March 14, 2014

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March 14, 2014 



HDCC SIG Webinar, Say What?: Communicating with Patients… 


March 25


Annual Meeting School Poster Abstract Submission Deadline


March 26


Committee Volunteer Submission Deadline


April 9


President- and Speaker-elect Candidate Materials Deadline


April 15


Academic Research Fellows Program Application Deadline


April 16


Call for Committee Volunteers
Patricia A. Chase, AACP President-elect, is seeking volunteers to serve on AACP standing, awards selection, and other committees. Three themes will ground priorities for AACP under her leadership: access, affordability and accountability. During her presidential year, Dr. Chase will specifically be focusing AACP’s efforts on innovations in the following areas: residency training, graduate education, health reform and innovations in education. If you are interested in serving on an AACP Committee during the 2014–2015 academic year, please submit your request via the form located on the AACP Web site by Wednesday, April 9, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
Apply Now for the Academic Research Fellows Program
ARFP is 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: Wednesday, April 16, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Contact:
Important Survey Data Available
National data from the AACP 2013 Survey of Vacant Budgeted and Lost Faculty Positions is now available in Institutional Research Brief Number 14. The survey is instrumental in making the case for increased support for pharmaceutical education at the federal level and in planning AACP programs and initiatives.


Upcoming Webinar from the HDCC SIG
The next installment of the Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG’s Webinar series, Say What?: Communicating with Patients with Limited English Proficiency and/or Limited Health Literacy, will take place Tuesday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m. EST. For more details, visit the AACP Web site. Previous Webinars, including the recently-recorded Cross-Cultural Communication for Pharmacists: Challenges and Opportunities in Immigrant and Refugee Patient Care, are also available.
Waitlist Spots Now Available for the AACP Institute
Registration has sold out for the AACP Institute, CAPE Educational Outcomes 2013, taking place on May 19–21, at The National Conference Center in Leesburg, Va., but you can still be added to the waitlist. Teams of 3–5 faculty and preceptors from one institution will gain an understanding of the 2013 CAPE Educational Outcomes as a framework for the development of Doctorate of Pharmacy graduates, and will discover how programs are working toward curricular delivery, mapping and assessment. Visit the AACP Web site for information about getting on the waitlist.
AACP Seeks Candidates for President- and Speaker-elect
The AACP Nominations Committee seeks candidates interested in the positions of AACP President-elect and Speaker-elect. As specified in the AACP Bylaws, candidates for President-elect in even numbered years must be active members of the Association who have dean in their current titles. The member elected in this cycle serves a 3-year term on the Board and will assume the office of the President in July 2016.
Additional information on the responsibilities of each position is available by contacting J. Lyle Bootman, Immediate Past President and Chair of the AACP Nominations Committee; Philip M. Hritcko, Speaker of the AACP House of Delegates; or Lucinda L. Maine, staff liaison to the Nominations Committee. Interested candidates are asked to submit a CV and letter describing their qualifications and experience to Dr. Maine by Tuesday, April 15.
Submit School Poster Abstracts for the 2014 AACP Annual Meeting
AACP member institutions are called to submit school poster abstracts for the 2014 AACP Annual Meeting school poster session at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. The theme for this year's school posters is "innovations in community engagement." Details for the school poster abstract criteria are available on the AACP Web site. Each institution may submit one abstract on a first come, first served due to space constraints. CEO deans must authorize the abstract's inclusion by signing and returning a verification form by fax or email to Alex Tozer. The deadline to submit school poster abstracts is Wednesday, March 26, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Please contact Melinda Colón with any questions.

Partner Organizations

The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education has announced a call for applications, due March 31, for a new Gateway Research Scholarship program for promising pre-professional degree pharmacy students or baccalaureate degree students. Applications for a Pharmacy Faculty Development Fellowship in Community Pharmacy–Medication Adherence and Geriatric Pharmacy are due April 1. To apply, visit the AFPE Web site for more information, or contact Grants Manager Sherri Hunter.

The Institute of Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education will be webcasting its next workshop on Scaling up Best Practices in Community-based Health Professional Education on May 1-2. This workshop aims to provide a framework for understanding the responsibilities of health professions, institutions and students to the communities they serve. Please visit the IOM Web site for registration and agenda information.

US-Thai Consortium
The Steering Committee of the US-Thai Consortium for Advancement of Pharmacy Education in Thailand has been working diligently to develop an exciting program for the Consortium meeting to be held May 28–30, at the University of Maryland's Baltimore campus in Baltimore, MD. To register, and for area and lodging information, visit the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Web site.

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