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The News Magazine of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Academic Pharmacy NOW Apr | May | Jun 2011

Volume 4 Issue 2

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Residency Training The University of Maryland Pharmacy Residency and Fellowship Program broadens the residents’ patient care training in many specialty areas, including intensive care, trauma, psychiatry, transplant and others. The program also offers expanded training opportunities in research and pharmacy management.

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table of contents

News in Brief



News Briefs


Students Participate in State Legislative Days


In Memoriam

2011 AACP Annual Meeting Preview


Non-Military Medically Evacuated Personnel Return-to-Duty Rates


Capitol Hill News


2011 AACP Walmart Scholars


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20 Celebrating Decades of Excellence in Pharmacy Education


Faculty News 41

Faculty News


Members Working for You

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Students Seize Residency Opportunities

34 Photo Credits Cover: Tracy Brown

Page 29: The University of Iowa

Page 7: Top: The University of Oklahoma; Bottom: photo courtesy of the Georgia Governor’s Office.

Page 30: David Gardiner Garcia

Page 8: Hem: Purdue University; Paoloni: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Webb: Northeastern University

Page 32, 33: University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Page 13: Sarah Kiewel

Page 35: University of Florida

Page 19: Maureen Thielemans, AACP

Page 36: University of Michigan

Page 22: Xavier University of Louisiana

Page 37: Tracy Brown

Page 23: Nelson: Dan Lamont; Beardsley: University of Maryland

Page 38: University of Minnesota

Page 25: University of Washington

Page 39: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Page 26: Top: University of Southern California; Bottom: University of Colorado Page 27: Top: University of Missouri– Kansas City; Bottom: The University of Oklahoma

Page 31: The Ohio State University

Page 34: The University of Arizona

Back Cover: San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau

letter from the editor

Dear Colleagues: It has occurred to me recently on more than one occasion that those who claim pharmacy never changes are simply wrong! We are not an old profession by many standards, though our roots reach back several millennia as people have always looked to someone with unique knowledge and skills in healing arts for relief of symptoms and suffering from ill health. Reflecting on where pharmacy practice and education began in this country and tracing progress to the current day affirms my change thesis. From the Revolutionary period forward, the apothecary was an important player in the community, providing consultation and the preparation of contemporary powders, pills and nostrums. Major changes in the education of pharmacists began around the time of the founding of the American Pharmaceutical (now Pharmacists) Association (APhA), with APhA providing an early platform for educators prior to the establishment in 1900 of what is now AACP. This issue of Academic Pharmacy Now dedicates coverage to hallmark anniversaries of academic institutions that have historically played, and continue to play, a very significant role in the forward progress of the profession. Affirming the need for university-based learning before the turn of the 20th century, pharmacy educators have continuously pushed forward the boundaries of science and clinical practice. As the knowledge of disease and insight into drug action deepened, new roles for pharmacists emerged, first as educator, then clinical specialist and now the patient care team member armed with responsibility for therapeutic planning and outcomes management. The profession and pharmacy educators determined several decades ago that society needed some pharmacy graduates to deepen their knowledge and abilities beyond entry-level, whether that was at the baccalaureate or professional doctoral level. Residency programs were introduced in the hospital setting to prepare both administrators and clinicians for advanced practice. Specialty residencies emerged as the profession identified the need to “drill deeper” and create clinicians uniquely qualified in areas such as critical care, infectious disease and mental health. Today, there are residencies in community, ambulatory, managed care and all nature of institutional environments. Our colleges and schools played important leadership roles throughout these decades of continuous change. Now that many more stakeholders outside the profession appreciate what we have espoused for decades— that patients must be proactively educated, empowered and coached in order to achieve value from their medications and avoid harm, our faculty and administrative leaders’ contributions are even more strategically important. AACP is pleased to document stories of our members’ past and your roles in developing future leadership for practice and education with confidence that a brilliant future is on the horizon. Sincerely,

Lucinda L. Maine, Ph.D., R.Ph. Executive Vice President and CEO

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News Briefs Biomarker Generator Installed at OU College of Pharmacy

challenge this belief by testing the hypothesis that hypothermia may aid the infected host better when sepsis is most severe. In other words, hypothermia might actually offer benefits for severely septic patients similar to the way fever aids those with milder forms of sepsis.

The College of Pharmacy at The University of Oklahoma (OU) achieved a world first with the recent installation of a Biomarker Generator for facilitating molecular imaging of human “We are essentially exploring whether switching from fever to diseases. The generator will allow for, among other things, bethypothermia may be a strategy employed by the body of a seter detection of such diseases as cancer and Alzheimer’s. This verely septic patient in order to cope with circulatory failure. specific machine is the first to be installed anywhere in the Based on the initial research, there is reason to believe that hyworld, said Dr. Vibhudutta Awasthi, associate professor in the pothermia could offer benefits that preserve body tissues and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. slow down bacterial growth,” said Steiner. The generator produces “on-demand” PET biomarkers, a critical tool for drug discovery and the clinical detection of diseases. The smaller size of the generator includes a low-energy accelerator coupled to a “kit based” micro-chemistry system with integrated quality control. This allows researchers a lower barrier to entry to have access to radioisotopes on demand or integrating PET into their drug development programs. The OU College of Pharmacy Research Imaging Facility currently provides imaging services to researchers within the Oklahoma Health Center corridor. The college also boasts the only operating nuclear pharmacy in the United States within a college of pharmacy.

ACPHS Professor Receives Grant to Study the Effects of Hypothermia in Patients Suffering from Sepsis Dr. Alex Steiner, an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS), has received a four-year grant from the American Heart Association in the amount of $308,000. He will be researching the effects of naturally occurring hypothermia in patients suffering from severe sepsis.

Two AACP Staff Members Honored by UCSF and National Patient Education Organization Dr. Lynette B. Bradley-Baker, AACP director of professional alliance development, has been elected to serve a 3-year term (January 2011–December 2013) in the Healthcare Professional Organizations category on the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) Board of Directors, a non-profit coalition of more than 125 organizations. NCPIE’s mission is to stimulate and improve communication of information on the appropriate use of medicines to consumers and healthcare professionals. NCPIE develops programs, provides educational resources and offers services to advance the common mission of its members. Receiving the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Pharmacy Alumni Association 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award is Dr. Robert A. “Buzz” Kerr, AACP vice president of academic affairs. The award honors an alumnus who has, among many criteria, made significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy, healthcare delivery, pharmacy education or the public health of our nation, and has demonstrated continuous and sustaining service that has contributed to the growth, development and stature of the UCSF School of Pharmacy.

Sepsis is a dangerous bodily response to infection that has a 40 percent mortality rate, affects 5 to 10 percent of intensive care unit patients, and causes more than 200,000 deaths each “Buzz has been an outstanding alumnus in all regards,” said Dr. year. Yet despite its severity and prevalence, most Americans Robert L. Day, associate dean at the UCSF School of Pharmacy. know little about it. Sepsis can often develop in patients suf- “Throughout his career, he has devoted his life to advancing the fering from conditions such as pneumonia, appendicitis and profession through his contributions as a pioneering clinical pharmacist, a skilled clinician, an exceptional educator and a meningitis. truly dedicated leader.” When a septic patient develops hypothermia, the standard practice today is to immediately “warm” the patient due to the Kerr received the award at the annual UCSF Pharmacy Alumni prevailing belief that hypothermia represents an even greater Reunion and acted as the Grand Marshall at the graduation of threat to the patient’s health than sepsis. Steiner’s research will the UCSF School of Pharmacy.

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ACPE Update: ACPE Releases Standards 2007 Guidelines 2.0 The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) released Guidelines 2.0 for ACPE Standards 2007 (S2007). S2007 Guidelines 2.0 serves as an interim update of guidelines supporting current program accreditation standards through a new mechanism established within S2007. The Accreditation Standards for the Professional Program in Pharmacy Leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree remain the same, and these updated guidelines are published in response to stakeholder feedback seeking clarification and/or quality improvement additions and to reflect policy decisions by the ACPE Board of Directors. S2007 Guidelines 2.0 provides additional clarity on important issues such as interprofessional education, assessment and evaluation of the pharmacy degree program, active learning and introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE). In response to the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation placing increased emphasis on programmatic performance outcomes, particularly student learning outcomes, S2007 Guidelines 2.0 provides additional focus on competencies, outcomes and the need for assessment and evaluation of these outcomes.

tamin D, calcium and fish oil. Other topics discussed were drugs with special requirements such as “blood thinners” and how to read food labels. Brown Bag Day events allow the students and faculty to fulfill the mission and vision of the college and provide students with hands-on innovative examples of community service outreach initiatives focused on improving the health and well-being of the citizens they serve. Year after year, this event makes a lasting impression on patients and students alike.

UGA Researchers Find Possible New Treatment Strategies for Pancreatic Cancer New University of Georgia (UGA) research has identified a protein that can be modified to improve the effectiveness of one of the most common drugs used to treat pancreatic cancer. The research, published in the March edition of the journal Cancer Research, found that a cell-surface protein called CNT1, which transports cancer-killing drugs into tumor cells, was reduced in function in two-thirds of pancreatic tumors. By improving the function of CNT1, the researchers increased the effectiveness of the cancer-killing drugs in pancreatic tumor cells derived from human patients, said lead-author Dr. Raj Govindarajan, assistant professor of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences in the UGA College of Pharmacy.

ACPE has also established an International Services Program intended to bolster its ability to assist international stakeholders who seek guidance related to quality assurance and advancement of pharmacy education. ACPE’s new international “The transporter was failing to take up the drug, so there were a program will provide consultancy and training upon request bunch of different drug-resistant tumor cells,” said Govindaraand develop quality criteria that may be voluntarily implement- jan. “Therapies that restore CNT1 could increase the effectiveed by degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continu- ness of the drug by helping carry the drug into the cell.” ing pharmacy education outside of the United States. The drug most commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer is called gemcitabine and works by entering into the DNA of cancer cells and stopping replication. Many pancreatic tumor cells Appalachian College of Pharmacy are resistant to gemcitabine, which makes the disease very difStudents and Faculty Participate in ficult to treat, explained Govindarajan.

Annual Community Service Day

Each fall the Appalachian College of Pharmacy partners with the Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens (AASC) and Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. to provide medication reviews, counseling and education. The event was held on Sept. 27, 2010 and is commonly referred to as “Brown Bag Day” as the elderly often bring in their medications in brown paper bags. More than 50 students and eight faculty members participated at six sites throughout southwest Virginia to review and counsel patients about their medications, over-the-counter (OTC) products, vitamins, herbs and minerals such as Vi-


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The researchers identified different methods to enhance CNT1 function and slow growth of the tumor cells. They found that by using additional drugs that inhibit pathways that degrade CNT1, they could partially restore its normal function and transport more gemcitabine into the tumor cells to prevent proliferation of the tumor.

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Student Pharmacists Participate in Oklahoma, Georgia Pharmacy Legislative Days The Oklahoma Pharmacist’s Association (OPhA) hosted its annual Pharmacy Legislative Day on Feb. 16, 2011. This year’s primary goal was to educate legislators on services that can be provided by pharmacists. Additional goals for future visits include linking pharmacy’s expertise and accessibility with increased healthcare delivery and quality, while at the same time decreasing costs, collaborative medication therapy management and reimbursement issues. Legislative Day was held at the Oklahoma State Capitol building. Student pharmacists from the two colleges of pharmacy in Oklahoma, Southwestern Oklahoma State University and The University of Oklahoma, participated in the planning and organizing of the event’s activities. In hopes of showing Oklahoma legislators how pharmacists in the state could improve upon the healthcare of its residents, OPhA decided to hold a Health Fair. Students, together with pharmacists and faculty, developed informational materials, brochures and a “medical record card” for documenting results of certain health screens. Students hand-delivered invitations and packets containing pertinent information to the legislative offices at the Capitol building prior to the event and had opportunity to speak with many staff and legislators. In Georgia, some members of the first pharmacy class at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy –Georgia Campus were able to attend the Georgia Pharmacy Association Day at the state capitol on Feb. 23, 2011. The day began with breakfast at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, followed by updates, awards and remarks. For the remainder of the day, pharmacists, students and faculty from the four pharmacy schools in Georgia, including Mercer University, South University and The University of Georgia, had the opportunity to meet with legislators, as well as Gov. Nathan Deal, about issues facing the pharmacy community.

AACP can provide you with numerous resources to help you create a successful visit with your elected officials. Our regular Policy and Advocacy Updates can help you stay informed of federal legislation regulation and discourse that relates to your research teaching and service. Faculty and student pharmacists should also check out the document, Advocacy 101: Meeting with your Member of Congress and His or Her Staff, located on AACP’s Web site under Advocacy in Action, then Congressional Visits. For a complete clearinghouse of resources, visit www.aacp. org, then click on Policy and Advocacy.

Top: A Southwestern Oklahoma State University student pharmacist checks a patient’s blood pressure at a health fair during Legislative Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol building. Bottom: Pharmacists from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy–Georgia Campus who accompanied the students were, front row, from the right, Dr. Timothy Poole, Dr. Mandy Reece, and third row, right, Dr. Julie Wickman-Bierster.

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In Memoriam Carl T. Bauguess Jr.

Stanley Lawrence Hem

Claude U. Paoloni

Dr. Carl T. Bauguess Jr. was born Sept. 30, 1928 in Lancaster, Pa., the son of the late C.T. and Ethel Bauguess, and passed away on Jan. 29, 2011. Bauguess’ interest in a pharmaceutical career led him to receiving a B.S. and M.S. degree in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and a Ph.D. from The University of Mississippi. After teaching positions at UNC and Northeast L.S.U., he came to the University of South Carolina (USC) where he eventually became professor of pharmaceutics and graduate program director of the College of Pharmacy. He was involved in many research activities and participated in many grants and research proposals.

Bauguess was a member of Shandon Presbyterian Church and an avid UNC and USC fan. He was also proud of his service as a member of Kiwanis International and Meals on Wheels program. He was a member of the Columbia Sailing Club and an avid sailor of his Helm’s sailboat.

Dr. Stanley Lawrence Hem, 71, of West Lafayette, Ind., died on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011. In 1961 he received his B.S. in pharmacy with high honors from Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey. In 1965 Hem received his Ph.D. in physical pharmacy from the University of Connecticut.

since 1986. In 2004 he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut and in 2005 he received the Purdue University Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award and was added to Purdue’s Book of Great Teachers.

Hem was a professor of physical pharmacy at Purdue University, served on multiple Purdue and professional committees and was extensively published. He was a multiple recipient of the Henry Heine Award for Excellence in Teaching, a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association–Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences since 1977 and a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Hem served on the university senate at Purdue and was vice chairman from 1997-1998 and chairman from 1998-2000. He was on the Selection of the President Committee in 19811982 and 1999-2000. He was an advisor for the Student National Pharmaceutical Association from 1989-1993, the Student American Pharmaceutical Association from 1971-1975 and the Rho Chi Pharmacy Society since 2003.

Mr. Claude U. Paoloni, a longtime professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy, who retired in 1985, died on Dec. 26, 2010 at the age of 93.

Education Center system for statewide pharmacy student education, as well as continuing education for pharmacists across the state, until his retirement in 1985.

Paoloni received his pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and was the first director of pharmacy at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro in 1952. He became a faculty member at the school in 1967 where he was also responsible for running the undergraduate dispensing laboratory.

Paoloni’s passion for pharmacy inspired his two sons, Danny Paoloni and Barry Paoloni, to join the profession. The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Claude Paoloni Fund with the Pharmacy Foundation of North Carolina, Inc. The fund will provide two Preceptor of the Year awards at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

He is credited with initiating and leading the growth and development of the Area Health


He is survived by a brother, Brent Bauguess (Linda); a sister, Glenna White; sisters-in-law, Myrtle Bauguess, Annie Lure Bahnson, Mary McGhee and Jane Davis; and many nieces and nephews.

