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The News Magazine of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Academic Pharmacy NOW

Special Edition 2009

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Elections 4

List of candidates and election information

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Candidate bios and statements

Awards 24

AACP seeks nominations for three top awards

Membership Information 26

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Election 2009

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2009 AACP Voting and Elections By Nov. 2, 2009, AACP members will receive an e-mail message with their secure password and a link to the electronic voting system. Once logged on, your customized ballot with the 2010–2011 presidential, treasurer, council and section candidates will be visible. Polls will open Nov. 2 and close Dec. 1, 2009. The results will be announced in a January E-lert and in the January/February/March 2010 edition of Academic Pharmacy Now. Questions should be directed to Melinda D. Colón, governance programs and meetings manager, at mcolon@aacp.org. AACP President-elect:

Council of Deans, Chair-elect

• Brian L. Crabtree, Pharm.D. (The University of Mississippi) • Gary M. Oderda, Pharm.D. (The University of Utah)

• R. Lee Evans Jr., Pharm.D. (Auburn University) • Robert L. McCarthy, Ph.D. (University of Connecticut)

AACP Treasurer

Council of Faculties, Chair-elect

• Keith N. Herist, Pharm.D. (The University of Georgia)

• Virginia “Ginger” G. Scott, Ph.D. (West Virginia University) • Robert P. Soltis, Ph.D. (Drake University)

Academic Sections Biological Sciences

Pharmaceutics

Chair-elect:

Chair-elect:

• Rajan Radhakrishnan, Ph.D. (University of Southern Nevada)

• Thomas J. Cook, Ph.D. (Touro College of Pharmacy–New York) • Sunil Prabhu, Ph.D. (Western University of Health Sciences)

Chemistry Chair-elect:

Pharmacy Practice

• Andrew A. Webster, Ph.D. (Belmont University)

Chair-elect:

• John M. Beale Jr., Ph.D. (St. Louis College of Pharmacy)

• June F. Johnson, Pharm.D. (Drake University) • Julie C. Kissack, Pharm.D. (Harding University)

Secretary

Continuing Professional Education Chair-elect: • Kathleen A. McCartney, Pharm.D. (University of Colorado Denver) • Sven A. Normann, Pharm.D. (University of Florida)

Secretary:

Secretary:

• Judy W. M. Cheng, Pharm.D. (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences–Boston) • Susan J. Skledar, M.P.H. (University of Pittsburgh)

Social and Administrative Sciences

• Jacob P. Gettig, Pharm.D. (Midwestern University–Chicago) • Anna Legreid Dopp, Pharm.D. (University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Chair-elect:

Experiential Education

Secretary:

Chair-elect:

• Ana C. Quiñones, Ph.D. (Midwestern University–Chicago) • Nathaniel M. Rickles, Ph.D. (Northeastern University)

• Craig D. Cox, Pharm.D. (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center) • Schwanda K. Flowers, Pharm.D. (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)

Libraries/Educational Resources Chair-elect: • Amy C. Knehans, M.L.I.S. (University of Hawaii at Hilo)

Secretary:

• Yunting Fu, M.L.S (University of Maryland)

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• Gireesh V. Gupchup, Ph.D. (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) • Donna S. West, Ph.D. (The University of Mississippi)


Candidates

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President-elect Brian L. Crabtree School of Pharmacy The University of Mississippi Brian L. Crabtree, Pharm.D., attended Mercer University where he received the B.S. in pharmacy and Pharm.D. degrees. He completed a postgraduate residency in psychiatric pharmacy at The University of Tennessee. He has served in faculty positions since that time, first at Wayne State University and for 25 years at The University of Mississippi, where he is associate professor of pharmacy practice and clinical associate professor of psychiatry. Patient care, teaching and research interests are in psychiatry and developmental disabilities. Dr. Crabtree developed a particular interest in active learning strategies and coordinated implementation of the problem-based learning initiative at The University of Mississippi. He continues with a full teaching load, including classroom teaching, small group facilitation, development of teaching cases and supervising students in introductory and advanced practice experiences. He is board certified in psychiatric pharmacy and maintains an active practice in psychiatric and developmental disability facilities. Current research is focused on outcomes assessment of treatment algorithms and pharmacoeconomic initiatives. Dr. Crabtree has been a member of AACP throughout his academic career, most recently serving on the Board of Directors and as chair-elect, chair, and immediate past-chair of the Council of Faculties. He has served on various committees and task forces, and has attended AACP Institutes and other conferences with teams of colleagues to develop general and professional education abilities, and methods of assessment. Dr. Crabtree has participated as a facilitator in AACP workshops for new and aspiring faculty members and has consulted schools of pharmacy on problem-based learning and other active learning methods.

Gary M. Oderda College of Pharmacy The University of Utah Gary M. Oderda, Pharm.D., M.P.H., received his Pharm.D. degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 1972 and completed an internship and residency there in 1973. He received an M.P.H. degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1982. Dr. Oderda has a record of significant service to AACP. Most recently he chaired the Academic Affairs Committee that worked with authors to produce five white papers that served as the basis for the Curricular Change Summit in September. Other service has included serving on a section Nominating Committee, the Task Force on the Graying of Faculty, and chairing the Professional Affairs Committee and the GAPS Review Committee. He also served as a member of an FDA Advisory Committee, a CPSC Advisory Committee and most recently as a member of a CMS Technical Advisory Committee on Quality Measures in Medicare Part D. Dr. Oderda joined the faculty of the University of Maryland as an instructor and director of the Maryland Poison Center in 1973. He left in 1991 as professor, acting assistant dean and a senior policy Fellow at the Center for Drugs and Public Policy. After moving to The University of Utah, he was professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacotherapy. He currently is a professor and director of The University of Utah Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center. Dr. Oderda has worked with Utah Medicaid for approximately 15 years with contracts for preparation of DUR criteria sets, operation of the Drug Regimen Review Center (DRRC) and as a co-PI for a $2.8 million Medicaid Transformation Grant.

