Sharks RX Spring 2015 Magazine

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY r 25 HEALTH PROFESSIONS DIVISION LIBRARIAN AWARDED NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP DanaThimons, M.L.I.S., AHIP, reference/academic support services librarian in NSU’s Health Professions Division Library, was selected as the Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund Learning Partnership Fellow for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Only two of these learning partnerships are funded biannually by the organization. Thimons’ one-year fellowship began in January 2015. The purpose of learning partnerships is to place experienced librarians and information professionals in leading health care or research organizations in order for both partners to gain a better understanding of how information sciences can be effectively applied in each environment. Thimons will have the opportunity to work as a librarian in a nontraditional environment, focusing on building partnerships with the association’s staff, leaders, member institutions, and affiliate partners. In this role, she will assist in the conceptu- alization and formation of the activation plan of AACP’s approach to knowledge management. She will also work to heighten awareness and skills for the AACP staff and its members to create new knowledge about pharmacy education and pharmacists’ contributions to health care. n PHARM.D. GRADUATE APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF PHARMACY Jorge García, Pharm.D. (2010), has been appointed director of pharmacy for Memorial Cancer Institute. García previously served as a pharmacy oper- ations coordinator and the medication safety chair for more than two years at Broward Health. In this role, he provided oversight of inpatient pharmacy operations, as well as outpatient pediatric and adult cancer center operations. García is also a preceptor and adjunct faculty member for NSU’s College of Pharmacy in the Sociobehavioral and Administrative Science Department. A member of the Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists, García participates in the House of Delegates on a yearly basis and as a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, where he serves on the National Section Advisory Group on Lead- ership Development. n COLLEGE RECEIVES EIGHT-YEAR ACCREDITATION The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education has awarded NSU’s College of Pharmacy a full eight-year accreditation term, which will continue through 2023, for its Doctor of Pharmacy program. The accreditation is one of the most important recognitions a pharmacy college can achieve. It is proof of the quality education offered at the college. “Achieving a full eight-year accreditation term from ACPE was the result of a united effort from our students, faculty, support staff, admin- istration, preceptors, and other stakeholders. I appreciate the passion and vision embraced by everyone at NSUCOP to ensure our students receive the best education possible—an education that will prepare them for the future practice of the profession,” said Lisa Deziel, Pharm.D., Ph.D., dean of the College of Pharmacy. The accreditation is based on a series of evaluations, including self-studies, on-site evaluations, communications received from the institutions, ongoing annual review of North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination passing rates, entry class size, attrition, on-time graduation rates, and comments of the Public Interest Panel. To be eligible for accreditation, the Doctor of Pharmacy programmust be part of an independent college or school of pharmacy or a college or school of pharmacy within a university that is regularly incorporated and is a legally empowered, postsecondary, educational institution. n