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John W. Webb

Mr. John W. Webb, 87, died on March 4, 2011. Born in Portland, Maine he was the son of Archibald and Anne (Davidson) Webb. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. In 1951 he became chief pharmacist at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn. From 1959 until his retirement in 1984 he served as director of pharmacy at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear. He served on the faculty of both the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Northeastern University School of Pharmacy. He was director of the graduate program in hospital pharmacy at Northeastern for 20 years. In 1985, Northeastern established the John W. Webb Visiting Professorship in his name. A longtime member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, he served as vice president on the Board of Directors for several years. He also served as vice president and president of the Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Webb introduced the use of infusion pumps to administer IV solutions, a system which is now common practice in hospitals throughout the world. This process, for the first time, saved lives of premature babies with severe infections, reduced the incidence of blindness and strokes and saved millions of dollars in healthcare costs. It also allowed the infusion use of IV solutions to astronauts in outer space. He also developed MOSAICS, a distribution system that brought the pharmacist to patient care units, working alongside nurses. The system reduced hospital costs and medication errors. He is predeceased by his wife Ruth (Sherry) Webb, his brother Carlton “Bill” Webb, and his sister Myrtle “Betty” Gailey. He is survived by three sons and daughter-in-laws. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the School of Pharmacy, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115 to support the Webb Lecture Series.

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news in brief Non-Military Medically Evacuated Personnel from Iraq, Afghanistan More Likely to Return to Duty, Study Shows Compared to military members, nonmilitary personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan were more likely to be evacuated with non-war injuries, but more likely to return to duty, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Texas at Austin researcher. Results of the study on the diagnoses and factors associated with medical evacuation and return-to-duty rates among non-military personnel were published recently in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Dr. Scott A. Strassels, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy and an expert on pain management, said nonmilitary personnel have an increasingly critical function in modern wars. “Because non-military members are expected to continue playing a prominent role in future military operations,” Strassels said, “recognizing the types of medical conditions they experience may be useful in implementing preventive measures and treatment strategies.” Non-military personnel were not included in a recent large four-year study on the causes for medical evacuations from U.S. operations. Yet non-military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghani-

stan have assumed many of the responsibilities once reserved for military personnel, such as transport missions. “Unlike previous conflicts, non-military personnel, therefore, could experience similar injury patterns,” said members of the research group, which also included lead investigator Dr. Steven Cohen of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Department of Defense civilians, private contractors and diplomats make up non-military personnel. Injuries were divided into two groups— war-related injuries, including combatrelated, psychiatric and traumatic brain injuries—and non-war related injuries or diseases such as non-cardiac chest pain and circulatory disorders. Diagnoses associated with the highest return-to-duty rates in the non-military group were psychiatric diagnoses (15.6 percent) among those with war-related injuries and non-cardiac chest or abdominal pain (44 percent) among those with non-war related injuries. The finding that military personnel were more likely to be evacuated with war-related injuries and non-military members with non-war related injuries was not

unexpected, said the researchers. “What was surprising was that the principal contributor to this disparity was the higher evacuation rates among military personnel than non-military personnel due to psychiatric diagnoses (9.1 percent versus 2.1 percent),” the researchers said. “This effect was amplified by the fact that military personnel were less likely than non-military members to return to duty after evacuation because of a psychiatric condition.” Compared with non-military members, military personnel may have had a higher rate of psychiatric diagnoses and a lower return-to-duty rate for various reasons, including that service members are ordered to war, whereas most non-military personnel volunteer for hazardous duty. Age is also a factor with non-military members being older and perhaps having better coping skills and support networks. The other major finding was the higher toll that circulatory conditions and noncardiac chest or abdominal pain exacted on non-military members. In contrast, military personnel evacuated with nonwar related injuries were more likely to have a diagnosis related to musculoskeletal/spine disorders.

Information Technology is the Focus of AJPE Supplement Volume 74, issue 5 of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE) includes a special information technology-themed supplement with special guest editor Dr. Brent I. Fox, assistant professor at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. The supplement, which is scheduled to be published in mid-June, features articles such as: • “Use of Twitter to Encourage Interaction in a Multi-campus Pharmacy Management Course” by Fox and


Ranjani Varadarajan, both from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy • “Development and Implementation of a Curricular-wide Electronic Portfolio System in a School of Pharmacy” by Dr. Tina C. Lopez, Dr. David D. Trang, Dr. Nicole C. Farrell, Dr. Melissa A. DeLeon, Dr. Cynthia C. Villarreal and Dr. David F. Maize, all from University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy

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• “Student Pharmacists’ Use and Perceived Impact of Educational Technologies” by Dr. Scott K. Stolte, Dr. Craig Richard, Dr. Ateequr Rahman and Dr. Robert S. Kidd, all from Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy To read more articles discussing pharmacy education and information technology, as well as other original peer-reviewed articles that advance pharmacy education, visit the AJPE Web site at

Capitol Hill News

by S. Whitney Zatzkin

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Utilizing Technology to Deliver the Best Patient Care Keeping an eye open for the next great opportunity is always an exciting challenge. AACP strives to meet this challenge by providing our members with the most recent and exciting opportunities that directly meet their teaching, research and service expectations. While we don’t always think of the federal government as being a hot-bed of excitement, there are some innovative opportunities that you should be excited about.

Developers Challenges—one-day conferences where programmers, developers, researchers, patients and policy experts start their day as strangers and present a fullydeveloped, health-related product solution before 6:00 p.m.;

Creation of Web sites featuring streamlined data to compare hospitals, nursing homes and other patient care sites; and

A rare moment exists when someone turns to you and exclaims, “We just have all of these data sets and we aren’t sure what to do with them!”

Department of Veterans Affairs Blue Button, a one-click resource for our nation’s veterans to download their medical record to a single pdf file.

Now, imagine for a moment that person was from the Department of Health and Human Services and those data sets included previously unreleased health indicators for every community across the United States and de-identified claim level data from Medicare and Medicaid? What might you study? What problem might you solve? President Obama announced the Open Government Initiative in December 2009. Todd Park, the new chief technology officer for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), encountered lists and lists of data and, in searching for what to do with them, found his answer while looking at the weather. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) regularly makes its data available to the public. Recognizing this, Park, and others at HHS and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), developed an interdisciplinary model for opening health data to the public that stretches the transparency, participatory democracy and collaborative goals of the Open Government Initiative. The result is the Health Data Initiative (HDI) or the “NOAA of health data.” The one-year anniversary of the Health Data Initiative (HDI) launch this June marks a whirlwind year of activity linking practitioners and patients, researchers and programmers, and businesses and government agencies. Successful activities of the HDI include:

Project sponsors include HHS, IOM and Healthy People 2020, the American Heart Association, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and the Microsoft Azure DataMarket. Technology stretches from a simple excel document and a PowerPoint slide to an integrated model developing patient treatment plans for movement disorders through the Microsoft Kinect and 3D imaging. Business products launched from the partnerships built from the sharing of data including Fooducate, a mobile phone app that uses product barcodes, nutrition label information and education to help consumers make healthier food choices while standing at the grocery store, and Asthmapolis, a GPS tracker for inhalers to allow a patient with asthma to review their inhaler use over time on a map, tracking environment indicators and promoting behavior change to reduce fast-acting inhaler use.

levels and obesity rates. International governments and the United Nations are granting access to their open data through these sites due in large part to the success of the HDI here in the United States. Visit and view the Webinar on available data resources and projects for researchers, practitioners, programmers and patients. The site includes regular announcements of new products such as the launch of DailyMed that offers high-quality information about marketed medications through an effort with the National Library of Medicine and the Tracking and Accountability in Government Grants System (TAGGS). Currently in beta testing is the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Dashboard. HDI is engaging stakeholders and finding solutions, changing the healthcare workplace and educating patients on healthcare. The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge will be held on June 11 in Washington, DC at the Kaiser Center for Total Health. These challenges feature collaborators from every industry, researchers, policy experts, programmers and other stakeholders focused on the datadriven technology solution to a health or healthcare-related problem. They discuss, map, program and present the solution all within an 8-hour window on a Saturday and compete at the end of the day for the chance to present at the national and international Health 2.0 conferences.

The Health 2.0 team is looking for campuses to host the remaining developer challenges this year. Consider At the heart of this entire effort is a trehosting a challenge at your college or mendous amount of enthusiasm for school. Place a spotlight on pharmacy open data, new colleagues and new ineducation as an essential resource for novations. patient-centered care teams and the technology solutions to deliver the The HDI took another huge step this strongest patient care. If you are inyear and launched http://healthdata. terested in hosting or would like more gov, raw health-related data from information, please contact Whitney across government agencies, and Zatzkin at and visit, a userthe Challenge Web site at http://www. friendly visualization of academic 1,100 health Pharmacy now  Apr/May/June 2011 11 indicators such as community reading

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AACP and UCSD Seek PharmGenEd™ Program Participants The Pharmacogenomics Education Program (PharmGenEd™): Bridging the Gap between Science and Practice is a program offered by the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Using a train-the-trainer approach, the pharmacogenomics curriculum is designed for classroom teaching and/or case-based learning. To register as a trainer by June 17, 2011, visit the UCSD Web site: pharmacy-school-faculty.aspx. Contact Dr. Kelly C. Lee, Director, PharmGenEd™ Training for Health Professional Schools, at with any questions.

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New Findings on University of Florida Marine Compound Shows Versatility, From Anti-tumor Agent to Bone Regeneration A promising medicinal compound discovered in a marine organism by University of Florida pharmacy researchers is showing its versatility against multiple diseases.

test animals, discovering an unusual dual action of repairing injured or diseased bone and also blocking bone degeneration.

Having already demonstrated its power as an anti-tumor agent, largazole, produced by a cyanobacterium inhabiting coral reefs, has shown a new potential benefit for treating serious fractures, osteoporosis and other bone diseases, according to a study reported this week in the journal ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters online.

Both of those benefits stem from largazole’s effects on an enzyme class called histone deacetylases, or HDACs, which serve as a control switch for protein production. Over-activity of HDACs can lead to the silencing of important genes and consequently disease, Luesch said. He sees HDAC inhibition as a promising strategy to reactivate suppressed genes in diseased cells.

Dr. Hendrik Luesch, associate professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Florida (UF) College of Pharmacy, discovered the marine compound in Key Largo and reported initial findings in 2008. He teamed up with Dr. Jiyong Hong, an assistant professor at Duke University, who synthesized the compound in larger quantities to allow extensive testing. After understanding largazole’s properties and cellular mechanism of action, Luesch, a member of the UF Shands Cancer Center, put it to the test against cancer cells with promising results. The researchers published their findings on largazole’s effectiveness against colon cancer last fall. Since then, they have expanded their collaboration to colleagues in South Korea, further unlocking largazole’s medical potential for bone regeneration.

“Largazole’s ability to reprogram cells can also be exploited for tissue regeneration, and we initially focused on potential bone-forming properties of largazole,” Luesch said. Luesch added that it’s proving to be the most potent natural HDAC inhibitor known and there are many diseases that may respond well to largazole. The current research also showed that largazole, in a mix with a synthetic biomaterial containing collagen and calcium phosphate used for bone grafting, helped heal fractured bones. “This data clearly shows the great potential of largazole for improvement of the property of bone graft substitutes in bone defect reconstruction,” Kim said.

Dr. Seong Hwan Kim, a researcher at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, along with colleagues at Wonkwang University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, tested largazole’s osteogenesis properties in cell cultures and

The current research also showed that largazole, in a mix with a synthetic biomaterial containing collagen and calcium phosphate used for bone grafting, helped heal fractured bones.

Dr. Hendrik Luesch, associate professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

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2011 AACP Walmart Scholars AACP is pleased to announce the 75 student/faculty recipients for the 2011 AACP Walmart Scholars Program. AACP and Walmart share the commitment to help colleges and schools of pharmacy ensure there is an adequate number of well-prepared individuals who aspire to join the faculties of our expanding programs across the country. Sixty-seven of these scholarships are supported by Walmart and eight are supported by AACP. The goal of this scholarship program is to strengthen the recipient’s skills and commitment to a career in academic pharmacy through participation in programming and activities at the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting. The program provides $1,000 travel scholarships to 75 student/faculty pairs from AACP member institutions to attend the AACP Annual Meeting and the AACP Teachers Seminar in San Antonio, Texas, July 9–13, 2011. This momentous program continues to grow each year, thanks to Walmart’s support and dedication. The 2011 AACP Walmart Scholars Program recipients are: Simore E. Afamefuna, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy – Georgia Campus Faculty Mentor: Deirdre B. Fanning

Adriane J. Brackett, Wingate University Faculty Mentor: Jacqueline L. Olin Michelle C. Brandon, The University of Arizona Faculty Mentor: Jeannie K. Lee

Elizabeth L. Alford, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Faculty Mentor: Melissa M. Dinkins

Christine Chim, St. John’s University Faculty Mentor: Vibhuti Arya

Megan G. Andrews, The University of Oklahoma Faculty Mentor: Michelle E. Condre

Aileen Chu, University of Southern California Faculty Mentor: Michael Z. Wincor

Jill M. Augustine, Mercer University Faculty Mentor: Lisa M. Lundquist

Katherine E. Cich, Butler University Faculty Mentor: Nandita G. Das

Hibah O. Awwad, The University of Oklahoma Faculty Mentor: Kelly M. Standifer

Michael P. Conley, Northeastern University Faculty Mentor: Jenny A. Van Amburgh

Laura B. Behm, University of Minnesota Faculty Mentor: Jeannine M. Conway

Katherine Crabb, The University of Mississippi Faculty Mentor: Katie S. McClendon

MaryAnn E. Birch, Auburn University Faculty Mentor: Raymond A. Lorenz

Rachel D. Crouch, Lipscomb University Faculty Mentor: Susan L. Mercer

Anneliese M. Bodding-Long, University of Washington Faculty Mentor: Dana P. Hammer

Brandon M. Dyson, Howard University Faculty Mentor: Salome Weaver

Rebecca Bollinger, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy Faculty Mentor: Rachel R. Ogden


Özlem Ersin, University of Minnesota Faculty Mentor: Jon C. Schommer Afomia A. Feleke, Purdue University Faculty Mentor: Jane E. Krause

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Tara Lee Fogleman, The University of Georgia Faculty Mentor: Henry H. Cobb III Stephanie L. Freed, Ferris State University Faculty Mentor: Kierstan M. Hanson Rosemary Garbowski, St. John Fisher College Faculty Mentor: Jennifer L. Mathews Oscar W. Garza Jr., The University of Iowa Faculty Mentor: Hazel H. Seaba Lindsey E. Gunter, The University of Mississippi Faculty Mentor: Laurie E. Warrington Shanna N. Harris, Belmont University Faculty Mentor: Marilyn E. Thompson Odom Megan E. Hartranft, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Faculty Mentor: Kelly Scolaro Megan K. Heim, University of Wisconsin–Madison Faculty Mentor: Andrea Porter Melissa E. Heim, University of Wisconsin–Madison Faculty Mentor: Karen Kopacek

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C. Morgan Honeycutt, The University of Tennessee Faculty Mentor: Andrea R. Franks

Sofya Z. Mnjoyan, The University of Texas at Austin Faculty Mentor: Kenneth A. Lawson Jr.

