May 15, 2014

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May 15, 2014 



Act Now for a Great Hotel Rate at the Annual Meeting
Guest rooms at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center are filling up fast for Pharmacy Education 2014. Make a reservation today to enjoy great rates, complimentary in-room WiFi for AACP hotel guests and the convenience of not missing a minute of networking or development.

Make the most of the learning opportunities at the Annual Meeting: Purchase the Recorded Sessions Package when registering and you can earn the maximum CE credits.

Congratulations to the Medication Adherence Challenge Winners
AACP and the National Consumers League announced the winners of the third annual Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge. The competition called on students to develop creative ideas for raising awareness about medication adherence as a critical public health issue. This year’s awardees are: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Touro University California College of Pharmacy, Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy and University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy. To learn more, visit the AACP Web site.

Closing Soon: Pan-American Conference on Pharmaceutical Education
Online registration for the IX Pan American Conference on Pharmaceutical Education closes  Monday, May 19. The event will be held at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, June 2–4. Since 1990, AACP has co-sponsored this event with the Pan American World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) to help promote cooperation among pharmacy schools across the Americas. For more information, including an agenda and registration information, visit the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Web site.

2012/13 School Financial Data Now Available
National data from the AACP 2012/13 Financial Survey are now available. This survey collects data related to school expenditures, revenues, and funding for research and training. A highlight of the survey is a section of key financial questions that rotate periodically. This year’s key questions section includes data on items such as automatic base salary increases for promotions, average scholarship awards for Pharm.D. and graduate students, gift and endowment income, and payments for preceptors.


AACP Welcomes Jeffrey Ekoma to the Staff
Jeffrey Ekoma joined the AACP staff on May 5 as policy and professional affairs coordinator. Jeffrey recently graduated from Towson University with a master’s in health science, after completing a bachelor’s in biology (pre-med) from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. In addition to his coursework, Jeffrey has worked as a wellness clerk for Maxim Health Care Services, graduate assistant/events coordinator for Towson, and held internships at the USDA National Veterinary Services Lab and National Association of Health Services Executives at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He can be reached by e-mail or phone at 703-739-2330 ext. 1037.


AACP Seeks Input into the ACPE Standards 2016 Revision
The 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.
Call for 2014 Annual Meeting Announcements
1. Teachers of the Year
AACP recognizes outstanding faculty at regular and associate member colleges and schools of pharmacy. The 2014 Teachers of the Year are selected by their institutions and submitted to AACP by their deans. Honorees will be listed in the 2014 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 2013. 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 28, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Please submit one form per teacher, In Memoriam or 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.
Call for IOM Pharmacy Fellowship Nominations
The Boards of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy have announced a call for nominations for the Anniversary Fellowship in Pharmacy at the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The fellowship will support a pharmacist as an early career health policy or health science scholar. Nominations for the fellowship will remain open through June 16. For details about the nomination process, please visit the AACP Web site. For questions, please contact Lucinda L. Maine, AACP Executive Vice President & CEO.

2014 National Pharmacy Workforce Survey
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. To view previous survey findings, please visit the AACP Web site.

Partner Organizations

The Food and Drug Administration’s Commissioner’s Fellowship Program will be accepting applications through Tuesday, May 26, 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.
The Institute of Medicine has released a summary of a workshop held at its Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education in October. The report, Assessing Health Professional Education–Workshop Summary, explores the challenges, opportunities, and innovations in assessment across the education-to-practice continuum. To access the report, please visit the IOM Web site.
The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education has announced the recipients of its Gateway to Research Scholarship, a new award that enables faculty to nominate promising pre-professional degree pharmacy students or baccalaureate degree students for a scholarship supporting their participation in a faculty-mentored research project. The list of Gateway awardees is available on the AFPE Web site.

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