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ACCP Foundation Awards $300,000 to Advance Medication Optimization

ACCP Foundation

The ACCP Foundation is pleased to announce awardees for its Medication Optimization Improving Human Health request for applications. This funding opportunity was focused on novel and innovative patient-centered and team-based approaches that may be employed by clinical pharmacists to achieve medication optimization. Each investigative team was awarded $100,000 to support their work.

OPTOCS AI: Optimizing Pharmacy Transition of Care Services Using Artificial Intelligence

Mohammad Abdulla Al-Mamun, Ph.D. Mohammad Abdulla Al-Mamun, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Systems & Policy
University of West Virginia, School of Pharmacy
Morgantown, West Virginia
Todd N. Brothers, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS Todd N. Brothers, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy
Kingston, Rhode Island


OPTI-HEART: Optimizing Medications for Health Equity During Admission and Care Transitions

Katherine Di Palo, Pharm.D., MBA, MS Katherine Di Palo, Pharm.D., MBA, MS
Senior Director of Transitional Care Excellence
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York
Ladan Golestaneh, MD, MS Ladan Golestaneh, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York


Medication Optimization in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease with or without Type 2 Diabetes or Heart Failure to Improve Patient-Centered Health Outcomes

Wendy L. St. Peter, Pharm.D., FCCP, FASN, FNKF Wendy L. St. Peter, Pharm.D., FCCP, FASN, FNKF
Professor, Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems
University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Joshua J. Neumiller, Pharm.D., CDCES, FADCES, FASCP Joshua J. Neumiller, Pharm.D., CDCES, FADCES, FASCP
Professor of Pharmacotherapy
Washington State University, College of Pharmacy


A request for letters of intent to apply for this funding mechanism was issued by the ACCP Foundation on May 26, 2023, and letters of intent were accepted through July 14. A total of 55 letters were received and then screened to determine whether they met the eligibility criteria and minimum qualifications. Thirty-two applicants were invited to submit full proposals on August 11. Full proposals were due on or before October 31 and a total of 29 were received.

The Foundation is grateful to the grant review panels and funding committee members: Julie Banderas, Jeff Bishop, Amie Brooks, Nicholas Carris, Jaclyn Cusumano, Mark Dunnenberger, Jonathan Hughes, Mary Lee, Mary McClurg, Shawn McFarland, Terry Seaton, Christina Sherrill, Todd Sorensen, Kathleen Stringer, Robert Parker, P. David Rogers, and Eva Vasquez.