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The News Magazine of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Academic Pharmacy NOW

Special Edition 2010

Volume 3 Issue 4

Special Edition • Elections • Membership • Awards American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Discover · Learn · Care : Improve Health

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Established in 1972 as AACP News, Academic Pharmacy Now features comprehensive news stories that reflect the discovery, learning and caring of more than 100 U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy. It is the only magazine focused strictly on the advancements of pharmacy faculty and their students. The magazine is distributed to all U.S. pharmacy institutions as well as more than 3,200 individual AACP members across the country. Published quarterly as a membership service by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Inc. For address change, please return mailing label with current school affiliation.

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table of contents

Elections 4

List of candidates and election information


Candidate bios and statements

Membership Information 25

Don’t forget to renew your AACP membership!

Awards 26

AACP seeks nominations for three top awards

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Election 2010

2010 AACP Voting and Elections By Nov. 1, 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 2011–2012 presidential, council and section candidates will be visible. Polls will open Nov. 1 and close Dec. 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The results will be announced in a January E-lert and in the January/February/March 2011 edition of Academic Pharmacy Now. Questions should be directed to Melinda D. Colón, assistant director of governance programs and meetings, at AACP President-elect:

Council of Deans, Representative to Administrative Board

• J. Lyle Bootman, Ph.D. (The University of Arizona) • William H. Riffee, Ph.D. (University of Florida)

• Natalie D. Eddington, Ph.D. (University of Maryland) • Nancy Fjortoft, Ph.D. (Midwestern University/Downers Grove)

Council of Deans, Chair-elect

Council of Faculties, Chair-elect

• Daniel Acosta Jr., Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati) • Joseph T. DiPiro, Pharm.D. (South Carolina College of Pharmacy)

• Daniel A. Brazeau, Ph.D. (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) • David P. Zgarrick, Ph.D. (Northeastern University)

Council of Deans, Secretary • Anne Lin, Pharm.D. (College of Notre Dame of Maryland) • Susan M. Meyer, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)

Academic Sections Biological Sciences

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• Eric Hanson, Ph.D. (University of Southern Nevada)

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



• Chandradhar Dwivedi, Ph.D. (South Dakota State University) • Teresa W. Wilborn, Ph.D. (Samford University)

• Emily K. Chan, M.L.I.S. (University of the Pacific) • Margaret A. Hoogland, M.L.S. (Appalachian College of Pharmacy)





• Shridhar V. Andurkar, Ph.D. (Midwestern University/Downers Grove) • Michael H. Nelson, Ph.D. (Regis University)

• M. Delwar Hussain, Ph.D. (Texas A&M Health Science Center) • Melanie A. Jordan, Ph.D. (Midwestern University/Glendale)


• Patrice L. Jackson, Ph.D. (University of Maryland Eastern Shore) • Ashok E. Philip, Ph.D. (Union University)

Continuing Professional Education Chair-elect: • Edward M. DeSimone II, Ph.D. (Creighton University) • Michelle M. Katsiyiannis, R.Ph. (St. Louis College of Pharmacy)

Experiential Education Chair-elect: • Kathleen H. Besinque, Pharm.D. (University of Southern California) • Lori J. Duke, Pharm.D. (The University of Georgia)


• Nancy A. Mason, Pharm.D. (University of Michigan) • Valerie L. Ruehter, Pharm.D. (University of Missouri–Kansas City)


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• Charles C. Collins, Ph.D. (East Tennessee State University) • Anthony Palmieri III, Ph.D. (University of Florida)

Pharmacy Practice Chair-elect: • Leigh Ann Ross, Pharm.D. (The University of Mississippi) • Charles T. Taylor Jr., Pharm.D. (University of Minnesota)

Social and Administrative Sciences Chair-elect: • Betty A. Chewning, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison) • Linda Gore Martin, Pharm.D. (University of Wyoming)


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President-elect J. Lyle Bootman College of Pharmacy The University of Arizona J. Lyle Bootman, Ph.D., Sc.D., has served as dean of The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy since 1987. He is professor of pharmacy, medicine and public health, and a Fellow of several professional associations including the American Pharmacists Association, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the American College of Apothecaries. He is the founding and executive director of The University of Arizona Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research. He is also a founding director of the Healthcare Transformation Institute (HTI), the first such company launched to truly advance our country’s healthcare system by developing new delivery models in improving patient healthcare value, patient outcomes and services. Dr. Bootman received his pharmacy education at The University of Arizona and his doctorate at the University of Minnesota. He completed a clinical pharmacy residency at the National Institutes of Health. A former president of the American Pharmacists Association, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Bootman has been a member of AACP for more than 33 years in countless capacities, such as on the JANUS Commission; Academic Affairs, Chair; Rufus Lyman Award; Bylaws and Policy, Chair; Grant Awards for Pharmacy Schools Peer Review Panel; Academic Management System Advisory and Rufus Lyman Award Committees. Dr. Bootman has received numerous honors and awards. In 1990 he was awarded the Rufus A. Lyman Award, recognizing him for his outstanding research efforts. In 2008 he was recognized with the Joseph P. Remington Honor Medal, the highest honor given by the profession of pharmacy to recognize distinguished service and lifetime contributions.

William H. Riffee College of Pharmacy University of Florida William H. (Bill) Riffee, Ph.D., received his B.S. in pharmacy from West Virginia University in 1967 and his Ph.D. in pharmacology in 1975 from The Ohio State University, with a major research interest in behavioral effects and biochemical mechanisms of central nervous system stimulants. Dr. Riffee continued his research and teaching career in the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin from 1975 until May 1996. On June 1, 1996, Dr. Riffee was named dean and professor, College of Pharmacy, the University of Florida (UF). From Jan. 1, 2001 until May 25, 2006, he served as the associate provost for distance, continuing and executive education for the university in addition to his duties as dean. Dr. Riffee has served AACP in various capacities including: coordination and oversight of the Cyber Café at the AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars, serving as a founding member of the EBIR SIG (which evolved into the TIPEL SIG), chair of the Council of Deans Nominations Committee, member of the Finance Committee, member of the Search Committee for the Executive Vice President of AACP, chair of the Institutional Research Committee and currently serves as AACP’s representative on the Board of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE). For the last 15 years, Dr. Riffee has concentrated his research and teaching efforts in the area of educational technology and distance learning. He is known nationally as an innovator in the area of teaching and the effective use of technology in student learning. He is dedicated to the development and use of active learning in all aspects of pharmacy education. Under his direction, the UF College of Pharmacy has established three distance education-based campuses in Florida and created a very successful non-traditional post-baccalaureate Pharm.D. program.

