The polls are now open for the 2010 AACP elections. You can vote by visiting our virtual polling place and entering your Member ID and Ballot Control Number. If you have not received this information, please contact Melinda D. Colón. Only members in 2010 are eligible to vote in the elections. Members who have joined AACP for the first time for the 2011 membership year or renewed after a year of non-membership are not eligible to vote in the 2010 elections. Be sure to check out the Academic Pharmacy Now Special Edition for statements by our president-elect nominees, information about the candidates, your membership renewal and a call for award nominations. Voting closes on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
AACP is now accepting nominations for its top three awards in pharmacy education: Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award, Paul R. Dawson Biotechnology Award and Volwiler Research Achievement Award. Recipients of the three awards will be announced by the AACP Board of Directors in spring 2011. Recipients will be honored at the AACP Awards Plenary during the 2011 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Criteria and nomination information can be found on the AACP Web site. Nominations must be submitted online no later than Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please contact Melinda D. Colón, AACP assistant director of governance programs and meetings, with any questions.
While the 2010 American Pharmacy Educator Week has passed, AACP hopes you will find special ways throughout the year to thank your institution’s pharmacy educators for their hard work and dedication as they create the next generation of pharmacists, researchers, scientists and hopefully educators. Don’t forget to send your stories and photos to Rebecca M. Morgan, AACP director of communications, by Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EST for inclusion in the Jan/Feb/March 2011 edition of Academic Pharmacy Now.
Below are just some of the many academic pharmacy positions posted on the AACP Online Career Center:
AHRQ and the Health Research & Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association are presenting the ePSS Web Conference - Using EHRs to Provide Preventive Services at the Point of Care on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 from 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST. The Web conference is part of an ongoing outreach project by AHRQ to assist healthcare providers, educators and other healthcare professionals in implementing the evidence-based recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Registration is free by visiting the AHRQ Web site. On Nov. 3, please also call into 866-818-1395 for the audio. If you have any questions, e-mail Chris Hund.
It’s not too late to register for the 2010 FIP PSWC/AAPS Annual Meeting & Exposition, Improving Global Health Through Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nov. 14-18, 2010 in New Orleans, La. Participate in cutting-edge science, view more than 2,500 posters and visit with nearly 600 exhibiting companies. Visit the PSWC 2010 Web site for more information.
A new resource kit is available from the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) in collaboration with the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Taking Action to Prevent & Address Prescription Drug Abuse: A Resource Kit for America's College Campuses seeks to inform peer educators, campus student leaders and others about the dangers of prescription drug misuse/abuse prevention and treatment. The kit contains many ideas and tools to help student leaders spread the word, such as downloadable handouts, how to start a Facebook page and sample newspaper articles for publication in college papers. Visit NCPIE’s Web site to view and download the resource kit.
University of Florida
The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is continuing to offer an online course in veterinary pharmacy for student pharmacists. The goal of this course is to assist students in developing new skills and a knowledge base in veterinary pharmacy so they can confidently provide care for animal patients. Registration for the spring 2011 course, which begins Jan. 10 and ends April 20, begins immediately and closes on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. For more information on course objectives, dates, tuition or registration instructions, visit the UF College of Pharmacy Web site.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy is recruiting graduate students to apply for the Lowenthal Endowment Fund. The scholarship is available to Ph.D.-bound graduate students who specialize in a pharmaceutical science and who are participating in research in genetically-based neurological diseases. For details, contact Susanna Wu-Pong, director of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Programs, at 804-828-4328. The application deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010.
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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.