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President-elect: Candidate Statements Brian L. Crabtree As I have grown as an educator, AACP has been a source of services, opportunities and inspiration. I am amazed time and again that issues that affect me as a faculty member are the same as those faced by many others and how these are addressed by AACP. I have said many times to colleagues that involvement in AACP has made me a better teacher. Opportunities have kept me stimulated, helped maintain my passion, and helped develop and refine a vision I have tried to convey to students and peers. That vision is based on the principle of servant leadership. We serve people and communities through our work as scientists, clinicians and educators. I am grateful for what AACP has given me. Now I am honored to be a candidate for president-elect and for the unique opportunity to serve AACP and its membership. AACP has expanded its portfolio of services significantly in the past several years. My term on the Board of Directors and leadership in the Council of Faculties has sensitized me to issues facing the Academy and AACP. An assessment system to address challenges in meeting accreditation standards is in place and growing. Committees and taskforces have produced recommendations to address priorities such as recruitment, experiential and interprofessional education, curricular reform, legislative advocacy and others. Work continues on all these, but the stress of economic recession and declining resources have affected institutions, members and AACP. Carrying out missions has become more difficult for a variety of reasons. As programs and services have expanded, AACP is operating with a balanced budget but with only slight net revenue. To continue to meet challenges, making important choices about priorities will be essential to operating in a fiscally sound manner. During times of limited financial resources and a shortage of well-qualified faculty members, it is vital that we recognize and support the diversity of excellence that exists in our Academy. AACP has done this through services and awards that support all elements of the mission. I propose we extend efforts to develop systematic methods to assess achievement in education and citizenship that can be supported by institutions on par with scholarship, respecting the diversity in missions among various colleges and schools. Although benefits of AACP membership are clear to me, I do not believe they are clear to all faculty members. We each belong to our scientific and clinical disciplines, and interact within relevant organizations and rightly so. We all have in common that we are pharmacy educators, however, and AACP is our national association with respect to our work as educators. It is the only organization that comprehensively supports the collective missions of pharmacy educators. To fulfill our organizational potential and that of our institutions and faculty members, I believe we must better communicate with and engage all faculty members through a variety of methods. Pharmacy is a science-based profession. Practice is based on scientific principles. It is clear to me more than ever that the future of pharmacy and the Academy depends on establishing a solid scientific basis of understanding among our students, making relevance to practice clear and inculcating appreciation of scientific inquiry. As Council of Faculties chair, I appointed a taskforce to examine the balance of pharmaceutical science and research education within the professional curriculum. They concluded the content to be adequate, yet the perception exists among some pharmaceutical science colleagues that AACP has greater relevance to pharmacy practice and social and administrative science faculty members than basic pharmaceutical scientist educators. I propose renewed recognition and emphasis on pharmaceutical scientist members and potential members with targeted programming to meet their needs and make benefits and relevance of membership more apparent. Finally, I would like to work closely with AACP staff to seek their guidance and views on the needs facing the Academy and the profession. Each president brings vigor and excitement to the leadership agenda. The staff must carry out initiatives and identify resources. They have a longitudinal view that elected leadership does not always have, however, and consultation with the staff will be important in refining a leadership direction. In more than 25 years in the Academy of pharmacy educators, I have been fortunate to benefit from membership in AACP, contribute in various capacities and watch it grow and develop. AACP is a partner in the success of all of our colleges and schools. I am eager and honored at the possible opportunity to serve as we build on our successes.

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President-elect: Candidate Statements Gary M. Oderda If elected as president of AACP, I will provide leadership with priorities in the following areas: 1) assessment and accreditation, 2) globalization of pharmacy education, practice and research, and 3) evaluation of current and future AACP activities and priorities. Assessment and accreditation will be the primary focus of my presidency. We are at a point where there is significant urgency to curricular revision. This was an important theme from the AACP Curricular Change Summit attended by 65 colleges and schools in September of this year. A critical component of curricular reform is assessment. Without assessment we can’t determine whether change is necessary, what needs to be changed or if we have been effective in the changes that we make. We have made significant strides in accreditation in recent years, in part due to Standards 2007. Yet, in my opinion, we have not come nearly far enough. For the most part we use narrow process measures rather than true outcome measures that measure what students have achieved in their academic programs, their ability to provide patient-centered care at a high level, to adapt to changes in pharmacotherapy and practice, and to be professional leaders. My background and experience in outcomes research will help the Academy to make significant progress in this area. Assessment is clearly tied to accreditation. Current ACPE standards, guidelines and processes are generally rigidly applied process measures that limit innovation in curriculum design and pedagogy. Although IPPEs have been the focus of this debate, the problem is much bigger. One could look at curricula in colleges and schools of pharmacy as using a McDonald’s or a Chinese restaurant approach. The “standard” for producing a Big Mac includes the recipe, ingredients and how it is prepared. A McDonald’s manager who decided to add chili paste to the recipe would likely lose his “accreditation.” Their outcome is consistent, but mediocre. On the other hand, almost all Chinese restaurants will have Kung Pao Chicken on their menu. It will be similar in most cases but different restaurants will use different ingredients. Some will be better than others, but there will be significant creativity in their approaches to making this dish, yet they will meet the “standard” for what we accept as Kung Pao Chicken. Using the McDonald’s analogy will negatively impact our programs and the education our students receive. It is our responsibility to develop meaningful outcome measures and to work with ACPE to revise the standards in a way that allows us to move our curricula forward with diversity and creativity. In my opinion, there is a serious disconnect between ACPE accreditation standards, processes and administration, and academic pharmacy (including AACP). Although there has been dialogue between AACP and ACPE, this hasn’t resulted in any meaningful changes in the standards or their application. I will work to address these issues and move serious discussions forward. My second priority addresses our important role in pharmacy education, practice and research throughout the world. I have had an opportunity to work in Thailand offering a clerkship to University of Utah pharmacy students. The focus of this experience is public health with an emphasis on tropical medicine. Clinically, these students see patients with diseases that they would be unlikely to ever encounter in Salt Lake City, including malaria, dengue fever, leprosy and multi-drug resistant TB. But what they learn has a much broader application. They experience an extended stay in a different culture with an alphabet they can’t read and a language they can’t understand. They learn that the delivery of healthcare, including pharmacy services, is different in Thailand than at home. Not better or worse, but different. It is important for us to broaden our horizon and help promote quality pharmacy education, services and research throughout the world. We are all limited in what we can do alone, but together we can accomplish a great deal. I will work with AACP to continue its efforts to promote global exchanges and educational opportunities for faculty and students. AACP has played a major role in my ability to grow as a faculty member. I have learned valuable information from AACP programs, meetings and institutes, and have used white papers and other publications in my administrative and faculty roles. AACP has provided key opportunities to network with colleagues. The current financial times are the most difficult that I remember in my personal and professional life. Many, if not all, of our colleges and schools have seen significant budget cuts. I would suggest that what we need from AACP, and what we can support financially, may be different than what it has been in the past. I think this is a critical time for AACP to take a fresh look at what members need, how those needs are prioritized and how AACP can meet those needs in the most cost-effective manner possible. I am prepared to make a strong commitment to undertake this national leadership role, with the goal of energetically addressing current issues as well as setting the direction for AACP’s future. Thank you for your support.