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Election 2010

President-elect: Candidate Statements J. Lyle Bootman It is an honor to have been nominated to serve as a candidate for president-elect of AACP. This is an innovative and future thinking organization that represents us all that have chosen academia as a career. Most practicing pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists are graduates of one of our approximately 120 AACP member institutions. It would be a privilege to serve AACP in a leadership role that will further pharmacy with respect to the health reform agenda. I believe I can add strong and true collaborative leadership for pharmacy education, and with our academic colleagues from medicine, nursing and the other health professions. There are seminal changes that are occurring in healthcare that have direct impact on pharmacy education. These changes include a revolution in our understanding of the cause and treatment of diseases, and a public call for reforming the way we provide healthcare in our country. Personalized medicine and genomic sciences will change the discovery and development paradigm as well. Pharmacy has the potential to be a key player in the discovery and development of new medicines and assuring their proper use, and in the transformation of healthcare delivery. The scientific basis and systems orientation of pharmacy education is unique compared to the other health professions. Thus, pharmacy has the potential to contribute substantially to improving the role and use of medicines in the healthcare system of the future. The recent passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 was a major step forward for health reform. It will address the issue of access by increasing the number of U.S. citizens eligible for health services. In addition to improving access, there is also a need for increasing value – higher quality at lower-cost. Colleges and schools of pharmacy have the potential to make a unique contribution at all levels of this paradigm shift in designing and participating in a new health delivery system that truly will advance quality, safety and value of healthcare. I feel confident and qualified to offer leadership to AACP during this time of change. During the past several years, I have been working on furthering the interprofessional practice model and educational concepts at The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and with other educational institutions in improving the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare. As a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), I was appointed to co-chair the committee that produced the Report on Preventing Medication Error, and was also a member of their Health Professions Education Committee. In that capacity, I helped plan and participate in the “Summit” that resulted in renewed attention to interprofessional education and its importance on the quality of healthcare. As a follow-up to these important reports, I believe that AACP can and should play a major role in providing the leadership across the health professions that is needed for the changes recommended by these IOM committees so that real healthcare transformation can occur. As president of AACP, I would call upon member colleges and schools to play a leadership role individually within their local community with assistance from AACP and corporately through AACP on the national stage. Pharmacy practitioners and pharmaceutical scientists begin their careers within our colleges and schools of pharmacy. This is the critical time to begin shaping their values, culture and beliefs so that pharmacists have a valued role in the healthcare system of tomorrow. AACP can and must assist members in transforming our educational programs to accomplish this. The concepts of interprofessional education, application of decision support tools and application of evidence-based information will be the tools needed to transform pharmacy education. I believe that pharmacy education is ideally suited to provide primary leadership for health reform and this would be a goal of my presidential term. My experience as an active member of the Institute of Medicine will help position pharmacy at the center of discussion with our physician and nurse colleagues (and other health professionals). Pharmacy educators have an important role in the advancement of the profession and healthcare transformation. Every college and/ or school can take a leadership role by stimulating innovation and training pharmacists for the future so that the delivery of healthcare services is improved. This will enable the profession to have direct impact on the value of healthcare resulting in better patient outcomes for the dollar spent.


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President-elect: Candidate Statements William H. Riffee AACP is a diverse group of stakeholders with the common goals of improving pharmacy professional education and graduate education/research. I am constantly surprised at the tremendous enthusiasm of our faculty scientists/clinicians who have a passion for teaching, service and research while at the same time taking the time and energy to become involved in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Every meeting I attend, every ACPE visit with which I am involved, and every interaction I have, continually provide me the opportunity to learn something new and lead me to think about innovations that I can bring to my own college. As a young assistant professor, I learned the value of a strong and generous mentor. That mentorship led to NIH success and a research program of my own. Other mentors provided the opportunity to try new things and move into areas of educational research where I had little expertise. However, there was plenty of knowledge and encouragement from other academics that surrounded me. Later in my career, I have been able to mentor others and have seen outstanding results. Budget challenges have made us stronger, more efficient and moved us to think in new ways. Enduring these challenges has provided new relationships with fellow health science colleagues as they wrestle with the same issues. At the same time we are seeking ways to survive budgetary issues, many of us find our administrations moving toward integrating the various health science colleges on their campuses that require curricular revision (interprofessional education), allocation changes in classroom space, addition of new technologies and a change in culture of our institutions. I have a great interest in bringing these issues together if elected as a presidential officer of AACP. The excitement I see at our various meetings is often centered in smaller groups (e.g., SIGS) and is not adequately spun out to the greater audience within the Academy. I envision developing a way for those exciting ideas to be spread to the Academy in order to give life to new innovations. As a participant in the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program as a dean facilitator, I found a group of wonderfully talented people who desire to move to the next level of leadership. This mentoring opportunity, as well as those deans who are mentoring the Fellows on their home campus, is essential to improving the Academy. I envision developing mechanisms for strengthening mentoring efforts beyond leadership into the areas of research and teaching. Increased efficiency and effectiveness of carrying out our missions is critically important to the survival of our institutions. Integration with other health sciences on our own campuses or collaboratively working with other institutions geographically close to us must become a reality. Collectively, our Academy has the expertise and experience to provide the leadership in the area of health science integration among colleges, as well as the hospital and community practice sites with which we work on a daily basis. My vision is to share our experiences broadly and work within AACP to help make us all more effective and productive in these areas of health professions integration in educational efforts, as well as in the areas of clinical research.

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Chair-elect, Council of Deans President-elect Daniel Acosta Jr. James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy University of Cincinnati Daniel Acosta Jr., Ph.D., is the fourth dean of the University of Cincinnati’s James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy and Joseph W. Carl chair of pharmacy. Through his leadership efforts, several new degree programs have been implemented in the professional and M.S./Ph.D. programs of the college, including one of the first national master’s programs in drug development. He is very active in pharmacy organizations, such as AACP and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. He has served on the Academic Affairs, Graduate Studies, Nomination, and Faculty Development Committees for AACP, and has served on several ACPE site visit teams responsible for evaluating other schools of pharmacy for accreditation purposes. He is currently a member of the AACP Task Force on Faculty Workforce. In addition, he was the chair of three international panels responsible for reviewing the curriculum of three schools of pharmacy in the United Arab Emirates. He was the past-chair of the Council of Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy, an organization that promotes cooperation among the seven colleges in the education of student pharmacists in the state. Dr. Acosta continues to be active in scholarly pursuits, serving as the editor of Toxicology In Vitro, a peer-reviewed journal with a high impact in cellular and in vitro toxicology, and editor of the 4th edition of Cardiovascular Toxicology. He has published more than 125 peer-reviewed papers; editor of four monographs on toxicology; and author of over 30 chapters in toxicology, pharmacology, and cell culture. Furthermore, in July 2010 he was elected president of the International Union of Toxicology, a federation of over 50 countries and their professional toxicology organizations.

