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The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has announced the election results from its recent Board of Directors meeting in Sarasota, Fla., for the Executive Committee and Board liaisons, as well as the appointments to the Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Commission and International Commission (IC).
The ACPE Executive Committee will now consist of Robert S. Beardsley, RPh, PhD, who was re-elected as president; Stephanie F. Gardner, PharmD, EdD, who will serve as vice president; and Michael A. Moné, RPh, JD, FAPhA, who was re-elected as secretary/treasurer.
Beardsley is a professor of pharmaceutical health services research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Gardner is dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy. And, Moné is vice president of anti-diversion & supply chain integrity as well as senior regulatory counsel at Cardinal Health.
The CPE Commission was created to guide the CPE program and support ACPE’s goal to assure and advance the quality of pharmacy education. ACPE has appointed four members to the CPE Commission, and they will serve through Dec. 31, 2015:
· Richard Artymowicz, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, director of pharmacy services, Cape Regional Medical Center
· Amir Emamifar, PharmD, MBA, associate administrator and chief of pharmacy services, Emory Healthcare System
· Kathleen McCartney, PharmD, coordinator, CE, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy
· Anita Young, EdD, RPh, director of CPE, Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences
The ACPE Board of Directors unanimously elected the following members as officers for the CPE Commission: Timothy Welty, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, as chair; Janet Cline, RPh, as vice chair; and Anthony Provenzano, PharmD, who was re-elected as ACPE Board Liaison to the CPE Commission.
The IC oversees the programs, activities, and services of the International Services Program and advises the ACPE Board on international efforts to improve the knowledge and skills of pharmacists around the world, according to a press statement issued by the council. The Board has appointed Claude Mailhot, BPharm, DPH, PharmD, as chair and Janet P. Engle, PharmD, FAPhA, as vice chair/chair-elect of the IC through January 2014.
In addition, Indra K. Reddy, PhD, dean of Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy has been appointed as a new IC member. Bruce Canady, PharmD, an inaugural member of the IC, was elected to serve as the first ACPE Board Liaison to the IC.
“ACPE is privileged to have such stellar and committed leaders to guide our programs and services,” said Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon), BCPS, ACPE’s executive director. “Our leaders are widely recognized for their contributions to our profession, both within the United States and internationally, and we are pleased to have each one engaged as vital members of our leadership.”