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June 27, 2022
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.
June 26, 2022
Palliative care requires an interdisciplinary approach, and pharmacists are partnering with other healthcare providers to offer team-based support and treatment for patients.
June 26, 2022
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.
June 26, 2022
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!
June 13, 2022
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.
June 9, 2022
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.
June 2, 2022
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.
June 2, 2022
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?
May 23, 2022
AACP is pleased to announce that the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) will once again sponsor three Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS) Section Summer Research Exchange Mentorship Program awards for summer 2022. These awards of $2,500 each will support student pharmacists as they pursue research with host mentors outside of their home institutions.
April 20, 2022
An AACP Interim meeting panel explored how academic institutions can address workplace trauma. Many leaders and employees are seeing symptoms of workplace trauma in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. These include fatigue, absenteeism, disengagement, sleep difficulties, feelings of guilt or shame, avoidance of certain activities and feeling a loss of control.
April 11, 2022
As I muse over the nearly 50 years since I dedicated my professional energy to pharmacy, I am at once struck by the magnitude of the change that has occurred across those years and the pace. The magnitude is indisputably enormous, yet the pace has not been what I and many others have sought. Some examples: Shortly before I entered the Auburn pharmacy program as a pre-pharmacy freshman, Act 205 of the Alabama Pharmacy Practice statute said that a pharmacist was not to put the name of the product on the prescription label.
April 11, 2022
The second Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute highlighted the ongoing work that pharmacy schools must do to build connections, foster authentic exchanges and be persistent in pursuing EDI goals to ensure enduring cultural change. When Dr. Michael Fulford, assistant dean for institutional effectiveness and strategic initiatives, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, proposed opening AACP’s second Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Institute with a panel featuring student voices, it was an easy sell.