Joseph T. DiPiro South Carolina College of Pharmacy Joseph T. DiPiro, Pharm.D., is executive dean of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy at the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina. He received his B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and Pharm.D. from the University of Kentucky. He served a residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a fellowship in clinical immunology at Johns Hopkins University. Since 2002 he has been the editor of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. He has served as an AACP faculty delegate, member of the AACP Research Affairs and Graduate Education Committee, Program Committee, and the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award Selection Committee. Also, he has been the chair of the Membership and Resolutions Committee, Section of Teachers of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. DiPiro has published approximately 200 journal papers, books, book chapters and editorials. He is an editor for Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach and for the Encyclopedia of Clinical Pharmacy, and author of Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics. He is a past president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, is a Fellow of the College, and was elected to the Research Institute Board of Trustees. He is a recipient of the AACP Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award. He has also received the Russell R. Miller Literature Award and the Education Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.


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Secretary, Chair-Elect,Council CouncilofofDeans Deans Anne Lin School of Pharmacy College of Notre Dame of Maryland Anne Lin, Pharm.D., is the founding dean of the new School of Pharmacy at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Over the course of her 23 years in pharmacy education, she has served as dean of Midwestern University’s College of Pharmacy–Glendale, founding pharmacy practice chair at Wilkes University and on the faculty of St. John’s University. In addition to being a member of many professional organizations, Dr. Lin has been an active member of AACP. Her service to AACP includes, but is not limited to: chair of the Teachers of Pharmacy Practice Section and Women’s Faculty SIG; Bylaws & Policy Development Committee (chair), Academic Affairs Committee (chair), Lyman Award Committee (chair), Women’s Health Curriculum Task Force, New Investigator Grant Program Review Panel, Faculty Affairs Committee, Faculty Development Committee, PharmCAS Advisory Panel, Task Force on Recruitment and Retention of Faculty and many other Section of Teachers of Pharmacy Practice, Council of Faculties and Council of Deans committees. Dr. Lin also contributed to the The Dean’s Compass: Practical Advice for Achieving Excellence. Her interests are in the areas of curriculum development and assessment, faculty development and leadership within higher education. This interest has also led her to serve as an external examiner for the School of Pharmacy at Chinese University of Hong Kong. In addition to her professional activities, Dr. Lin has served on many nonprofit boards such as chair of the Board of the Northeast Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center.

Susan M. Meyer School of Pharmacy University of Pittsburgh Susan M. Meyer, Ph.D., is associate dean for education and professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She received a B.S. in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in pharmacy practice education from Purdue University. From 1987 through 1990, Dr. Meyer served as assistant professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. From 1990 to 2006, Dr. Meyer was a member of the AACP staff. She managed the development of the Education Scholar teaching development program for health professions educators; supervised the development and revisions of the CAPE educational outcomes; served as the staff liaison to the Academic Affairs Committee, various work groups and task forces; led the Association’s institutional research activities; planned various Association programs, including the annual Teachers Seminar and AACP Institutes; and represented AACP on several pharmacy and interprofessional coalitions. Dr. Meyer’s recent engagement in AACP includes service as administrative delegate from the University of Pittsburgh; 2006–07 Academic Affairs Committee; COF/COD Healthy Student Task Force (member 2006–07, chair 2007–08); Women Faculty SIG (chair 2009–10); 2009–10 Chalmers Award Selection Committee; and guest editor for the AJPE themed issue on interprofessional education (2009). Dr. Meyer currently represents AACP on the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force, an interprofessional group convened by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research to advance the education of future healthcare professionals in clinical prevention and population health, and on the Interprofessional Education Competencies Development Panel. Her interests include curriculum development, assessment, leadership and interprofessional education.

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Election 2010 Representative to Administrative Board, Council of Deans Natalie D. Eddington School of Pharmacy University of Maryland Natalie D. Eddington, Ph.D., is professor and dean of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She was formerly the chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Eddington graduated with a B.S. in pharmacy from Howard University and received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. After working as assistant director of clinical drug development at Pfizer Inc., she joined the faculty. She was appointed director of the School of Pharmacy’s Pharmacokinetics/Biopharmaceutics Laboratory in 1999. Since becoming dean, the school has achieved a number of milestones including: (1) established its first distance education program at the Universities at Shady Grove, (2) constructed a new 7-story, 112,000 square foot education and research building, (3) constructed an Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) suite to support the implementation of formative and summative OSCEs across P1–P4, (4) expanded the Maryland P3 Program, a chronic disease management program servicing more than 400 patients in sites across Maryland and Virginia, and (5) established the Center of Drug Safety to improve public health through pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance research. Dr. Eddington has been active in AACP and has served as a member of the COD Task Force on Diversity and more recently as the chair of the AACP Diversity Task Force. Her honors and awards include one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2010 by the Daily Record newspaper, elected in 2010 to the position of secretary of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology and Education and member of Leadership Maryland Class of 2009.

Nancy Fjortoft Chicago College of Pharmacy Midwestern University Nancy Fjortoft, Ph.D., is dean and professor at Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Pharmacy. Prior to coming to Midwestern, she was assistant dean for academic affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. She received her Ph.D. in public policy with a focus on higher education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include sociology of the workplace, pharmacists caring abilities and the impact of continuing education on changing practice. She has received a number of grants related to educational assessment, leadership and continuing education. She has published in both pharmacy and educational research journals and has presented at state, national and international meetings. She was recently awarded the Wiederholt Prize by the American Pharmacists Association for the best paper published in Journal of the American Pharmacists Association in the economic, social and administrative sciences. She has also been awarded the AACP Rufus A. Lyman Award, which is given in recognition of the most outstanding publication in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Dr. Fjortoft has been an active member of AACP for the past 15 years. She has served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, chair of the Continuing Professional Education Section, member of the AACP Advocacy Committee, chair of the Women’s SIG Resource Clearing House Committee, member of the COD nominations committee, member of various CPE Section committees, member of the AACP Academic Affairs Committee and member and chair of the PCAT Advisory Committee. She lives in Oak Park, Ill. with her husband and teenage daughter.


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Chair-elect, Council of Faculties Daniel A. Brazeau School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Daniel A. Brazeau, Ph.D., is currently research associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and director of the Pharmaceutical Genetics Laboratory (PGL) at the University at Buffalo. He received his B.S. and M.S. in biology from The University of Toledo and earned his Ph.D. in biological sciences (1989) from the University at Buffalo. After completing postdoctoral training in population genetics at the University of Houston, he was a faculty member in the Department of Zoology at the University of Florida and director of the University of Florida’s Genetic Analysis Laboratory in the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Biotechnology before moving to Buffalo in 2000. Dr. Brazeau served as chair of the Biological Sciences Section in 2008 and has served as a member of committees and task forces within AACP including: Faculty Affairs Committee on CAPE Educational Outcomes Committee, 2004; Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Task Force, 2008; and AACP New Investigator Program, reviewer for the Biological Sciences Section, 2004–present. He is also the founding chair of the Pharmacogenomics Special Interest Group formed in 2009. As a faculty member in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences he was the recipient of the University at Buffalo’s Exceptional Scholar Teaching Innovation Award in 2010. He teaches courses in molecular genetics methodologies and a required course in pharmacogenomics for graduate and pharmacy professional students (Principles of the Human Genome, Pharmacogenomics and Bioinformatics). Dr. Brazeau is a participating scientist in the National Science Foundation’s Geneticist-Educator Network Alliances working with high school science teachers to incorporate genetics into the classroom.

