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Members of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy family pause for a selfie on their way to dinner at AACP 2018 in Boston.
Members of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy family pause for a selfie on their way to dinner at AACP 2018 in Boston.

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy was represented by 13 speakers and over 30 poster presenters at the 2018 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual meeting in Boston.

Additionally, four student-faculty pairs were also honored with the AACP Walmart Scholars award — the most winners from the School in the award’s 14-year history, and more than any other school in 2018.

Faculty speakers included:

  • Admissions Workshop: Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI): Point/Counterpoint — Wendy Cox, Pharm.D.
  • Joseph T. DiPiro Excellence in Publishing Workshop — Adam Persky, Ph.D.
  • Mini Session: Combining Your Teaching & Research Efforts: Integrating Student Learning Experiences Into Your Practice-Based Research — Stefanie Ferreri, Pharm.D.
  • Roundtable: Threading Leadership Throughout the Curriculum — Macary Marciniak, Pharm.D.
  • Mini Session: Taking your SoTL to the Next Level: Design-Based Research — Kayley Lyons, Pharm.D., and Michael Wolcott, Pharm.D.
  • Library and Information Science Section: Winner Takes All: Debating the Merits of Quantitative and Qualitative Research — Antonio Bush, Ph.D.; Jacqui McLaughlin, Ph.D.; and Persky
  • Pharmacy Practice Section: What’s the Balancing Act of Academia?—Application of the Layered Learning Practice Model — Nicole Reitter, Pharm.D.
  • Special Session: Better, Cheaper, Faster, Easier: The Story of Four Educational Technology Innovations in Pharmacy Education — Lyons and Robert Hubal, Ph.D.
  • Minority Faculty SIG: We Don’t Just Survive, We Thrive: Key Strategies for the Success and Mentorship of Junior Faculty — Bush and Kimberly Sanders, Pharm.D.
  • Special Session: Uniquely You: Developing Your Approach to Becoming an Education Scholar —Persky
  • Special Session: Evidence-Based Admissions: The Search for the Best Applicants — Cox and McLaughlin
  • Special Session: Critical Thinking: We All Want to Teach It, But How Do We Measure It? — Persky
  • Special Session: Emphasizing the ‘LAB’ in Collaboration—Demonstrating How to Work Together Scientifically Across Cultures — David Steeb, Pharm.D., M.P.H.; and Lyons
  • Assessment SIG: Expanding Your Assessment Toolkit: Selection, Identification, and Evaluation of Social, Behavioral, and Professional Competency Assessment — McLaughlin and Jackie Zeeman, Pharm.D.
  • Global Pharmacy Education SIG: Integrating Global Health Into the Pharm.D. Curriculum — Steeb
  • Mini Session: “I Feel Supported, But…”: Exploring the Experiences of and Strategies to Support URM Pharm.D. Students — Bush

Poster presentations by School faculty included:

  • Pharmacy Training, Confidence, and Career Goals in Underrepresented Minority Students — Ami Patel, Pharm.D.; McLaughlin; Bush; Kate Zhang, M.A.Ed.; and Anita Jackson, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Evaluating Interprofessional Education Outcomes of a Dental School Pharmacotherapy Consult Service — Sanders, Kathryn Fuller, Pharm.D.; and Heidi Anksorus, Pharm.D.
  • Global Health Learning Outcomes and Competencies Among Pharmacy Students — Steeb and Tom Angelo, Ed.D.
  • Institutional Factors Associated With Global Health Education Across US Pharmacy Schools — Steeb, Ben Urick, Pharm.D., Ph.D.; Betsy Sleath, Ph.D.; and Pamela Joyner, Ed.D., Pharm.D.
  • Immersive Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Training for High School Students Through the Young Innovators Program — McLaughlin; Bush; Sarah Anderson, Pharm.D.; Josh Corbat; Sam Lai, Ph.D.
  • Implementing Mental Health First Aid Training Into the Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum — Amber Frick, Pharm.D., Ph.D.; Suzanne Harris, Pharm.D.; Anksorus; Charlene Williams, Pharm.D.; Leah Osae; and Phil Rodgers, Pharm.D.
  • Pharmacist Intervention for Blood Pressure Control in Patients With Diabetes and/or Chronic Kidney Disease — Timothy Ives, Pharm.D., M.P.H.
  • An Examination of the Implementation of Co-Curriculum Programs in US Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy — Bush and Zeeman
  • Cultural Competence Instruction in Didactic Settings: Exploring the Perceptions of URM PharmD Students — Bush and Danielle Allen, Ph.D.
  • Not So Flawless: The Impact of Item Writing Flaws in Multiple Choice Examinations — Wolcott and Jessica Greene, Pharm.D.
  • “People Just Gravitate Towards Themselves…”: Understanding the Social Peer Experiences of URM PharmD Students — Allen and Bush
  • “You’re Always Trying to Prove Yourself”: Exploring URM PharmD Students’ Group Work Experiences — Allen and Bush
  • Same Destination. Different Journey: An Exploration of URM Students’ Experiences to Become Pharmacists — Bush
  • Design and Evaluation of a Council Structure and Meeting Format for Pharmacy Student Government — Sabrina Dunham; Zeeman; Brad Wingo, M.Ed.; and Cox
  • End Stage Retention Disease (ESRD) When Re-Watching Lectures Does Not Improve Long-Term Retention — Shannon Palmer, Alex Chu and Persky
  • Student-Derived Intervention to Improve Compounded Preparation Potency Accuracy — Tanya Makhlouf and Robert Shrewsbury, Ph.D.
  • The Multiple Mini Interview as an Assessment Strategy Within the First Year of a PharmD Curriculum — Wolcott, Zeeman, Cox and McLaughlin
  • Unskilled & Unaware: Assessing Metacognitive Monitoring of Student Help-Seeking Behavior — Chu, Palmer and Persky


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