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Election 2009

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Treasurer President-elect Keith N. Herist College of Pharmacy The University of Georgia As Dr. Keith N. Herist, Pharm.D., AAHIVE, CPA, approaches the completion of his first term as Treasurer of AACP, he is pleased to ask for the support of an additional term. Establishing the office of Treasurer has been an exciting as well as educational opportunity. He has been able to draw upon his experience as a CPA in order to face the challenges and opportunities within AACP. Dr. Herist’s initial term was a productive one, with the Board of Directors approving the creation of an Investment Committee, adoption of a comprehensive Investment Policy and Treasurer’s duties, and securing the expertise of new investment advisors at BB&T. With support from members and that of the Board of Directors, Dr. Herist looks forward to serving AACP for the next three years.

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Chair-elect, Chair-Elect, Council of Deans R. Lee Evans Jr. Harrison School of Pharmacy Auburn University R. Lee Evans Jr., Pharm.D., FASHP, FAACP, BCPP, is dean of the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in Auburn, Ala. He completed his B.S. in pharmacy at The University of Georgia, residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and a Pharm.D. degree from The University of Tennessee Memphis. Academic appointments include The University of Tennessee Memphis, University of Missouri– Kansas City (UMKC) and Auburn University. Dr. Evans served as chair, Division of Pharmacy Practice and professor, Pharmacy Practice and Psychiatry, UMKC 1987–1994. He also held the post of director, Psychopharmacy Education and Research, Western Missouri Mental Health Center, which operated one of seven postgraduate psychiatric pharmacy residency and fellowship training programs in the United States. Dr. Evans is a board certified psychiatric pharmacist. Dr. Evans has been an active member of AACP since 1973 and has served as chair of the following: Council of Faculties (COF); Innovations in Pharmacy Health Care Education Task Force (Council of Deans); Workshop on Outcomes Assessment in Pharmaceutical Education; Quorum Committee, COF; Planning Committee for Training Conference for Clinical Researchers in the Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Orientation of New and Aspiring Faculty Committee, COF. He has also served as a member of: AACP Board of Directors; Standing Rules Committee of the COF; Section of Teachers of Pharmacy Practice Planning Commission; AACP/ACPE Joint Task Force on Assessment and Accreditation; AACP Academic Affairs Committee; AACP Institutional Research Advisory Committee; AACP Annual and Interim Meetings Program Planning; and AACP Task Force on Faculty Models. Dr. Evans has served in the Academic Leadership Fellows Program since 2005 as dean facilitator and mentor.

Robert L. McCarthy School of Pharmacy University of Connecticut Robert L. McCarthy, Ph.D., is the seventh dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut (UConn). He joined UConn in August 2001 as head and professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Previously, he was founding dean of the School of Pharmacy—Worcester at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. McCarthy earned his B.S. in pharmacy, M.S. in hospital pharmacy, and Ph.D. degree in law, policy and society at Northeastern University in Boston. He also completed an ASHP-accredited residency in hospital pharmacy at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. McCarthy was a 1999–2000 American Council on Education Fellow and his scholarly interests lie in the areas of healthcare policy, especially as it relates to pharmacy and pharmacy ethics. Dr. McCarthy has been an AACP member since 1986. He is a past chair of the Section of Social and Administrative Sciences (2004– 2005). He has served the Section on the Health Organization and Government Affairs Committee, Program Committee, and Nominations Committee. Currently he serves on the AACP Institutional Research and Assessment Committee. He has also served as a member of the Ethics Course Content Committee and Resolutions Committee for the Council of Faculties, and the Task Force on Interprofessional Education. He was a member of the Task Force on Managed Care for the Section of Teachers of Pharmacy Practice, and the AACP Reorganization and Managed Care Advisory Committee. He has been both an administrative and faculty delegate. In 1993, he co-founded the Pharmacy Ethics SIG.

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Election 2009 Chair-elect, Council of Faculties Virginia (Ginger) G. Scott School of Pharmacy West Virginia University Virginia (Ginger) G. Scott, Ph.D., M.S., R.Ph., is a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy and director of continuing education at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. She received her B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Kentucky in 1972. Following graduation, Dr. Scott practiced in both community and hospital pharmacy and served as a director of pharmacy for 14 years. In 1988, she returned to graduate school receiving her master’s in pharmacy administration from Purdue University and Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Scott has been active in local, state and national pharmacy professional organizations throughout her career. She has held numerous leadership positions in AACP including chair and member of the Faculty Affairs Committee (2007–2009); member of AACP Board of Directors (2006–2007); chair-elect and chair of the Academic Section Coordinating Committee (2005–2007); and chairelect, chair, past chair and secretary of the Continuing Pharmacy Education Section (2002–2007). Dr. Scott has been a delegate and alternate delegate in the AACP House of Delegates and been a member of numerous committees in the Continuing Pharmacy Education Section including Program Committee, Future Planning Committee, Research Committee and AACP’s Council of Faculties Educational Resource Committee. In recognition of her contributions to pharmacy practice in West Virginia, Dr. Scott was given the WV Women in Pharmacy Award (2006) and the WVU School of Pharmacy Excellence in Service Award (2007). She is an AACP Academic Leadership Fellow and earlier this year was honored as the National LKS Faculty Advisor.

