March 29, 2013 E-lert

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March 29, 2013 E-lert 

New AACP Academic Research Fellows Program

AACP announces a year-long leadership program designed to expand the capabilities of established faculty research scientists and administrators to cultivate collaborative team research and graduate education within and across institutions. Participants will gain experience in research-focused leadership, develop strategies to secure funding, and network with successful research leaders and advocacy groups. Visit the AACP Web site for program information and application details. Application deadline: Monday, April 29, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Contact: ARFP@aacp.org.

Scholarship Opportunity for Dual Degree Students

Applications are now being accepted for the Express Scripts Scholars Program. The program will provide four (4) $10,000 scholarships each year to enrolled dual degree students. The awarded students are given $2,500 per semester for four consecutive semesters, totaling $10,000 over two years. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 15, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. For application instructions, please visit the AACP Web site. Contact: ExpressScriptsScholars@aacp.org.

Explore Research Funding Opportunities

AACP has launched a new web page that 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 Presidential Nominations

The AACP Nominations Committee calls for nominations of candidates for the office of President-Elect. The term of service is three years, including service as President-Elect, President and Immediate Past President followed by five years on the Argus Commission. Election includes appointment to the AACP Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Active AACP members who do not hold the title of dean, associate dean, assistant dean or equivalent administrative title are eligible to serve. Please confirm a candidate’s willingness to serve prior to submitting a name to the committee. Self nominations are accepted.

Requests for additional information can be directed to Immediate Past President Brian L. Crabtree, committee chair, at brian.crabtree@wayne.edu. Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent (not exceeding two pages) and curriculum vitae to Sandy Stutman by Wednesday, April 17, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Recent Webinars Now Online

AACP’s governance groups recently hosted three Webinars now available for viewing:

Deadlines and Reminders

Call for Presidential Nominations
April 17

Academic Research Fellows Program (ARFP) Deadline
April 29

Express Scripts Scholars Program Deadline
May 15

Partner Organizations

AMCP
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy has updated their slide decks on managed care pharmacy topics for 2013. Subjects include drug formulary development and management, drug payment methodologies, Medicare part D and more. To view these presentations and more, visit the AMCP Web site.

BPS
The Board of Pharmacy Specialties has issued a Call for Nominations for Board Certified Pharmacists to serve on each of its six Specialty Councils. BPS must receive nomination materials by Monday, May 6. Please visit the BPS Web site to obtain more information on the councils, nomination process and nomination materials.

CMS
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services now offers a new easy-to-use tool to get current data on where multiple chronic conditions occur, which services they require, and how much Medicare spends helping beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions. The dashboard is part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Initiative on Multiple Chronic Conditions.

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