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June 16, 2020
As this issue of Academic Pharmacy Now arrives in your digital inbox, most colleges and schools of pharmacy have celebrated the virtual commencement activities of the Class of…
June 16, 2020
Community-based pharmacy is evolving from a place of product distribution into a healthcare destination. Many pharmacists who spend time filling prescriptions keep hearing of a…
June 16, 2020
As data science changes the way drugs are discovered and developed, pharmacy schools are exploring the possible benefits for research and patient care. At the Quantitative…
June 16, 2020
Dr. Melanie A. Felmlee, an assistant professor of pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry at University of the Pacific’s Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, has received a four-year…
June 16, 2020
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy festival brings scientific literacy to the community. Science is all around us, from the photosynthesis of our houseplants to our WiFi…
June 1, 2020
In the midst of a national pandemic, pharmacy schools face extraordinary challenges as they work to make alternate arrangements for rotations, determine how students will graduate…
June 1, 2020
Pharmacy schools are taking a closer look at addressing mental health and well-being among faculty, staff and students. Well before the recent coronavirus pandemic began,…
March 18, 2020
As I write this letter, the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic is absorbing virtually all our time and attention. At this point no one knows what the true impact of the virus will…
March 18, 2020
Pharmacy schools are focused on providing accessible healthcare to underserved populations. How do most Americans receive healthcare? The answer used to be fairly straightforward…
March 18, 2020
Vaping and e-cigarettes, widely used as a substitute for traditional tobacco cigarettes, made headlines in 2019 in an outbreak of respiratory illness and lung injury across the…
March 18, 2020
Talk to academics involved in The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology & Education (NIPTE) and they will tell you it’s about striving and thriving in innovation—…
March 18, 2020
Dr. Debra Goff, an associate professor of pharmacy practice and science at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and an infectious disease specialist and clinical…
March 18, 2020
Schools of pharmacy are moving biomedical technologies from the lab to the market, turning novel discoveries into better health for their communities. The National Institutes of…
March 18, 2020
INsight 2020 provided attendees a chance to recharge with new connections, strategies and perspectives from Puerto Rico. Why is change necessary? What needs to change within an…
January 29, 2020
Dear Colleagues: Happy New Year! I have high hopes for the new year as we work together to transform pharmacy practice and education to ensure that the…
January 29, 2020
Pharmacy school curricula are prioritizing patient safety to prepare future pharmacists for their vital role in keeping patients safe.
January 29, 2020
A collaborative project involving the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy is focused on redesigning prescription labels to improve patient adherence. …
January 29, 2020
Zombies? No problem. A course featuring some apocalyptic challenges prepared student pharmacists to face real-world emergency situations. By Joseph A. Cantlupe…
January 29, 2020
Dr. Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova, newly selected to be part of the AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors Program, is a medicinal chemist encouraging girls to become STEM Wonder Women.…
January 29, 2020
The Department of Defense grant supports a study that may help change the pathology of Parkinson’s disease and inform activities for those in VA systems. Dr…
November 18, 2019
Dear Colleagues: Dr. Terri MooreAACP’s newest senior staff member, Dr. Terri Moore, just returned from the meeting of the new Pharmacists Section of the…
November 18, 2019
Pharmacists can help patients keep their health on track by partnering to manage chronic conditions. By Jane E. Rooney Chances are you know…
November 18, 2019
The grant funding will support research related to Alzheimer’s disease as well as musculoskeletal disorders. By Joseph A. Cantlupe St. Louis…
November 18, 2019
Pharmacy schools are beginning to offer programs to study medical marijuana as its use expands across the country. By Joseph A. Cantlupe Ninety…
September 20, 2019
Dear Colleagues: AACP President-Elect Todd Sorensen began his address to the first session of the AACP House of Delegates in July with the following lines:  
September 20, 2019
Pharmacists are well positioned to offer a variety of immunizations and help achieve higher vaccination rates across the country. By Jane E. Rooney …
September 20, 2019
Millennials and Gen Z have grown up with gadgets, surfing a high-speed Web and clicking on constant stimuli. They crave bite-size content and creative storytelling told through…
September 20, 2019
Student pharmacists offering outreach to patients in the transitions of care stage can provide reassurance and help drastically reduce hospital readmissions. By…
September 16, 2019
Research by a University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy professor shows promise in thwarting the drug-resistant pathogen. By Elaina Hancock …
September 16, 2019