Robert P. Soltis College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Drake University Robert P. Soltis, Ph.D., is a professor of pharmacology and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He received his B.S. in pharmacy from Butler University and a Ph.D. degree in pharmacology from Indiana University. Prior to joining the faculty at Drake University, Dr. Soltis was a Pharmacology Research Associate (PRAT Fellow) at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Soltis has been a member of AACP since 1992. Past service has included membership in the Academic Affairs Standing Committee (2008–09), Task Force for Teaching Excellence (2008–09), chair of the Biological Sciences Section (2006–07), member of the Nominations (2007–08) and Finance (2004–05) Committees, and a participant in the AACP Leadership Fellows Program (2007). He currently serves as a regional councilor for the Rho Chi Society. He was the inaugural recipient of the Granberg Professional Leadership Award in 2009, a college award recognizing service and leadership in professional pharmacy organizations. Dr. Soltis’ research program focuses on central mechanisms regulating the cardiovascular and neuroendocrine response to stress. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and the Merck/AACP Research Scholar Program. He has served as a peer reviewer for scientific and education journals, as well as a grant reviewer for NIH, American Heart Association and the AACP New Investigators Program. His area of teaching includes neuropharmacology, toxicology and mechanisms of drug interactions.

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Chair-elect, Biological Sciences Rajan Radhakrishnan College of Pharmacy University of Southern Nevada Rajan Radhakrishnan, Ph.D., is an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences and director of academic affairs & assessment at the University of Southern Nevada (USN)–Utah campus. He received his B.S. degrees in chemistry and pharmacy from the University of Kerala, India, his M.S. degree in pharmacology from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and his Ph.D. degree in pharmacology from the National University of Singapore in 1997. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in pain neurobiology at The University of Iowa and joined the Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy in 2005 as an assistant professor. He moved to the Utah campus of the USN College of Pharmacy in 2007. During his academic career he has served as parliamentarian, faculty secretary and as a member of several committees including Curriculum, Policy Oversight, Executive, Assessment, Planning Priorities & Resources and Recruitment. Currently, he is the vice-chair of Curriculum Committee at USN. He has served as the reviewer and panel chair for the AACP New Investigators Program in biological sciences. He is a member of AACP task force on faculty renewal. Dr. Radhakrishnan has published 29 peer-reviewed articles, three book chapters and several abstracts in the areas of pain neurobiology, cardiovascular pharmacology and natural products. He is a past recipient of an AACP NIP grant. He serves as the North America regional editor and bioscience section editor for Inflammopharmacology journal, and as a reviewer for 14 peer-reviewed journals including AJPE. He is also an adjunct associate professor of anesthesiology at The University of Utah Medical School.

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Chair-elect, Chemistry Andrew A. Webster School of Pharmacy Belmont University Andrew A. Webster, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Belmont University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Webster received a B.S. degree in pharmacy, (highest honors, 1985) and a Ph.D. degree in medicinal chemistry from the Temple University School of Pharmacy (1993). Dr. Webster held a full-time appointment in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy for 15 years acting as director of the Samford University Pharmacokinetics Center and as senior research scientist in the Vulcan Materials Center for Environmental Stewardship and Education. As the founding chair of pharmaceutical sciences at Belmont University, Dr. Webster has been instrumental in hiring basic science faculty, leading in the design, development and implementation of a unique professional pharmacy curriculum, and in the preparation for two successful accreditation visits. Dr. Webster is a member of the University Budget, Compensation, and Faculty Welfare Committee, and the University Accreditation Committee for Institutional Effectiveness. Most recently he has represented pharmacy via appointment to the Kurdistan Regional Government Curriculum Development Project. He is on the editorial board of two journals and acts as a reviewer for several other journals. Dr. Webster remains an active member of AACP, currently serving on the Taskforce for Workforce. He retains active membership in numerous other chemistry and pharmacy professional organizations. Dr. Webster’s research interests include pharmaceutical stability and analysis, the scholarship of teaching and learning, classroom assessment and curriculum development.

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Candidates Secretary, Chemistry John M. Beale Jr. St. Louis College of Pharmacy John M. Beale Jr., Ph.D., is an associate professor of medicinal chemistry at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He has a B.S. in pharmacy (1979) and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in medicinal chemistry and natural products from The University of Iowa (1982 and 1984, respectively). Dr. Beale has been a member of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy faculty since 1996. His research interests are in the area of structure elucidation and molecular modeling of brain proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Beale’s primary teaching responsibilities are the two-semester medicinal chemistry sequence, molecular biology, biopharmaceutics, and herbal medicinals. He has been a member of AACP and the Chemistry section since 1997.

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Election 2009 Chair-elect, Continuing Professional Education Kathleen A. McCartney School of Pharmacy University of Colorado Denver Kathleen A. McCartney, Pharm.D., is the coordinator for continuing pharmacy education and the ACPE CE administrator of record for the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) School of Pharmacy. She is a clinical instructor at the School of Pharmacy and also assists in the administration of the nontraditional Pharm.D. program, a post-baccalaureate doctor of pharmacy program delivered online. She has served as preceptor for a distance-delivery educational project rotation and a facilitator for an online section of an interdisciplinary healthcare ethics course. She assisted in the design and analysis of a formal needs assessment of CPE providers and has participated in several training workshops related to continuing professional development (CPD). She chairs the UCD Continuing Pharmacy Education Committee and is a member of UCD Continuing Medical Education Advisory Committee. Dr. McCartney has been a member of the AACP Continuing Professional Education Section since 2001 and has served on the future planning and programming committees. She has presented on CPD and joint CPE-CME accreditation for the AACP CPE Section. She recently joined the Global Pharmacy Education SIG of AACP. Before working at the university, Dr. McCartney was an inpatient clinical staff pharmacist at the University of Colorado Hospital. She earned her bachelor’s and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at the University of Colorado; she also has a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California, San Diego.

