March 30, 2012 E-lert

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March 30, 2012 E-lert 

Call for 2012 Annual Meeting Announcements

1. Teachers of the Year
AACP recognizes outstanding faculty at regular and associate member colleges and schools of pharmacy. The 2012 Teachers of the Year are selected by their institutions and submitted to AACP by their deans. Honorees will be listed in the 2012 Annual Meeting closing banquet program, and those in attendance will be recognized during the banquet and invited to a luncheon. CEO Deans must use the online form to submit the names of nominated individual faculty members.

2. In Memoriam
During the first session of the House of Delegates, AACP will announce the names of our colleagues in the Academy who have passed away since July 2011. Please submit information—including photos, if available—for the
In Memoriam announcement. All photos must be in .jpg or .tiff formats with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and maximum image size of 5 MB.

3. Changes in Dean Positions
AACP collects changes in all dean positions (CEO, associate, assistant, interim, etc.). CEO Dean updates are announced at the first session of the House of Delegates. All other individuals with new dean responsibilities, including associate and assistant deans, will be acknowledged during the Council of Deans meeting.

All submissions are due Wednesday, May 30 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Please submit one form per teacher, In Memoriam and dean change. Submissions for Teachers of the Year received after this time will not be printed in the banquet program. Contact: Melinda D. Colón at 703-739-2330 ext. 1012.

AACP Election Nominations

AACP seeks qualified candidates for three important elected positions: President-elect for 2013–2014, Treasurer for 2013–2016 and Speaker of the House for 2013–2015.

AACP bylaws require the rotation between a dean and a faculty member for President on alternate years. This year we seek nominees for President-elect from active members of the Association holding dean, associate dean, assistant dean, or equivalent administrative titles. He or she will serve as the 2013–2014 President-elect, 2014–2015 President and 2015–2016 Immediate Past President. The Treasurer will chair the Finance and Investment Committees and serve on the Board of Directors from 2013 to 2016. Interested candidates may obtain more information by contacting Dr. Rodney A. Carter, chair of the AACP Nominating Committee, or Dr. Lucinda L. Maine.

Election of Speaker-elect will occur in Kissimmee during the 2012 Annual Meeting. The Speaker-elect serves one year (non-Board position) prior to assuming the duties of Speaker in July 2013. He or she will preside over the 2014 and 2015 House of Delegates. For more information, please contact Dr. Cynthia J. Boyle, AACP Speaker of the House, or Dr. Lucinda L. Maine.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent, not exceeding two pages, and curriculum vitae to Sandy Stutman by Wednesday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. 

Academic Pharmacy Now Call for Stories

Do you have perspectives to share about assessing educational equipment and facility needs? Academic Pharmacy Now is planning an article that will feature the experiences and insights of deans and faculty who have pursued an effective process to evaluate the need for new teaching technologies, research space and laboratory equipment, classrooms or buildings. Tell us:

  • What process did you follow for the needs assessment?
  • What were the results of your assessment?
  • What recommendations came out of the assessment?
  • How did you pursue those recommendations?
  • What helped you succeed in pursuing funding?

Please submit a description of your experience and results, along with photos and captions, to Maureen Thielemans by 5:00 p.m. EDT on April 12. 

Deadlines and Reminders        

2012 Innovative Medication Adherence Educators Challenge Submissions Due
March 30

Academic Pharmacy Now Special Call for Stories Due
April 12

Candidates for AACP President-elect, Treasurer and Speaker of the House Due
April 25

2012 Teacher of the Year, In Memoriam and Dean Change Announcements Due
May 30

Partner Organizations

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released new clinician and consumer summaries on Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring in Adults With Hypertension and a new library of resources on mental health. These publications are the latest in a growing library of free English and Spanish summaries produced by AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program. To learn more, visit the AHRQ Web site.

AACP has partnered with the Network to Overcome Obesity Now to bring the fight against adult obesity into the 21st Century. Because there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating obesity, safe and effective drug therapies provide adult patients with another option for treatment. NOON encourages patients and healthcare providers to engage in meaningful dialogue about which course of treatment best fits the individual patient’s needs. For more information about NOON, visit its Web site. If you are a medication researcher or subject matter expert in this area, please contact: S. Whitney Zatzkin.

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