APhA seeks an Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors for JAPhA. Applicants should be committed to advancing knowledge in economic, social, and administrative pharmaceutical sciences; medication therapy management; and other fields relevant to JAPhA’s scope. Please review the position descriptions and consider applying.
APhA Student Pharmacist members gain practical hands-on experience through patient care projects such as Operation Heart, Generation Rx, Operation Diabetes to name just a few.
APhA is looking for pharmacists who have a particular expertise or who have implemented an innovative program in their workplace to share that information with colleagues by writing a CPE article for Pharmacy Today. Please review the Call for CPE articles for more information, topics of particular interest, and instructions on how to submit your proposal.
The Science Snippets column in JAPhA highlights research articles published by APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APhA-APRS) and APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) members in journals other than JAPhA. Members of both Academies are encouraged to submit the PubMed citation or an electronic version of their article as soon as it appears in print or ahead of print, to Contributing Editor L. Douglas Ried, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APhA-APRS seeks volunteers for its committees in the areas of Education, Awards, and Postgraduate activities. Committee service is a great way to get involved in the Association and network with colleagues. Previous committee experience is not required.
Pharmacists In Action
Walter G. Chambliss, BSPharm, MS, PhD
Director of Technology Management
Professor of Pharmaceutics
University of Mississippi
Member since 1998
I joined APhA because … APhA is the umbrella association for the profession of pharmacy. One of the best aspects of our profession is the diversity of practice opportunities. APhA is the only association in the nation that brings together members working in all practice settings.
My most memorable APhA experience … Being President of APhA–APRS [Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science] and a member of the Board of Trustees was a fantastic experience. The dedication and expertise of colleagues at APhA and the thousands of members who volunteer their time and energy to the profession were amazing to watch.
I first became interested in pharmacy … when my father was the plant manager of a chemical company. I worked summers and holidays at the plant. The products they made contained arsenic and were used as herbicides and wood preservatives. I wanted to channel my interest in chemical manufacturing into making things that improved health.
Matthew Kenney, BSPharm, is the new owner of the South Berwick Pharmacy Seacoast Compounding, formerly South Berwick Pharmacy, located his hometown of South Berwick, ME. Kenney added pharmaceutical compounding to the community pharmacy’s offerings.
Elizabeth Tien, a student pharmacist at the University of Maryland (UM) School of Pharmacy and faculty advisor Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PharmD, CGP, FAPhA, Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning and Associate Professor in UM’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, along with students and faculty members, participated in the Vote & Vax community outreach project, where free flu shots were provided at two sites on Election Day. The project was organized by UM’s APhA–ASP chapter, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the Student Section of the Maryland Public Health Association.
Janet Wolcott, PharmD, Clinical Professor at the Marshall University School of Pharmacy in Huntington, WV, led an effort to gather supplies for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. A New Jersey native, Wolcott and her students collected items including diapers, baby wipes, bedding, children’s underwear, formula, bottles, and cleaning supplies. The students contacted area pharmacies and asked them to join the effort. Wolcott and a handful of students will drive to New Jersey in the coming weeks to drop off more collected supplies.
In collaboration with FMS Pharmacy in Birmingham, AL, Lindsey Elmore, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy and the Director of the school’s Community Pharmacy Residency Program, organized free blood sugar screenings to raise awareness about National Diabetes Month. The event was part of the National Consumers League’s Script Your Future campaign, and included participation from student pharmacists and pharmacists.
Members can share news about promotions, new positions, and awards with the rest of APhA by e-mailing the details—who, what, when, and where—to PT@aphanet.org. Photographs, in the form of high-resolution TIFF or JPEG files, are welcome.