Sven A. Normann College of Pharmacy University of Florida Sven A. Normann, B.S. Pharm., Pharm.D., is currently the director of the Working Professional Pharm.D. (WPPD) program and associate dean for Distance, Continuing and Executive Education in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida (UF). His primary responsibilities include oversight of the WPPD program and continuing education programs within the college. In addition, he has administrative oversight for the college’s entry-level Pharm.D. distance education campuses in Jacksonville, Orlando and St. Petersburg. Dr. Normann serves on the UF College of Pharmacy Committee on Self-Funded Graduate Programs. In addition to his membership in the CPE Section, his service to AACP includes membership on the Quality Assurance in Experiential Education Task Force and current membership on the Research and Graduate Affairs Committee. His teaching activities include facilitating, teaching or coordinating courses in drug and substance abuse, clinical toxicology and medication safety. He is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research. Dr. Normann received his B.S. in pharmacy from Creighton University (1978) and Pharm.D. degree from the University of Florida (1981). He completed a residency in hospital pharmacy at the Mayo Medical Center (Saint Marys Hospital) (1979) and a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical toxicology at the University of California Medical Center, San Diego/University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy (1985). He is a charter diplomate of the American Board of Applied (Clinical) Toxicology.

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Secretary, Continuing Professional Education Jacob P. Gettig Chicago College of Pharmacy Midwestern University Jacob P. Gettig, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS, is the assistant dean for postgraduate education and an associate professor of pharmacy practice at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. He received his B.S. degree (biology) from Purdue University Calumet in 1998 and proceeded on to Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to pursue his Pharm.D., which he completed in 2002. He then completed a one-year drug information specialty residency with Eli Lilly & Co., Inc., Purdue University and Clarian Health Partners, Inc. Upon completing his residency, he joined Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy as an assistant professor. In 2008, he completed his Master of Public Health degree from Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill. Dr. Gettig holds memberships in AACP, ASHP and ACCP. He is an active member of the Illinois Council of Health-Systems Pharmacists, in which he has served as chair of the New Practitioners Network, local affiliate treasurer and is currently the editor of KeePosted, the organization’s official news journal. He is a member of Rho Chi, Phi Lambda Sigma and Kappa Psi, for which he currently serves as faculty co-advisor. His main responsibilities in his current position include managing administrative aspects of the college’s pharmacy residency programs and acting as the continuing education administrator for the college. His background as a drug information specialist has given him the organizational and minute-taking skills necessary for the position of secretary of the Continuing Professional Education Section. He looks forward to getting more involved with AACP and networking with other CE administrators.

Anna Legreid Dopp School of Pharmacy University of Wisconsin–Madison Anna Legreid Dopp, Pharm.D., obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2002 from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. Upon graduation she began working at Medtronic, Inc. in their Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management business unit as a manager and principal training and education specialist in the Clinical Research Department. In May 2005 she accepted a position as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy in the Extension Services in Pharmacy Division. Her responsibilities include the development and delivery of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activities for pharmacists and healthcare practitioners. She was a member of the Continuing Professional Development Task Force where she contributed to the development, delivery and analysis of the five-state pilot. In addition to her CPE responsibilities, Dr. Legreid Dopp teaches and precepts pharmacy students at the University of Wisconsin– Madison School of Pharmacy and works as a clinical pharmacist at the Access Community Health Centers Wingra Family Medical Center. She is an active member of the several professional associations including AACP, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, American Pharmacist Association, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and National Academies of Practice. As a member of AACP, she has served on two committees: 1) Standing Committee on Advocacy; and 2) the Task Force on Preparation of Pharmacy Faculty and Students to be Citizen Leaders and Pharmacy Advocates.

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Election 2009 Chair-elect, Experiential Education Craig D. Cox School of Pharmacy Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Craig D. Cox is an associate professor of pharmacy practice and vice chair of experiential programs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy (TTUHSC SOP) in Lubbock, Texas. He received his Pharm.D. degree from Washington State University in 1999 and then completed a critical care specialty residency at TTUHSC SOP in 2000. As a faculty member since 2000, Dr. Cox has taught in multiple pharmacotherapy and case studies courses and has served as director of the Pharmacotherapy Residency Program from 2005–2009. He has been a member of a diversity of committees, including chair of both the continuing education and curricular affairs committees. As a member of the Texas Pharmacy Congress, Dr. Cox serves on the Joint Commission of Internship Programs, meeting quarterly to discuss issues related to experiential education in the state of Texas. Since 2005, as vice chair of experiential programs, he has been responsible for six staff members and coordination of IPPE and APPE rotations across four distant campuses. He has played an integral role in transitioning rotation assessments from a paper-based to an electronic system at his institution. His current practice site is on the adult medicine ward at University Medical Center where he has provided 6-week rotation experiences to more than 170 IPPE and APPE students. Dr. Cox has given many preceptor continuing education programs at both the local and state levels. For his role with experiential programs at his institution, he has been awarded the AACP Crystal APPLE Award recognizing excellence in experiential education in both 2007 and 2008.

Schwanda K. Flowers College of Pharmacy University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Schwanda K. Flowers received her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 1999. Upon graduation, she practiced in independent community pharmacy for several years before opening her own independent community pharmacy. While operating her pharmacy she served as a volunteer preceptor of an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential (APPE) rotation in community management for UAMS pharmacy students in their fourth professional year. Dr. Flowers joined the faculty at UAMS in 2005, where she is currently the assistant dean for experiential education. Her efforts at the college have focused on co-coordinating advanced community practice APPE, developing an elective course on entrepreneurship, as well as teaching non-prescription medications, immunizations and medication therapy management. Dr. Flowers developed and directs the Community Pharmacy Residency program for UAMS. She has also directed the development of a preceptor training program and has presented preceptor development programs locally and nationally. Her research interests include leadership development and implementing innovative services in the community setting. She has presented her original work at several national pharmacy meetings. Dr. Flowers completed the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program in 2009.

