May 30, 2012 E-lert

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May 30, 2012 E-lert 

Act Now for a Great Annual Meeting Rate and Hotel Room

Early-bird registration for the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting, July 14-18, in Kissimmee, Florida, ends today at 11:59 p.m. EDT. You’ll save up to $100 with this terrific rate. And be sure to book your hotel guestroom before it’s sold-out! You’ll enjoy comfort and convenience at the host hotel, the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. Make a reservation soon—the cut-off is Friday, June 15, or until allotted rooms have been sold.

IOM Anniversary Pharmacy Fellowship—Call for Nominations

AACP, in partnership with the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Institute of Medicine, announce an IOM Anniversary Pharmacy Fellowship. This new fellowship offers an early-career health scientist the opportunity to participate in evidence-based healthcare and public studies that improve the nation’s health. The fellowship will be awarded for a two-year period beginning October 2012. The fellow will continue work at his/her primary academic position while being assigned to an IOM board. A 10 to 20 percent time commitment is expected. Individuals in the first 5 to 10 years of their career should be nominated by the dean of their pharmacy school with three accompanying letters of support. Submit nominations as a single PDF to AACP Executive Vice President and CEO Dr. Lucinda L. Maine by Friday, June 29.

Teams Work Together at First-Ever IPEC Institute

The inaugural Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Institute convened last week in Herndon, Virginia, with 33 teams and more than 150 participants. To promote holistic, patient-centered healthcare, AACP and its partners in IPEC hosted the event. Each team was comprised of 3 to 5 disciplines, with more than 40 disciplines represented. Speakers shared resources and strategies to advance interprofessional education to ensure that our graduates are “team-ready clinicians” when they enter the healthcare delivery system. IPEC is planning to host additional institutes in 2013. Dates and locations will be announced later this summer.

Medco Scholars Program Seeks Dual-Degree Students

Applications are now being accepted for the Medco Scholars Program. The program provides four scholarships each year to enrolled dual-degree students. The students receive $2,500 per semester for four consecutive semesters, totaling $10,000 over two years. The application deadline is Friday, July 27 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. For application instructions, visit the AACP Web site. Contact: Diane Drakeley.

Congratulations to the Winners of the Adherence Educators Challenge

AACP and the National Community Pharmacists Association announced the results of the first Innovative Medication Adherence Educators Challenge. The competition highlights the best practices in medication adherence teaching among the nation’s pharmacy schools. The winners are: The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. To learn more, visit the AACP Web site.

Fall 2011 Profile of Pharmacy Students Now Available Online

AACP members can access the Fall 2011 Profile of Pharmacy Students by visiting the AACP Web site. The digital publication contains data on applications to first professional degree programs and degrees conferred. It also reports on student enrollment in professional and graduate degree programs at U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy with accredited professional degree programs. Purchase the print publication through AACP’s online store.

Apply for AACP’s Community Engagement Awards

Are you a candidate for the 2012-13 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award or the AACP Student Community Engaged Service Award, sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals? Submit award applications--online in PDF format--by Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Find more information about all AACP award programs on the AACP Web site. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.

Deadlines and Reminders        

AACP Annual Meeting Early-bird Registration Rates Expire
May 30           

Manuscript Proposals for AJPE Special Theme Issue Due
May 30

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

Fellowship and Sabbatical Experiences Due
June 8

IOM Anniversary Pharmacy Fellowship Nominations Due
June 29

AACP Annual Meeting, Pharmacy Education 2012
July 14-18

Medication Adherence Educators Symposium
July 18

Medco Scholars Program Applications Due
July 27

Weaver and Student Community Engaged Service Award Applications Due
Aug. 22
 

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PCORI

The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) issued its first round of funding announcements in support of the comparative clinical effectiveness research needs identified in the National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda. Grants will be awarded in four topic areas: assessment of prevention, diagnosis and treatment options; improving the healthcare system; better communicating the results of research; and addressing disparities. Applications are due Tuesday, July 31. For more information, visit the PCORI Web site.

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