Lisa M. Schleper, University of Minnesota Faculty Mentor: Kristin K. Janke

Heather R. Hummel, South Carolina College of Pharmacy Faculty Mentor: John A. Bosso

Hena N. Modi, South University Faculty Mentor: Heather F. DeBellis

Julie Scott, The University of Utah Faculty Mentor: Karen M. Gunning

Jeremiah D. Momper, University of Pittsburgh Faculty Mentor: Raman Venkataramanan

Tom W. Seto, Purdue University Faculty Mentor: Holly L. Mason

Thao K. Huynh, University of the Sciences Faculty Mentor: Cathy Y. Poon Alex Jarmin, Sullivan University Faculty Mentor: BC Childress Clark D. Kebodeaux, University of Kentucky Faculty Mentor: Holly S. Divine Angela (Angie) Y. Koo, University of California, San Francisco Faculty Mentor: Peter J. Ambrose Jacqueline M. Kraft, Northeastern University Faculty Mentor: Jason W. Lancaster Jaclyn A. Kruse, Northeast Ohio Medical University Faculty Mentor: Dale E. English II Kshama Kumari, The University of Oklahoma Faculty Mentor: Michele Y. Splinter Phuoc Lynsey T. Le, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences–Worcester Faculty Mentor: Karyn M. Sullivan Caroline Lindsay, University of California, San Francisco Faculty Mentor: Sharon L. Youmans Crystal N. Little, Washington State University Faculty Mentor: Jennifer D. Robinson Mary K. Lockwood, University of Cincinnati Faculty Mentor: Anne H. Metzger Sara K. Lookabill, University of Wyoming Faculty Mentor: Suzanne Clark Ana M. Lungu, University of Pittsburgh Faculty Mentor: Sharon E. Connor

Kelly M. Monteen, The University of Tennessee Faculty Mentor: Debbie C. Byrd Lisa M. Murphy, South Carolina College of Pharmacy Faculty Mentor: James J. Sterrett Daniel S. Newsom, University of Louisiana at Monroe Faculty Mentor: Jeffery D. Evans Andrew M. North, Drake University Faculty Mentor: Robert P. Soltis Marwa Noureldin, Purdue University Faculty Mentor: Kimberly S. Plake Shanna K. O’Connor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Faculty Mentor: Stefanie P. Ferreri Kristen L. Ochs, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Faculty Mentor: Janice R. Frueh Christina Philipose, Long Island University Faculty Mentor: Supriya A. Bavadekar Celia A. Proctor, Harding University Faculty Mentor: Bill Yates Laine E. Rapp, St. Louis College of Pharmacy Faculty Mentor: John A. Pieper Brittany R. Richter, University of Charleston Faculty Mentor: Fadi M. Alkhateeb Jennifer R. Sass, University of Missouri–Kansas City Faculty Mentor: Brooke Y. Patterson

Christopher W. Sherrow, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Faculty Mentor: Peter M. Brody Jr. Andrew D. Straznitskas, University of Connecticut Faculty Mentor: Fei Wang Kimberly A. Trobaugh, Auburn University Faculty Mentor: Kristen L. Helms Amanda B. Tulolo, Northeastern University Faculty Mentor: Chia-Hung Chou Namita L. Tundia, University of Cincinnati Faculty Mentor: Pamela C. Heaton Stephen B. Vickery, Wingate University Faculty Mentor: Olga M. Klibanov Ashley M. Wensil, Campbell University Faculty Mentor: Kimberly P. Lewis Bryan P. White, The University of Georgia Faculty Mentor: Keith N. Herist Amanda P. Wojtusik, The University of Rhode Island Faculty Mentor: K. Kelly Orr Jonathan M. Wybo, Wingate University Faculty Mentor: Michael L. Manolakis Allison L. Young, The University of Georgia Faculty Mentor: George E. Francisco Jr. Joseph A. Zorek, University of Illinois at Chicago Faculty Mentor: Suzanne M. Rabi

Sarah C. Scarry, The University of Mississippi Faculty Mentor: John M. Rimoldi

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AACP Recognizes Innovations in Teaching and Excellence in Assessment Programs Each year, the AACP Council of Faculties recognizes the novel teaching, learning strategies and assessment methods of faculty teams as part of the Innovations in Teaching Competition. This year’s winners will participate in a special session at the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The AACP Award for Excellence in Assessment recognizes outstanding Doctor of Pharmacy assessment programs for their progress in developing and applying evidence of outcomes as part of the ongoing evaluation and improvement of pharmacy professional education. The recipient of the award, along with the winners of the Innovations in Teaching Competition, will present their winning portfolios at the 2011 Annual Meeting on Monday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. The award-winning innovations in teaching and assessment programs are:

Innovations in Teaching Competition

Award for Excellence in Assessment

Illness Performed and Imagined: An Elective Course was designed by Dr. Ruth E. Nemire*, Dr. Russell Teagarden** and Dr. Michelle T. Assa-Eley*** from Touro College of Pharmacy– New York. The humanities are often regarded in biomedicine as extraneous to the educational process for those who will be providing patient care. The humanities, however, provide important insights to student pharmacists about the illness experience. They provide a view of the broader impact medications and treatment may have on people and how lives are lived as a result. These insights can explain myths and inaccuracies patients operate under, and can reveal the sad truths of illness. These insights also draw attention to the perceptions and reflections of patients and others touched by biomedicine.

Peer Observation and Evaluation Tool (POET) was created by Dr. Margarita V. DiVall from Northeastern University. Improving and assessing the teaching-learning process is, and has been, an essential mission of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and the School of Pharmacy at Northeastern University. In 2006, a group of faculty were charged to develop a process for the evaluation of teaching in a large classroom setting which would transcend the current student evaluation program. Working with the Department of Pharmacy Practice faculty, a Departmental Educational Philosophy was approved. The statement served as a blueprint for the development of a comprehensive Peer Observation and Evaluation (POE) program and Peer Observation and Evaluation Tool (POET). In addition, discussions at faculty development sessions and results of a pre-implementation survey (needs assessment and faculty attitudes about peer evaluation) were considered when developing the POE process.

It is important that student pharmacists be engaged in learning about patients and how their lives are affected by illness and healthcare systems. An elective course in the medical humanities was created to enable students to learn how healthcare is interpreted and portrayed across several different humanities genres, including literature, art, film and drama. This threecredit course was first offered to 22 students in the winter semester of 2010 at Touro College of Pharmacy–New York. Students voiced a gain in understanding how patients ought to be treated and involved in their healthcare. Students created art, poetry, movies and pictography that demonstrated their newfound knowledge and empathy for patients. Faculty members learned that students were eager to read, watch and interpret the genres used in the course to improve their ability to understand patients and their predicament. *Dr. Nemire is now dean of Fairleigh Dickinson University Medco School of Pharmacy. **Dr. Teagarden is Medco’s vice president for scientific and academic affairs and associate dean at Fairleigh Dickinson University Medco School of Pharmacy. ***Dr. Assa-Eley is associate dean at Fairleigh Dickinson University Medco School of Pharmacy.


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The POE process consists of 4 steps: 1) a pre-observation meeting, 2) classroom observation, 3) post-observation lecture reflection and feedback, and 4) poststudent assessment discussion. The POE process is designed to assist faculty with triangulating teaching evaluations from peers, students and selfreflection. POET was developed and validated (both internally and externally) and pilot testing established good inter-rater reliability. The POE policy was developed and implemented beginning in 2008 and was agreed to be formative with annual mandatory participation by all departmental faculty. All peer observers were formally trained. After 2 years, we administered a survey to: 1) assess pre/post faculty attitudes on the POE process and compare to the results of the pre-implementation

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survey; 2) determine the degree of adherence to POE policies and procedures; 3) determine types of feedback received; and 4) determine POE impact on faculty teaching. The post implementation survey was completed by 76 percent of the department’s faculty and reported data on 32 distinct observations. Overall, 91 percent of the faculty had at least one lecture peer evaluated in the 2-year period, with 100 percent of those hired prior to 2008 participating in the process. Faculty attitudes toward peer evaluation either stayed the same or improved post implementation (comparing post and pre-surveys). Adherence to three of the four steps of the process was high (100 percent, 100 percent and 94 percent for steps 1 through 3 respectively); however, the post-student assessment discussion step occurred only 47 percent of the time. All faculty reported receiving a balance of positive and constructive feedback; 78 percent agreed that POE gave them concrete suggestions for ways to improve their teaching and 71 percent incorporated the reflection on peer evaluation in their yearly performance evaluation submission. Finally, 89 percent felt that overall, the benefits of POE outweigh the effort of participating in the process. On average, peer observers reported spending 4.3 hours per POE review cycle. Evaluation of the POE program led to additional faculty development sessions to address findings of the survey and faculty concerns. Further attempts to gather evidence of improved teaching evaluations and student learning as a result of POE are underway as well as revisions to the departmental policy.

Touro College of Pharmacy–New York Student Pharmacist Uses Poetry to Illustrate Her Role in Patient Care A student pharmacist in Dr. Ruth E. Nemire’s elective course, Illness Performed and Imagined, penned the poem below as her final project for the class. Dr. Nemire said, “When I read this poem, I realized that this particular student had a new understanding of the world where she would practice and what her place in it was going to be. I think that is the ultimate reward for a faculty member: when a student applies their knowledge in a way that shows they recognize their potential to impact patient care.” We’ve explored the world of illness Over the past couple of weeks, Examining movies, literature and pictures, And the thousand of words they speak. To describe the illness experience, Our group chose to use imagery and art. We depicted how science and patient care Should not be worlds apart. Drawing from various depictions And analyzing what we were taught, We discussed our many ideas And created pictures from our thoughts. It was fulfilling to interpret All the insights we had gained And to recognize how pharmacists can affect A patient’s illness, grief and pain. “The working together of two things To produce an even greater effect”; Our project focused on synergy, Finding ways for illness and the arts to connect. There exist many emotions That may influence a patient’s care; Sadness, misery, confusion, Loss of hope and feelings of despair. As a student pharmacist I will start to assume the role,

Not only as a health professional, But as a listener and caregiver of the soul. My interpretation of illness Has taken a whole new perspective. Empathizing and recognizing patient needs Has become my chief objective. Illness is an unfortunate experience Causing those affected to recollect On their life and their accomplishments, All their memories and regrets. Perhaps illness in the media Can play a major part In offering a feeling of comfort In matters of the heart. To be sick is not just to have poor health, But also a test of one’s faith. It’s how one chooses to deal with it That determines the path that it creates. In the battle between illness and the soul, Only one can win, And only when a patient looks beyond their sickness Can the healing process truly begin. As future pharmacists, There are many voids we can fill In our ultimate goal and future mission To provide true care and healing to the ill.

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Transforming Leaders to Create Change in Pharmacy Education and Healthcare Delivery

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news in brief The 2011 AACP Interim Meeting, Transformational Leadership: Deans and Chairs As Agents of Change, was held Feb. 26–March 2 in Savannah, Georgia and provided attendees with opportunities to expand and sharpen their leadership skills. The result was innovation in leadership that will undoubtedly strengthen the Academy as a whole and ensure that the next generation of pharmacists and pharmacy educators will be ready to break through more barriers and move healthcare into the future. “AACP recognizes the academy has needs for leaders of change at many levels and the 2011 Interim Meeting provided excellent and diverse programs to meet those needs,” said AACP executive vice president and CEO Dr. Lucinda L. Maine. Two tracks were offered at this year’s Interim Meeting: one for deans and one for department chairs of colleges and schools of pharmacy. Deans kicked off the meeting on Saturday, Feb. 26 with an open dialogue with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Deputy Administrator and Director Anthony D. Rodgers. Rodgers discussed how CMS and other agencies are working to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and how pharmacists’ roles in the delivery of patient-centered care under new models (e.g., medical homes, ACOs, primary care systems) fit into this important work. Session topics for department chairs included faculty recruitment, retention and development, as well as working effectively with conflict, which was a Monday morning session led by Dr. N. Karl Haden of the Academy for Academic Leadership. He challenged the audience of department chairs to confront their assumptions about conflict and describe how they typically handle conflict. Using the TKI assessment that analyzes individual preferences or inclinations in handling conflict and expands your repertoire of conflict management skills, Haden discussed case illustrations and helped the chairs engage in peer coaching with colleagues at their tables.

Haden also led a joint session of deans and department chairs Monday afternoon that focused on finding creative ways to achieve the worklife balance that is so necessary to ensure that academic leaders do not become fatigued. Haden momentarily convinced attendees that he was able to attain the elusive worklife balance every day; however, his described typical day-to-day routine proved to be a fairytale, illustrating his point that work-life balance is not so easily attainable. He proceeded to discuss the concept of “balance,” personal life priorities, assessing one’s time management habits, a workflow model to increase productivity, techniques for handling e-mail more effectively and strategies to reduce work-life stress. Dr. Judith E.N. Albino, also from the Academy for Academic Leadership, concluded the Interim Meeting on Tuesday afternoon with a session dedicated to understanding how to “manage up” and work effectively with administrative leadership. Nine strategies for managing up were discussed, which included inspirational appeals, coalition tactics and legitimizing. Albino used various case studies that faculty and deans discussed in groups, which led to a stimulating conversation amongst all groups about how to most effectively manage up depending on certain scenarios and manager types. The 2011 Interim Meeting continued AACP’s tradition of providing our members with timely and important information to support and sustain their academic careers and institutions. This year’s dual-track approach for deans and department chairs was well received and AACP looks forward to providing its members with more dedicated programming for the Academy’s leadership and department chair development. To view presentations from the Interim Meeting, visit interimmeeting11 and click on Presentations and Handouts.

Top: Dr. Cynthia L. Raehl (left), AACP past president, uses AACP president-elect Dr. Brian L. Crabtree (right) as an assistant during her Interim Meeting session “Recruitment Strategies to Attract the BEST Faculty.” Middle: Dr. Victor A. Yanchick (left), AACP past president, and Dr. Rodney A. Carter (right), AACP president, field questions from meeting attendees during the AACP Town Hall luncheon. Bottom: Interim Meeting attendees work in groups during Dr. Judith E.N. Albino’s session, “Managing Up: Working Effectively with Senior Administrators.”


Bridges to Our Bright Future 2011 AACP Annual Meeting


July 9–13  San Antonio, Texas

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The world’s pharmacy educators will convene at the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting in San Antonio eager to shape the future of global healthcare. With exciting programs related to assessment, experiential education, global pharmacy education, interprofessional education, research and science, and student affairs/professionalism, AACP is poised now more than ever to help our members solve the issues of today…and tomorrow. AACP stands ready to explore new developments in pharmacy education and practice. Attendees will be armed with the latest tools, programs and services to prepare the next generation of pharmacists, educators and pharmaceutical scientists. An exciting addition to this year’s slate of events is a special 75th anniversary celebration of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education on Saturday, July 9 during the AACP Welcome Reception. A timeline highlighting significant milestones in the Journal’s 75year history and a unique video message from Editor Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro are just a few of the ways in which the Academy will commemorate Journal’s past, present and future.

Celebrating Excellence in feature story Research, Education and Service AACP President Dr. Rodney A. Carter, associate dean for professional and external relations, will present the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award, Volwiler Research Achievement Award and Transformative Community Service Award during the Examining Excellence: 2011 Awards Plenary on Tuesday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m. Dr. Victoria F. Roche, senior associate dean at the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, will lead award recipients and attendees in a candid and engaging discussion of their views on what qualities mark excellence in pharmacy education, research and service. To read more about the Transformative Community Service Award recipient, the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, turn to page 25. Receiving the award for the best paper published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education in 2010 are three authors from Xavier University of Louisiana. The Rufus A. Lyman Award will be presented at the AACP Closing Banquet on Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. when the Association celebrates its collective accomplishments over the past year.

