July 3, 2013 E-lert

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July 3, 2013 E-lert 

See you in Chicago for Pharmacy Education 2013!

Want to attend the 2013 AACP Annual Meeting but didn’t have time to register online? Don’t worry! Onsite registration will be available during the conference. The AACP Registration and Information Desk will be located at the East Tower: Grand Ballroom Registration Desk, Gold Level of the Hyatt Regency Chicago, and open during the following times:

  • Friday, July 12, 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 13, 7:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 14, 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 15, 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 16, 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Also, be sure to access the full Research/Education Poster Abstracts, School Poster Abstracts, New Investigator Award Abstracts, Innovations in Teaching Abstracts and Excellence in Assessment Award Abstracts by visiting the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education Web site, Vol. 77, Iss. 5. PDF versions of many of the posters presented will be available on the AACP Online Learning Center.

Coming Soon: Celebrate Academic Pharmacy

AACP has developed an exciting program that will assist pharmacy schools with year-round efforts to honor faculty and interest students in academic pharmacy careers. Celebrate Academic Pharmacy, an extension and modification of the former American Pharmacy Educator Week program, begins this fall.

Apply for AACP’s Community Engagement Awards

Are you a candidate for the 2013-14 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award or the AACP Student Community Engaged Service Award, sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals? Submit award applications—online in PDF format—by Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Find more information about all AACP award programs on the AACP Web site. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.

Ellen Woods Named AFPE President and CEO

The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education has named Ellen Woods as President and CEO, effective May 1. Ellen previously served in key development positions in the arts and health sectors, including her work at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Epilepsy Foundation. AFPE provides substantial support for predoctoral fellows pursuing Ph.D.s in the pharmaceutical sciences. Historically, AFPE has also funded the New Investigator Award Program (now funded by AACP) and a pipeline program to encourage student pharmacists to consider research careers. President Woods will participate in the 2013 AACP Annual Meeting including making brief remarks at the First House of Delegates Session and Council of Deans Business Meeting.

Recent Webinars Now Online

Didn’t have a chance to attend the recent Webinars hosted by the Experiential Education or Pharmacy Practice Sections? Now you can view them online at your convenience.

Explore Research Funding Opportunities (Newly Updated)

AACP’s Research Funding Opportunities page provides links for members to directly search for funding opportunities and deadlines in chosen research fields. These include federal agencies, non-federal research associations and foundations, and a section of additional funding opportunities that may not be broadly distributed. These additional grants will be updated periodically.

Call for ACPE Board of Directors Candidates

The AACP Board of Directors is seeking candidates for service on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors. A subcommittee of the AACP Board of Directors will make their recommendation to the full AACP Board at the November 2013 meeting. The appointee will observe both the January and June 2014 meetings of ACPE and will begin the six-year term in July 2014. Candidates should submit a single PDF of the requested materials to AACP no later than close of business Sept. 3. View the complete call for candidates by visiting the AACP Web site. 

Deadlines and Reminders

Community Engagement Award Application Deadline
Aug. 28

ACPE Board of Directors Candidate Submission Deadline
Sept. 3

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The American Pharmacists Association is currently accepting applications for their 340B Peer-to-Peer program. The program showcases high performing 340B entities to provide practical examples of excellence for others in the field. Visit the program Web site and click on the “340B/P2P” tab for more details.

The Food and Drug Administration seeks your participation on its Advisory Committees. As science experts, pharmacy faculty are excellent candidates for these volunteer opportunities.  Current vacancies on FDA Advisory Committees can be found at the FDA Web site.

The Student Mentorship Program for Hispanic Health Research, the first formal Web-based national mentorship program regarding Hispanic health research, is currently recruiting mentors for their nine-month program. Visit its Web site to learn more. Mentor applications close July 31.


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