2014 Community Engagement Award Recipients AnnouncedAACP congratulates The University of Oklahoma for receiving the 2014 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award. To view the recipients of the Student Community Engaged Service Award, as well as the recent recipients of the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator, Paul R. Dawson Biotechnology, Rufus A. Lyman, and Distinguished Service awards, please visit the AACP Media Room. The Community Engagement awards will be presented during the Opening General Session and Closing Banquet at the AACP Annual Meeting: Pharmacy Education 2014.
Closing Soon: Online Registration for Pharmacy Education 2014There’s still time to register online for the most valuable education event of the year: Pharmacy Education 2014. The AACP Annual Meeting is the best opportunity to connect with peers, gain valuable resources and learn from industry experts. Gain approval from your school’s leadership to attend with our step-by-step guide to help you make your case. And don't forget to maximize your CE credits by selecting the Recorded Sessions Package when registering.
AACP Applauds Two Staff AdvancementsLynette R. Bradley-Baker was promoted to Vice President of the Public Affairs and Engagement Group on June 1. This group is comprised of the advocacy, government and professional affairs, communications, membership, and information technology sectors of the Association. Lynette previously served as AACP Director of Professional Alliance Development since August 2010.
William G. Lang now serves as the Senior Policy Advisor to AACP on June 1. In this full-time role, he will continue to be responsible for government and policy affairs within AACP, as well as a special advisor for AACP on outreach and communication efforts. Will has been with AACP for 14 years.
AACP Welcomes Nancy Nguyen to the Staff
Nancy T. Nguyen joined the AACP staff June 3 as academic research and program assistant. Nancy recently graduated from Occidental College with a bachelor’s degree in politics. She received the departmental award for outstanding politics senior and received honors for her thesis project on Asian American and Pacific Islander incarceration. Outside of her academics, Nancy was involved with residential education, undergraduate research, community engagement and campus programming. She has worked as a Community Engagement Project intern with Asian Americans Advancing Justice–Los Angeles, educating underrepresented communities about enrollment in Covered California. She can be reached by e-mail or phone at 703-739-2330 ext. 1048.
AACP Seeks Input into the ACPE Standards 2016 RevisionThe 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 Monday, Aug. 11, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
2014 National Pharmacy Workforce SurveyPharmacists in the Academy may receive in the mail a request to fill out a questionnaire for an important research project being funded by Pharmacy Workforce Center (PWC), a consortium of pharmacy organizations established in 1989 as a non-profit corporation and coordinated by AACP. The purpose of the survey is to collect reliable information on demographic characteristics, work contributions and on the quality of work life of the pharmacist workforce in the United States during 2014. Results from the study will be used to help understand trends in the current pharmacist workforce and help with pharmacy workforce planning. To view previous survey findings, please visit the AACP Web site.
AFPEThe American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education has recently changed its address. AFPE is now located at 6076 Franconia Road, Suite C, Alexandria, Virginia, 22310. For more information, visit the AFPE Web site.
AAMCThe Association of American Medical Colleges has developed new Core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for Entering Residency, in response to feedback from program directors and emerging literature regarding the clinical preparedness of entering residents. To download the publication, visit the AAMC Web site.
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Founded in 1900, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is a national organization representing the interests of pharmacy education and educators. Comprising all accredited colleges and schools of pharmacy including more than 6,400 faculty, 57,000 students enrolled in professional programs and 5,700 individuals pursuing graduate study, AACP is committed to excellence in pharmacy education.