November 16, 2012 E-lert

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November 16, 2012 E-lert 

AACP Announces New Chief Academic Officer

Ruth Nemire, Pharm.D., Ed.D., will become AACP’s Chief Academic Officer and chief of staff in January 2013. Nemire has previously held faculty and administrative positions at Nova Southeastern University, Touro College of Pharmacy-New York and Fairleigh Dickinson University. She received her B.S. in pharmacy at Ohio Northern University, her Pharm.D. at The University of Toledo and her doctorate in education at Nova Southeastern. In her new roles, Nemire will have broad responsibility for all areas of faculty development, leadership programming, institutional effectiveness and strategic planning. She will begin in her position in mid-January.

2012-13 Call for Successful Practices in Academic Pharmacy

This year’s call for successful practices involves effective collaborations that colleges and schools of pharmacy have pursued with their state pharmacy associations and state board of pharmacy. More information can be found on the AACP Web site. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 18, 2013. Contact: Lynette R. Bradley-Baker.

Academic Pharmacy Now Call for Stories

Academic Pharmacy Now is planning a second article focused on managed care pharmacy and healthcare reform. Given the evolution of managed care from the 1990s to today, we’d like to know:

  • How is managed care pharmacy incorporated into your school’s curriculum?
  • How are you developing your students to participate in the new forms of healthcare organizations such as medical homes and accountable care organizations?
  • What are your collaborations with all types of managed care pharmacy organizations?

Please submit a description of your experience, along with any photos and captions, to Maureen Thielemans by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Dec. 13.

Submit a Nomination for an AACP Award

Help uncover outstanding contributors in teaching and research. Nominate an academic pharmacy colleague for one of AACP’s top three awards: Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award, Paul R. Dawson Biotechnology Award and Volwiler Research Achievement Award. Award recipients will be announced by the AACP Board of Directors in spring 2013 and honored at the 2013 Annual Meeting Awards Plenary in Chicago. Criteria and nomination information can be found on the AACP Web site. Nominations must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.

Remember to Vote in the AACP Elections

The polls are open for the 2012 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 2012 Guide to Elections, Membership and Awards for statements by our president-elect nominees and information about the candidates. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 7. Please note: due to a database issue, voting was suspended from Nov. 2-6. Ballots submitted before the election was suspended were erased. If you voted on Nov. 1 or the morning of Nov. 2, you will need to vote again. 

2013 Annual Meeting Call for Special and New Mini-Session Proposals

Members are invited to submit proposals for two types of sessions at the 2013 AACP Annual Meeting, July 13-17, in Chicago: 90-minute special educational sessions on topics broadly applicable to contemporary pharmacy education or 30-minute mini-sessions on innovations developed at one school. Proposals that include the perspectives of multiple institutions are encouraged for special session submissions. Innovations developed at one school are appropriate for mini-sessions or roundtable discussions. Interested in submitting a proposal for the 2013 Annual Meeting? Visit the programming submission Web site by Noon EST on Friday, Dec. 14.

Register to Attend the 2013 Interim Meeting

Online registration is now open for the 2013 AACP Interim Meeting, Leadership for Institutional Effectiveness, Feb. 9-12, in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Higher education and institutional effectiveness research leaders will shed light on the integrated components of institutional effectiveness, explaining the complexities and addressing the challenges you face.

Introducing the Enhanced AACP Online Learning Center

We’ve improved the AACP Online Learning Center to strengthen your learning experience. Now you can preview six of the most popular sessions from the 2012 Annual Meeting, purchase an entire conference package of session recordings and access additional AACP resources. Didn’t get to see all the posters you wanted to during the meeting? Now attendees can view more than 300 posters from those sessions. Try the AACP Online Learning Center today.

Don’t Wait to Renew Your Membership

Take the first step on a direct path to career advancement: Renew your AACP membership today. You’ll continue to benefit from countless resources, programs and opportunities—all designed to promote your professional development. You’ll see: AACP is better than ever for you.

Help Promote Academic Pharmacy

AACP invites faculty or staff that will be attending either of the meetings below to assist us at our booth and promote academic careers to potential educators. Contact: Maureen Thielemans.

  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Dec. 2-6, 2012. Exhibitor Hours: 12/3 11am-3pm; 12/4 11am-3pm; 12/5 11am-2pm.

  • APhA Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, March 1-4, 2013. Exhibitor Hours: 3/1 7:30pm-9:30pm; 3/2 11am-3pm; 3/3 11am-3pm; 3/4 11am-2pm.

Check Out These Webinars

Didn’t have a chance to attend these Webinars? Now you can view them online: 

2013-14 PSAR Now Available

The 2013-14 Pharmacy School Admission Requirements guidebook is now available online and printed copies are available for purchase in the AACP lulu store. The publication provides the most up-to-date information about each pharmacy institution, including specifics about admission requirements, selection factors and educational costs for students entering pharmacy school in fall 2013.

Deadlines and Reminders        

Chalmers, Dawson and Volwiler Applications Due
Dec. 5

2012 Election Closes
Dec. 7

2013 Annual Meeting Special and Mini-Session Proposals Due
Dec. 14

Call for Successful Practices Deadline
Jan. 18

2013 Interim Meeting, Puerto Rico
Feb. 9-12

Partner Organizations

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
A new clinician research summary from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) summarizes current evidence on the effectiveness and safety of first- and second-generation antipsychotics among children, adolescents and young adults. The publication, First- and Second-Generation Antipsychotics for Children: Comparative Effectiveness, is available on the AHRQ Web site.

Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada
The Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) and the Association of Deans of Pharmacy of Canada have been integrated into a single association. The new structure provides one voice and one point of contact for advancing the interests of academic pharmacy in Canada. AFPC will remain the legal name for the organization. For more information, visit the AFPC Web site.

The National Academies
The Jefferson Science Fellowship seeks tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens to apply. Jefferson Science Fellows spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Agency for International Development as science advisors on foreign policy issues. Other opportunities exist as well. Applications are due Jan. 14, 2013. For more information, visit the Jefferson Science Fellowship Web site.

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