Rufus A. Lyman Award “Nine Constructs of Cultural Competence for Curriculum Development” Margarita Echeverri, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical and Administrative Sciences, Xavier University of Louisiana B. Cecile Brookover, Ph.D., Director for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, Xavier Office of Planning, Institutional Research and Assessment, Xavier University of Louisiana Kathleen B. Kennedy, Pharm.D., Dean, College of Pharmacy, Xavier University of Louisiana Authors of “Nine Constructs of Cultural Competence for Curriculum Development” will receive the 2011 Rufus A. Lyman Award for the best paper published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education in 2010. Margarita Echeverri, Ph.D., B. Cecile Brookover, Ph.D., and Kathleen B. Kennedy, Pharm.D., of Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy authored the paper that examines the self-administered Clinical Cultural Competency Questionnaire (CCCQ), which assesses the perceived level of cultural competence of students in the College of Pharmacy to guide curriculum development within the 4-year academic program. The authors administrated the CCCQ to each class of student pharmacists during spring 2009. Exploratory factor analysis with principal components and varimax rotation was conducted to build the constructs explaining the factors measuring students’ self-assessment of cultural competence. Nine factors, including 46 items extracted from the CCCQ and explaining 79 percent of the total variance, were found as the best fit to measure students’ self-assessment of cultural competence. Results demonstrated that the CCCQ was found


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to be a practical, valid and reliable self-assessment instrument to measure the perceived level of students’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and encounters in cross-cultural environments. The questionnaire allowed the identification of students’ needs for training in cultural competence and the development of a curriculum tailored to satisfy those needs. Echeverri is an assistant professor in the Division of Clinical and Administrative Sciences (DCAS) and serves as the educational coordinator in health disparities, cultural competence and diversity in the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education (CMHDRE) at Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy. Brookover is the director for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment in the Xavier Office of Planning, Institutional Research and Assessment. Kennedy is dean of the Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy. The award is presented as a framed certificate along with a stipend of $5,000 to be shared by the authors of the paper.

Volwiler Research Achievement Award Sidney D. Nelson, Ph.D. Professor and Dean Emeritus University of Washington School of Pharmacy Sidney D. Nelson, Ph.D., from the University of Washington (UW), will receive the 2011 Volwiler Research Achievement Award for his outstanding research and contributions to the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Nelson is professor and dean emeritus at the UW School of Pharmacy. Nelson is internationally renowned for his groundbreaking research in the elucidation of chemical and biochemical mechanisms. In addition, during his 13-year tenure as dean, he helped the UW School of Pharmacy achieve national prominence in its research activities and its Pharm.D. program. Under his leadership, the school secured a top ranking in National Institutes of Health funding among pharmacy schools, and the Pharm.D. program became renowned for its innovative curriculum, programs and outreach efforts.

Two of Nelson’s primary research interests are determining the mechanisms of formation and disposition of reactive drug metabolites and investigating the effects of protein-protein interactions on structure/function relationships of drug-metabolizing enzymes. His pioneering translational research has resulted in 221 peer-reviewed articles and 48 invited reviews and book chapters. His studies have also led to a heightened understanding of how reactive drug metabolites are formed and how they react with cellular molecules to cause toxicities. The result has been the development of safer medications. The award consists of a gold medal and a monetary prize, and was established in honor of the late Ernest H. Volwiler, Abbott Laboratories former president and research director.

Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award Robert S. Beardsley, Ph.D., R.Ph. Professor and Vice-Chair for Education, Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Department University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Robert S. Beardsley, Ph.D., R.Ph., professor and vice-chair for education in the pharmaceutical health services research department at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, will receive the 2011 Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award for his excellence as a teacher, his outstanding achievements as a researcher and scholar, and his overall impact on pharmacy education and the profession. Beardsley came to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in September of 1977 as an assistant professor and then served as an associate professor from 1982 to 1994. In July of 1994, he was promoted to professor and also served as assistant/associate dean for student affairs for 16 years. Throughout his 34-year career, Beardsley has been enormously popular with students. He was bestowed with the Outstanding Teaching Award for the School of Pharmacy on three different occasions, as well as the Recognition Award

from both the Student Government Association and the Class of 2005. As an educator who considers his students and their needs when planning his classes, Beardsley challenges his students to apply what they are learning to patient-centered practice. When developing curricula, Beardsley brings innovative approaches to education, such as dual degree programs and problem-based learning. He was selected by AACP as one of four authors to write the “White Paper on Student Professionalism” and to chair the joint APhA ASP-AACP Task Force on Professionalism that revised the Oath of the Pharmacist and created the Pledge of Professionalism. The award, named for the late Robert K. Chalmers, former AACP president and distinguished educator, consists of a Steuben glass owl sculpture and a monetary prize.

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Caring for their Communities Top community engaged service projects in the Academy to be recognized at the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting Four student-led community engagement projects and one school of pharmacy will be honored for their extraordinary commitment to community service during the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

to be used exclusively to support program expansion of the recognized or new community engaged service projects and a $5,000 team prize to be used for enhancing/sustaining the program being recognized.

AACP President Dr. Rodney A. Carter will present the 2011 Student Community Engaged Service Awards, sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals, to student-led groups from the University of Southern California, University of Colorado, University of Missouri–Kansas City and The University of Oklahoma at a special session on Tuesday, July 12 at 3:30 p.m. Following the presentation, the student leaders of each award-winning project will discuss the project’s success, how the award will improve or expand its work and efforts, and what impact has been made in the community. The winning teams were chosen for their outstanding programs that deliver consumer education about medication use, expanding access to affordable healthcare and improving the public’s health.

The University of Washington (UW) School of Pharmacy will receive the 2011 AACP Transformative Community Service Award during the Examining Excellence: 2011 Awards Plenary on Tuesday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m. This award honors a college or school of pharmacy demonstrating a major institutional commitment to addressing unmet community needs through education, practice and research. The award, consisting of a Steuben glass lighthouse and a financial stipend, highlights community service as an important element of the academic mission, and singles out institutions that can serve as examples of social responsiveness on the part of the academic community.

In addition to receiving a commemorative prize, the winning pharmacy college or school’s dean’s office will receive $10,000

Academic Pharmacy Now highlights the incredible work and dedication to community service on behalf of the UW School of Pharmacy and the four student-led groups.

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Transformative Community Service Award University of Washington School of Pharmacy

Bridges to Health Patient Advocacy Center and Northwest Alaska Pharmacogenomics Research Network The University of Washington School of Pharmacy is proud of its sustained record of successful initiatives aimed at meeting the needs of local communities, the Healthy People 2010 (now 2020) focus areas and its institutional mission. A shared commitment to reduce health disparities, increase access to health services and improve patient outcomes in medically underserved populations serves as the impetus for many of the school’s community advocacy efforts. The Bridges to Health Patient Advocacy Center was created to support student interest in designing, implementing and evaluating community outreach and patient advocacy programs. The goals of the center include: 1) increasing public awareness of health promotion, early detection and disease prevention activities, 2) encouraging patients to become actively involved in

their health decisions and health status, and 3) expanding access to health services in medically underserved and high-risk populations. Learning opportunities supporting these goals are interwoven in curricular and co-curricular activities. Faculty from the School of Pharmacy also helped form the Northwest Alaska Pharmacogenomics Research Network. This center, funded by the National Institutes of Health, is the first in the country to partner with the American Indian and Alaska Native and rural Pacific Northwest populations. Leadership skills as change agents are practiced in these environments. These include: 1) conducting a needs assessment with community organization members and key stakeholders, 2) developing solutions in collaboration with the community planning team, 3) implementing the initiative, and 4) evaluating the success of the program, making adjustments as necessary. The opportunity to serve society’s most vulnerable populations provides tremendous personal satisfaction and reinforces the primary reason why many choose pharmacy as a career. In addition, learning about the environmental and social determinants that negatively affect community health has heightened the school’s desire to become community advocates on a local, state and national level.

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Student Community Engaged Service Awards University of Southern California School of Pharmacy

Volunteer Outreach Initiative & Community Education The Volunteer Outreach Initiative & Community Education (VOICE) of the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy strives to expand student experiences by directly working with diverse patient populations in unique settings while also serving vital healthcare needs in the community. This student-run program exposes the next generation of pharmacists to a wide range of disease states and forces the students to consider culturally-sensitive approaches to meet the needs of underserved populations. Students found that one way to do this is to go to where the target population lives, making services convenient and easily accessible. At the VOICE student‐originated clinic, PharmSC, student pharmacists interact directly with the residents of LA’s Boyle Heights. Using skills learned through course work, students screen, counsel, vaccinate, perform brown‐bag medication reviews and, when appropriate, refer for additional care. The PharmSC clinic, located in a popular independent pharmacy in this primarily low-income, Latino neighborhood, provides an opportune location to reach a large number of area residents who may typically not have adequate access to healthcare. The PharmSC efforts are complemented by activities conducted by the school’s SHARE program, which has a long history of outreach projects based in 340B clinics and spanning a wide range of clinical and educational activities. Of note, students

run 10-week smoking cessation programs three times each year at the Center for Community Health, on LA’s Skid Row, which have been met with enormous success and now has a referral system in place through a physician-pharmacist collaboration. Also serving the Skid Row population, and meeting a specific need identified by the coordinator of a residential facility in the area, VOICE embarked on a series of mental health classes designed for this population, where a high percentage of people have a mental health diagnoses but misunderstanding and stigma of the disease often result in a high level of noncompliance.

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Serving The Underserved Health Initiative Through the efforts of two student organizations, Serving The Underserved Health Initiative (STUHI) program was created. This program strives to diminish health disparities by educating and providing access to care for underserved communities. Integral to STUHI’s mission are three central components: cultivating and encouraging the next generation of pharmacists and healthcare providers; fostering interdisciplinary relationships on the University of Colorado Anschutz campus; and providing an enhanced community service by using technology to measure and document the impact of student-run health screenings. At a recent health fair held at the Denver School of Science and Technology, high school students planned and helped implement the event for their community. In addition, the students created presentations and led informational sessions on common health topics, such as osteoporosis, chronic kidney disease and diabetes. This health fair was also interprofessional in that both student pharmacists and medical students completed the health screenings and together helped counsel the patients on their results. Through the use of iPads and database technology, health screening data was collected under an IRB-approved protocol. For the first time, this protocol allows students and faculty


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to assess and document the impact of health screenings on the community. High-risk participants will be contacted in the future to determine rates of follow-up with healthcare providers.

sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Pharmacy

UMKC Health Sciences Wellness Fair The third annual UMKC Health Sciences Wellness Fair has continued the tradition of blending the four health sciences schools (pharmacy, medicine, nursing and dentistry) on campus to offer free screening exams and education on a variety of health topics to the underserved community in the greater Kansas City area. Additionally, the Wellness Fair has served as a point of entry for these patients to gain access to needed community services to follow-up on health concerns identified during their attendance at the Wellness Fair. Students have been able to experience the impact that an interprofessional team of students, faculty and community volunteers can provide in service enhancement through this event. The 2011 Wellness Fair implemented an efficient electronic medical record (EMR) system, which allowed student providers to better concentrate on delivering quality care to the participating underserved patients. The EMR system allowed for faster registration of patients and documentation of their health information as they progressed through the more than 25 different services offered. Student team members identified methods to implement and incorporate the EMR system into the flow of the Wellness Fair. Incorporating the EMR into a health fair of this magnitude provided the unique opportunity to reflect on the care for patients, collect and monitor patient outcomes, and aid in establishing follow-up care on identified health concerns.

An additional key expansion at the 2011 Wellness Fair was the identification of potential local resources where patients could obtain follow-up information about health and wellness services. Student team members recruited local safety-net clinics to be present to establish follow-up appointments on healthcare needs identified through the screenings. Another unique aspect of this year’s Wellness Fair was the presence of a mobile market where patients received one item of organic produce and were informed of how they could use food stamps for produce at farmer’s markets in the area.

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Outreach to the Homeless: An Interprofessional Longitudinal Initiative This program is exceptional because it allows students and faculty from the Health Sciences Center campus to come together on a yearly basis to provide care to the homeless community at the City Rescue Mission. This interaction has resulted in awareness by the students of the benefits of working as a team and a realization of what each discipline can contribute to the team. Parallel components of health professions curricula such as the role of the health professional in health promotion, collaboration, and team building have been reinforced during this event and helped to cross discipline boundaries and impacted the institution in a positive way. Students became more aware of consumerism in healthcare and the role that healthcare professionals play in helping individuals to make informed choices regarding healthcare services. Students encouraged patients to take control of their health behaviors through prevention and education, and provided information regarding options for greater access to care through free or low-cost services. In Oklahoma, more than 50 percent of emergency room visits are for non-emergency conditions. Hopefully, information presented at the health fairs has increased the health IQ of patients and raised awareness regarding locations other than hospital emergency rooms where healthcare can be obtained, thereby reducing numbers of unnecessary emergency room visits and cost to the healthcare system.

The professional manner in which the health fairs were conducted and the way in which students interacted with patients reflected positively on the institution and profession. Several students emerged as leaders, became more aware of themselves as health professionals and as health information resources. The student leaders involved in this program have the opportunity to mentor lower classmen and have potential to evolve into health profession leaders who can positively influence the health of the communities in which they reside and the policies that govern those communities.

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Stroll Down Memory Lane Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy Celebrate Decades of Excellence in Pharmacy Education For more than a century, America’s pharmaceutical scientists and educators have dramatically influenced science and the delivery of patient care. In this issue of Academic Pharmacy Now and in future editions, AACP highlights universities that have contributed to the advancement of pharmacy education through significant institutional milestones and major anniversaries.


The University of Iowa The University of Iowa (UI) College of Pharmacy was established in 1885 as only the fourth publiclysupported college of pharmacy in the nation. The college’s founders saw an opportunity to standardize and professionalize pharmacy after Iowa granted licensed pharmacists the exclusive right in 1880 to compound physicians’ prescriptions. This forward-thinking approach continued with subsequent administrators and faculty, who established the nation’s first graduate program in hospital pharmacy (1938), created a statewide network of clinical pharmacists to help train student pharmacists (1970s), and expanded residency education to community pharmacy sites (1999), making the college the first in the nation to achieve full accreditation for multi-site community pharmacy residencies.

macists re-engineer their practices to deliver pharmaceutical care. As it prepared to celebrate 125 years in 2010, the college adapted its organizational structure to accommodate the growing demands on its educational mission in both the Pharm.D. and graduate programs. The changes will enable the college to provide a pharmacy education that responds to the needs of the healthcare system, as well as graduate programs that produce researchers who are able to fulfill and strengthen the promise of scientific discovery. Today, the college’s 84 faculty members educate an annual student population of more than 450 Pharm.D. and nearly 100 master’s and Ph.D. students. Almost half of Iowa’s practicing pharmacists were educated at the UI College of Pharmacy.

At several family medicine clinics around Iowa, a college faculty member provides educational and interprofessional training opportunities for pharmacists and resident physicians. In addition, the pharmacy faculty member delivers patient care as part of an interdisciplinary team, which gives Pharm.D. students advanced and introductory practice opportunities. The college’s collaboration with Drake University’s pharmacy school and the state pharmacists association created an innovative educational program, the Iowa Center for Pharmaceutical Care, to help phar-

Top: Student pharmacists of the class of 1926 listen attentively in a pharmacognosy class at The University of Iowa (UI) College of Pharmacy. Middle: The UI College of Pharmacy 125th anniversary logo. Left: A student measures pills as part of the UI College of Pharmacy curriculum in 1943.


Long Island University Long Island University’s Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences turned 125 on April 21, 2011. A Founding Day celebration included tributes from university administrators, supporters of the college and representatives from professional pharmacy organizations and associations, such as AACP and the American Pharmacists Association, and an exhibit of archival photos and artifacts from different periods in the college’s long and distinguished history. The celebration officially kicked off the college’s $12.5 million “Our Founding, Our Future” capital campaign, which will raise funds to expand research and graduate education initiatives; to complete renovation and new construction projects; and to increase the number of scholarships available to the college’s students. To date, $3.2 million has been donated or pledged to the campaign. Dr. Leo Lachman, a university trustee and chancellor of the College of Pharmacy, has been a key player in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 40 years and donated $1 million to establish the Long Island University Lachman Institute for Pharmaceutical Analysis at the college. The Institute will promote the educational and research mission of the college by supporting faculty research, fostering graduate school training and providing a venue for industry-supported research.

