NEWS RELEASE

August 28, 2008

Contact: Lauren Cruse (505) 272-3690

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - John A. Pieper, PharmD, FCCP, dean of the UNM College of Pharmacy and vice president for interdisciplinary research at the UNM Health Sciences Center, was elected speaker-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) House of Delegates at the AACP Annual Meeting in Chicago on July 23, 2008. This is the first year the AACP House of Delegates has named a speaker-elect.

The AACP House of Delegates is composed of 210 delegates, an administrative and a faculty delegate from each of the 105 schools/colleges of pharmacy in the U.S. As speaker-elect, Pieper will lead delegates in determining educational policies for academic pharmacy.

The AACP is the national organization that represents the interests of pharmacy education and educators. Comprising all 105 U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy including more than 4,300 faculty, 48,500 students enrolled in professional programs and 3,600 individuals pursuing graduate study, the AACP is committed to excellence in pharmacy education.

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