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Student Initiatives Update

ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge: The Pursuit of Excellence Continues

Now in its seventh year, ACCP’s national team competition for pharmacy students returns to the Annual Meeting in Phoenix. From an initial field of 116 teams, eight have advanced through four online rounds of competition to reach the quarterfinals. The 2017 ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge Quarterfinal Teams are as follows.

2017 ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge Schedule

Saturday, October 7

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Participant walk-though and photo session

Quarterfinal A

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy vs. University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy

Quarterfinal B

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy vs. University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy

Quarterfinal C

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences vs. Temple University School of Pharmacy

Quarterfinal D

Noon – 12:30 p.m. Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson College of Pharmacy vs. University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy

Sunday, October 8

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Semifinal A – Winner Quarterfinal A vs. Winner Quarterfinal D

5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Semifinal B – Winner Quarterfinal B vs. Winner Quarterfinal C

Monday, October 9

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Final Round – Winner Semifinal A vs. Winner Semifinal B

Travel Awards Promote Student and Resident/Fellow Meeting Attendance

ACCP initiated its Student Travel Awards and Resident/Fellow Travel Awards programs to support and encourage student, resident, and fellow attendance at ACCP national meetings as well as to expand opportunities for students and postgraduate trainees throughout the organization. To date, ACCP has awarded more than $84,500 in travel stipends and complimentary meeting registrations. In addition, many PRNs now offer their own travel awards for students, residents, and fellows, providing even more opportunities for attendees to apply for funding to defray the costs associated with attending the Annual Meeting.

ACCP thanks the following PRNs and chapters for either donating funds to ACCP Travel Awards programs or sponsoring their own travel awards:

Adult Medicine
Ambulatory Care
Cardiology
Central Nervous System
Clinical Administration
Critical Care
Drug Information
Education and Training
Emergency Medicine
Endocrine and Metabolism
Geriatrics
GI/Liver/Nutrition
Gulf College of Clinical Pharmacy
Health Outcomes
Hematology/Oncology
Immunology/Transplantation
Infectious Diseases
Nephrology
Pain and Palliative Care
Pediatrics
Perioperative Care
Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics/Pharmacogenomics
Women’s Health

2017–2018 National Student Network Advisory Committee (SNAC)

Earlier this year, ACCP issued a call for applications to student members interested in serving on the SNAC. The College received applications from students across the country. After reviewing their applications, ACCP President-Elect Jill Kolesar selected student members for appointment. The committee will convene at the upcoming 2017 Annual Meeting.

ACCP is pleased to announce the appointment of the following student members to the 2016–2017 SNAC.

Chair: Anesia Reticker, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Vice Chair: Peter Atkins, Oregon State University College of Pharmacy

Secretary: Amanda Van Matre, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Members-at-Large:

Morgan Casal, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Daniela Fernandez, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy

Shannon Lyons, University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Earl Morris, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy

Leah Solodky-Terez, Temple University School of Pharmacy

Matthew Sugidono, University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy

April Thompkins, South Carolina College of Pharmacy

Michelle Tran, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy

Lauren Wilde, South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy

ACCP Outstanding Student Chapter Award Announced

The Outstanding Student Chapter Award recognizes the ACCP student chapter that has exemplified strength in leadership, dedication in patient care, and passion for professional development through its activities and membership. The chapter’s activities should address ACCP’s core values of extending the frontiers of clinical pharmacy and promoting dedication to excellence in patient care, research, and education. A key component of all the core values is the clinical pharmacist’s ability to work collaboratively within the health care environment. Each chapter must demonstrate its ability to work with other health disciplines. Please join ACCP in congratulating this year’s Outstanding Student Chapter Award–winning institution, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. ACCP President Marcia Buck will present the officers representing the University of Texas-Austin with their Outstanding Chapter plaque and $1000 award during the Student Chapter Forum session on Saturday, October 7, during the Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

ACCP Clinical Research Challenge — Winning Teams to Present Posters at Annual Meeting

Competition in the 2017 ACCP Clinical Research Challenge (CRC) began February 3 with 82 teams vying for a spot in round 2: Letter of Intent (LOI) Submission. Teams achieving the top 40 scores after the initial online Journal Club Round submitted an LOI. Teams achieving the top 20 scores after round 2 were invited to compete in round 3: Research Protocol Development, in which teams were tasked with developing a research proposal designed to demonstrate the value of clinical pharmacy service(s) in transitions of care.

The proposals were reviewed by the CRC Review Panel, with the top one-third of submissions referred on for evaluation and selection of awards by the CRC Oversight Panel. Please join ACCP in congratulating the finalist teams and the award winners.

ACCP Clinical Research Challenge Finalist Teams

Cedarville University School of Pharmacy

Keck Graduate Institute

Oregon State University College of Pharmacy

Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson College of Pharmacy

University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy

University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

University of Washington School of Pharmacy

Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy

ACCP Clinical Research Challenge Awards

Championship Team: Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy

Student Team Members: Russell Benson, Adrienne Desens, Keith Suehiro

Faculty Liaison: Christine Cadiz, Pharm.D.

Second-Place Team: University of Washington School of Pharmacy

Proposal Title: The Impact of Diuresis Optimization by TOC Pharmacists in Heart Failure Patients Following Hospitalization due to Exacerbation

Student Team Members: Jennifer Chou, Anna Liu, Sara McCrhan

Faculty Liaison: Lingtak-Neander Chan, Pharm.D., BCNSP

Third-Place Team: Oregon State University College of Pharmacy

Proposal Title: Improving TOC Outcomes for Elderly Patients Through a Pharmacy-Student Directed Intervention

Student Team Members: Evan Hoffart, Ian Jungers, Michael Liebman

Faculty Liaison: Adriane Irwin, Pharm.D.

These three teams have been invited to present their research design during the Scientific Poster Sessions at the 2017 ACCP Annual Meeting in Phoenix. Please stop by to view their proposal designs and meet the winning teams. All Scientific Poster Sessions will be held at Phoenix Convention Center West Building 300 Level: West Ballrooms 301 B–D. The following teams will be present at the session times below.

Scientific Poster Presentations, I

Saturday, October 7; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  • Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy
  • Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
  • University of Washington School of Pharmacy

Scientific Poster Presentations, II

Monday, October 9; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  • Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy
  • Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
  • University of Washington School of Pharmacy