David P. Zgarrick School of Pharmacy Northeastern University David P. Zgarrick, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy at Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Prior to this appointment he was chair of pharmacy practice at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and vice-chair of pharmacy practice at Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Pharmacy. He received a B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. and Ph.D. in pharmaceutical administration from The Ohio State University. Dr. Zgarrick teaches pharmacy management and drug literature evaluation. His scholarly interests include pharmacy workforce research and pharmacy education. He is co-editor of Pharmacy Management: Essentials for All Practice Settings, executive associate editor of Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, and recently authored the book Getting Started as a Pharmacy Faculty Member for APhA. Dr. Zgarrick is an active member of AACP. He served on the Board of Directors from 2007–09 representing the Council of Sections (COS). Among his responsibilities while COS chair was developing their initial structure and bylaws. He has twice chaired AACP’s Annual Meeting Programming Committee, and currently serves on the Professional Affairs Committee. He has been chair of the Social and Administrative Sciences Section and has served on numerous council and section committees. He was twice elected by his colleagues to serve as a faculty representative to the AACP House of Delegates. He is active in state and national pharmacy associations and was named a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association in 2009.

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Election 2010

Chair-elect, Biological Sciences Eric Hanson College of Pharmacy University of Southern Nevada Eric Hanson, Ph.D., received his B.S. degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He then attended graduate school at Oregon State University receiving a Ph.D. from the Department Biochemistry & Biophysics. Dr. Hanson’s postdoctoral training was undertaken in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Umea University, Sweden, and in the Department of Oncological Sciences at The University of Utah. Dr. Hanson then went on to a research faculty position in the Division of Hematology in the School of Medicine at The University of Utah where he maintained an NIH-funded research program in the areas of iron homeostasis and cellular responses to hypoxia. In 2007, Dr. Hanson moved to the University of Southern Nevada College of Pharmacy where his efforts have focused on pharmacy education. Dr. Hanson’s teaching interests are in biochemistry, hematology, molecular biology and pharmacogenomics.


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Candidates Secretary, Biological Sciences Chandradhar Dwivedi College of Pharmacy South Dakota State University Chandradhar Dwivedi, Ph.D., has been a faculty member at the College of Pharmacy at South Dakota State University since 1987. He was awarded the title of distinguished professor in 2000 and has served as head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences since fall 2003. He is also serving as a director of the Translational Cancer Research Center funded by the state of South Dakota. His current research area is on cancer prevention and treatment. He has mentored many graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. He has published over 100 research articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the editorial board of several journals and serves as a reviewer for National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Philip Morris, Qatar Foundation and the New Pharmacy Faculty Research Awards Program of AACP. Dr. Dwivedi serves as reviewer for over 20 journals. He has served as president of the SDSU Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Honor society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; and advisor for the Rho Chi Honor Society, Tau Chapter. He has served as a member of the AACP Taskforce on Pharmaceutical Sciences Research and Education; and is currently serving on the 2010–2011 Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award Committee of AACP.

Teresa W. Wilborn McWhorter School of Pharmacy Samford University Teresa W. Wilborn, Pharm.D., Ph.D., is an associate professor at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy where she has taught for eight years. She received a B.S. degree in pharmacy from the University of Florida in 1980 and a Pharm.D. degree from Mercer in 1982. Dr. Wilborn completed a residency in nutritional support after completing her Pharm.D. degree and worked as a clinical pharmacist for five years. She returned to school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and received a Ph.D. degree in pharmacology in 1992, followed by a fellowship in renal physiology. After working in research for seven years, she pursued a career in teaching, which has allowed her to combine all the things she most enjoys about the profession.

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Election 2010

Chair-elect, Chemistry Shridhar V. Andurkar Chicago College of Pharmacy Midwestern University Shridhar V. Andurkar, B.S. Pharm., M.S., Ph.D., serves as chair and associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Pharmacy. He completed his B.S. Pharm. degree from the University of Poona, India; his M.S. and Ph.D. from Auburn University, and postdoctoral fellowship from the University of Houston before joining the college in 1999. Dr. Andurkar teaches medicinal chemistry courses and has received numerous teaching awards. His research involves the design and synthesis of novel antiepileptic drugs, analgesics, endothelin receptor antagonists and the study of structure activity relationships. He holds patents in the area of antiepileptic drugs. Additional research interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning, curricular development, faculty mentoring and retention. Dr. Andurkar has presented at national and international meetings, published in peer-reviewed journals including AJPE and CPTL, and has authored chapters in Gibaldi’s Drug Delivery Systems in Pharmaceutical Care. He serves as reviewer for numerous journals, as scientific advisor to a contract research organization, and is an active member of AAPS and ACS. He serves on university and college committees and received The Midwestern University Littlejohn Award for exemplary service to the university in 2008. Dr. Andurkar has been an active member of AACP since 1999, and has served as a member of the Chemistry Section’s Programming Committee. He has delivered podium and poster presentations on various aspects of academic pharmacy at annual meetings. In 2009, he successfully completed the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program.

Michael H. Nelson School of Pharmacy Regis University Michael H. Nelson, Ph.D., is associate professor and chair of pharmaceutical sciences at Regis University Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions (RHCHP) School of Pharmacy. He has a B.S. in pharmacy (1993) from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry (1998) from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Nelson was an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Southwestern Oklahoma State University from 1999–2004, and was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor in 2004. He joined the faculty of Wingate University in July 2004 and continued there as associate professor of pharmacy until June 2008. He became a founding administrative faculty member of the Regis University RHCHP School of Pharmacy in July 2008. Dr. Nelson serves on several school and college committees at Regis, including the Executive, Curriculum and Rank Committees. At prior institutions he served in the areas of curriculum development and assessment. He became a member of AACP in 1999 and has served on several committees of the Chemistry Section. He has been extensively involved with student organizations, including Phi Delta Chi and Phi Lambda Sigma. He currently serves as the Phi Delta Chi grand vice president for communications. Dr. Nelson’s research interests include drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic drug interactions. He is leading the development of a pharmaceutical sciences research initiative with the faculty of the pharmaceutical sciences department at Regis. He has teaching experience in the areas of medicinal chemistry, drug mechanisms, pharmacokinetics, parenteral products, pharmacy-based immunizations and pharmacy calculations.


