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Meet Academic Pharmacy's Rising Leaders 30 Individuals Selected for Cohort 18 of the Academic Leadership Fellows Program

AACP's Academic Leadership Fellows Program supports and contributes to the development of leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education, providing an opportunity for Fellows to expand relationships with peers and colleagues in other institutions, as well as within their own college and university.

Fellows will begin the year-long program in September 2021. Consisting of four in-person meetings, the program provides resources in conjunction with the experiential activities designed by the dean mentor at the home school or college. Critical topics addressing how to lead change, relationship management, diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education, and well-being will be covered during the four sessions.

Meet the latest cohort of Fellows from institutions around the country.

Edna N. Almodóvar, B.S.Pharm., Pharm.D.

University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy, Medical Sciences Campus

Associate Professor; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Mentor: Wanda T. Maldonado-Dávila, B.S.Pharm., Pharm.D., Dean

Carl A. Anderson, Ph.D.

Duquesne University School of Pharmacy

Associate Professor; Interim Assistant Dean of Research and Graduate Studies

Mentor: James Drennen, Ph.D., Dean

Jennifer Beall, Pharm.D., BCPS, CHSE

Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy

Professor; Director of Pharmacy Labs and Simulation

Mentor: Michael Crouch, Pharm.D., FASHP, Associate Provost; Fred E. McWhorter Dean

Jolene R. Bostwick, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP

University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Clinical Professor; Assistant Dean for Co-Curriculum and Professional Development

Mentor: Bruce A. Mueller, Pharm.D., FCCP, FASN, FNKF, Interim Dean

Adeola O. Coker, Ph.D.

University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy

Associate Professor

Mentor: David F. Maize, R.Ph., Ph.D., Dean

Fred Doloresco, Pharm.D., M.S.

University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Clinical Associate Professor; Director of Assessment

Mentor: James M. O’Donnell, Ph.D., Dean

Co-Mentor: Karl D. Fiebelkorn, M.B.A., B.S., Senior Associate Dean for Student, Professional, and Community Affairs

Rebecca Dunn, Pharm.D., BCPS

The University of Texas at Tyler Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy

Clinical Associate Professor

Mentor: Lane J. Brunner, Ph.D., R.Ph., Dean

Co-Mentor: Julie V. Philley, M.D., Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, UT Health Science Center at Tyler

Thomas M. Ellington, Pharm.D., MA Min.

Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy

Associate Professor; Assistant Dean of Assessment

Mentor: Robert DiCenzo, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, FAPhA, Dean

Changjian “Jim” Feng, Ph.D.

University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy

Professor

Mentor: Donald Godwin, Ph.D., Dean

Co-Mentor: Ke Jian “Jim” Liu, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research

Brent I. Fox, Pharm.D., Ph.D., FASHP

Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy

Associate Professor; Director of Student Affairs

Mentor: Richard Hansen, Ph.D., Dean

Paul Gavaza, Ph.D.

Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy

Associate Professor

Mentor: Michael Hogue, Pharm.D., FAPhA, FNAP, Dean

Suzanna Gim, Pharm.D., MPH

Long Island University Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy

Associate Professor; Director of International Affairs

Mentor: Arash T. Dabestani, Pharm.D., MHA, FASHP, FABC, Dean

Karl Hess, Pharm.D., APh, CTH, FCPhA, FAPhA, AFTM RCPS (Glasg)

Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Associate Professor; Director of Community Pharmacy Practice Innovations

Mentor: Ronald P. Jordan, B.Pharm., R.Ph., FAPhA, Dean

Charisse Johnson, M.S., Pharm.D.

Chicago State University College of Pharmacy

Associate Professor; Associate Dean, Experiential and Continuing Professional Education

Mentor: Matthew G. Fete, Ph.D., Dean

Co-Mentor: Miriam A. Mobley-Smith, Pharm.D., Interim Dean, Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences

LaToya Jones Braun, Ph.D.

Regis University School of Pharmacy

Professor; Director of Academic Affairs

Mentor: Samit Shah, Ph.D., R.Ph., MBA, Dean

Clark Kebodeaux, Pharm.D., BCACP

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Clinical Associate Professor; Residency Program Director

Mentor: R. Kip Guy, Ph.D., Dean

Kalen B. Manasco, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, FCCP, FPPA

University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Clinical Professor; Division Head

Mentor: Julie A. Johnson, Pharm.D., Dean

Gail Orum-Alexander, Pharm.D., BCGP

Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Professor; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Mentor: Martin Zdanowicz, Ph.D., Dean

Dennis Parker, Pharm.D., FCCM

Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Associate Professor

Mentor: Cathy Lysack, Ph.D., Interim Dean

Co-Mentor: Richard L. Lucarotti, Pharm.D., Associate Dean of Pharmacy

Emmanuelle Schwartzman, Pharm.D., CDE®, BCACP, APh

Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy

Professor; Director, Residency and Fellowship Training; Director, PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

Mentor: Sunil Prabhu, B.Pharm., Ph.D., Dean

Co-Mentor: Daniel C. Robinson, Pharm.D., FASHP, Professor

Emily M. Scopelliti, Pharm.D., BCPS

Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson College of Pharmacy

Associate Professor

Mentor: Rebecca S. Finley, Pharm.D., M.S., Dean

Co-Mentor: Cynthia A. Sanoski, Pharm.D., Chair

Sarah Shrader, Pharm.D., FCCP

University of Kansas School of Pharmacy

Professor; Director of Interprofessional Education

Mentor: Ronald Ragan, Ph.D., Dean

Aleksandra E. Sikora, Ph.D.

Oregon State University College of Pharmacy

Associate Professor; Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Mentor: David Bearden, Pharm.D., Interim Dean

Co-Mentor: Juancho Ramirez, Pharm.D., Interim Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Ajay N. Singh, Ph.D.

South University School of Pharmacy

Associate Professor; Assistant Dean of Admissions

Mentor: Dean L. Arneson, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Dean

Erika E. Tillery, Pharm.D., BCPP, BCGP, FASCP

Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy

Associate Professor; Chair

Mentor: Kurt Wargo, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

Hoai-An Truong, Pharm.D., MPH, FAPhA, FNAP

University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Professor; Director of Public Health

Mentor: Rondall E. Allen, B.S., Pharm.D., Dean

Rajesh Vadlapatla, Ph.D.

Marshall B. Ketchum University College of Pharmacy

Associate Professor; Chair

Mentor: Edward Fisher, Ph.D., R.Ph., Dean

Co-Mentor: Russell B. Melchert, Ph.D., R.Ph., Dean, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy

Kathryn Wheeler, Pharm.D., BCPS

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Clinical Associate Professor; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Mentor: Philip Hritcko, Pharm.D., Dean

Lanita S. White, Pharm.D.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy

Associate Professor; Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Mentor: Cindy D. Stowe, Pharm.D., B.S., Dean

J. Andrew Woods, Pharm.D., BCPS

Wingate University School of Pharmacy

Associate Professor

Mentor: Susan P. Bruce, Pharm.D., BCPS, Dean

Co-Mentor: Jeff Frederick, Ph.D., Provost