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October 3, 2022
Intent on growing the next generation of pharmacists to provide care to rural communities, some schools are focused on creative approaches to building the pipeline. Being a pharmacist often means fulfilling duties that aren’t traditionally part of the job description. Nowhere is that more evident than in rural areas, where healthcare resources can be scarce and the pharmacist may be the sole access point for patients.
October 3, 2022
Women in pharmacy academia reflected on their experiences in leadership positions during an AACP webinar that explored the challenges and rewards that come with moving to an administrative role. AACP’s 2021–24 Strategic Plan elevates the organization’s commitment to leading diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism efforts. Diversity, equity and inclusion in leadership roles with AACP and at various member institutions is part of this priority.
October 3, 2022
As AACP’s new Executive Vice President and CEO, Lee Vermeulen intends to promote the value of pharmacists while developing more innovative practice models to boost pharmacy school enrollment. Lee Vermeulen got his first glimpse into pharmacy while dusting shelves as a five-year-old at the hospital pharmacy where his father worked in Western New York. His father, the hospital’s first pharmacist, convinced the medical director to bring him on as he had been working at the community pharmacy for years, and immediately started making innovative moves.
September 29, 2022
The University of Minnesota’s Center for Orphan Drug Research wants to illuminate the struggles facing patients with rare diseases. Their unconventional approach? A stage production. Rare diseases are formidable, presenting challenging and complex uncertainties that would make for dramatic stories in the hands of great playwrights like Shakespeare or Sophocles. The Center for Orphan Drug Research (CODR) at the University of Minnesota (UMN) College of Pharmacy is tapping into that premise in a big way.
September 28, 2022
A University of Pittsburgh collaboration demonstrates that partnership between pharmacists and audiologists can promote patient hearing health. In October 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a rule to create a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. This would allow some hearing aids to be sold directly to consumers without requiring a medical exam or a fitting by an audiologist.
September 26, 2022
It is my great pleasure to introduce this issue of Academic Pharmacy Now, my first as CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. I have spent the past several months learning about AACP, meeting our leaders and members and getting to know our amazing staff.
September 21, 2022
Financial support will help students’ educational commitment to serving rural or underserved communities upon graduation.   For Immediate Release Contact:  ...
August 9, 2022
For Immediate Release Contact: Dana Korsen, Director of Media Relations, Office of News and Public Information, National Academy of Medicine; 202-334-2138 ...
July 12, 2022

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

June 27, 2022
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.
June 27, 2022
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.
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.