November 15, 2010 E-lert

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November 15, 2010 E-lert 

Streamline Assessment and Accreditation at Your School with the New AAMS!

Transform the way you manage your assessment and accreditation processes with the new AACP Assessment and Accreditation Management System (AAMS). With this innovative tool you can store assessment documents so that they are easily accessible and transferable into an accreditation report; track college/school's progress by standard between accreditation self-studies; and compile and submit self-study and interim reports, making a paper-intensive process electronic. Visit the AACP Web site to learn more and contact Jennifer M. Patton, director of institutional research and data systems, with any questions.

Online Membership Renewal is Open

Renew online today to continue receiving the invaluable benefits of an AACP membership. New to members in 2011 will be additional enhancements to the AACP Web site, such as blogs and collaborative workspaces, a redesigned Educational Scholar program and the 2011 AACP Institute. With more than $1,000 in estimated value, there is no better way to maximize your $100. Online membership renewal is now open for active, affiliate and student members. Visit the AACP Web site today to renew!

Don’t Forget to Vote in the AACP Elections

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. 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.

COD-COF Joint Task Force on Faculty Workforce Issues New Report

The Special Report on Pharmacy Faculty Workplace Issues: Findings from the 2009-2010 COD-COF Joint Task Force on Faculty Workforce is now available on the AACP Web site. The paper identifies mechanisms, resources and policies that colleges and schools of pharmacy could develop and implement to enhance the quality of work life of faculty.

Nominations Sought for 2011 AACP Awards

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.

2011 AACP Annual Meeting Call for Special Session Proposals

Members are invited to submit proposals for 90-minute special educational sessions on topics broadly applicable to contemporary pharmacy education for the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars in San Antonio, Texas, July 9-13. Proposals that include the perspectives of multiple institutions are encouraged for special session submissions. Innovations developed at one school are appropriate for roundtable discussions.  If you are interested in submitting a special session for the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars, please visit the programming submission Web site by Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Send Us Your American Pharmacy Educator Week Stories and Photos

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.

Save the Date for the 2011 AACP Interim Meeting

The 2011 AACP Interim Meeting, Transformational Leadership: Deans and Chairs As Agents of Change, will be held Feb. 27-March 2 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Ga. The meeting has parallel tracks: one for deans and one for department chairs of colleges and schools of pharmacy. Session topics for department chairs include faculty recruitment, retention and development, and working effectively with conflict, while deans will discuss providing value in healthcare and engage in a noteworthy practice forum, just to name a few of the many leadership development opportunities. Visit the AACP Web site to learn more.

Deadlines and Reminders        

  • AACP Election Voting Closes
    Dec. 1, 2010
  • AACP Award Nominations Due
    Dec. 3, 2010
  • AACP Exhibit Booth at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    Dec. 6-9, 2010
  • 2011 AACP Annual Meeting Special Session Proposals Due
    Dec. 8, 2010
  • American Pharmacy Educator Week Stories and Photos Due
    Dec. 15, 2010

Check Out the Latest Positions on the AACP Online Career Center

Below are just some of the many academic pharmacy positions posted on the AACP Online Career Center:

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AHRQ has issued a new funding opportunity announcement for Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects to expand current state-level, multi-sector efforts to transform primary care practices and develop sustainable infrastructure for quality improvement in small and medium-sized primary care practices. Eligible entities include private and public, and state-controlled institutions of higher education. To learn more visit the grant Web site.

Additionally, AHRQ has issued a funding announcement titled Advances in Patient Safety through Simulation Research (R18). AHRQ is interested in funding a diverse set of projects that develop, test and evaluate various simulation approaches for the purpose of improving the safe delivery of healthcare. Applications are due Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. For more information, visit the AHRQ Web site.


AACP member Dr. Sarah McBane, assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, co-authored the article “Teaching Pharmacology in a Physician Assistant Program,” published in the Physician Assistant Education Association’s Journal of Physician Assistant Education. To read the article in its entirety, visit the Journal’s Web site.


The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) is calling for submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the APTR annual meeting, Teaching Prevention 2011 – Redefining Health for the Decade, March 17-19, 2011 at the Washington Marriott in Washington, DC. Oral presentations will be integrated into panel discussions taking place on Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, 2011, should not exceed 20 minutes in duration and must address one of the suggested topics. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. Visit the APTR Web site for more information and to submit an abstract.

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