Joan Williamson, a former professor at the university’s C.W. Post campus, made a leadership gift to the college that was inspired by the memory of her late husband, Sam. Her gifts, totaling more than $1 million, will fund the creation of the Joan B. and Samuel J. Williamson Institute for Pharmacometrics. The institute will train graduate students to use computer-based predictive models of drug safety and efficacy to improve the efficiency of drug development. It will be one of the first pharmacometric training programs of its kind in the country. Founded in 1886 as the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, the college is the oldest unit of Long Island University and is part of the university’s Brooklyn Campus. The institution has had an enormous impact on the pharmacy profession, graduating more than 20,000 students. Alumni include such giants in their fields as Dr. Louis Lemberger, who headed the team that developed Prozac, and Dr. Howard Murad, one of the nation’s top authorities on skin care.

Above: Student pharmacists from the Long Island University Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences participate in the Founding Day celebration. Left: Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Dean David R. Taft, Dean Emeritus Stephen M. Gross and Dr. Leon Lachman, Chancellor, University Trustee and Chairman, Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Council of Overseers.


Above: From left to right: Andy Dahlem, Former Dean Dr. John M. Cassady, Jinn Wu, Susan Brueggemeier, Dean Dr. Robert W. Brueggemeier at the 125th Celebration of the Ohio State University (OSU) College of Pharmacy in Columbus. Right: George B. Kauffman, first dean of the OSU College of Pharmacy.

The Ohio State University The College of Pharmacy celebrated 125 years at The Ohio State University during the past academic year. The roots of the college can be traced back to chemistry professor Dr. Sidney A. Norton, one of seven men who comprised the first faculty in 1873 when Ohio State was first established. Norton, who had studied in Germany, incorporated the European practice of linking together pharmacy and chemistry. In 1883, the Department of Chemistry offered a “voluntary class in Materia Medica.” Three students in the class passed the first examination conducted by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy in May 1884. With an initial budget of $200 for supplies, George B. Kauffman was named the head of the department and would become its first dean.

ties including Generation Rx and Prescription with a Smile, helping Ohio’s communities has remained a priority to the faculty, staff and students of the college. Today, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy continues its tradition of excellence, shaping the field of pharmacy, both in practice and scientific discovery, through education, research and service. During the past year the college held several events throughout Ohio, including cities such as Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron, and the final celebration in Columbus. In addition, the anniversary Web site, pharmacy., commemorates the many accomplishments of the college through an interactive timeline, photos, downloads and biographies.

From its infancy, the college was at the forefront of curriculum design for the field. Increased standards were often first implemented at Ohio State, including increasing the difficulty of existing classes, the number of required courses and the length of studies. In addition to research and education, the College of Pharmacy has long held service as a core value to its mission. From its earliest continuing education lectures in 1938 to today’s numerous outreach activi-


University at Buffalo, The State University of New York The University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has made a dramatic impact on the profession of pharmacy and pharmacy education in Western New York, as well as New York State. The school is one of the oldest pharmacy schools in New York; therefore it has a strong legacy and impact on the education of generations of pharmacists. From 12 graduates receiving diplomas in 1888 to the offering of a B.S. degree in 1932 and the creation of a post-baccalaureate Pharm.D. degree in 1971, our school has been on the leading edge of pharmacy education for 125 years. Over the course of three centuries, our graduates have gone on to impact the health and well being of countless individuals and have moved the profession forward through our innovative academic pursuits in drug development, medication management, patient counseling and outreach, as well as international recognition for leadership in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. The school is planning a week-long celebration of events in September 2011, which includes a School Open House on Sept. 16, 2011 and a Gala Dinner Dance on Sept. 17, 2011. Former deans, Dr. Michael Schwartz and Dr. David Triggle, will be attending the Gala Dinner to offer their comments and memories.

Above left: The 125th anniversary logo of the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (UB) School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Above: An early photo of student pharmacists at UB. Left: Student pharmacists at UB participate in innovative academic pursuits in drug development, medication management, patient counseling and outreach.


Above: A view in the pharmacognocal and microscopical laboratory at the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Major Milestone: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Opens $62 Million New Pharmacy Hall After more than 15 years of advocacy and 22 months of construction, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy officially opened its new $62 million Pharmacy Hall building. Prominently located on Baltimore’s West Side, the new Pharmacy Hall is seven stories tall and includes lecture halls equipped with technology for distance learning, experiential learning facilities and research laboratories. It also includes a dispensing laboratory with state-of-the-art robotics—a trend that allows pharmacists to dedicate more time to other critical patient care duties such as medication therapy management. The design, construction, furnishings, and scientific and audiovisual equipment costs associated with Pharmacy Hall Addition increased economic activity in the state of Maryland by $125.7 million and created 772 jobs earning $37.3 million in salaries and wages during the construction period. State and local tax revenues increased by $5.6 million.


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Residents Prepare to Meet the Challenges of Today’s Healthcare Many pharmacy graduates are pursuing a residency after completing their professional education, thanks to unique opportunities provided by colleges and schools of pharmacy. Typically lasting one year, postgraduate residency programs provide graduates with experience in expanded roles of pharmacy practice. A Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) residency or Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) residency provides the graduate with important experience working on an interprofessional team, experience with hands-on decision making and develops their skill set, all amidst complex systems of care that are patient-focused and evidence-based. In this edition of Academic Pharmacy Now, we explore how colleges and schools of pharmacy provide leadership and administrative support for the expansion of residency programs or positions, as well as how this has influenced the development of progressive practice models in the service area.

Three years ago, the University of Arizona (UA) College of Pharmacy in Tucson trained six pharmacy practice residents and two residents in specialty programs at one location, University Medical Center. This July, UA will welcome 12 new PGY1 residents and new trainees in seven specialty areas. They will work in four primary locations across the city. “We set residency expansion as a priority goal for our department and the college about four years ago,” said Dr. Marie A. Chisholm-Burns, professor and head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. “We really went to work on finding more sites to partner with, enlarging our partnership with University Medical Center and developing new collaborations.”

The University of Arizona Right: University of Arizona pharmacy residents at work in University Medical Center, Tucson.


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Now added to the PGY2 specialty residencies in critical care and nutrition support that UA has sponsored for many years, are specialty training programs in emergency medicine, health systems pharmacy administration, infectious diseases, internal medicine and pediatric pharmacotherapy. The practice sites new to the program are El Rio Community Health Center, University Physicians Hospital and Northwest Medical Center, with the latter two set to welcome their first pharmacy residents this July. The college expanded on relationships developed through its experiential education program in bringing these sites into the residency program. Critical to supporting the new general and specialty residencies was recruiting additional clinical faculty to the college’s teaching staff.

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The University of Florida (UF) College of Pharmacy has always remained on the cutting-edge of advanced pharmaceutical care, ground-breaking research and professional development. It is this innovative philosophy that prompted the college to establish a Medication Therapy Management Call Center (MTMCC) in early 2010 under the directorship of clinical pharmacy pioneer David M. Angaran. The MTMCC provides an experiential practice site for fourth-year student pharmacists under the supervision of pharmacy faculty members. The highly interactive telecommunication services provide rewarding experiences to the students and shed light on new perspectives in modern-day patient care. The call center is unique in that its practice model is entirely dependent upon a continuously rotating student workforce. Every month requires a comprehensive orientation program with focused training and specialized educational sessions. The MTMCC also provides educational opportunities through residency and postdoctoral fellowship programs.

Above: The MTMCC at the University of Florida (UF) provides an experiential practice site for fourth-year student pharmacists under the supervision of College of Pharmacy faculty members. Left: UF residents in the MTMCC acquire substantial knowledge necessary to excel in the provision of MTM services as well as develop quintessential communication skills to optimize patient and physician interactions. The highly interactive telecommunication services provide rewarding experiences to the students and sheds light on new perspectives in modern-day patient care.


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Prior to the call center opening, it was realized that the establishment of a residency program was a crucial element for the practice model. The pharmacy residency is designed to promote professional growth and enhance patient care in a unique practice setting under the guidance and support of MTM specialists. Residents acquire substantial knowledge necessary to excel in the provision of MTM services as well as develop quintessential communication skills to optimize patient and physician interactions. In just over one year, the MTMCC has tripled its staff to meet the demanding requirements imposed by practicing in the highly evolving field of MTM.

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Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and a metro Atlanta-based healthcare outcome research company are teaming up to provide postgraduate residency training for pharmacists. Mercer’s pharmacy school and Total Therapeutic Management Inc. (TTM), a physician-focused quality improvement and research company in Kennesaw, Ga., announced the residency program in April. The Patient-Centered Outcome Residency Training program begins in July 2011 and is designed to provide residents with advanced training in drug information retrieval, drug literature evaluation, and sound medical communication of evidence-based recommendations through an educational outreach process called academic detailing.

The University of Michigan’s (U-M) pharmacy residency programs offer residents opportunities to interact with students in a variety of settings. Residents are frequently involved in precepting or co-precepting student pharmacists on clinical rotations. Each of the residents also has the opportunity to participate in classroom teaching for one of the pharmaceutical care labs for students in their P3 year. PGY2 residents may have the additional opportunity to deliver a lecture in a didactic setting, usually in one of the elective courses offered at the College of Pharmacy. Coordination of all of these activities is provided by the college. A portion of the resident stipend will be provided to support these teaching activities. This direct involvement with students’ education is often a highlight of the residency for the graduates. In an additional attempt to foster an interest in academia for U-M residents, the college has initiated a teaching certificate program, which is now in its third year. This program is primarily taught by College of Pharmacy faculty and the certificate is provided by the Hospital Department of Pharmacy. In order for the residents to earn a certificate of completion of U-M’s teaching program, they must prepare a teaching portfolio, complete a teaching rotation (or have equivalent experience) and participate in 75–80 percent of the resident teaching discussion series. The goal of the resident teaching discussion series is to expose residents to various aspects of teaching. The series takes place approximately once per month, with the goal of discussing 8–10 topics per residency year.

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Residents of the one-year program will split time between TTM and Mercer, with one 10-week longitudinal rotation offered at Atlanta Medical Center, an institutional drug-information practice setting. Through didactic and experiential teaching, as well as research and practice-based learning, residents will be adequately prepared for careers in the pharmaceutical industry, public sector, managed care, and academic and institutional settings. “By completing this program, our residents will be well-prepared for a variety of careers on the cutting-edge of healthcare improvement,” said Mercer’s Dr. Ashish Advani, clinical assistant professor and director of the college’s Drug Information Center. Advani also serves as a director for the residency program.

Residency Advisory Committee and residency program directors at the University of Michigan.


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University of Maryland School of Pharmacy residents Nicolas Fusco (left), Samantha Lee (center) and Mina Kim (right).

In 2008, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Department of Pharmacy joined forces to create a combined residency training program to enhance the training of pharmacists. The University of Maryland Pharmacy Residency and Fellowship Program brings together resources of both organizations to broaden the residents’ patient care training in many specialty areas, including intensive care, trauma, psychiatry, transplant and others. The program also offers expanded training opportunities in research and pharmacy management. Dr. James Trovato, associate professor of pharmacy practice and science at the school, is director of the postgraduate year two oncology residency program. “Many of the pharmacy residency programs in the Baltimore area have developed relationships with the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy to provide reciprocal elective learning experiences for all pharmacy students,” he said. “We often take the lead on organizing educational seminars for area pharmacy residents and these are very beneficial to the hospitals.” Under the agreement, residents are also involved in teaching, usually in each resident’s area of expertise or interest. A teaching certificate program is also available to provide residents with opportunities to plan and execute classroombased and experiential learning activities, using sound principles of educational theory and instructional design. This certificate program is available for residents and fellows at the University of Maryland and from the greater Baltimore area.

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Over the past several years, the Purdue University College of Pharmacy has formed numerous collaborations with community pharmacies in the state of Indiana in an effort to improve medication use and enhance medication safety. In 2010, the college established the Center for Medication Safety Advancement. One of the initiatives of the center has been to develop the Medication Safety Research Network of Indiana (RxSafeNet), a practice-based research network of community pharmacies in the state. Purdue has also worked significantly to expand postgraduate community pharmacy residency and fellowship training opportunities. Since 2005, the college has offered a PGY1 community pharmacy residency in collaboration with Mathes Pharmacy and in July 2011, three new Purdue-affiliated PGY1 community pharmacy residency programs will launch across the state of Indiana. These new residencies are offered in collaboration with Fagen Pharmacy, Kroger and Walgreens. Purdue has also developed a new 2-year community practice research fellowship/M.S. in pharmacy practice with an emphasis in medication safety for pharmacists interested in pursuing further training after a community pharmacy residency or equivalent patient care experience.

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feature story NACDS Foundation Announces Recipients of Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project (PREP) Grants The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation has announced the first three beneficiaries of the Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project (Community PREP)—a $1.5 million grant program designed to expand community pharmacy residency programs for recent pharmacy school graduates. Each of the grant recipients will receive $50,000—over the next three years—from the NACDS Foundation to support the development of a residency position for graduates of accredited colleges and schools of pharmacy. The following academic institutions received the Community PREP grants for this first round of awards:

Left: University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy 2010– 11 residents.

In Minnesota, the residency program has had a significant impact on pharmacy practice throughout the state, particularly in rural and underserved areas. The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy began placing residents in rural sites across the state in the mid-1990s. The college’s PGY1 efforts began with a focus on ambulatory care. “We wanted to influence expansion of ambulatory care since most residency programs at the time were hospital-based,” explained Associate Professor and Residency Program Director Dr. Todd D. Sorensen. “We also felt there was an opportunity to advance pharmacy services in small rural health systems.”

Purdue University, with practice sites at The Kroger Co.

University of Missouri–Kansas City, with practice sites at Red Cross Pharmacy, Inc.

Today, the college’s Ambulatory Care Residency Program prepares practitioners for ambulatory pharmacy practice and also serves as a springboard for stimulating practice advancement. It is the largest multi-site program of its kind in the country, with 12 partnering healthcare organizations hosting residents across three defined areas of practice emphasis: community clinics, rural health settings and a two-year experience that focuses on practicebased leadership.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with practices sites at Kerr Drug, Inc.

To date, 89 residents have graduated from the program, and interest continues to grow with more than 60 individuals applying for 14 positions for 2011-12.

Established in 2010, Community PREP seeks to create 30 new, fully-accredited postgraduate year-one community pharmacy residency opportunities through grants to non-profit pharmacy colleges and schools. The grants are designed to foster the creation or expansion of a patient-focused residency program, where a faculty member or preceptor will oversee the selected pharmacy resident’s learning experience at a pharmacy practice site.

Minnesota’s residency program also influences pharmacy practice throughout the state by initiating new practices through its Pharmaceutical Care Leadership emphasis. Residents engaged in this 24-month experience spend the first year in an established clinical practice and their second year in a setting that has not yet developed consistent clinical pharmacy services.

Community PREP grant applications are accepted on a continuing basis, with a deadline of July 1, 2011. Twelve additional grants will be awarded in 2011 and another 15 will be awarded in 2012.


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Many students anticipating graduation from pharmacy school look at residency training as a means to gain patient-care experience and expand their opportunities post-residency. While patient-care experiences are unique from one practice setting to another, foundational skills common to all resident training include the development of problem solving through research, teaching and communication skills. The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy has partnered with several Pittsburgh area-based residency programs, including those at several UPMC hospitals and PGY1 Managed Care Residencies in addition to the school’s PGY1 Community Residency Program. These partnerships have led to the development of the school’s Residency and Fellowship Council.

