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April 1, 2010 E-lert 

2010 AACP Award Winners Announced

AACP is pleased to announce the recipients of its top three awards for 2010. AACP has also selected the recipients of the 2010 Rufus A. Lyman Award, honoring the best paper published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Recipients will receive their awards at the 2010 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars, July 10-14, in Seattle, Wash. The winners are:

  • 2010 Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award – Dr. Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2010 Volwiler Research Achievement Award – Dr. Hartmut C. Derendorf, University of Florida
  • 2010 Paul R. Dawson Biotechnology Award – Dr. Harold L. Kohn, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2010 Rufus A. Lyman Award – “An Enhanced Community Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Model to Improve Patient Care,” authored by Dr. Rosemin Kassam and Mona Kwong, The University of British Columbia

2010 AACP Wal-Mart Scholars Announced

AACP is pleased to announce that the 65 student/faculty recipients for the 2010 AACP Wal-Mart Scholars Program have been chosen. The program provides $1,000 travel scholarships to 65 student/faculty pairs from member institutions to attend the 2010 AACP Annual Meeting and the Teachers Seminar in Seattle, Wash., July 10-14. This momentous program continues to grow thanks to Wal-Mart’s generous support. Congratulations to all who have been selected!

AACP Welcomes New Governance Programs Administrative Assistant

Victoria Breeding began her new role at AACP on Wednesday, March 31 as the new governance programs administrative assistant. Vicki comes to AACP most recently from San Diego, Calif., and prior to that from Panama City, Fla. and Middlesex, U.K. where she has held numerous administrative and consulting positions while accompanying her husband, a U.S. sailor, around the world. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and healing arts from the University of Derby, U.K. and is an avid swimmer and dog owner. She can be reached at 703-739-2330 ext. 1036 or at vbreeding@aacp.org.

American Pharmacy Educator Week Call for Discoveries

The 2010 American Pharmacy Educator Week is Oct. 24-30 and AACP plans to once again share your institution’s legacy of discovery with future pharmacy educators. What major breakthroughs have taken place at your institution that advance science and impact patient care? AACP is requesting new information on significant outcomes of faculty research at your institution that will be designed for display on decals posted in school hallways. For more information and to view a discovery highlighted last year, visit the AACP Web site. Please submit all discoveries to Rebecca M. Morgan by April 15, 2010.

Join the discussion on LinkedIn!

Our LinkedIn page offers you the chance to show your interest in AACP while also sharing insights and ideas with others. A group member recently posted a question asking how pharmacists are being prepared for the economic realities of pharmacy services. To join the discussion, simply click on the link to get connected with AACP through LinkedIn!

AACP Online Career Center Helpful Tip #4

After purchasing a 30-day job posting as an employer, be sure to return to My Jobs and post the position by checking the box next to the title and clicking on Post. Your position is not live on the site until you return to My Jobs and make your position status active. Check out the latest positions available on the AACP Online Career Center:

E-mail Maureen Thielemans to post a position on the AACP Online Career Center.

Deadlines and Reminders        

  • American Pharmacy Educator Week Discoveries due
    April 15, 2010  
  • Academic Pharmacy Now Simulations/Medical Home Stories due
    April 15, 2010
  • President-elect and Speaker of the House Nominations due
    May 1, 2010

Partner Organizations

AHRQ

AHRQ will sponsor a full-day, intermediate level, hands-on workshop for health services researchers interested in learning more about Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data resources on April 26, 2010. The course will be held at the AHRQ Conference Center in Rockville, Md. Visit the HCUP Web site for more information and to register. Class size is limited. 

AHRQ is soliciting proposals for research centers to participate in the “Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness” (DEcIDE) Research Network program. Visit the AHRQ Web site for more information. Deadline to submit a proposal is April 27, 2010.

Below are several links to small business “sources sought” notices (SBSSN) and a pre-solicitation:

  • Academic Detailing: Solicitation Number: AHRQ-10-10011. Sources must have the capability to implement traditional product marketing methods, but especially in face-to-face and one-on-one site visits with the intent of changing behavior in clinical practice.

  • Regional Offices: Solicitation Number: AHRQ-10-10010. Sources must have the capability to operate a regional office in each of the following five cities: New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Denver.

  • Continuing Education: Solicitation Number: AHRQ-10-10009. Sources must have the capability to implement a program of online continuing education targeted to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, allied health professionals and other clinicians to provide information about comparative effectiveness research findings.

  • Publicity Center: Solicitation Number: AHRQ-2010-10008. Assistance is sought from a national public relations firm to create a Publicity Center to market comparative effectiveness research reports and associated materials to specific audiences, including healthcare providers (clinicians) nationwide and healthcare consumers (patients) nationwide.

AcademyHealth

The National Health Policy Conference mini-courses on Health Policy Tools and Techniques have been rescheduled as Webinars and registration has re-opened. The Webinars are designed for health policy professionals of all levels and provide training in health policy tools and techniques. The Webinars include: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Policymaking on Thursday, April 8, 2010 from 1:00–4:00 p.m. EDT and Submitting Public Comments on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 from 1:00–4:00 p.m. EDT. To register, download and fax the registration form to 202-292-6891 or e-mail Anna LaFayette.

 

APhA

APhA is pleased to announce the launch of the 17th edition of the Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs. The Handbook editors are looking for pharmacists with expertise in self-care/OTCs to serve as reviewers. Reviewers will have three weeks to review a chapter. Given the number of chapters, the peer review process is scheduled for the period Dec. 13, 2010 to Feb. 18, 2011. Please e-mail a current CV to Linda Young, managing editor, and request more information about the Handbook chapters for review. The deadline to inquire about chapters is April 15, 2010. Be sure to add your last name and initials to the CV file name.

 

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