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Secretary, Chemistry Patrice L. Jackson School of Pharmacy and Health Professions University of Maryland Eastern Shore Patrice L. Jackson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry at the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Dr. Jackson received her B.Sc. in chemistry from LeMoyne-Owen College in 2000 and her M.Sc. in organic chemistry from Tennessee State University in 2003. She completed her Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from Howard University in 2009. While a doctoral candidate at Howard, Dr. Jackson was a recipient of the AFPE and the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) pre-doctoral fellowship awards. After her tenure at Howard, Dr. Jackson continued her research training as a postdoctoral Fellow at Georgetown University in the drug discovery program where she designed and synthesized antihypertensive-antioxidant hybrid analogs for the treatment of hypertension. Dr. Jackson has published several articles in refereed journals and annually attends and presents at national scientific meetings. Dr. Jackson thoroughly enjoys teaching and mentoring the students of the inaugural class at UMES. She is responsible for teaching the medicinal chemistry component of five modules and assists her colleagues with developing laboratory experiments that are engaging and fundamental for students entering the pharmacy profession. Her current research focus involves the synthesis of novel isozyme selective carbonic anhydrase inhibitors as potential anticonvulsant agents. As a member of the AACP Chemistry Section, Dr. Jackson is building a network of colleagues in the field of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. Dr. Jackson is also a member of the AAPS Student/Postdoc Outreach and Development (SPOD) Committee and the Drug Design and Discovery Section.

Ashok E. Philip School of Pharmacy Union University Ashok E. Philip, Pharm.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Union University School of Pharmacy (UU SOP). Dr. Philip received his B.S. (JNT University, India) and M.S. (Andhra University, India) degrees in pharmacy and his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from The University of Mississippi in 2006. Dr. Philip received the 2005 Graduate Student Award for his outstanding services in the area of medicinal chemistry. Post graduation, Dr. Philip pursued postdoctoral fellowships at the Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota, and at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Dr. Philip is actively involved in teaching and developing a clinically-oriented medicinal chemistry curriculum and is responsible for teaching the chemical basis of drug action in a three course medicinal chemistry sequence at UU SOP. Dr. Philip currently offers a medicinal chemistry elective to encourage student pharmacists to review, integrate and apply basic concepts and principles of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and pharmacotherapy. He mentors students in the area of drug design and discovery, engaging principles of organic synthesis and molecular modeling. His research interests include design and synthesis of novel anti-infectives and study of BBB transport mechanisms. At UU SOP, he serves as the chair of the Scholarship Committee and is a member of the SOP Assessment, Student/Faculty Relations and Honors and Awards Committees. At AACP Dr. Philip is involved with the Chemistry Section and Pharmacogenomics SIG. He is an active member of ACS and the Rho Chi Honor Society.

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Election 2010 Chair-elect, Continuing Professional Education Edward M. DeSimone II School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Creighton University Edward M. DeSimone, R.Ph., Ph.D., FAPhA, received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in pharmacy from Temple University. Both graduate degrees were in pharmacy education with an emphasis on continuing education. Dr. DeSimone taught at Butler University for 12 years where he served as director of continuing education. In his twenty-second year at Creighton University, he teaches in a variety of courses and also serves as director of continuing education. Dr. DeSimone has been a member of AACP for the past 36 years and has served in numerous capacities. In 1980, he served as a member of the AACP-Lilly Communication Skills Project that developed the original guidelines and learning objectives for teaching communications skills. He has been a member of both Councils (Deans and Faculties). Within the COF, he has served as secretary-treasurer and member of many committees including chair of the Resolutions Committee. He is currently a member of the 2010–11 Nominations Committee. A long-time member of the Pharmacy Practice Section, he has served on numerous committees and task forces. In 2009–10, Dr. DeSimone served on the Bylaws and Policy Development Committee and the Special Committee on Substance Abuse and Pharmacy Education, and has been appointed to serve on the HOD Special Committee on Rules for 2010–11. He currently serves as chair of the Substance Abuse Education and Assistance SIG. Dr. DeSimone is currently working on the development of numerous online continuing education courses. The first of these, Critical Care Therapeutics, went live on Aug. 1, and utilizes a novel combined modular and entire-course format.

Michelle M. Katsiyiannis St. Louis College of Pharmacy Michelle M. Katsiyiannis, R.Ph., is assistant professor and director of continuing pharmacy education at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. The primary responsibility for this role is to oversee development of Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) programs designed to educate a variety of pharmacists in the St. Louis region. Ms. Katsiyiannis has been involved with AACP since starting her role at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is currently serving on the AACP CPE Programming Committee. Last year she was a member of the AACP Preceptor Development Task Force. She has also served on the AACP/ACPE CPE Liaison Committee. Most recently through Ms. Katsiyiannis’ leadership at the College of Pharmacy, the college has put together a CPD Team to promote CPD throughout the region. The CPD Team will begin to educate preceptors and alumni in the fall of 2010. Ms. Katsiyiannis frequently serves as a field reviewer for ACPE. She also serves on a variety of committees at the college. Some of these include: Higher Learning Commission Co-Chair (Criterion 5); Dean’s Advisory Committee; St. Louis College of Pharmacy Strategic Planning Committee; Wellness Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee for the CPE department. In addition, she serves on a CPE Task Force for the state association. Ms. Katsiyiannis previously worked in the experiential office as an externship site monitor, and in the pharmaceutical sciences as faculty in a dispensing lab.


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Chair-elect, Experiential Education Kathleen H. Besinque School of Pharmacy University of Southern California Kathleen H. Besinque, Pharm.D., is director of the Office of Experiential Education and associate professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy. Dr. Besinque received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and her M.Ed. from the University of Southern California. She completed an ambulatory care residency with the Veterans Affairs in Los Angeles in 1983 before joining the USC School of Pharmacy to coordinate the clinical therapeutics courses and teach clerkships. She was appointed experiential education director in 1993. Dr. Besinque’s teaching expertise include: experiential education, faculty development and women’s health. She also teaches in the academic medicine interdisciplinary master’s program and the USC Residency Teaching Certificate program. She has been involved with AACP since 1989 serving as a member of several committees including: the Task Force on Quality Assurance in Experiential Education, the Task Force on Clerkship Students as Resources, the PEP-SIG Committee for Preceptor Development, AACP-PCAT Advisory Board, Pharmacy Practice By-Laws and Resolutions Committee, Pharmacy Practice Awards Committee, the Council of Faculties Educational Resources Committee, AACP Annual Meeting Programming and Pharmacy Practice Committee on Evaluation of Experiential Education. She also participated in the AACPAPPI Exemplary Practice Sites Pilot project in 2006 and has served as the USC AACP Faculty delegate since 2005. Dr. Besinque is a member of the California Experiential Education group. She was also involved in the organization of the California IPPE /OSCE Committee. In addition to activities with AACP, she is active with CSHP, CPhA and ARHP. Her research interests include: competency assessment and women’s health.