When Sara Dawson and Katie Zimmerman entered the Pharm.D. program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2005, medication therapy management was a relatively new concept that didn’t make it into the curriculum until their third year, and then only as an elective that neither of them took. Presently, they are both leading the development of MTM services at their respective pharmacies, thanks to the training they received in that area during their community pharmacy residencies through the school. “Community pharmacy is shifting away from primarily a drugdispensing role, so we really need to fill in our revenue gap with patient-care services, and that’s where MTM has really come into play,” said Zimmerman, who has been expanding MTM services at Morrisville Pharmacy and Compounding, an independent community pharmacy in North Carolina. “I feel like my knowledge and expertise from the residency were really valuable when I first started here.”

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The council comprises all residency program directors and selected School of Pharmacy faculty. This council leads the coordination of a “core curriculum” for all of the associated residencies and serves as a forum to help address common issues arising within the residency programs and to assist in the development of new programs.

The “core curriculum” has assisted in ensuring that all residents graduating from a School of Pharmacyaffiliated program have developed key skills in research, teaching and communication and presentation. These include research/problem solving, teaching/educating and presentation/communicating. The council is working with new and potential residency program directors in two ways. The council provides potential program directors insight into the development of a new program through individual mentorship as well as programmatic peer review of potential programs. Additionally, the council collaborates with new programs to offer the core curriculum as a foundation for their residencies.

Dawson says that during her residency, she got the opportunity to work with three major platforms for MTM and to conduct comprehensive medication reviews with a wide variety of patients. Those experiences came in handy when she became a pharmacist at Clinic Pharmacy in Durham, North Carolina. “I think the biggest moment where I realized that the residency training had come into play was when I was educating our pharmacists on what you can bill for under the different MTM platforms and they said, ‘We’ve been doing that for thirty years and never getting paid for it. We can get paid for this now?’” Dawson said. In the years since Dawson and Zimmerman graduated, MTM has become an integrated part of the Pharmaceutical Care Lab, a key component of UNC’s Pharm.D. curriculum in which students learn skills through hands-on activities and interactions.

Right: Dr. Sara Dawson says the MTM training she received during her community pharmacy residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) was instrumental in helping her develop MTM services at Clinic Pharmacy in Durham, N.C. Far right: The training that Dr. Katie Zimmerman (right) received during her community pharmacy residency at UNC has enabled her to expand the MTM services at Morrisville Pharmacy and Compounding in Morrisville, N.C.

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• Katherine Cabral, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, Albany Campus

• Rebecca Cantrell, assistant professor of pharmacy practice

• Carlos A. Feleder was selected by the Italian Ministry of Health to be part of an international group tasked with reviewing that country’s biomedical research grant applications. • Kenneth U. Ihenetu, assistant professor, health sciences, Albany Campus • David M. Kile was selected to serve on the Health Information Xchange New York (HIXNY) Board of Directors.

Awards • Karen Glass received the award for Best Faculty Poster (“The Role of ING4 and ING5 Tumor Suppressors in Chromatin Remodeling and Disease”) at the Clinical and Translational Research Symposium on Inflammation and Cancer.

Grants • Karen Glass has received a two-year grant from the American Heart Association in the amount of $132,000. She will be researching new approaches for reducing the risks of heart attack in individuals suffering from heart disease. • Thomas P. Lodise received a $25,000 grant from Pfizer to study the incidence of Thrombocytopenia and Serotonin Syndrome among Veterans Affairs patients. • Meenakshi Malik received a $20,000 grant from New York Medical College (NIH/NIAID) to study the modulation of macrophage function by Francisella tularensis. • Darius L. Mason received a $187,000 grant from Genzyme Corporation to evaluate the effects of sevelamer carbonate and calcium acetate treatment on concentrations of FGF-23 in patients with chronic kidney disease stages 3 and 4.

• Christine Corsberg, assistant professor of pharmacy practice • Joseph Desoto, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences • Wade McGeorge, legal counsel and assistant professor of pharmacy law • Sarah T. Melton has been appointed to the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) by Governor Bob McDonnell. • Brenda Smith, director of experiential education

Awards • Susan L. Mayhew has successfully recertified in Nutrition Support from the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties.

Auburn University Appointments/Elections • Kimberly B. Blake, assistant professor, pharmacy care systems • Tahir Hussain, professor with tenure and department head of pharmacal sciences

Grants • Rajesh Amin has been awarded a 2-year, $50,000 Internal Grant from the Office of Vice President of Research at Auburn University to study The Protective Role of PPARg Against IR Injury in the Diabetic Heart. • Peter Panizzi is principal investigator for a level 4 Internal Interdisciplinary Equipment Proposals Grant from the Office of Vice President of Research at Auburn University to study IVIS Lumina XR: In vivo Small Animal Functional & Anatomical Imaging Technology. The grant is for $75,000 for the year 2011. • Jianzhong Shen has been awarded a $4,000 internal grant for 2011 from the Auburn University Intramural Grants Program for his study of Non-platelet P2Y Receptor & Thrombosis.

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• William A. Villaume is a co-principal investigator in partnership with the Department of Communication Disorders and the Department of Communication and Journalism for a Level 2 Internal Grant from the Office of Vice President of Research at Auburn University to study Age-Related Changes in Central Auditory Processing of Auditory Stimuli. The grant is for $5,300 for the year 2011. • Salisa Westrick and Paul W. Jungnickel have been awarded the $5,000 2011 Faculty International Travel (FIT Grant) by the Office of the Provost. • Weili Yan has been awarded a $4,000 internal grant for 2011 from the Auburn University Intramural Grants Program for his study of Dual-targeted Delivery of Doxorubicin Micelles to Brain Tumor.

Promotions • Lori B. Hornsby, associate clinical professor • Cherry W. Jackson, tenure • Jayachandra Ramapuram, associate professor and tenure

Creighton University Appointments/Elections • Harsh Chauhan, assistant professor, pharmacy sciences

Awards • Linda K. Ohri received the Nebraska Governor’s Points of Light Award and a 2010 Nebraska Lieutenant Governor’s Be Prepared Award in the Citizen Corps Volunteer of the Year category for her work with emergency preparedness efforts during last year’s H1N1 outbreak. • Sidney J. Stohs received the 2010 Distinguished Pharmacy Alumnus Award from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy Alumni Association.

Drake University

Hartig Faculty Development Award: Carrie Koenigsfeld, Nora Stelter; Granberg Professional Leadership Award: Denise A. Soltis; Alumni Achievement Awards: Brian Benson, James DeMuth; Young Alumni Achievement Awards: Anthony Pudlo, Troy Trygstad.

Grants • Pramod B. Mahajan has received an award of $112,000 from the Grow Iowa Values Fund for Phase II of Pharmacogenomics Teaching and Research Laboratory project.

Duquesne University Grants • Aleem Gangjee/L. Matherly, principal investigators. Project title: Discovery of Novel PCFT-Targeted Agents Period of project: March 1, 2011 to Feb. 28, 2016. Source: National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute (NCI). Amount granted: $239,468. • Jennifer Heasley, principal investigator. Jamie L. McConaha, Thomas J. Mattei, co-investigators. Project title: Assessing Pharmacist Impact on Over-the-Counter Medication Selection. Period of project: February 2011 to February 2012. Source: Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation. Amount granted: $1,000. Total grant: $1,000. • Rehana Leak, principal investigator. Project title: Adaptation to Cellular Stress in Cortical Regions Involved in Parkinson’s Disease. Period of project: Dec. 1, 2010 to Nov. 30, 2011. Source: Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Foundation. Amount granted 10–11: $5,000. Total grant: $5,000.

Promotions • Ira Buckner, Third Year Review • Patrick Flaherty, Khalid Kamal & Monica Skomo, granted tenure and promoted to associate professor


• Christopher K. Surratt, professor

• Carrie Koenigsfeld was inducted as an APhA Fellow at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting in Seattle in March 2011.

Mercer University

• Denise A. Soltis was appointed to Hillside International Board of Directors. • 2010-11 Pharmacy Health Sciences Day Awards: Teacher of the Year: Jennifer L. Tran; Non-CPHS Teacher of the Year: Lisa Gardner; Mentor of the Year: Renae J. Chesnut; Preceptors of the Year: Andrew Miesner, Faculty; Bethany Sather, APE; Emily Beckett, IPE; Kelly Eastin, Health Sciences; Hartig Distinguished Professor: Craige C. Wrenn;


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Grants • Ajay K. Banga was awarded a grant of $60,000 for “Formulation development, skin irritation, and efficacy characterization of cosmeceuticals” from Skin Medica Inc. • Bobby C. Jacob received a grant in the amount of $2,300 for “Prevalence of Age-Associated Testosterone Deficiency” from Auxillium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. • Kathryn M. Momary was awarded a grant of $10,000 for

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AACP and Interprofessional Education Collaborative Announce New Interprofessional Education Reports

AACP joined five other national health professions associations and three private foundations to announce two new reports that address competencies for interprofessional education in the health professions, as well as action strategies to implement them in institutions across the country. AACP Executive Vice President and CEO Dr. Lucinda L. Maine spoke at the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) press conference held on May 10, 2011 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mary Wakefield, administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), also spoke at the event. The first report, Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, was produced by an expert panel convened in 2009 by IPEC, a unique partnership of six associations—the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Dental Education Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Association of Schools of Public Health. Interprofessional education, as defined by the World Health Organization, involves shared learning among students from two or more health professions. Dr. Daniel C. Robinson, dean of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy, and Dr. Susan M. Meyer, professor and associate dean for education, pharmacy and therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, were appointed by

AACP to the panel. The panel was charged with identifying individual-level core interprofessional competencies for future health professionals. It proposed four domains of core competencies needed to provide integrated, high-quality care to patients within the nation’s current, evolving healthcare system. It also identified 38 specific sub-competencies that describe the essential behaviors across the four domains. The second report, Team-Based Competencies, Building a Shared Foundation for Education and Clinical Practice, was the result of a conference, sponsored by HRSA, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the ABIM Foundation in partnership with IPEC. The meeting, held in February 2011, brought together more than 80 leaders from various health professions to preview the core competencies presented by IPEC, and create action strategies that would use them to “transform health professional education and healthcare delivery in the United States.” To view the reports, photos from the event and press kit items, visit the AACP Web site at and click on Resources, then Educational Resources. Next click on Interprofessional Education Collaborative.

Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

Team-Based Competencies Building a Shared Foundation For Education and Clinical Practice

Sponsored by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative*

Report of an Expert Panel

*IPEC sponsors: American Association of Colleges of Nursing American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Conference Proceedings

American Dental Education Association Association of American Medical Colleges

February 16–17, 2011 Washington, D.C.

Association of Schools of Public Health

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“Contribution of CYP2C19 genotype and smoking status on clopidogrel responsiveness” from the AACP New Pharmacy Faculty Research Awards Program. • Kathryn M. Momary and Michael W. Jann were awarded a grant of $7,500 for “Pharmacokinetic drug-drug interaction study of venlafaxine XC (Effexor-XR)/indinvair and desvenlafaxine XR (Pristiq)/indinavir in healthy volunteers genetic testing for P-Glycoprotein (P-gp) polymorphisms” from Pfizer. • Nader H. Moniri was awarded a grant in the amount of $12,000 from the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation for “Uncovering the molecular mechanisms involved in GPR120-mediated GLP-1 secretion.” • Chad M. VanDenBerg received a contract in the amount of $60,584 for “Effects of plant polyphenolics on caffeine metabolism and self perceived ratings of vigor” from the Coca-Cola Company.

Midwestern University/ Downers Grove Appointments/Elections • Sally A. Arif, appointed to NABP Foreign Pharmacy Review Committee • Robert L. Chapman, named as a member of the 2010–2015 Expert Committee on Monographs Dietary Supplements, USP

Awards • Jill S. Burkiewicz, named a Fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy • Anil Gulati received his fellowship in the American College of Clinical Pharmacology • Mary W. Lee was named 2010 Pharmacist of the Year by the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists. • Timothy J. Todd was awarded the Chairman Citation at the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group meeting in St. Charles, Mo.

Grants • Anil Gulati was awarded $21,900 for his work on projects in pediatric critical care medicine; Novo Nordisk, Inc. and Lilly Inc. each awarded $12,500 for his Symposiums on New Drug Discoveries and Therapies; and Novo Nordisk, Inc. awarded $46,618 for his work on the effect of liraglutide on permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion stroke model in normal and diabetic rats.

Northeastern University Appointments/Elections • Margarita V. DiVall has been appointed director of assessment. • Michael Gonyeau has been appointed director of undergraduate education programs.

• Susan A. Cornell, elected president, Illinois Pharmacists Association

• John R. Reynolds is serving as president-elect of the Rho Chi Honor Society.

• Jacob P. Gettig, installed as secretary of the AACP Continuing Pharmacy Education Section

• Jenny A. Van Amburgh has been appointed assistant dean for academic affairs.

• Anil Gulati, appointed member of International Scientific Advisory Committee in Cambridge, England and appointed member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

• David P. Zgarrick has been elected chair of the AACP Council of Faculties.

• Deborah A. Hass, elected chair of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Hematology/Oncology Practice and Research Network • Jennifer Phillips, elected director-elect of Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists, Division of Professional Affairs • Ana C. Qunioñes-Boex, installed as secretary, AACP Social and Administrative Sciences Section • Marc H. Scheetz, appointed to the editorial board of Clinical Medicine & Research • Carrie A. Sincak, elected president, Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists


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Awards • John R. Reynolds received the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award from Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy. • Nathaniel M. Rickles was the inaugural winner of the Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy’s Best Paper Award for his work titled “A multi-theoretical approach to linking medication adherence levels and the comparison of outcomes.” • Vladimir P. Torchilin was recognized as the world’s secondmost prolific researcher in pharmacology and toxicology by the Times Higher Education, a London-based international publication.

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Grants • Mansoor M. Amiji, Nemucore Medical Innovations, Inc., awarded $79,310 for work titled “EGFR-Targeted Nanoemulsions for Imaging and Therapy of Ovarian Cancer.” • Heather A. Clark, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, awarded $327,260 for work titled “Nanosensor Tattoos for Monitoring Cortisol Levels.” • Alexandros Makriyannis, McLean Hospital, Boston, awarded $346,726 for work titled “Medication Development for Cannabis-Related Disorders”; and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, awarded $97,188 for work titled “Structural Basis for Cannabinoid Receptor 2 Signaling.” • Barbara Waszczak, Michael J. Fox Foundation, awarded $300,000 for work titled “Intranasal GDNF for Parkinson’s Disease: Next Steps in Preclinical Development.”

Promotions • Karen N. Stanley has been promoted to administrative operations manager, Office of the Dean.

Ohio Northern University Appointments/Elections • Jenelle L. Sobotka has joined the faculty in the Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University as the endowed chair of pharmacy practice.

Awards • Kim Broedel-Zaugg is the recipient of the Kappa Epsilon’s 2011 Career Achievement Award.

