AACP special taskforce white paper on diversifying our investment in human capital

Carla White, Jeannine M. Conway, Paula K. Davis, Arcelia M. Johnson-Fannin, Jeffrey G. Jurkas, Nanci L. Murphy, W. Thomas Smith, Margarita Echeverri, Sharon L. Youmans, Katie C. Owings, Jennifer L. Adams

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The 2015-2017 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Special Taskforce on Diversifying our Investment in Human Capital was appointed for a two-year term, due to the rigors and complexities of its charges. This report serves as a white paper for academic pharmacy on diversifying our investment in human capital. The Taskforce developed and recommended a representation statement that was adapted and adopted by the AACP House of Delegates at the 2016 AACP Annual Meeting. In addition, the Taskforce developed a diversity statement for the Association that was adopted by the AACP Board of Directors in 2017. The Taskforce also provides recommendations to AACP and to academic pharmacy in this white paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberS13
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
● Secure funding from the New Mexico Legislature for faculty lines, administrative support, operating costs, and student scholarships. ● Complete Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with New Mexico State University to include office space for UNM faculty at NMSU. ● Create articulation agreement with NMSU to allow Cooperative Pharmacy Program students to earn a baccalaureate degree from NMSU following the students’ second year of pharmacy school.

Funding Information:
12. Administrative Involvement and Public Support – The Meyerhoff Scholars Program is supported at all levels of the university, one factor researchers have cited as important for the success of any intervention program. Funding partners to date include the National Science Foundation, NASA, IBM, AT&T, and the Sloan, Lilly, and Abel foundations.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. All rights reserved.


  • Diversity
  • Health equity
  • Human capital
  • Inclusion
  • Recruitment


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