House of Delegates: New Delegate Orientation Call/Webinar
Committee Volunteer Submission Deadline
Leadership SIG Webinar: Demonstrating Pharmacy's Contributions…
President- and Speaker-elect Candidate Materials Deadline
Academic Research Fellows Program Application Deadline
May IPEC Institute
Express Scripts Scholars Program Application Deadline
Gayle Brazeau Named New AJPE EditorAACP is pleased to announce the appointment of Gayle A. Brazeau, Ph.D., as the seventh editor of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE), the official scholarly publication of the Association. Founded in 1937, AJPE’s purpose is to document and advance pharmaceutical education in the United States and internationally. Brazeau will succeed Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro, who is stepping down in May after serving as AJPE editor since 2002. Brazeau currently serves as associate editor of AJPE, a position she has held since 2005, and is dean of the University of New England College of Pharmacy.
2014 National Pharmacy Workforce Survey Launching SoonA few weeks from now, pharmacists 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. The 2014 survey will add to previously completed surveys in 2000, 2004 and 2009. To view previous survey findings, please visit the AACP Web site.Space Still Available for the May IPEC Institute The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will hold its next Institute, Interprofessional Education: Building a Framework for Collaboration, May 4-7, in Herndon, Va. Attendees will participate in team-based activities and will have opportunities to consult with peers in order to develop a programmatic action plan related to interprofessional education. For more information, including registration and team composition requirements, visit the IPEC Web site. Scholarship Opportunity for Dual Degree StudentsApplications 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 Thursday, May 15, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. For application instructions, please visit the AACP Web site. Contact: ExpressScriptsScholars@aacp.org. New Upcoming Webinars Available from AACPThe next installment of the Leadership Development SIG’s Webinar series, Demonstrating Pharmacy’s Contributions towards Achieving Improved Therapeutic, Safety, Humanistic and Economic Outcomes, will take place Thursday, April 10. For more details, visit the AACP Web site.
The House of Delegates will be hosting their New Delegate Orientation Call/Webinar, Thursday, April 3. Designed for but not exclusive to new delegates, the session will review the AACP House of Delegates' authority and delegates' responsibilities. To join the webinar, log in as a guest to the AACP Webinar site. To join via phone, call 1-800-377-8846 and use participant code 54649443#.
Be sure to check out the following Webinars that you may have missed:
Call for Committee VolunteersPatricia 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 ProgramARFP 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: ARFP@aacp.org. Waitlist Spots Available for the AACP InstituteRegistration 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. 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-electThe 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 Maine, staff liaison to the Nominations Committee. Interested candidates are asked to submit a CV and letter describing their qualifications and experience to Lucinda Maine by Tuesday, April 15.
FDAThe Food and Drug Administration’s Commissioner’s Fellowship Program will begin accepting applications Wednesday, April 16 for the Class of 2014. Those accepted into the program receive regulatory science training and the chance to conduct cutting-edge research on targeted scientific, policy or regulatory issues under the mentorship of an FDA senior scientist. For more information, visit the FDA Web site. CDCThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a set of translation tools to inform healthcare providers, decision-makers and others about the role of the pharmacist in team-based care. For more information, visit the CDC Web site. The CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention released its first state law fact sheet, A Summary of State Community Health Worker Laws. Other recent state law fact sheets, including Select Features of State Pharmacist Collaborative Practice Laws and Prescription Drug Cost-Sharing and Antihypertensive Drug Access among State Medicaid Fee for Service Plans, 2012 are available at the CDC Web site. Also available from the CDC, the Chronic Disease State Policy Tracking System is a state-based searchable database of chronic disease prevention and control policy information. Visit the CDC Web site for more information.
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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.