Palm Beach Atlantic University Appointments/Elections • Dana A. Brown, assistant dean for academics • Mary J. Ferrill, dean • Seena L. Haines, associate dean for faculty

Purdue University

Kristin Villa”; and $6,000 from American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education for “10/11 AFPE Fellowship, Nicholas Hagemeier.” • Eric L. Barker received $190,625 from PHS-NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse for “Anxiety in a Genetic Animal Model of Alcoholism: Role of Endocannabinoids.” • Eric L. Barker and David E. Nichols received $205,666 from PHS-NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse for “Psychostimulant Recognition by Serotonin Transporters.” • Eric L. Barker and Vincent J. Davisson received $190,625 from PHS-NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse for “Lipidomic Profile of Endocannabinoids from Neuronal Cells.” • Eric L. Barker and Val J. Watts received $20,000 from Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation for “Development of Phenotypic Screens for Niemann-Pick Type C.” • Robert W. Bennett received $30,000 from CA Academy of Family Physicians for “Gen 2-CEASE”; $49,000 from Eli Lilly and Company for “Multimodal Best Practices for Community-Based Clinicians”; $222,000 from CA Academy of Family Physicians for “Gen 2- Cease”; and $342,500 from Daiichi Sankyo Lilly Grant Office for “Complex Patient Cases in ACS—Applying Personalized Care.” • Donald E. Bergstrom received $184,181 from Coferon, Inc. for “Generation of Molecular Designs Directed Towards the Development of Antiviral Compounds.” • Richard F. Borch received $6,000 from American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education for “AFPE Fellowship, David Anderson”; and $24,000 from American Chemical Society for “10/11 David D. Anderson—ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.” • Stephen R. Byrn received $30,000 from Pfizer Inc. for “Pfizer Gift”; and $55,000 from Pfizer Inc. for “Pfizer.” • Stephen R. Byrn and Daniel T. Smith received $34,500 from Science Applications International Corporation for “Study to Support Formulation of a Small Molecule with Therapeutic Potential for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.” • David A. Colby and Jean-Christophe Rochet received $75,000 from Showalter Trust for “Natural Products and Structurally-Related Derivatives for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.”


• Mark S. Cushman received $208,937 from University of Illinois at Chicago for “Novel Antiobiotic Development for Biodefense”; and $392,246 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for “Novel Topoisomerase I Inhibitors.”

• Steven R. Abel and Kellie L. Jones received $137,079 from Clarian Health partners, Inc. for “Co-Funded Position with Clarian Health Partners.”

• Vincent J. Davisson received $537,956 from U.S. Department of Defense for “Targeting PCNA Phosphorylation in Breast Cancer.”

• Steven R. Abel received $7,500 from American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education for “10/11 AFPE Fellowship,

• Robert L. Geahlen received $24,282 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for “Tyrosine Protein Kinases and

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Lymphocyte Activation”; $5,409 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for “Syk and Associated Proteins in Breast Cancer”; and $51,782 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for “Tyrosine Protein Kinases and Lymphocyte Activation.” • Arun K. Ghosh received $377,219 from University of Illinois at Chicago for “Development of PLpro and 3CLpro Protease Inhibitors as Novel Sars Therapeutics.” • Marietta L. Harrison received $286,470 from National Science Foundation for “Quantitative Design of Experiments to Predictably Alter Intracellular Signaling Dynamics, Amendment 1.” • Tony R. Hazbun received $248,085 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “Integrated Genomewide Analysis of the Ip1 1 Kinase Signaling Network.” • Stanley L. Hem received $44,366 from Merck Research Laboratories for “Effect of Sterilization by Gamma Irradiation on the Chemical and Immunological Properties of Aluminum Adjuvants.” • Gregory H. Hockerman received $313,214 from PHS-NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for “L-Type Ca2+ Channel modulation of Beta Cell Function.” • Karen S. Hudmon received $264,927 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for “Ask, Advise, Refer: Promoting Pharmacy-Based Referrals to Tobacco Quitlines.” • Michael B. Kays and Kevin M. Sowinski received $98,566 from McNeil Laboratories for “Steady-State Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Doripenem in Obese, Hospitalized Patients.” • Gregory T. Knipp received $8,545 from Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. for “Testing and Development of Pharmaceuticals on the Pigturn.” • Douglas J. LaCount received $286,159 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “A Temporal View of the Plasmodium-Red Blood Cell Interactome.” • Markus A. Lill received $236,803 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “Novel Computational Methods for Modeling Cytochrome P450 Mediated Drug Metabolism.” • Christiane L. Nash received $10,000 from Abbott Laboratories for “Diabetes Education Outreach Program”; $325 from Fred Run Ltd. for “Pharmacy Diabetes Education Program”; and $250 from Louisville Numismatic Exchange Inc. for “Pharmacy Diabetes Education Program.” • David E. Nichols and Val J. Watts received $374,361 from PHS-NIH National Institute of Mental Health for “Development of Potentially Selective Dopamine Agonists.”


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• Chiwook Park received $163,553 from National Science Foundation for “Transient Partial Unfolding in Proteins.” • Laurie L. Parker received $248,999 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for “Biosensor Design for Detection and Analysis of Complex Signal Patterns in Cancer.” • Sonak D. Pastakia received $6,264 from Mount Sinai School of Medicine for “Recognition of HIV-Related Kidney Disease in Kenya: Screening and Education of High-Risk Patients.” • Rodolfo Pinal received $35,000 from Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. for “Characterization of Amorphous Formulations”; $35,000 from Eli Lilly and Company for “CPPR”; $35,000 from Catalent Pharma Solutions for “CPPR”; $35,000 from Shionogi and Company Ltd. for “CPPR Consortium”; and $35,000 from Multi-Sponsored Industrials for “CPPR Consortium.” • Kimberly S. Plake received $1,000 from American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Inc. for “Health Literacy and Medication Hassles in Informal Caregivers of Patients with Heart Failure”; and $1,000 from Sigma Theta Tau International for “Health Literacy, Medication Hassles, and Self-Care in Heart Failure: A Longitudinal Study.” • Carol B. Post received $311,787 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “NMR Structure of Peptide and Protein Complexes”; and $256,197 from National Institutes of Health for “Transition Pathways for Biomolecular Systems: Theory and Computation.” • David J. Riese received $238,727 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for “Regulation of ErbB4 Signaling by Neuregulin Isoforms.” • Amy H. Sheehan received $30,000 from PHS-FDA for “FDA Fellowship”; $110,770 from Eli Lilly and Company for “Lilly Portion of Fellowship Program for Pharmacy Practice Post-Graduate Fellowship Program”; $45,000 from PHS-FDA for “FDA Portion of Fellowship Program for Pharmacy Practice Post-Graduate Fellowship Program”; and $59,370 from Clarian Health Partners, Inc. for “Jointly Sponsored PGY2 Drug Information Pharmacy Residency Program Between Clarian Health and Purdue University for and on behalf of its School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.” • Daniel T. Smith received $5,000 from World Health Organization for “Medicines for Children-Research Concept Note–Fixed Dose Combination Product Containing Isoniazid, Rifampicin, Ethambutol and Pyrazinamide.” • Lynne S. Taylor received $66,542 from National Science Foundation for “Collaborative Research: Polysaccharide Derivatives for Enhanced Drug Delivery, Amendment 2”; $50,000 from U.S. Pharmacopeia for “USP Fellowship” and $115,000 from Nestle for “Water-Solid Interactions in Powdered Ingredient Blends.”

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• Joseph Thomas III received $21,979 from Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana for “Outcomes and Perceived Needs Among Individuals with TBI and SCI in Indiana”; and $336,836 from PHS-NIH National Institute on Aging for “Prognostic Significance of Insufficient ADL Help on Health Outcomes/Utilization.” • Elizabeth M. Topp received $248,552 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “Protein Aggregation in Amorphous Solids”; $276,543 from PHSNIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “Protein Aggregation in Amorphous Solids;” and $6,000 from American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education for “10/11 AFPE Fellowship, Jared Baird.” • Val J. Watts received $184,800 from PHS-NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse for “The Role of Cyclic AMP in Alcohol Withdrawal and Mental Disease.” • Val J. Watts and David E. Nichols received $186,786 from PHS-NIH National Institute of Mental Health for “Development of Allosteric Modulators of D1 Dopamine Receptors.” • Kara D. Weatherman received $25,000 from Cardinal Health for “Cardinal Health Fellowship in Clinical Nuclear Pharmacy and Radiopharmaceutical Safety.” • Yoon Yeo and Gregory T. Knipp received $197,922 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for “Peritumorally Transformable Nanoparticles for Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy of Ovarian Cancer.” • Yoon Yeo received $32,793 from DKC Corporation for “Biological Applications of Novel Fluorescent Probes”; and $4,200 from Daejon Oriental Hospital of Daejeon University for “Multi-Sponsored, Yoon Yeo.”

Samford University Awards • Andrew J. Lampkins was awarded the Sampey Research Professorship.

Shenandoah University Appointments/Elections • Rebecca A. Falter, assistant professor, Department of Pharmacogenomics

pharmacy using mobile technology. • Mary Ann F. Kirkpatrick, $5,000, Target, Operation Community. Funds will be used to support student community outreach programs for children, senior citizens and indigent adults.

Promotions • Erin Griffin Adams has been promoted to associate professor. • Sarah Parnapy Jawaid has been promoted to associate professor. • Kelly Peters Masters has been promoted to associate professor.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Appointments/Elections • Gireesh V. Gupchup has been appointed dean of the School of Pharmacy.

Awards • The Council on Higher Education Accreditation has recognized the SIUE School of Pharmacy as one of four institutions/programs nationally with the 2011 CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes. A team comprising Erin Timpe Behnen, Cynthia A. Wuller, Radhika Devraj and Mark S. Luer submitted the application.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Appointments/Elections • Junxuan Johnny Lu was named chair for the Department of Biomedical Sciences. • Eric J. MacLaughlin was reappointed to the Board of Pharmacy Specialty Council on Pharmacotherapy by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy for another threeyear term (2011-2013).


• Shahrzad Movafagh, assistant professor, Department of Pharmacogenomics

• Lisa Brinn was promoted to assistant professor for the Department of Biomedical Sciences, effective Sept. 1.


• Eric J. MacLaughlin was promoted to professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice, effective Sept. 1.

• Jeremy R. Fox has received $2,400 from the Shenandoah University Faculty Development grant to study the development of an innovative practice model in acute care

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The University of Montana Grants • Curtis Noonan has received $86,665 from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine for a Libby Montana Epidemiology Research Program.

Awards • Roland N. Dickerson was named the recipient of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation’s Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature of Pharmacy Practice. Dickerson also received the John M. Kinney Award for General Nutrition from the Nestle Nutrition Institute.

The University of Tennessee

• Heather D. Eppert received the Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award from the Tennessee Pharmacists Association.


• Stephan L. Foster received the first APhA Outstanding Career Achievement Award in recognition of his valued and extraordinary contributions to improving vaccination rates in his community. Foster received the Pharmacist of the Year award from the Tennessee Pharmacists Association during the 123rd Annual Meeting.

• Lawrence M. Brown was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). • Brad Boucher, Rex Brown and James Hoffman are members of the National Academies of Practice Pharmacy Academy. • John K. Buolamwini served as the chairperson of the NIH Special Emphasis Panel ZRG1 AARE 11 B for the review of Small Business AIDS/HIV Innovative Research grant applications.

• Max D. Ray was the 2010 recipient of the ACCP Paul F. Parker Medal for Distinguished Service to the Profession of Pharmacy.

• Peter Chyka was installed as a distinguished practitioner member of the National Academies of Practice Pharmacy Academy.

• Margaret Thompson was awarded the Pfizer Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for Pharmaceutical Sciences by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education for the third consecutive year.

• Stephan L. Foster was appointed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to a Think Tank on Public Health Use and Distribution of Antivirals.

• Emma Tillman was selected as this year’s recipient of the ASPEN Pharmacy Practice Section New Practitioner Recognition. Tillman also received ASPEN’s Harry M. Vars Research Award.

• Christa M. George was elected chair of the Tennessee Society of Pharmacists during the annual TPA meeting.


• Collin A. Hovinga was appointed as a special government employee to the FDA Peripheral and Nervous System Advisory Committee. • Michio Kurosu, associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences • Tao L. Lowe, associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences • Bernd Meibohm was appointed as a special government employee to serve on the Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Sciences of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; elected to serve a 5-year term on the Board of Regents, the governing body of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology; appointed chair for the Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and drug metabolism (PPDM) section of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS).

• The Plough Foundation awarded a grant of $4.5 million to the UTHSC College of Pharmacy. The grant will be used to establish the Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Systems, a 5,800-square-foot facility on the sixth floor of the new COP building. • The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded the UTHSC College of Pharmacy $3.36 million over three years to fund the college’s Minority Center of Excellence. James C. Eoff III is the principal investigator. • BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee Health Foundation has funded a three year grant totaling $2,912,751 titled “Promoting Patient Safety Through Teamwork-focused Interdisciplinary Simulation Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.” The grant was jointly developed by Jill S. Detty Oswaks, Stephanie J. Phelps, Bob Schreve, Margaret E. Carbaugh and Hershel P. Wall.

• Stephanie Phelps was installed as chair of the pharmacy academy for the National Academies of Practice.

• UTHSC has been awarded a $1.3 million grant to study health disparities in Memphis and Shelby County by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

• Mary V. Relling is one of 65 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

• Sarka Beranova, Quantitative and Qualiliative Evaluation of Peptides in Curesurf, Chiesi Farmaceutici SpA, $3,000.


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• Candace S. Brown, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, “A twenty eight week, open label, safety extension trial of Filbanserin (100 milligrams) daily in premenopausal and naturally menopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder in North America,” $88,934. • Lawrence M. Brown, NACDS Foundation, “Services for the creation of a web-based patient care database,” $97,610. • John K. Buolamwini, Duke/NIH, “Novel Targeted Therapeutics for CNS Malignancies,”$59,447; NIH, “Mechanism of Chemoprevention Action and SAR of a Tetrahydroisoquinoline Riboside,” $74,000; UT Research Foundation, “Enhancement of Anticancer Activity in Pharmacokinetic Studies of 1Aryl Pyrido[B] Indoles, $15,000; and received a second installment on his NIH grant titled “Inhibitors of the ENT4 Adenosine Transporter for Cardioprotection” ($185,000). • Ram I. Mahato, NIH, “Targeted Delivery of TFOs for Treatment of Liver Fibrosis,” $223,098; and Growth Factor and Antiapoptotic Gene Delivery to Human Islets, USPHS, $102,643. • Trevor McKibbin, UT Cancer Institute, “Evaluate changes in proteins within the P13K AktmTOR and EGFR pathways,” $9,380. • Bernd Meibohm, Inhibitors of Latent M. Tuberculosis, ARRA St. Jude, $31,485. • Bob M. Moore Jr., Department of Defense, “Battlefield Treatment of Hemorrhagic Shock,” $700,000. • P. David Rogers, “NIH, Novel Azole Resistance Mechanisms in Candida albicans,” $370,000. • Michael C. Storm, UT Research Foundation, “Development of a Prototype Flavored, Pharmaceutically Elegant, Liquid Emulsion or Suspension of Deodorized Omega 3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Appropriate for Pediatric Patients”; University of Tennessee Research Foundation Maturation Funding Program, “Development of a Prototype Flavored, Pharmaceutically Elegant, Liquid Emulsion or Suspension of Deodorized Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Appropriate for Pediatric Patients,” $15,000. • Katie J. Suda, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “A National Analysis of Outpatient Anti-Infective Prescribing Patterns,” $30,000. • Emma Tillman, K12 Scholars Program, The University of Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute, “Identification of cellular pathways affected by omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in a cholestatic liver disease model,” $77,000; Neonatal Pharmacy Resident/Fellow Research Grant, Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, “Parenteral nutrition associated liver disease: early markers and therapy with enteral omega-3 supplementation,” $2,000.

• Shelley I. White Means, CHEER: Transforming Health Disparities into Health Possibilities. ARRA USPHS, $177,958. • Michelle M. Zingone, TN Department of Health, “Pharmacist Physician Collaboration for Diabetes Care: The Diabetes Initiative Program,” $375,000.

Promotions • Benjamin T. Duhart, associate professor of clinical pharmacy • Christa M. George, associate professor of clinical pharmacy • Gale L. Hamann, professor of clinical pharmacy • James Hoffman, associate professor of clinical pharmacy • Marilyn D. Lee, professor of clinical pharmacy • Shawn McFarland, associate professor of clinical pharmacy • Bob M. Moore Jr., professor of pharmaceutical sciences • Aubrey Waddell, professor of clinical pharmacy • Junling Wang, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences with tenure • Ryan Yates, professor of pharmaceutical sciences

Retirements • Emily B. Hak, professor, clinical pharmacy • Lawrence J. Hak, professor, clinical pharmacy

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Appointments/Elections • Mei-Jen Ho, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice • Irene Hong, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice • Ashley Webb, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice

Awards • Eugene D. Morse received the UB 2010 Award for Outstanding contributions to International Education.