Lori J. Duke College of Pharmacy The University of Georgia Lori J. Duke, Pharm.D., is the assistant dean for experience programs at The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989 and then completed a specialty residency in critical care pharmacy at The Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond, Va. in 1990. From 1990–1992, Dr. Duke completed a two-year fellowship in critical care pharmacy at The Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. Dr. Duke joined the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy in 1992. Her primary location was at the satellite campus at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She held the title of clinical assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Her primary practice site was at University Hospital within the adult intensive care units where she precepted numerous undergraduate and doctoral student pharmacists and pharmacy residents. In 1997, Dr. Duke became director of experience programs at The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in Athens, Ga. She was promoted to assistant dean of experience programs in 2001. Dr. Duke currently leads an experiential division of seven faculty and 3.5 staff members. Dr. Duke was a founding member of the Southeastern Pharmacy Experiential Education Consortium (SPEEC) and led this group from 2003–2006. Dr. Duke has been involved in AACP through participation in various experiential education committees, institute meetings and completion of the Academic Leadership Fellows Program in 2006–2007. She was also co-recipient of the Rufus A. Lyman Award in 2007.

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Election 2010 Secretary, Experiential Education Nancy A. Mason College of Pharmacy University of Michigan Nancy A. Mason, Pharm.D., is director of experiential training and community engagement and clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan. She has been a faculty member and preceptor for ambulatory care nephrology/dialysis APPEs and IPPEs for more than 20 years, and has served as experiential training director for the past six years. In this role Dr. Mason oversees all aspects of the experiential program, including the daily operations and growth of all IPPEs and APPEs, development of new IPPE programs, preceptor recruitment and development, quality assurance and scheduling. Some recent projects include development of an innovative direct patient care IPPE in which third-year students conduct medication reconciliation in local hospitals and clinics. She also led efforts to institute a competency-based grading system for fourth-year students at her institution. Since 2005, Dr. Mason has served as chair of the Michigan Colleges of Pharmacy Professional Experiential Programs (McPEP), a committee composed of experiential training directors and staff of the three colleges of pharmacy in Michigan, supported by the Michigan Pharmacists Association. This group develops statewide preceptor development programs and collaborates on projects that benefit the colleges and preceptors, such as a standardized syllabus. Dr. Mason is a member of the AACP Experiential Education Section and the PEPSIG before that. She has presented several posters on topics related to experiential education at AACP meetings and has also published in this area of research. She also attended the 2009 AACP Curricular Change Summit and the 2010 AACP Active Learning and Pedagogical Change Institute.

Valerie L. Ruehter School of Pharmacy University of Missouri-Kansas City Valerie L. Ruehter, Pharm.D., BCPP, is a clinical assistant professor and the director of experiential learning at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy. Dr. Ruehter has four years of experience as director where she oversees the IPPE and APPE programs, coordinates preceptor training and development, and maintains quality assurance activities for the experiential programs. She received her Bachelor of Science in pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from UMKC. She is board certified in psychiatric pharmacy practice and was a clinical psychiatric pharmacy specialist at Western Missouri Mental Health Center in Kansas City, Mo. from 1993–2006. During this time, she held adjunct faculty appointments with both UMKC and The University of Kansas Schools of Pharmacy serving as a preceptor for APPE students. Additionally, she was the director of the ASHP-accredited Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Western Missouri Mental Health Center from 1998 until her faculty appointment at UMKC in 2006. Dr. Ruehter also teaches in the UMKC didactic curriculum in the areas of ethics and professional communications. Dr. Ruehter is an active member of AACP and has regularly attended the annual meetings. Over the last few years she has contributed annual meeting platform and poster presentations, participated in Experiential Education Section activities and served on the section Nominating Committee. She has participated in the 2007 AACP Institute: Evaluation, Assessment and Outcomes, and the 2007 AACP Experiential Education Administrator’s Workshop. Dr. Ruehter also participates in other professional organizations including APhA, ASHP, CPNP, MPA and MSHP.


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Chair-elect, Libraries/Educational Resources Yunting Fu School of Pharmacy University of Maryland Yunting Fu, M.L.S., is the pharmacy librarian for the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland. Ms. Fu 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. Ms. 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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Election 2010 Secretary, Libraries/Educational Resources Emily K. Chan Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University of the Pacific Emily K. Chan, M.L.I.S., is assistant professor/sciences librarian at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She received a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa and a Master in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif. She is a member of the American Library Association (ALA), Association of Colleges & Research Libraries (ACRL), and California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL). Her research interests include instructional pedagogy, electronic resources management and health sciences librarianship.

Margaret A. Hoogland Appalachian College of Pharmacy Margaret A. Hoogland, M.L.S., is a graduate of Washington University (B.A. 2006) and the University of Maryland, College Park (M.L.S. 2007). During her time at the University of Maryland, she completed internships at the Association of American Medical Colleges, The National Library of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University Welch Medical Library. From late September 2007 until late August 2009, Ms. Hoogland worked as the technical services librarian at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In late August 2009, she assumed the position of library director at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy. As library director, she participates in teaching a lecture during the Communications and Drug Information courses and regularly proctors exams for the first- and second-year students. Additionally, she serves as an ex officio member of the Research Committee and is chair of the Library and Technology Committee. In the upcoming academic year, she will implement a program to address and improve literacy among the students within the Appalachian College of Pharmacy. Her research interests include consumer health, health literacy and outreach.


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Candidates Chair-elect, Pharmaceutics M. Delwar Hussain Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy Texas A&M Health Science Center M. Delwar Hussain, B.Pharm., M.Pharm., Ph.D., is associate professor of pharmaceutics at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in pharmacy from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and his Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Hussain has 18-plus years of teaching experience in professional pharmacy and graduate programs in the U.S. He has gained extensive experience in the development and implementation of the Pharm.D. curriculum through his academic appointments at the Texas A&M Health Science Center and the University of Wyoming. He is also experienced in teaching and developing pharmacy curriculum outside of the U.S. Dr. Hussain’s teaching and research interests are in pharmaceutics, drug delivery, compounding, pharmacokinetics and biotechnology. His current research focuses on in-situ implants, nanotechnology and targeted drug delivery. He has supervised many undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral trainees. He has published more than 80 publications, book chapters and abstracts. He has served as an NIH grant reviewer as well as a reviewer for scientific journals. Dr. Hussain has worked for drug development in the pharmaceutical industries leading to product registration in USA. Dr. Hussain is involved in various national committees including the Paul R. Dawson Biotechnology Award Committee, AACP; Steering Committee, Animal Pharmaceutics & Technology (APT) focus group, AAPS; New Investigator Grant Award Committee, AAPS; Graduate Students Award Committee, AAPS; Executive committee, American Association of Bangladeshi Pharmaceutical Scientist (AABPS). Dr. Hussain has served as a USP expert committee member.

