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ACCP Report - March 2019

2019 ACCP Clinical Research Challenge: Round 2 Letter of Intent Submission Under Way

Clinical Research Challenge

ACCP is pleased to announce that competition is under way in the third annual 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 in the first 2 years of their professional degree program the opportunity to compete and advance through three rounds of competition. The 2019 competition began February 11 with a record 89 teams participating in round 1, Online Journal Club. This round was based on the following publication:

Gray SL, Anderson ML, Dublin S, et al. Cumulative use of strong anticholinergics and incident dementia. JAMA Intern Med 2015;175:401-7.

Teams achieving the top 40 scores in round 1 advanced to round 2, Letter of Intent (LOI) submission. The 2019 teams were given a clinically focused research question, for which they had 2½ weeks to develop and submit a letter of intent following the criteria outlined here. The 2019 LOI submissions, due March 1, 2019, are under evaluation by the CRC Review and Oversight panels. Teams advancing to round 3 will be announced March 25. To view a list of teams participating in each round of the competition, please click here.

Please join ACCP in recognizing and thanking the members of the 2019 CRC Review and Oversight panels for their contributions and service to the College in delivering this program for the College’s student members.

2019 CRC Oversight Panel

Sandra Benavides. Pharm.D., FCCP

Lori Dickerson, 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

2019 CRC Review Panel

Rita Alloway, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

Scott Benken, Pharm.D., BCPS

Jeff Bishop, Pharm.D., FCCP, M.S., BCPP

Brooke Buffat, Pharm.D., BCPS

Kyle Burghardt, Pharm.D.

Robert DiDomenico Jr, Pharm.D., FCCP

Erika Ernst, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

Michelle Fravel, Pharm.D., BCPS

Jennie Jarrett, Pharm.D., BCPS, MMedEd

Craig Lee, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Rob MacLaren, Pharm.D., FCCP, FCCM

Ashley Meredith, Pharm.D., FCCP

Tien Ng, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

Phillip Rodgers, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

Trang Trin, Pharm.D., MPH

For complete information on the Clinical Research Challenge, visit