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.


Chelsea Walker (The University of New Mexico) Chair
Robert E. Lamb (Mercer University) Chair-elect
William J. Cooper (University of Maryland) Immediate Past Chair
Jeffrey J. Thomas (University of Minnesota) Secretary of Knowledge Management

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


Tara L. Jenkins (Touro University California) Chair
Margarita DiVall (Bouve College of Health Sciences School of Pharmacy) Chair-elect
Michael J. Fulford (The University of Georgia) Immediate Past Chair
Wallace Marsh (University of New England) Secretary of Knowledge Managment

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.


Jennifer A. Henriksen (Manchester University College of Pharmacy) Chair
Joel C. Marrs (University of Colorado ) Chair-elect
Eunice P. Chung (Western University of Health Sciences) Immediate Past Chair
Jennifer M. Malinowski (Wilkes University) 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.


Kori Caldwell (Auburn University) Chair
Tom Dauber (The Ohio State University) Chair-elect
Elizabeth 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.


Elizabeth K. Pogge (Midwestern University - Glendale) Chair
Kelechi C. Unegbu-Ogbonna (Virginia Commonwealth University) Immediate Past Chair
Teresa M. DeLellis (Manchester University College of Pharmacy) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Global Pharmacy Education

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


Toyin S. Tofade (Howard University) Chair
David Steeb (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Chair-elect
Shaun E. Gleason (University of Colorado ) Immediate Past Chair
Jeanine P. Abrons (The University of Iowa) 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.


Angela K. Birnbaum (University of Minnesota) Chair
Richard R. Vaillancourt (The University of Arizona) Chair-elect
Hai-An Zheng (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) Immediate Past Chair
Sidhartha D. Ray (Manchester University College of Pharmacy) 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.


James Ruble (The University of Utah) Chair
James W. Torr (Lipscomb University) Chair-elect
Robert M. Cisneros (Campbell University) Immediate Past Chair
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.


Naser Z. Alsharif (Creighton University) Chair
Nancy Borja-Hart (The University of Tennessee) Chair-elect
Anastasia L. Armbruster (St. Louis College of Pharmacy) Immediate Past Chair
Greg Rhee (University of Minnesota) 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.


Ettie Rosenberg (West Coast University) Chair
Michael A. Hegener (University of Cincinnati) Chair-elect
David M. Baker (Western New England University) Immediate Past Chair
Roseane M. Santos (South University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Laboratory Instructors

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


Karen Sando (Nova Southeastern University) Chair
Andrea L. Porter (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Chair-elect
Krista L. Donohoe (Virginia Commonwealth University) Immediate Past Chair
Deanna Tran (University of Maryland) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Leadership Development

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


Andrew S. Bzowyckyj (University of Missouri-Kansas City) Chair
Kerry K. Fierke (University of Minnesota) Chair-elect
Michelle L. Hilaire (University of Wyoming) Immediate Past Chair
Whitney Maxwell (South Carolina College of Pharmacy) 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.


Ashley M. Taylor (Xavier University of Louisiana) Chair
Oscar Garza (University of Minnesota) Chair-elect
Ahmed Abdelmageed (Manchester University College of Pharmacy) Immediate Past Chair
Portia Davis (Texas Southern 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.


Mary A. Worthington (Samford University) Chair
William A. Prescott Jr. (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) Chair-elect
Timothy J. Todd (Midwestern University - Downers Grove) Immediate Past Chair
Nicholas Fusco (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) 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.


Christina L. Aquilante (University of Colorado ) Chair
Philip E. Empey (University of Pittsburgh) Chair-elect
Kristin W. Weitzel (University of Florida) Immediate Past Chair
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.


Jordan R. Covvey (Duquesne University) Chair
Leslie Ochs (University of New England) Chair-elect
David A. Gettman (D'Youville College) Immediate Past Chair
Radha Patel (University of South 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.


Emily M. Ambizas (St. John's University) Chair
Kristy L. Brittain (Medical University of South Carolina) Chair-elect
Amanda M. Howard-Thompson Immediate Past Chair
Miranda J. Wilhelm (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) 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.


Renee M. DeHart (Samford University) Chair
Jeremy Hughes (California Health Sciences University) Chair-elect
Susan M. Gardner (University of Charleston) Immediate Past Chair
Jennifer S. Williams (The University of Tennessee) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Substance Abuse Education and Assistance

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.


Cynthia P. Koh-Knox (Purdue University) Chair
Tran Tran (Midwestern University - Downers Grove) Chair-elect
Jeffrey P. Bratberg (The University of Rhode Island) Immediate Past Chair
Jennifer A. Tilleman (Creighton 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.


Sukhvir Kaur (California Northstate University) Chair
Timothy Aungst (MCPHS University) Chair-elect
Marsha McFalls (Duquesne 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.


Tonja M. Woods (University of Wyoming) Chair
Seena L. Haines (The University of Mississippi) Chair-elect
Elena M. Umland (Thomas Jefferson University) Immediate Past Chair
Jean Y. Moon (University of Minnesota) Secretary of Knowledge Management