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2024 ACCP Clinical Research Challenge: Round 2 Letter of Intent Submission Underway

Clinical Research Challenge

ACCP is pleased to announce that competition is underway in the Clinical Research Challenge (CRC). Research and scholarship contributes to improved health outcomes for patients and advances in the profession of clinical pharmacy. Critically evaluating and applying primary literature is an essential skill for students pursuing a career in clinical pharmacy.

This innovative and unique competition offers teams of three students (those in the first 2 professional years of their degree program) the opportunity to compete and advance through three rounds of competition. The competition began February 12 with 82 teams participating in round 1: The Online Journal Club. Round 1 was based on the following literature:

Gupta A, Montepiedra G, Aaron L, et al. Isoniazid preventive therapy in HIV-infected pregnant and postpartum women. N Engl J Med 2019;381:1333-46. The APPRISE Study Group. Available at

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Teams achieving the top 40 scores advanced to round 2: Letter of Intent (LOI) Submission. These teams were given a clinically focused research question with 2½ weeks to develop and submit a letter of intent following the criteria outlined here. The LOI submissions were due March 1, 2024, and are currently under evaluation by the CRC Oversight, Journal Club, and Review panels. Teams advancing to round 3 will be announced March 25. To view a list of teams participating in each round of the competition, click here.

Please join ACCP in recognizing and thanking the members of the Oversight, Journal Club, and Review panels for their contributions and service to the College in advancing this important program for student members.

2024 CRC Oversight Panel

  • Sandra Benavides, Pharm.D., FCCP
  • Doug Fish, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS-AQ ID
  • Anne Hume, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
  • Irene La-Beck, Pharm.D.
  • Beth Phillips, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
  • Tiffany Pon, Pharm.D., BCPS

2024 Journal Club Review Panel

  • Allison Bernknopf, Pharm.D., BCPS
  • Miki Goldwire, Pharm.D., M.S., M.A., BCPS

2024 CRC Review Panel

  • Scott Benken, Pharm.D., BCPS
  • Brooke Bernhardt, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCOP, BCPPS
  • Jacob Brown, Pharm.D.
  • Brooke Buffat, Pharm.D., BCPS
  • Kyle Burghardt, Pharm.D.
  • Daniel Crona, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
  • Robert Di Domenico, Pharm.D., FCCP
  • Abigail Elmes, Pharm.D., MHPE, BCPS
  • Erika Ernst, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
  • Stephanie Flowers, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
  • James Hoehns, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
  • Abbie Leino, Pharm.D., BCPS
  • Gregory Malat, Pharm.D., BCPS
  • Tien Ng, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
  • Phillip Rodgers, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

For complete information on the Clinical Research Challenge, visit