AACP Announces the Newest Academic Leadership FellowsThirty pharmacy educators have been selected for the 2014–2015 cohort of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP). Now in its 11th year, the program is designed to develop the nation’s most promising pharmacy faculty for roles as future leaders in pharmacy education and beyond. For the full list of names, visit the AACP Web site.
Apply for Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service AwardIs 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 Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Find more information about all award programs on the AACP Web site. 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 AACP Web site.
New Updates to AACP Member ProfileAACP 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.
Availability of Fiscal Year 2013 Pharmacy Faculty Research Grant Data Data on research grants awarded to pharmacy faculty members for fiscal year 2013 is now available for members to access in the AACP Pharmacy Faculty Research Grant Data and Federal Grants Search directories. Faculty research grant institutional rankings for 2013 are also available for members to access in an Excel file format on the AACP Web site.
Upcoming Webinar from the Geriatric Pharmacy SIGThe first installment of the Geriatric Pharmacy SIG Webinar Series, Beyond Flu Shots: Update on Immunizations for Older Adults, will take place Tuesday, July 22, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. This dynamic webinar will review the current CDC and CMS vaccination recommendations for elderly patients, as well as discuss some of the new vaccine technologies that are encountered in clinical practice. For more details, visit the AACP Web site.
New Investigator Award Intent Window Opening SoonLetters of Intent for the 2014–2015 AACP New Investigator Award will be accepted between July 8 and Aug. 1. Instructions and application forms can be found on the AACP Web site.
Google+ Hangout with the Winners of the Script Your Future ChallengeOn Aug. 7, from Noon–1:00 p.m. EDT, join a Google+ Hangout with the winning teams of the 2014 Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge. A student representative will present their team's unique approach to tackling poor adherence in their community. To sign up, visit the dedicated Google+ page. For more information on the team Challenge activities, visit the Script Your Future Web site.
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.
PhRMA FoundationThe PhRMA Foundation is seeking applications for its 2015 Adherence Award programs. The programs provide financial support for investigators whose research aims to advance knowledge of innovative and effective approaches to improve medication adherence. The application deadline for all programs is Sept. 1. For information about each type of award, and submission information, please visit the PhRMA Foundation Web site.
HSHPSThe Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools has made the call for poster abstracts for their Development Workshop: Using Data Systems to Improve Hispanic Health Outcomes, taking place July 24–25. Abstracts are due July 7, by 5:00 p.m. EST. For submission information and guidelines, visit the HSHPS 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.