Annual Business Meeting Scheduled for November 18

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Mark your calendars!  AIHP’s Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 18, 2020, beginning at 1:00 pm Central/2:00 pm Eastern. This virtual meeting will be streamed live on the internet via Zoom. A link for accessing the meeting will be posted here at a later date.

This year’s meeting will feature a special presentation about the history of the desegregation of the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy by Ben Urick, an Assistant Professor in the Center for Medical Optimization at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and Christian Asia Brown, a PharmD candidate at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Professor Urick and Ms. Brown recently began the UNC Pharmacy Desegregation Oral History Project to collect and record the experiences of the first Black students at the UNC School of Pharmacy.

Professor Urick and Ms. Brown are AIHP members, and Dr. Urick also serves on the Editorial Board of the Institute’s journal, History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals.

The meeting will also include:

  • The installation of AIHP’s new President, Dr. John Grabenstein and a new Director, Dr. John Clark;
  • Recognition of retiring Board members, President W. Clarke Ridgway and Director Angela Long;
  • Recognition and honoring of the recipient of the 2021 George Urdang Medal, Dr. Olivier Lafont;
  • Recognition and honoring of the the winner of the 2021 AIHP Robert P. Fischelis Award, Dr. Metta Lou Henderson;
  • A report on AIHP’s newly selected strategic priorities for the next three years;
  • A “Year in Review” report highlighting the major development at the Institute during 2021.

The meeting’s agenda and other meeting-related documents will be posted on this web page as the meeting date approaches.

We hope all AIHP members are able to attend the Annual Business Meeting!

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