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Chair-elect, Libraries/Educational Resources Amy C. Knehans College of Pharmacy University of Hawaii at Hilo Amy C. Knehans, M.L.I.S., AHIP, is pharmacy librarian for the University of Hawaii at Hilo (UHH) College of Pharmacy in the Edwin H. Mookini Library. Ms. Knehans earned her B.A. in psychology from Sonoma State University in 1993 and her M.L.I.S. degree from the University of North Texas in 2004. Ms. Knehans has been with the UHH since the fall of 2005. As pharmacy librarian, she participates in teaching, research and service activities of both the library and the pharmacy school. Ms. Knehans has been an active member of AACP since 2007 and currently is secretary of the Libraries/Educational Resources Section. She is also active in the Medical Library Association and is a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

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Election 2009 Secretary, Libraries/Educational Resources Yunting Fu School of Pharmacy University of Maryland Yunting Fu is the pharmacy librarian for the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland. She earned her B.S. in pharmaceutical information management from China Pharmaceutical University in 2006 and her M.L.S. from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York in 2008. Yunting Fu joined the Health Sciences and Human Services Library in late 2008. As a pharmacy liaison, Ms. Fu works with the School of Pharmacy in accord with its strategic plan to ensure that the library provides strong support to the educational and research activities of the school. She also participates in teaching and research activities in both the library and School of Pharmacy to facilitate the pharmacy faculty, staff and students effectively utilize the library resources. Ms. Fu is a member of the Medical Library Association and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the MLA. She joined AACP in 2008.

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Candidates Chair-elect, Pharmaceutics Thomas J. Cook Touro College of Pharmacy–New York Thomas J. Cook is associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at Touro College of Pharmacy–New York. Dr. Cook earned a B.S. in pharmacy from Northeastern University, Boston, Mass. (1989) and a Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. (1995). After postdoctoral training at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Dr. Cook joined NaviCyte, where he managed contract research focusing on the gastrointestinal permeability of new chemical entities. Dr. Cook then joined the faculty at Rutgers in the Department of Pharmaceutics where his research endeavors focused on the intestinal disposition of xenobiotics, the effect of xenobiotics on fatty acid disposition in the placenta and novel drug delivery systems. Dr. Cook has published 21 research articles and numerous refereed abstracts, and co-authored two book chapters. He has coordinated symposia and workshops for national and international conferences on polymeric drug delivery, intestinal disposition of xenobiotics and the role of pharmacy in addressing health disparities. In September 2006, he was a visiting scientist at Tokyo University of Science in the laboratory of Dr. Ikumi Tamai. At Touro College of Pharmacy–New York, Dr. Cook serves as the chair of Curricular Assessment Committee and he is course coordinator for foundations of pharmaceutics I and co-coordinator of principles of pharmacy practice I and II. In addition to AACP, his other professional organizations include the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics, the Society of Toxicology and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Sunil Prabhu College of Pharmacy Western University of Health Sciences Sunil Prabhu is an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences and assistant dean for enrollment management at the Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) College of Pharmacy in Pomona, Calif. He earned his B.Pharm. degree from the Birla Institute of Technology (BITS, India) and a Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutics from West Virginia University. In 1996, he joined WesternU as a founding faculty member and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2002. In 2008, he received the faculty service award in recognition of his contributions to WesternU. His primary teaching responsibilities include the pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics courses in the Pharm.D. curriculum. Dr. Prabhu is credited with implementing the pharmaceutical compounding laboratory skills component for which he serves as the coordinator. Additionally, he teaches the advanced pharmaceutics courses in the graduate program. Dr. Prabhu’s research interest is in the area of novel drug delivery system development. He is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a nano-therapeutic system for the chemoprevention of colon cancer. Dr. Prabhu serves as the chair of the Admissions Committee for both the traditional and post-baccalaureate international Pharm.D. programs, and is also involved in the diversity initiatives of the college. Dr. Prabhu has been a member of AACP since 1996 and has served on the AACP-PharmCAS Advisory Board. In 2009, he graduated as a Fellow of the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program. In addition, he has published in AJPE on block curricular design and has presented posters at AACP annual meetings.

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Election 2009 Chair-elect, Pharmacy Practice June F. Johnson College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Drake University June F. Johnson, B.S., Pharm.D., FASHP, BC-ADM, is associate professor of pharmacy practice at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She holds an adjunct appointment as a clinical assistant professor at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to her appointment at Drake, she held faculty positions at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Albany College of Pharmacy, the University of Minnesota and Wayne State University. Dr. Johnson received her B.S. in pharmacy from the University at Buffalo, completed an ASHP-accredited residency in hospital pharmacy at the University of Nebraska Hospital and Clinics and completed a graduate gerontology certificate at The University of Utah. She received her postgraduate Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Utah. She is a licensed pharmacist, Fellow in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and nationally credentialed as a board certified advanced diabetes manager-pharmacist. Dr. Johnson serves as chair for the Department of Clinical Sciences for the college. She is an assistant research coordinator at the Iowa Diabetes & Endocrinology Research Center where she participates in sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials in diabetes and supervises an APPE experience for pharmacy students enrolled in the diabetes concentration. Her involvement in AACP includes memberships on the Women Faculty SIG Resource Clearinghouse Committee, the Advisory Panel on Educational Outcomes for CAPE, a subcommittee on Measuring Student Performance, and a task force on Faculty Work Force for the Section of Teachers of Pharmacy Practice. Her scholarship interests include teaching pedagogy and research in diabetes care.

Julie C. Kissack College of Pharmacy Harding University Julie C. Kissack, Pharm.D., is professor and chair of pharmacy practice in the College of Pharmacy at Harding University. She received her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy. Dr. Kissack completed a postdoctoral residency in psychiatric pharmacy practice and an ASHP research and education foundation fellowship in psychiatric pharmacotherapy at The University of Tennessee. Prior to joining the Harding faculty in January 2008, Dr. Kissack served as an associate professor of pharmacy practice at Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Kissack is a board certified psychiatric pharmacist. She is chair of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Psychiatric Pharmacy Specialty Council committee and past chair of the AACP Substance Abuse Education and Awareness Special Interest Group. Her current areas of research interest include outcomes research in psychiatric pharmacy practice. She is a member of AACP, the American Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists and the Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society. Within AACP she has served as a faculty mentor for the AACP Wal-Mart Scholars Program in 2007, as the past chair for the Substance Abuse Education and Assistance Specialty Interest Group, as a reviewer for poster abstracts submitted to the annual meeting, as a delegate for the House of Delegates, as a member of the Practice Section Bylaws Committee, and as a committee member and reviewer for the Rufus A. Lyman Award.