Shattering attendance records for a third year in a row, Chicago was the perfect destination for the hallmark event of the year for pharmacy educators to learn, to be inspired and…
September 16, 2019
Shiga toxin research at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy illustrates the benefits of repurposing existing treatments. By Emily Jacobs …
June 17, 2019
Dear Colleagues: As the busy spring season transitions to the sometimes less frenetic days of summer, I look forward to seeing so many of you at Pharmacy…
June 17, 2019
Lowering the cost of prescription drugs is a perennial priority. Pharmacists are in a position to help patients manage chronic illness and medication use, which can greatly…
June 17, 2019
An AACP delegation got a peek at how the past and future come together to comprise Cuba’s healthcare infrastructure. By Joseph A. Cantlupe A…
June 17, 2019
Shane Desselle shares his experiences creating an assessment center at the University of Pristina in Kosovo through the Fulbright Specialist Program. By Athena…
June 17, 2019
A UC San Diego pharmacy professor is working to make birth control more readily available to women at pharmacies nationwide. By Heather Buschman, Ph.D. …
June 17, 2019
An FIP report examines how pharmacists can support women caregivers and encourage appropriate medication use. By Emily Jacobs Many women around…
April 29, 2019
Dear Colleagues: Imagine my surprise when the request came for a phone consultation with Dr. Victor Dzau, president of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM…
April 29, 2019
Opioid abuse, now a public health crisis in the United States, presents an urgent call to action to the pharmacy community. Pharmacy schools are educating students and patients…
April 29, 2019
As the federal government recognizes the serious threat that opioids pose to communities nationwide, stakeholders including academia and provider groups are joining efforts to…
April 29, 2019
Researchers at pharmacy schools are designing tools that allow pharmacists to deliver evidence-based care to patients who use opioids.
April 29, 2019
Pharmacy schools are spreading the word about naloxone, helping to reduce opioid overdose fatalities.
April 29, 2019
Students are helping curb diversions and create new habits via safe medication disposal.
April 29, 2019
A mobile clinic in Ohio and public opioid instruction in Florida are prompting conversations and making a difference in those communities.
April 29, 2019
Sponsored Content by EHR Go. Pharmacy faculty are using an innovative EHR that gives students more than an education, it gives them practice. With this new applied teaching tool,…
April 28, 2019
Ole Miss Professors Receive Grants to Fight Opioids Dr. David Colby, professor at The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, received a grant from the National…
April 28, 2019
Pharmacists joined voices to change perceptions and brainstorm strategies to transform the practice at INvolve 2019. By Athena Ponushis Academic…
February 8, 2019
Dear Colleagues: I trust your holidays were warm and the new year has gotten off to an excellent start! Virtually all of us endured the bitter cold…
February 8, 2019
Student pharmacists are developing business acumen, tapping into their creativity and demonstrating innovative thinking as they hone their entrepreneurial skills. …
February 8, 2019
Auburn Doctoral Student Earns University’s First R36 Grant Tessa Hastings is the first Auburn University student to be awarded a highly competitive research grant from…
February 8, 2019
Pharmacists are key to communicating the risk of Achilles tendon rupture from statin use. By Emily Jacobs One adverse drug reaction may be a…
February 8, 2019
Educators are seeing growing enthusiasm among students in schools embracing emerging technologies significant to the future of pharmacy education. By Joseph A.…
February 8, 2019
Museum exhibits improve social pharmacy skills of college students, ignite public knowledge and allow all ages to explore pharmacy up close. By Athena Ponushis…
December 6, 2018
Dear Colleagues: American Pharmacists Month is now in the rearview mirror for 2018, but our work to help the American public gain a better understanding of…
December 6, 2018
The recently launched Pharmacists For Healthier Lives campaign will promote the message that pharmacists are fully qualified, capable and willing to positively impact patients’…
December 4, 2018
Past recipients of AACP’s New Investigator Award reflect on the doors that opened thanks to the research grant. By Kirsten F. Block, Ph.D. For…
December 4, 2018
Pharmacy faculty representing many disciplines took on a writing challenge that sparked conversations about the process and helped them inspire each other. By…
December 4, 2018
The University at Buffalo research study could advance the development of personalized medicine for high-risk kidney transplant patients across the spectrum of adult aging…
December 4, 2018
AFPE scholarships help close funding gaps for student pharmacists who want to strengthen their clinical skills and participate in faculty-mentored research By…
October 4, 2018
Dear Colleagues: How is it possible that each AACP Annual Meeting surpasses those that preceded it—both in numbers of attendees and the overall quality of…
October 4, 2018
A student hotspotting program gives future pharmacists and healthcare providers insight into how to care for patients with complex needs and encourages interprofessional ...
