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The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, reversing the landmark 1973 Roe ...

Upholding interprofessional education and practice transformation, pharmacy foundations are bolstering pharmacists working to improve health outcomes. The communal need for pharmacists may be more evident than ever before, as the pandemic highlighted their role in strengthening public health.
Research by Midwestern University College of Pharmacy professors explored the pandemic’s effect on students’ emotional intelligence. Many questions linger about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its lasting effects on students, the workforce, the economy, and the mental and physical repercussions that are still coming to light. When classes were forced to go virtual, students missed out on face-to-face connections with peers as well as professors and patients.
A DEIA Task Force is leading an AACP environmental scan to better understand the challenges, needs and opportunities facing deans as they pursue DEIA efforts. AACP’s strategic plan for 2021–2024 focuses on preparing pharmacists for changing environments. Part of this strategy aims to address diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism (DEIA) issues, starting with an environmental scan.
Palliative care requires an interdisciplinary approach, and pharmacists are partnering with other healthcare providers to offer team-based support and treatment for patients.
In part two of this look back at her career, Lucinda Maine reflects on the progress that’s been made in pharmacy and what lies ahead. As Lucinda Maine prepares to retire after 20 years as AACP’s executive vice president and CEO, she considers the challenges and opportunities on the horizon for the pharmacy profession.
The week I started writing this letter, Lee Vermeulen arrived at AACP’s headquarters to begin a time of overlap with me before he assumes the role of AACP Executive Vice President and CEO on July 1. This is a time of transformation and transitions, as Lee and I will discuss during the final plenary session at Pharmacy Education 2022, our first in-person annual meeting since 2019!
Lucinda Maine looks back on how she cultivated her passion for pharmacy and highlights from her 40-plus years in the profession. She tells the story of her career as if it happened through a series of serendipitous accidents, unexpected opportunities and surprises of support. As she tells it, doors opened for her and she simply walked through them.
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy is proud to announce it has selected 35 individuals to join its prestigious Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP), a record number of accepted individuals since the program’s inception 19 years ago.
Award will support the advancement of underrepresented minority participation in COVID-19 clinical trials and contribute to the continued evaluation of FDA-approved products. Researchers from the Texas A&M University Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) have been awarded $1 million from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) Innovation award: Covid-19 and Health Equity.
More than 300 emerging and established leaders in pharmacy will convene June 2-3 at the Bridging Pharmacy Education and Practice Summit being held at six regional host sites across the U.S. to achieve consensus and provide action-oriented recommendations that will help move the pharmacy profession forward. Two key questions will guide participants’ discussion at the Summit: what does pharmacy workforce optimization look like, and to get to an optimized pharmacy workforce, what is needed and what changes are required in the following areas?