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Candidates Secretary, Pharmacy Practice Judy W. M. Cheng Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences–Boston Judy W. M. Cheng joined Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston as professor of pharmacy practice in September 2007. From September 1995 to August 2007, she was pharmacy practice faculty at Long Island University. Dr. Cheng received her Bachelor of Science in pharmacy degree from the University of Toronto and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She completed a clinical pharmacy residency at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and a fellowship in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Cheng also received a Master of Public Health degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine–New York University. Her area of clinical practice and research interest is cardiology and maintains an active practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Cheng was awarded “Teacher of the Year” by Long Island University in 2004 and the “Founder’s Award” in 2007 for her service contribution to the university. In 2004, she was also named Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy recognizing her contribution to the pharmacy profession. In 2007, Dr. Cheng received the Young Alumnus Award from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Cheng is a current member of the Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program (PSAP) Editorial Board and the Editorial Liaison for the Cardiology Module. She is also editorial board member of Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Current Review of Medical Research and Opinion and Social and Administrative Pharmacy.

Susan J. Skledar School of Pharmacy University of Pittsburgh Susan J. Skledar is an associate professor and vice-chair, clinical programs, in the Department of Pharmacy & Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She is director for the Drug Use and Disease State Management Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She received her B.S. in pharmacy and Master of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Fellow in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Ms. Skledar served as an instructor from 1992–1998, assistant professor from 1999–2003 and has been an associate professor since 2004. She was chair of the School of Pharmacy Pharm.D. Program Council (2003–2008). She served on the Curriculum Committee from 2001–2008, with responsibility as a P3/P4 professional year coordinator from 2007–08. She currently is a member of the Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee and is part of the self-study team for ACPE accreditation. She has co-coordinated the Doctor of Pharmacy seminar course since 1998, and teaches institutional practice content in the experiential learning and profession of pharmacy series of the curriculum. She has been a co-investigator on educational grants from the University of Pittsburgh, industry and healthcare foundation agencies. Her clinical service is the DUDSM Program at the UPMC. She is a four-time Faculty Honors Convocation awardee from the University of Pittsburgh and was an invited reviewer for the AACP Crystal APPLE Award in 2008. Ms. Skledar has received national recognition from the American Pharmaceutical Association, Institute for Safe Medication Practices, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and National Association of Healthcare Quality.

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Chair-elect, Social and Administrative Sciences Gireesh V. Gupchup School of Pharmacy Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Gireesh V. Gupchup is professor and associate dean at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy. His service to AACP includes chair of the Student Services Special Interest Group and member of the AACP professionalism committee. He has participated in the Academic Leadership Fellows (ALFP) Program and represented his college/school as both a faculty and administrative delegate. In the Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS) Section he has previously served on the Curriculum Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, Graduate Affairs Committee, Strategic Plan Implementation Committee, Nominations Committee and the Program Committee. He has also been a reviewer for the AACP New Investigators Program. Along with his colleagues, he has also received an honorable mention in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Innovations in Teaching competition.

Donna S. West School of Pharmacy The University of Mississippi Donna S. West graduated from The University of Mississippi with her B.S. degree in pharmacy in 1995 and her Ph.D. degree in pharmacy administration in 1999. After spending nine years in the Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, she returned to The University of Mississippi in 2008 to serve as chair and associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Administration. She has taught pharmacy management, research methods, pharmaceutical marketing and social behavioral theory in pharmacy. Dr. West has been involved in AACP, serving on committees, presenting research, serving as an AACP-NIP grant reviewer, and contributing to AJPE as author and journal reviewer. She also represents AACP on the Pharmacy Quality Alliance. In 2007, she completed the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program. She has conducted and disseminated research investigating pharmacy student motivation, the effectiveness of various teaching techniques and student attitudes toward current practice issues. Overall, Dr. West’s research interests lie in the practice of community pharmacy and improving the quality of medication use. She has published more than 35 peer-reviewed research articles and presented over 70 national presentations. She consults with the American College of Apothecaries, the National Community Pharmacists Association and a state quality improvement organization. Dr. West is a member of APhA-ESAS, NCPA and ISPOR.

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Secretary, Social and Administrative Sciences Ana C. Quiñones Chicago College of Pharmacy Midwestern University Ana C. Quiñones is associate professor of pharmacy administration at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy (CCP). She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a B.S. degree in pharmacy (1990). She received her M.S. (1992) and Ph.D. (1996) degrees in pharmacy administration from Purdue University. She was a faculty member at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) from 1996 to 2005, at which time she moved to CCP. At MCPHS she also worked as academic coordinator for the Latino and Latin American Programs (2000 to 2005). Dr. Quiñones has been a member of AACP since graduate school. She has represented both MCPHS and CCP as a faculty delegate (2001 & 2006). Her service to AACP includes membership on the Council of Faculties Task Force on E-Education. Within the Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS) Section, she has served as chair and member (present) of the Graduate Programs Committee. She has previously served as member of the Nominations and Curriculum Committees, and has been a reviewer for the AACP New Investigators Program. Dr. Quiñones is also a member of the Economic Social and Administrative Sciences section of the American Pharmacists Association, as well as the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Quiñones’ research interests include pharmacy workforce issues, with an emphasis on shift workers and technicians. She has disseminated her work in a variety of venues. She has taught a number of courses, including quality assurance, health systems, human resource management and topics in career management.

Nathaniel M. Rickles School of Pharmacy Northeastern University Nathaniel M. Rickles is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. He received his B.S. degree in psychology and chemistry from Dickinson College, Pharm.D. degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the social and administrative sciences from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He also completed a psychiatric pharmacy practice residency and is board certified in this area. Dr. Rickles’ primary research interests are in developing, implementing and evaluating intervention programs that improve pharmacist collaboration with other professionals and patients, and improve medication adherence. He also explores educational methods to improve the teaching of communication skills. His primary teaching interests are communication skills, health promotion, cross-cultural healthcare and research methods. He has published in several peer-reviewed publications and presented at multiple local, national and international meetings. Dr. Rickles is the lead editor of the recently published second edition of the textbook Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmaceutical Care. He is a member of the editorial boards for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and the Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. He has chaired committees for AACP and APhA. With AACP, he has served on the Curriculum Committee of the SAS Section for several years and updated the electronic repository of syllabi. Dr. Rickles has also been a reviewer for the poster sessions at the AACP Annual Meeting and on the selection committee for the Rufus A. Lyman Best Paper Award in SAS. He is a past recipient of AACP’s New Investigators Program.