Melanie A. Jordan College of Pharmacy–Glendale Midwestern University Melanie A. Jordan, Ph.D., is currently assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Midwestern University’s College of Pharmacy–Glendale (MWU–CPG) in Glendale, Ariz. Dr. Jordan received her Ph.D. in pharmaceutics from Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia in 2001, and her B.S. in ecology and evolutionary biology from The University of Arizona in 1995. Her current teaching responsibilities include core and elective offerings in pharmaceutical calculations, pharmacokinetics and sterile products in addition to serving as an instructor in the pharmaceutical compounding laboratory. Dr. Jordan’s primary research interest is in nucleic acid drug delivery, with additional interests in natural product drug discovery and herb-drug interactions. She has enjoyed mentoring both professional student pharmacists and master’s-level students in her laboratory. Dissemination of her scholarly activity has been published in Life Sciences, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, and the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Jordan has been a member of AACP since 2001 and has served as both alternate faculty delegate (2006–2007) and faculty delegate (2007–2008) for her college. In addition, she has served AACP as a moderator for various roundtable events for the Laboratory Instructors SIG. Other professional memberships include Rho Chi, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM). At MWU–CPG Dr. Jordan serves as radiation safety officer for the university and currently serves as the faculty advisor for the MWU–CPG subcommittee of the Young Professionals Committee of SNM.

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Election 2010 Secretary, Pharmaceutics Charles C. Collins Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy East Tennessee State University Charles C. “Chuck” Collins, Ph.D., is a pharmacist (registered in W.V. and Pa.) and has been in pharmacy education and research since 1983. He is an active supporter of the premier pharmacy organizations, including APhA (since 1977), AAPS (since 1986), CRS (since 1988) and AACP (since 1984). He is a double graduate from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy (B.S. 1977 and Ph.D. 1984). He has been a faculty member at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla.; and is currently at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn. Dr. Collins made positive contributions at both PBA and ETSU that ultimately resulted in full accreditation for each program the summer after graduating their first class. He has authored many publications and some book chapters. A supporter of professional organizations, he is a member and past advisor for Kappa Psi, a member of Rho Chi and recently (at ETSU) became a member of Phi Lambda Sigma. During his 27 years in pharmacy education Dr. Collins has taught pharmacy calculations, compounding, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, communications, portions of therapeutics and even microbiology. When in an organization that has the position, he has typically been chosen as parliamentarian. He has served as a delegate or alternate delegate to AACP from each of the programs at which he has taught. He has been a long-time active member of the AACP Laboratory Instructors SIG and served as its chair (2003–2004).

Anthony Palmieri III College of Pharmacy University of Florida Anthony Palmieri III, Ph.D., holds a B.S. and M.S. in pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island and Ph.D. from The University of Georgia. Prior to his present position in the Department of Pharmaceutics, he was assistant director of technology licensing at the University of Florida. Prior to that, he was at The Upjohn Company for 16 years. Dr. Palmieri was professor of pharmacy at the University of Wyoming. He is the author of numerous scientific, academic and historical papers. He served as the laboratory editor for the third edition of the Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients. Dr. Palmieri is very active on the national level of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity and is past national president. He is past chairman of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APRS) as well as chair of the Basic Sciences Section of APRS. He is a Fellow of APhA‐APRS and has authored chapters on dissolution, microencapsulation, pharmaceutical excipients and history of pharmacy. Dr. Palmieri is presently a clinical assistant professor in the department of pharmaceutics at the College of Pharmacy, University of Florida. Since returning to a full-time academic position four years ago, he has taught classes in the professional program on clinical biochemistry, dose forms, calculations and compounding. Graduate classes include topics such as physical pharmacy and dose forms. Dr. Palmieri also is on the committees of a number of graduate students and is the graduate student coordinator for the Department of Pharmaceutics. He has attended numerous AACP meetings and has been a member of the Awards Committee the past two years.


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Candidates Chair-elect, Pharmacy Practice Leigh Ann Ross School of Pharmacy The University of Mississippi Leigh Ann Ross, Pharm.D., BCPS, is associate dean for clinical affairs and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at The University of Mississippi (UM) School of Pharmacy. She is associate professor of pharmacy practice with the UM School of Pharmacy and assistant professor of medicine with the UM School of Medicine. Dr. Ross received her Doctor of Pharmacy from The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and completed a primary care pharmacy residency at The University of Mississippi Medical Center. Additional education includes a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Mississippi with a major in finance. Dr. Ross is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. She obtained credentials as a certified diabetes educator and a certified disease manager in the areas of anticoagulation, asthma, diabetes and dyslipidemia. Dr. Ross joined the faculty of UM in 1998 and has served as director of pharmaceutical care clinics/services since 2001. She recently completed a two-year congressional fellowship in the Office of United States Senator Thad Cochran, the senior senator from Mississippi. In this capacity, she served as policy advisor on healthcare, labor, housing and economic development issues. Dr. Ross participated in the second cohort of the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program. She is active in a number of state and national professional organizations, currently serving as chair of the AACP Council of Faculties Task Force on Leadership and Advocacy, and chair of the ACCP Ambulatory Care PRN Advocacy Committee. Dr. Ross served as president of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association in 2003 and currently serves as president of the Mississippi Biotechnology Association. She was awarded the Mississippi Society of Health-System Pharmacists Young Pharmacist of the Year in 2001 and the UM Faculty Service Award in 2004.

Charles T. Taylor Jr. College of Pharmacy University of Minnesota Charles T. Taylor Jr., Pharm.D., received his B.S. and Pharm.D. degrees from Auburn University. He completed postgraduate residency training at Duke University Medical Center before beginning his academic career at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in 1997. He assumed leadership of the Division of Professional Education in 2008 as the senior associate dean for professional education and professor at the University of Minnesota. He is directly responsible for the Office of Student Services and the Offices of Education including the Office of Professional Curriculum, Office of CyberLearning & Outreach, Office of Applied & Experiential Education, Office of Innovative Learning & Academic Technology, and Office of Student Learning Assessment & Research. Dr. Taylor has experience as an educator, practitioner and administrator within pharmacy. As an educator, he has taught within didactic, simulated and experiential environments ranging from small group, problem-based learning modalities to large classroom actively engaged formats. Additionally, he has served on numerous AACP committees focused on transforming student learning environments such as the Task Force on Cultural Change, Measuring Student Performance Task Force and the Task Force on Graduate Pharmacy Education. As a pharmacist and board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, he has provided pharmaceutical care for patients in acute and ambulatory care settings to ensure safe and appropriate use of medications. As an administrator, he has guided faculty mentoring and enrichment within two different pharmacy practice departments. Most recently, he served as Pharmacy Practice Division director with more than 40 pharmacy practice faculty, residents and over 500 clinical preceptors at St. Louis College of Pharmacy to negotiate funding for faculty clinical services, lead postgraduate year one (PGY-1) and postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency programs.

