About 2017-08-23T18:00:44+00:00

About

Helping patients achieve better health outcomes through pharmacy.

About

The American College of Apothecaries Research & Education Foundation was incorporated as a public foundation in 1978. The Foundation promotes the public welfare through development of quality services in institutions providing health care, encourages and conducts research to improve health care provided to the public and encourages health care practitioners to improve the quality and availability of services to the public.

The Foundation presents four major awards each year which include grants to colleges of pharmacy for student activities. The Albert E. Rosica, Jr. Memorial Award is presented to a pharmacy practitioner who has worked extensively to strengthen pharmacy education and the ACA Dean’s Recognition Award is presented to the Dean of a college of pharmacy for contributions to community pharmacy practice. The ACA Research & Education Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a member who has continually dedicated himself to the advancement of the profession of pharmacy as seen through his commitment and support of the ACA Research and Education Foundation. The J. Leon Lascoff Memorial Award is the highest award presented by the College in recognition of outstanding contributions to professional pharmacy.

Purpose & Objectives

Our Vision:

Helping patients achieve better health outcomes through pharmacy.

Our Mission:

Conducting research and encouraging development of quality programs in pharmacy to improve public health.

The American College of Apothecaries Research & Education Foundation was incorporated as a public foundation in 1978. The Foundation serves a three-fold purpose:

  • To promote the public welfare through development of quality services in institutions providing health care.
  • To encourage and conduct research to improve health care provided to the public.
  • To encourage health care practitioners to improve the quality and availability of services to the public.

The Foundation Board has approved the following basic objectives:

  • To conduct research which can impact health care or education

  • To conduct, support and encourage research designed to solve specific health care problems.
  • To recognize achievements in research and education.
  • To provide educational and research reports of interest to the public and members of the health professions.
  • To develop educational programs and publications intended to increase the knowledge of individuals involved in the drug use process. Emphasis is placed on innovative programs designed to meet needs which are not currently being met.

Officers & Board Members

The officers of the Foundation are President, Treasurer and Secretary. The Foundation Board of Directors is composed of the officers and nine additional members who are interested in education and research to improve health care.

Officers:

Executive Vice President/CEO — Donnie Calhoun, RPh, FACA, FACVP
President — Jerry Greene, RPh, FACA (2018)
Treasurer — Tom Hunt, RPh, FACA, FACVP (2019)
Secretary — Dana Easton, Vice President of Operations (2019)

Board Members:

Buford T. Abeldt, RPh, FACA (2017)
A. Jeffrey Denton, RPh, FACA (2019)
Debra Edler, RPh, FACA, FACVP (2017)
Jerry Greene, RPh, FACA (2018)
Paul W. Lofholm, PharmD, FACA (2019)
Jim Martin, RPh, FACA (2018)
Randall S. Myers, RPh, FACA (2019)
John S. Oftebro, RPh, FACA (2018)
Nelson L. Showalter, RPh, FACA (2019)
Ben Smith, RPh, FACA (2018)
Howard L. Stark, RPh, FACA, FACVP (2017)
Jay Watts, RPh, FACA, FACVP (2019)

Contact

  • American College of Apothecaries
    Research & Education Foundation
    2830 Summer Oaks Drive
    Bartlett, Tennessee 38134