October 4, 2018
A record-setting Pharmacy Education 2018 showcased an Academy focused on building future leaders in healthcare who are dedicated to helping people live healthier, better…
October 4, 2018
The popularity of cosmetic science is growing amongst current and prospective student pharmacists, and the reasons for its attractiveness are more than meets the eye.…
October 2, 2018
The university is recognized for its collaborative efforts and work with the community to curb opioid use. Even as health experts and community leaders across the country launch…
October 1, 2018
A University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences professor received an NIH grant to figure out how milk exosomes can deliver chemotherapy.…
September 25, 2018
New tools connect physicians and pharmacists to build stronger collaborative relationships. The American Medical Association wants to help physicians improve patient care. Through…
July 13, 2018
Join AACP and your academic pharmacy colleagues on a special delegation to Cuba. Take advantage of this outstanding professional development opportunity to network with AACP ...
July 13, 2018
Annie McKee, Ph.D., has always been passionate about experiences in the workplace. By Maureen Thielemans But early on in her career, and…
July 12, 2018
A Novel Approach to Pharmacy Instruction By Jane E. Rooney Schools of pharmacy are incorporating the arts and humanities into the curriculum to…
July 12, 2018
UF College of Pharmacy researchers secure $1.5 million grant to study hormonal contraceptive drug interactions. The University of Florida College of…
July 12, 2018
An international university collaboration provides University at Buffalo pharmacy students and faculty with opportunities to make an impact in Jamaican healthcare education…
July 12, 2018
The healthcare community has reached consensus, but has a conundrum: ‘We need CMM, but how do we do it?’ By Athena Ponushis Patients benefit from…
May 11, 2018
Planning for the unexpected is a smart strategy for any institution. Last year’s fierce hurricanes put pharmacy schools’ disaster planning to the test and brought these resilient…
May 11, 2018
Shenandoah’s Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy integrates new method for delivering video instruction.
May 11, 2018
A series of videos created by practitioners at OSU aim to help autism patients understand what to expect at an appointment, not only improving the healthcare experience for…
May 11, 2018
No more one-size-fits-all drugs. As genetic screening becomes more affordable and pharmacogenetic research diversifies, pharmacists look to implement the therapeutic…
May 11, 2018
When it comes to treating teens and adults with persistent asthma, simpler is better, according to an analysis led by University of Connecticut researchers.
