The mission of AACP is to lead and partner with our members in advancing pharmacy education, research, scholarship, practice and service to improve societal health.
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AACP has installed its 2014-15 president: Patricia A. Chase, Ph.D., the Gates Wigner Dean for the School of Pharmacy at West Virginia University. Chase accepted the gavel at Pharmacy Education 2014, AACP's Annual Meeting, in Grapevine, Texas. She succeeds Peggy Piascik, Ph.D., professor in the Pharmacy Practice and Science Department at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Chase outlined how the Association will address access, affordability and accountability, and drive AACP's initiatives in the year ahead.
Due to overwhelming demand, AACP is holding a second 2014 AACP Institute, Nov. 17–19, in Atlanta. The 2014 AACP Encore Institute: CAPE Educational Outcomes 2013, will give teams the opportunity to explore each of the four domains, gain foundational insight and discover how programs are working toward implementation. For more information, visit the Encore Institute Web page.
The Board of Directors has appointed a committee comprised of both Board members and members-at-large to collect input regarding the ACPE Standards 2016 revision on behalf of the Association. This survey provides individual members an opportunity to provide comments directly to the committee. The Section and SIG leaders are also providing feedback in a separate survey. Please respond by Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
Is your institution is changing your community through service? Have your faculty and students made a positive impact in the neighborhood around your institutions? Let us know by applying for the Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award. Submit your college or school's award applications—online in PDF format—by Friday, Sept. 5, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Find more information about all award programs here. Contact: Melinda D. Colón. Please note: The Student Community Engaged Service Award is under review by AACP, which will change the deadline. Updates will be made to the award's Web page.
AACP members now have the ability to select up to five areas of expertise within their member profile. You can also provide a link to a school faculty profile or LinkedIn page, upload your CV, as well as indicate the number of years you've been in academia since your first appointment. These modifications will improve Roster Search capabilities to identify faculty with particular expertise. Log in to your member profile to make these updates.