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AACP Seeks Nominations AACP is now accepting nominations for its three major awards that will be presented in 2010: the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award, the Paul R. Dawson Biotechnology Award and the Volwiler Research Achievement Award. Any AACP member may submit nominations for these awards. A nominee for any of the three awards must hold a full-time faculty appointment in, and have a primary commitment to, a U.S. member college or school of pharmacy and have shown a commitment to the mission and objectives of pharmacy education. A nominee’s name may not be submitted posthumously. Nominations must be submitted online by visiting the AACP Web site, www.aacp.org, under Career Development, then Awards. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Additional information about the awards, eligibility criteria and selection procedures can also be found on the AACP Web site. The award winners will be announced by the AACP Board of Directors in the April/May/ June 2010 issue of Academic Pharmacy Now and honored during the 2010 Annual Meeting Awards Plenary in Seattle.

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Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award The Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award consists of an inscribed Steuben Owl and a $12,500 prize. Named for the late Robert K. Chalmers, former AACP president and distinguished educator, the award recognizes excellence in pharmacy education. Nominees for the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Educator Award will be evaluated based upon contributions in the following areas: • Instruction including, but not limited to, effectiveness in professional, graduate and postgraduate instruction; • Research and scholarly activities relative to pharmacy education; • Public service and outreach, including organized educational functions that combine knowledge and/or outreach activities of the school to practitioners and to society at large; and • Impact on pharmacy education, including the nominee’s home institution and beyond.


for Three Top Awards Paul R. Dawson Biotechnology Award

Volwiler Research Achievement Award

The Paul R. Dawson Biotechnology Award is presented annually to an individual for contributions to contemporary teaching and scholarship in biotechnology and its related science. Sponsored by Amgen in memory of its Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales Paul R. Dawson, a staunch supporter of education in biotechnology, the award consists of an art glass double-helix sculpture and a $10,000 cash prize. Nominees must be active scientists recognized by their peers as leaders in the contemporary teaching of, and scholarship in, biotechnology and its related science. Nominees for the Paul R. Dawson Biotechnology Award will be evaluated based upon:

The Volwiler Research Achievement Award consists of a gold medal and a $12,500 cash prize. The award is sponsored by Abbott Laboratories and was established as the research prize in academic pharmacy to honor the late Ernest H. Volwiler, former president and research director of Abbott Laboratories. The intent of the award is to recognize annually an individual within the ranks of pharmacy education for outstanding contributions to the pharmaceutical sciences. Nominees must be active scientists recognized by their peers as leading researchers in a given area of the pharmaceutical sciences. Nominees for the Volwiler Research Achievement Award will be evaluated based upon:

• Instruction including, but not limited to, effectiveness in professional, graduate and postgraduate instruction;

• Evidence of research and creative scholarship relative to the pharmaceutical sciences;

• Research and scholarly activities relative to biotechnology in the pharmaceutical sciences; and

• Impact on a specific area in the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmaceutical education, including the nominee’s home institution and beyond; and

• Impact on pharmacy education and biotechnology, including the nominee’s home institution and beyond.

• Contributions to teaching at both the professional and the graduate student levels.

Nominations must be submitted online by visiting the AACP Web site, www.aacp.org, under Career Development, then Awards. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

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Renew your AACP membership today! news briefs

There is no better time to renew your membership with the most dynamic and influential organization in pharmacy education. In 2009, AACP revamped its Web site and created a state-of-the-art clearinghouse of useful resources for curriculum, programmatic assessment, advocacy initiatives, as well as academic recruitment and retention tools. As an AACP member, you will continue to have full access to the site’s rich content and products. AACP will continue its digital overhaul in 2010 as we transition from print to online publications in an effort to provide you with the most up-to-date information while reducing our carbon footprint. The Profile of Pharmacy Students, Profile of Pharmacy Faculty, Pharmacy School Admission Requirements, and Academic Pharmacy Now will be available as easy-to-read onscreen publications, with the option to purchase a print copy for a low member price. Members will also have the opportunity to access the Online Roster of Faculty and Professional Staff Directory, which will replace the AACP Roster of Faculty and Professional Staff print publication. This directory is the enhanced version of the current Online Membership Directory and will offer many of the same great features. All features of the Roster will now be available on the AACP Web site, with the most current and comprehensive information about your peers accessible at your fingertips.

AACP offers so many other outstanding member benefits which include: •

low registration rates at annual and interim meetings;

memberships in multiple SIGs and up to two national sections for sharing ideas and learning from colleagues;

advocacy and outreach to key public opinion leaders;

awards programs to recognize stellar achievements in pharmacy education and research;

funding sources for research initiatives;

networking and professional development opportunities through meetings and electronic communications; and

educational programming and resources to aid you in the classroom.

We estimate that these resources and many more offer you a combined value of over $1,000 for the cost of your $100 membership. To continue receiving this rich portfolio of benefits of your AACP membership, simply return your payment with the redesigned invoice mailed to you in October or renew online at www.aacp.org by Dec. 31, 2009. Completed membership forms can be faxed to 703-836-8982 or mailed to: AACP, 1727 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314. If you have any questions, contact Angie Edwards, accounting and member services associate, at aedwards@aacp.org or 703-739-2330, ext. 1035.

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2010

AACP

Interim Meeting

e h t e Sav e! Dat Patient-centered, Team-based Care: Setting the Standard February 7–10, 2010 Crystal Gateway Marriott Arlington, Virginia

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What Did You Do For American Pharmacy Educator Week? October 25–31, 2009

How did your college or school of pharmacy celebrate the inaugural American Pharmacy Educator Week? Did you host a booth at your career fair to suggest pharmacy education as an exciting career choice, or maybe you held a reception for students to meet the dean and other educators to foster stronger relationships between students and faculty. Whatever your institution chose to do, we want to hear about it! Send your American Pharmacy Educator Week stories and pictures to Rebecca Morgan, AACP director of communications, at rmorgan@aacp.org, by Dec. 15 for inclusion in the Jan/Feb/ Mar edition of Academic Pharmacy Now. To download additional materials, visit the AACP Web site at http://www.aacp.org/career/facultyrecruitment/apew.

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