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NACDS Foundation expands Faculty Scholars class
June 7th, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has announced a new and expanded class for its Faculty Scholars Program.
The NACDS Foundation said Friday that the inaugural class, which had five faculty members, is concluding its yearlong work this summer. The new class will have eight faculty members.
Launched last year, the program educates assistant professors from U.S. schools and colleges of pharmacy about designing, implementing and publishing community pharmacy-based patient care research.
The inaugural class will finish its work when it convenes at the 2013 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting in Chicago, which will be held from July 13 to 17. The second class will start its work the following month when it meets in conjunction with the 2013 NACDS Total Store Expo, which will run Aug. 10 to 13 in Las Vegas.
The faculty members for the new class are the following:
• Meagan Brown, PharmD, BCACP, clinical assistant professor, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.
• Jeannine Conway, PharmD, BCPS, assistant professor, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.
• Robert Maher Jr., PharmD, CGP, assistant professor, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy.
• Lisa Meny, PharmD, assistant professor, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy.
• Anthony Pattin, PharmD, clinical assistant professor, Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy.
• Nathan Pope, PharmD, clinical assistant professor, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.
• LaNell Staroba, PharmD, assistant professor, North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences.
• Stevie Veach, PharmD, BCACP, assistant professor, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.
"This program proves once again that success flows from success," Kathleen Jaeger, president of the NACDS Foundation, said in a statement. "By all accounts, the program in its first year has equipped participants to make an even greater difference in research to advance patient care and health outcomes. So we are celebrating their accomplishments and expanding the program for its second year."
Under the program, each scholar will participate in advanced educational opportunities through in-person meetings, regular conference calls, individualized mentoring, web-based lecture material and online discussion forums. The scholars will engage in peer-to-peer review, receiving support from an experienced network of researchers nationwide. They will also be eligible to receive a research grant to launch a community pharmacy-based, patient-centered care project.
The educational programming was designed in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, and the NACDS Foundation said the program will continue to benefit from the leadership of Dr. Melissa Somma McGivney and Dr. Kim Coley.