Grants • Eugene D. Morse received a $2,000,000 National Institutes of Health grant to help improve diversity in the scientific workforce. These funds come from a new initiative called the NIH Director’s ARRA Funded Pathfinder Award to Promote Diversity in the Scientific Workforce.

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Appointments/Elections • Peter A. Crooks has been named chair of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department effective July 1, 2011. • Dao Le was selected to serve on the Board of Pharmacy Specialties’ Nuclear Pharmacy Specialty Council until 2013. • Holly D. Maples will be the inaugural holder of the Jeff and Kathy Lewis Sanders College of Pharmacy Chair in Pediatrics.

University of Charleston Appointments/Elections • Jennifer Carlo has been appointed assistant dean for professional and student affairs.

Awards • Mary L. Euler is one of only 10 pharmacists in the nation being honored as 2011 American Pharmacists Association Fellows.

Retirements • Paul Doering, distinguished service professor

University of Kentucky Appointments/Elections • David Melanson, director of alumni and external affairs

University of Houston Appointments/Elections • Susan M. Abughosh has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences & Administration. • Elizabeth A. Coyle has been appointed to serve as infectious diseases faculty member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Ambulatory Care Specialty Preparatory Review Course. • Amalia M. Issa has been elected 2010–11 co-chair of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology’s Molecular Epidemiology and Pharmacogenomics Special Interest Group.


• Santhi Masilamani has joined the college as clinical assistant professor and director, ambulatory based advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Masilamani also was appointed to the national faculty of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative 3.0.

• Michael B. Doherty received the APhA-ASP Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award.

• Bradley K. McConnell has been appointed to the editorial board of World Journal of Biological Chemistry.

University of Florida

• Paige Pitman has joined the college as clinical assistant professor and director, institutional based advanced pharmacy practice experiences.


• Jeffrey T. Sherer has been appointed associate editor of Tarascon Pharmacopeia.

University of Cincinnati

• Leslie Hendeles has been elected to the National Academy of Practice as a distinguished scholar. • Larry Lesko, adjunct faculty

Awards • Nicholas S. Bodor has been awarded the 2010 Fabinyi Prize from the Hungarian Chemical Society.

Grants • Joseph A. Delaney has been awarded $8,820 under AACP’s New Pharmacy Faculty Research Awards Program.

Promotions • Sarah R. Carswell has been promoted to assistant dean of student affairs.


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Awards • Suja Rajan won first place in the “Efficiency” category for her research poster presentation titled, “Economics of primary prophylactic g-csf use in preventing neutropenia and improving chemotherapy in elderly breast cancer patients: Are short-term increase in costs necessarily bad?” at the 11th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference.

Grants • Jason Eriksen has received a three-year, $369,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging for his project, “Targeted nanoparticles for the detection and treatment of cerebral amyloid angiopathy” and a $150,000 grant (as co-principal investigator) from the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund

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for a project titled, “Peek-and-Treat Approach to Diagnosis, Treatment and Monitoring of Alzheimer’s Disease.” • E. James Essien and the UHCOP Institute of Community Health have received a $324,968 grant from the University of Calabar (Nigeria) to assist with the development of a “Center for Excellence in Infectious Diseases.” • Suja Rajan has received an 18-month, $21,871 grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas as co-investigator on a project titled,” Texas Breast Cancer Screening, Early Detection and Treatment Program Outcomes Study.” • Ke-He Ruan has received a two-year, $140,000 grant from the American Heart Association-South Central Affiliate for his project titled, “Thromboxane A2 Receptor: Structure and Function Relationship.”

• Jeremy J. Johnson, assistant professor • Rohit B. Kolhatkar, assistant professor (Rockford campus) • Brian J. Murphy, assistant professor, pharmacy practice • Chessa Nyberg, clinical assistant professor • Zain Paroo, assistant professor and center affiliate, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy • Guido F. Pauli was elected to U.S. Pharmacopeia’s Expert Committee on Dietary Supplements for the 2010-15 term. • Marieke D. Schoen, appointed visiting vice dean • Allison E. Schriever, clinical assistant professor and director of experiential education (Rockford campus) • Steven M. Swanson, acting dean



• Michael L. Johnson has been promoted to director of graduate programs (pharmacy administration).

• Jerry L. Bauman, acting provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs

• Barbara A. Lewis has been promoted to assistant dean for student & professional affairs.

• Sang Hyun Cho, research associate professor

• Nancy D. Ordonez has been promoted to assistant dean for experiential programs.

• Michael P. Gabay, clinical associate professor • Shelle Grim, clinical associate professor

• Andrea L. Smesny has been promoted to associate dean for academic affairs.

• JoAnn Stubbings, clinical associate professor with a secondary appointment in Pharmacy Administration Campus Administration

• Shara L. Zatopek has been promoted to associate dean for operations.



• Alan H. Lau was named a 2010 Distinguished Practitioner in Pharmacy by the National Academies of Practice.

• Raymond W. Hammond, clinical associate professor and associate dean of practice programs • Carlos H. Pedemonte, professor of pharmacology

University of Illinois at Chicago

• Edith Nutescu was selected by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Section of Home, Ambulatory and Chronic Care Practitioners to receive the 2010 Distinguished Service Award. Earlier in the year, she was recognized by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy with its 2010 Therapeutic Frontiers Clinical Practice Award.

• Chun-Tao Che has been named the college’s first Norman R. Farnsworth professor of pharmacognosy.

• Glen T. Schumock is coordinator of a consortium of Chicago institutions designated by the Department of Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to support research on patient-centered outcomes of healthcare with a focus on comparing clinical effectiveness. Simon Pickard and David Meltzer will serve as deputy principal investigators.

• Sandy Cuellar Puri was elected secretary/treasurer of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Hematology Oncology PRN.

• Maria G. Tanzi-Samaan was presented the 2010 IMPRESA Award by the Women’s Division of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian-Americans.

• Leslyn A. Hanakahi, assistant professor (Rockford campus)

• Daniel R. Touchette was named a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Appointments/Elections • Melissa Badowski, clinical assistant professor

• Xiaolong He, assistant professor (Rockford campus) • Heather Ipema, clinical assistant professor

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University of Maryland Appointments/Elections • Hoai-An Truong has been named an assistant professor of pharmaceutical health services research. • Jeffrey P. Gonzales has been named to the Steering Committee for the Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Trials Network. • Cherokee Layson-Wolf was appointed to the American Pharmacists Association’s Community Pharmacy Advisory Panel.

• Michael Jay, NIAID, $6,632,416, “Radionuclide Decorporation with an Orally Bioavailable Prodrug of DTPA.” • Samuel Lai, NIH, $403,182, “Trapping HIV in Mucus with IgG Antibodies.” • Wenbin Lin, National Cancer Institute Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnerships, $2,308,800, “Using targeted nanoparticle technology, scientists will design nanoscale metal-organic frameworks capable of carrying both imaging and therapeutic cargoes or multiple drugs to increase therapeutic effect.”


• Frank B. Palumbo was installed as president of the American Society of Pharmacy Law.

• Susan J. Blalock, Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy

• Meghan K. Sullivan was appointed for a three-year term to the Pharmacy Today editorial advisory board.

• Pamela U. Joyner, executive associate dean at Chapel Hill


• Robb Malone, vice president of practice quality and innovation for UNC Physicians & Associates

• Fred Abramson was named Phi Lambda Sigma’s National Advisor of the Year.

• Betsy L. Sleath, chair, Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy

• Robert S. Beardsley will receive AACP’s Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award.

University of Pittsburgh

• Raymond C. Love was named a Distinguished Practitioner by the National Academy of Pharmacy Practice.


• Kathryn A. Walker completed the MedStar Health Teaching Scholars program, which is part of the MedStar Health Research Institute.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Appointments/Elections • Heidi N. Anksorus, clinical assistant professor • Frederico Innocenti, associate professor • Latasha Weeks, adjunct assistant professor

Grants • Anthony Emekalam, Medical University of South Carolina, $28,000, “The Faith Leaders for Healthy Living Community Project”; and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, $59,600, “The Elizabeth City State University Community Health Ambassadors Project.” • Stephen V. Frye, SAIC-Frederick, Inc., $1,614,000, “Developing Small Molecule MER Inhibitor Candidates for Novel Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia”; SAIC-Frederick, Inc., $799,721, “Target Validation, Assay Development and Hit Discovery for IDH1-Based Approaches Targeting Glioblastoma.”


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• Billy W. Day was elected the 2011-2012 chairperson-elect of the steering committee of the Chemistry in Cancer Research (CICR) Working Group of the American Association for Cancer Research. Day was also appointed to the associate editor board of the Elsevier journal Toxicology in Vitro for a three-year term.

Awards • Barry I. Gold was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. • Stephanie Harriman McGrath has been selected as one of the 10 honorable mention awardees for the American Pharmacists Association One-to-One Counseling Program. • Susan M. Meyer was chosen by the school’s American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists chapter as Faculty Member of the Year. • Brian A. Potoski received the 2010 Jerry Siegel Clinical Achievement Award. • Susan J. Skledar was a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team at UPMC that was the 2010 silver winner of the Teamwork Excellence in Healthcare Award from the Fine Foundation and Jewish Healthcare Foundation.

Grants • Donna M. Huryn received $251,858 from the National Cancer Institute, Science Applications International

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Corporation-Frederick, for “Administrative Support for the University of Pittsburgh’s Chemical Diversity Center.” • Song Li received $362,464 from the National Institutes of Health for “Polymeric System for Synergistic Targeting of AR Signaling in Prostate Cancer.” • Wen Xie received $416,625 from the National Institutes of Health for “The Regulation of Human Hydroxysteroid Sulfotransferase by Nuclear Receptor ROR.”

Promotions • Brian A. Potoski, associate professor of pharmacy and therapeutics

University of the Sciences Promotions • Valerie Shafir just obtained her Board Certification as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist. • Sarah A. Spinler was selected for advancement to Associate of the American College of Cardiology (A.A.C.C.) status.

University of Washington Appointments/Elections • Skye A. McKennon has joined the Department of Pharmacy faculty as a clinical instructor.

Awards • The School of Pharmacy was awarded an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act administrative supplement to facilitate the acquisition of a state-of-the art massspectrometry Hybrid Triple Quadruple/Linear Ion Trap (QTRAP) system. • Gail D. Anderson has been named the UW School of Pharmacy’s Distinguished Alumna in Pharmaceutical Sciences. • Rene A. Levy received the 2011 Arthur A. Ward, Jr. Achievement in Epilepsy Award from the Northwest Epilepsy Foundation. • Andy S. Stergachis received a Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Volunteer Recognition Award.

Grants • Impel Neuropharma, a Seattle biotechnology company started by John Hoekman and Rodney Ho, received a $150,000 Life Sciences Discovery Fund grant in collaboration with Benaroya Research Institute.


Virginia Commonwealth University Appointments/Elections • Spencer E. Harpe was named to the editorial board of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. • Leigh Anne Hylton Gravatt was appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science. • Gary R. Matzke was recognized for his work with and contributions to the American College of Clinical Pharmacy as the result of a nomination by his peers in the Nephrology Practice and Research Network. • Sallie D. Mayer has been credentialed as a Certified Diabetes Educator. • Laura A. Morgan has been recertified for seven years as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. • James Zhang was named to the editorial boards of the World Journal of Diabetes and Pharmaceutics & Novel Drug Delivery Systems: Current Research.

Awards • VCU School of Pharmacy faculty members Sharon S. Gatewood, Akash J. Alexander, Tish Moczygemba, JeanVenable Kelly Goode and Gary Matzke, with community partner The Daily Planet, received the Life-Saving Patient Safety Award from the Health Resources and Services Administration Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative 2.0. • Jean-Venable Kelly Goode received the Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award at the American Pharmacists Association’s 2011 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Seattle.

Grants • Patricia W. Slattum is co-PI for a $1.33 million Science Education Partnership Award, “Project CRESST: Enhancing Clinical Research Education for Science Students and Teachers,” funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Research Resources. • Douglas H. Sweet is part of a three-member team selected to receive a 2011 VCU Presidential Research Incentive Program award for “Biochemical and Behavioral Consequences of Organic Anion Transporter Dysfunction.”

Promotions • Martin K. Safo and Yan Zhang have been promoted to associate professorships in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry.

• Jeannine S. McCune and Peggy S. Odegard have been promoted to full professors, effective July 1, 2011. academic Pharmacy now  Apr/May/June 2011


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Western University of Health Sciences

West Virginia University


• Betsy L. Elswick was selected as the recipient of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Good Government Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award.

• Cynthia Jackevicius has the rare honor within academic pharmacy circles of having a “three-peat” publication in the New England Journal of Medicine.


• Yon Rojanasakul has been selected as a WVU Robert C. Byrd Distinguished Professor.

Washington State University



• Jason Huber was awarded a supplement to an NIH grant under the Collaborative Activities to Promote Translational Research (CAPTR) in the amount of $50,000.

• Linda G. MacLean, associate dean for professional education and outreach • Gary G. Meadows, associate dean for graduate education and scholarship

• Usha Sambamoorthi was awarded a grant from the VA New Jersey Healthcare System in the amount of $70,000 for her project, “Positive deviance, healthcare expenditures and outcomes in diabetes.”

Wayne State University

Emerging Schools


Florida Memorial University

• Zhengping Yi, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences

• Henry Lewis III was named president and chief executive officer of Florida Memorial University.

Awards • Michael J. Rybak has been selected to receive the Wayne State University Lead Industry Collaborator award, which recognizes Rybak’s significant industry collaborations and subsequent sponsored research agreements.

Grants • Michael J. Rybak, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, $94,000, “Evaluation of the novel combination of daptomycin plus trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole against daptomycin nonsusceptible (DNS) methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) using an in vitro PK/PD model of simulated endocardial vegetations.”

Remember to submit your Faculty News today! It’s fast and easy to make sure your college or school of pharmacy is featured in the Faculty News section of Academic Pharmacy Now. Visit the AACP Web site at and complete the School News Submission Form on the News and Publications portion of the Web site.


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Faculty Vacancies in the Academy New Position Status

(as of Nov. 1, 2010)

Length of Position Vacancy

New position created by reallocating funds 3.4% (12)

>36 months 3.7% (13)

31–36 months 2.8% (10)

Not reported 0.6% (2)

25–30 months 1.4% (5) 19–24 months 6.2% (22) New position 44.5% (157)

Existing position 52.1% (184)

13–18 months 8.5% (30)

0–6 months 54.1% (191)

7–12 months 22.7% (80)

Reason for Vacancy


Individual in position moved to a faculty position at another pharmacy college or school

35 18.3%

Individual in position retired

31 16.2%

Individual moved to a practice position in the healthcare private sector

19 9.9%

Spouse or partner relocation

16 8.4%


16 8.4%

Individual moved to a position in pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry

13 6.8%

Individual in position moved to a faculty position within the pharmacy college or school Individual moved to an administrative position within the pharmacy college or school

11 5.8% 11 5.8% 11 5.8%

Expiration or termination of contract Individual moved to a position in government or public sector Individual in position moved to a faculty position in a non-pharmacy program Individual moved to an administrative position at another pharmacy college or school Individual moved to an administrative position in a non-pharmacy program a: Some vacant positions include multiple reasons for vacancy. b: The total number of not applicable responses because the position is new totaled 162.

9 4.7% 8 4.2% 8 4.2% 5 2.6% 10



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