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October 1, 2012 E-lert 

IOM Pharmacy Fellow Announced

Samuel G. Johnson, doctor of pharmacology and clinical pharmacy specialist in cardiology at Kaiser Permanente Colorado in Denver, has been selected as the 2012-2014 National Academies’ Institute of Medicine Anniversary Fellow. The permanent two-year pharmacy fellowship was established by AACP and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Johnson is a clinical instructor at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Save the Date—American Pharmacy Educator Week

Oct. 22 - 26, colleges and schools of pharmacy nationwide will celebrate the 2012 American Pharmacy Educator Week. To get you started, a box of promotional materials is on its way to your school. Need help thinking of activities to host at your school? Read how others celebrated last year in the Spring 2012 issue of Academic Pharmacy Now.

New Online Learning Center Coming Soon

We’re enhancing the AACP Online Learning Center to strengthen your learning experience. Soon you can preview six of the most popular sessions from the 2012 Annual Meeting and purchase an entire conference package of session recordings. You’ll also be able to access the school and educational and research posters presented at the meeting.

2013 AACP Awards Nominations

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 Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Contact: Melinda D. Colón.

Deadlines and Reminders        

Virtual Pharmacy School Fair 
Oct. 3-4

IPEC Institute
Oct. 15-17

2012 American Pharmacy Educator Week
Oct. 22-26

AACP APPE Applications Due
Nov. 1

Chalmers, Dawson and Volwiler Applications Due
Dec. 5

2013 Interim Meeting, Puerto Rico
Feb. 9-12

Partner Organizations

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
The second cycle of PCORI Funding Announcements is now open. The cycle opened on Sept. 17 and letters of intent are due Oct. 15. Additional information, including application instructions, is available on the PCORI Web site.

National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC)
The NPC and the National Health Council (NHC) are hosting a conference titled Myth of Average--Why Individual Patient Differences Matter on Nov. 30 at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, D.C. The conference will focus on a series of panels to further understand the value and limitations of individualized care. Registration is free. Full details on the conference can be found on the NPC Web site.

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