miriam C. Purnell (University of Maryland Eastern Shore) 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.


Nicholas M. Fusco (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) Chair
Kristine A. Parbuoni (University of Maryland) Chair-elect
Peter N. Johnson (University of Oklahoma) 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.


Yee Ming Lee (University of Colorado) Chair
Otito F. Iwuchukwu (Fairleigh Dickinson University) Chair-elect
Roseann S. Gammal (MCPHS University-Boston) 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.


Sheila M. Seed (MCPHS University–Worcester/Manchester) Chair
Mary F. McManus (Wilkes University) Chair-elect
Jonathan Thigpen (Notre Dame of Maryland University) Immediate Past Chair
Lindsey Childs-Kean (University of Florida) 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.


Katelyn M. Alexander (East Tennessee State University) Chair
Rupal Mansukhani (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) Chair-elect
Jennifer A. Wilson (Wingate University) 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.


Rocke DeMark (Chapman University) Chair
Amy Diepenbrock (University of the Incarnate Word) Chair-elect
Helen C. Park (Roseman University of Health Sciences) Immediate Past Chair
Katie S. McClendon (The University of Mississippi) 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.


Lucas G. Hill (University of Texas at Austin) Chair
Daniel J. Ventricelli (University of the Sciences) Chair-elect
Laura C. Palombi (University of Minnesota) 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.


Mamoon Rashid (Larkin University) Chair
Fred Doloresco III (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) Chair-elect
Marsha McFalls (Duquesne University) Immediate Past Chair
Melissa M. Rasmussen (Manchester University) 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.


Sara N. Trovinger (Manchester University) Chair
Lauren R. Biehle (University of Wyoming) Chair-elect
Jenny A. Van Amburgh (Northeastern University) Immediate Past Chair
Kathleen Vest (Midwestern University/Downers Grove) Secretary of Knowledge Management