May 11, 2018
Inspiration abounded at this year’s INterim Meeting, as attendees heard from expert speakers on leadership and took home fresh methods of driving progress in their careers…
February 22, 2018
The obesity crisis is one of the nation’s biggest health concerns. Pharmacists are on the front lines when it comes to helping patients shed and keep off extra pounds. As obesity…
February 22, 2018
Programs at Western University of Health Sciences and Duquesne University are showing young students what the pharmacist can do—and powering the pipeline in the process. Member…
February 22, 2018
UCSF School of Pharmacy scientists engineer drug delivery device that treats glaucoma directly inside the eye. Glaucoma, which affects over 60 million people worldwide, can seem…
February 22, 2018
A Mercer University professor shares her expertise with key groups to help prevent chemical weapons attacks. In a remote, mountainous region in western Sudan known as Jebel Marra…
December 14, 2017
Pharmacy schools are taking steps to address cultural competency by preparing future pharmacists to be inclusive and ensure that everyone receives the care they need.…
December 14, 2017
Telepharmacy programs are educating patients on medicine and educating students on people. By Athena Ponushis Jed Swackhammer shows up to work…
December 14, 2017
A new USPHS award builds upon a growing tradition of distinguishing pharmacy’s role in public health. The Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional…
December 14, 2017
As an ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) scholar, Senior Director of Academic Affairs Dr. Cecilia M. Plaza hopes to apply the lessons learned in association…
December 14, 2017
What could have been a career-ending car accident for a WNE University student pharmacist is now an opportunity to accomplish even more. By Maureen Thielemans…
September 29, 2017
AACP and its member schools are reaching out to young adults in innovative ways to promote pharmacy as a career choice. By Jane Rooney, Maureen Thielemans and…
September 29, 2017
A Wayne State University researcher is translating basic science knowledge into clinical application, with the hopes of developing better treatments for patients suffering…
September 29, 2017
A new finding from the University of California, San Diego went unnoticed for almost a century. It could have broad implications for vaccine design and treatment of toxic…
September 29, 2017
From opioids to health disparities, the record-setting Pharmacy Education 2017 brought together an Academy ready to tackle the big issues.
June 22, 2017
Pharmacy interventions have a triple aim to improve care, reduce costs, and improve health through better care management. By Jane E. Rooney  A…
June 22, 2017
Support for science shines bright during a rainy day in D.C. By Athena Ponushis Marching for Science on Capitol Hill, Dr. Kirsten Block, saw…
June 22, 2017
The electric sights and sounds of Nashville provide the perfect backdrop for Pharmacy Education 2017. With the summer heat comes the hottest educational and…
June 22, 2017
When a patient was suffering from the effects of cancer, one pharmacist and UMES faculty member sought relief through medicinal cannabis. Now, she hopes to combat the social…
April 21, 2017
Pharmacy schools conducting cutting-edge research can offer significant contributions to the National Cancer Moonshot, which aims to meet ambitious research goals that will…
April 21, 2017
Academic pharmacy is engaged in biomedical and cancer research that will produce new tools to prevent and detect disease, better treatments and improved survival rates for…
April 21, 2017
At this year’s Interim Meeting, current and future leaders in pharmacy education gathered together to learn from experts in leadership development. They shared innovative…
April 21, 2017
It’s the can’t-miss event of the year: Pharmacy Education 2017. Join your colleagues for professional development, networking and collaboration—all set to the electric…
April 21, 2017
A University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy program enters ten years of connecting students with experienced pharmacy leaders—and the benefits go both ways. By…
April 21, 2017
Research study at the University of Maryland will incorporate a broad range of geographically diverse populations. By Malissa Carroll Dr. Sarah…
April 21, 2017
Mercer researcher develops an easy-to-use solution to keep pharmaceuticals out of children’s hands and the water supply. By Kay Torrance More…
February 14, 2017
Embarking on a journey to shape the future of pharmacy practice globally, leaders look to education to begin the transformation. By Athena Ponushis and Jane…
February 14, 2017
Together with the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, a local theater company wrote and staged a play based on patient experiences with healthcare and medication…
February 14, 2017
Two antibiotics fight bacteria differently than thought. By Sam Hostettler Two widely prescribed antibiotics—chloramphenicol and linezolid—may…
February 14, 2017
More universities partner with the IHS to train student pharmacists, and the benefits go both ways. Earlier this year, the Indian Health Service (IHS)…