January 31, 2011 E-lert

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January 31, 2011 E-lert 

Plan to Attend the 2011 AACP Interim Meeting!

Visit the 2011 AACP Interim Meeting Web site to register now, book your hotel and see what programming is in store for you and your colleagues. The meeting, Transformational Leadership: Deans and Chairs As Agents of Change, Feb. 26-March 2, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah hotel in Savannah, Ga., has parallel tracks: one for current assistant, associate and CEO Deans and one for department chairs of colleges and schools of pharmacy. Session topics for department chairs and those faculty who aspire to become department chairs include faculty recruitment, retention and development, and working effectively with conflict, while deans will discuss providing value in healthcare and engage in a noteworthy practice forum, just to name a few of the many leadership development opportunities. Register to attend by Monday, Feb. 14, 2011.

AACP Individual Membership Renewal Has Been Extended!

Renew your AACP membership by Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 to continue receiving all the great benefits, services and opportunities that come with being an AACP member. In order to be nominated for an award, or submit Annual Meeting special programming or abstracts, you must be an AACP member. Want to receive low registration rates at must-attend meetings, or be eligible for funding sources for research initiatives? Then you must be an AACP member. To ensure your benefits continue, visit the AACP Web site and renew your membership online by Friday, Feb. 18, 2011.

Apply Today for the AACP Walmart Scholars Program

The 2011 AACP Walmart Scholars Program will provide $1,000 scholarships to 75 student-faculty pairs from AACP member institutions to attend the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, July 9-13. Application materials are available on the AACP Web site and are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. Questions? Contact Jennifer L. Athay.

2011 AACP Annual Meeting Call for Roundtable Discussion Topics

Members are invited to submit topics for two, one-hour roundtable discussion sessions on July 10-11 during the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting. Roundtables are informal discussions of pressing current topics important to the Academy. They provide a venue to both share and learn from educators from other colleges and schools of pharmacy. More information can be found on the AACP Web site. Please submit your topic online by 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 23.

AACP Election Nominations

AACP seeks qualified candidates for the position of 2012-2013 AACP President-elect. AACP bylaws state: in odd-numbered years, nominees for the position of President-elect shall be selected from among active members of the Association not holding dean, associate dean, assistant dean, or equivalent administrative titles. This year we seek interest for President-elect nominees from individuals who are faculty. Interested candidates may obtain more information by contacting Dr. Jeffrey N. Baldwin, chair of the AACP Nominating Committee, or Dr. Lucinda L. Maine. Interested candidates for this position should submit a letter of intent, not exceeding two pages, and curriculum vitae to Melinda D. Colón by Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

AACP Seeks Input About Your Medicaid Partnerships

Addressing the issues of healthcare access, quality and cost with or without federal legislation recognizes the role that states play in the provision of healthcare through Medicaid. Colleges and schools of pharmacy such as the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York are actively engaged with their state Medicaid agencies. AACP seeks knowledge of your relationships with state Medicaid programs to assist our education efforts. Please send your response to the following questions to William G. Lang:

  • Does you college or school of pharmacy have a partnership/relationship with your state Medicaid agency?
  • If so, briefly describe the nature of this partnership/relationship and please provide the name of the faculty member(s) engaged in this partnership/relationship.  

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Check Out the Latest Positions on the AACP Online Career Center

Below are just some of the many academic pharmacy positions posted on the AACP Online Career Center:

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The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the APTR Healthy People Curriculum Task Force invite the submission of applications describing successful practices that are advancing the teaching of prevention, population health and public health, and how they are supporting the Healthy People 2020 objectives that focus on education. To register your intent to apply, enter your contact information by Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 and complete the brief application online by Monday, March 14, 2011 on the APTR Web site.


The APhA Career Pathway Evaluation Program for Pharmacy Professionals is a career planning tool that helps student pharmacists, as well as existing practitioners, navigate through the career planning process. To assist with the integration of this program into the pharmacy curriculum, a facilitator training program will be held in conjunction with the APhA 2011 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Seattle from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 25. Registration will be limited to one representative per school and space is limited to the first 30 participants. To register, please visit the APhA Web site.

The APhA Foundation has been selected as an initial grantee in and will play a major role in the new Together on Diabetes®: Communities Uniting to Meet America’s Diabetes Challenge. The Foundation will adapt and expand the evidence-based care model successfully utilized in three innovative diabetes initiatives to 25 communities heavily affected by diabetes. Each of these 25 communities will receive a $25,000 grant to support the local implementation of the project. Visit the APhA Foundation Web site to register for a one-hour webinar Feb. 1 – Feb. 4.

Competencies Foundational to Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

In March 2010, the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) consisting of AAMC, AACOM, AACN, AACP, ADEA and ASPH jointly sponsored an expert panel to recommend core competencies that would prepare learners in the six professions for interprofessional collaborative practice. The full panel report, which will also include recommendations for educational strategies, will be published in April 2011. Although the panel focused its recommendations on the professions of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and public health, the IPEC looks forward to enlarging the circle of engagement with other health professions once the report is published. For more information, contact Dr. Lucinda L. Maine.


The FDA is now accepting applications for the 2011 class of FDA Commissioner's Fellows. The FDA offers a two-year Fellowship Program that provides an opportunity for health professionals and scientists to receive training and experience at the FDA. Fellows will train at FDA's White Oak campus in Silver Spring, Md. or at other FDA facilities. Salaries are extremely competitive and travel funds are available to attend scientific meetings. To apply, please visit the FDA Web site. Applications will be accepted until midnight EST on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011.


The National Health Sciences Students' Association (NaHSSA) and the Journal of Interprofessional Care (JIC) are pleased to announce the call for the 2011 International Essay Contest on Interprofessionalism. Each participating student is required to submit a 1,500 word (maximum) essay on one of the following topics: Have you ever witnessed or been a part of healthcare professionals working together toward a common goal, or share your insights on the current state and future of interprofessionalism in healthcare. For more information, including entrant eligibility, please visit the NaHSSA Web site. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 25, 2011.

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