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Chair-elect, Social and Administrative Sciences Betty A. Chewning School of Pharmacy University of Wisconsin-Madison Betty A. Chewning, Ph.D., is professor of social and administrative sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) School of Pharmacy and adjunct professor of population health at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. In addition, she is director of the Sonderegger Research Center for health services research in pharmacy where she works on patient-provider communication and public health issues. Her work in this area has been funded by AHRQ, NIA, PHS and the Kellogg Foundation. She teaches the School of Pharmacy capstone pharmacy communication course with eight lab sections. In addition to videotaped standardized patient encounters, students collaborate with community pharmacies to raise patient expectations of pharmacists through new planned programs at their sites. She has been active with AACP having served as chair and member of the Young Investigator Award Committee, member of the Abstract Review Committee, member of the Curriculum Committee for Social Administrative Sciences and AACP representative on national expert panels. Dr. Chewning serves on the editorial boards of International Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. She received her Ph.D. in educational psychology and postdoctoral training in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.S. from the University of Chicago. She is a Fellow in the American Pharmacists Association.

Linda Gore Martin College of Pharmacy University of Wyoming Linda Gore Martin, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, has a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University and an MBA and B.S.Pharm. from the University of Wyoming. Her early career was as the coordinator of the University of Wyoming Drug Information Center. During this time, she taught very basic drug information concepts and an elective rotation in drug information. As part of the position, she served (and still does) as consultant to the State of Wyoming Drug Utilization Review Program. Her MBA and completion of the ASHP Competitive Edge program provided the background for the pharmacoeconomics and outcomes. During those years, she was also assigned the introduction to pharmacy course, which created an interest in the social and behavioral sciences. In 2000, Dr. Martin was hired as a tenure-track social and administrative sciences assistant professor; she was promoted with tenure in 2006. Her primary teaching responsibilities have been drug information, drug literature evaluation, research design, statistics and pharmacoeconomics. Until 2008, Dr. Martin co-taught the drug information rotations. She also co-teaches the social and behavioral course. She has also taught ethics, health policy, part of public health, part of pharmacy law and pharmacy administration. She has served as the associate dean of operations and academic affairs since 2007 (part-time position), using her social and administrative pharmacy skills daily. A significant contribution is PSAP VI Book 8: Health Promotion and Wellness (2008), which she served as editorial liaison. She has worked with the AACP Social and Administrative Sciences Section since joining AACP. The area in which she has participated the most is curriculum. She is in her second year as chair of the SAdS curriculum committee.


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Don’t Forget to Renew Your AACP Membership! news briefs

There is no better time to renew your membership with the most dynamic and influential organization in pharmacy education. 2010 was an exciting year of digital enhancements at AACP. The Association transitioned 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 quarterly magazine were made available as easy-to-read on-screen publications, with the option to purchase a subscription or print copy for a low member price. Members also had the opportunity to access the new Online Roster of Faculty and Professional Staff. This enhanced directory provides you with the most current and comprehensive information about your peers accessible at your fingertips. AACP looks forward to offering our members more extraordinary professional development opportunities and educational programming in 2011. New to AACP’s toolkit is a redesigned Education Scholar program with updated content and improved functionality, as well as additional enhancements to the AACP Web site, such as blogs, wikis, discussions boards and collaborative workspaces. The must-attend 2011 AACP Institute and the New Pharmacy Faculty Research Awards Program are also on the docket for next year as the Association continues to offer its members more resources to help you meet your mission of preparing the next generation of pharmacists, scientists and pharmacy educators.

Other outstanding member benefits include: •

low membership 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 and opinion leaders;

awards programs to recognize stellar achievements in pharmacy education;

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 the innumerable benefits of your AACP membership, simply return your payment with the invoice, which will be mailed to you in October, by Dec. 31, 2010. Completed membership forms can be faxed to 703-836-8982 or mailed to: AACP, 1727 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Active and affiliate members will be able to renew online at If you have any questions, contact Sandra “Angie” A. Edwards, member services associate, at or 703-739-2330 ext. 1035. academic Pharmacy now  Special Edition 2010


AACP Seeks Nominations AACP is now accepting nominations for its three major awards that will be presented in 2011: 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, must be a member of AACP, 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., under Career Development, then Awards. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Additional information about the awards, eligibility criteria and selection procedures can be found on the AACP Web site. The award winners will be announced by the AACP Board of Directors in the April/May/ June 2011 issue of Academic Pharmacy Now and honored during the 2011 Annual Meeting Awards Plenary in San Antonio, Texas.


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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

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

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 as one of the leading research workers in a given area of the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, pharmacy practice, and the social and administrative sciences and for outstanding contributions to the respective disciplines. 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:

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

• Evidence of research and creative scholarship relative to the respective discipline;

• Impact on pharmaceutical and clinical sciences related to biotechnology, including the nominee’s home institution and beyond.

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

*Biotechnology includes, but not limited to, genetic engineering, proteomics, metabolomics, pharmacogenomics, computational biology, expression systems, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics/delivery/targeting/pharmacotherapeutics of drugs, hormones, cells, genes and antibodies, transporter function, biomaterials, transgenic technology, nucleic acid therapeutics, nanobiotechnology, applied immunology, biosensors and analytical biotechnology and regenerative medicine.

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

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:

Nominations must be submitted online by visiting the AACP Web site,, under Career Development, then Awards. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

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American Pharmacy Educator

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How Will You Celebrate American Pharmacy Educator Week? October 24–30, 2010

There are a number of ways your college or school of pharmacy can celebrate this historic week. Perhaps your school will send its own “Discovery of the Day” e-mail blast to faculty and students, or maybe host a “Life in Academia” luncheon during which faculty can discuss their academic career track with student pharmacists? Whatever your institution chooses to do, we want to hear about it! Send your American Pharmacy Educator Week stories and pictures to Rebecca M. Morgan, AACP director of communications, at by Dec. 15 for inclusion in the Jan/Feb/March 2011 edition of Academic Pharmacy Now. To download additional materials, visit the AACP Web site at http://

2011 AACP Interim Meeting


Pursuit of Knowledge


Sharing your Passion


Transformational Leadership:

Deans and Chairs As Agents of Change

February 27–March 2, 2011 • Hyatt Regency Savannah, Savannah, GA

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