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IACP Foundations Newsletter January 2014
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The IACP Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)3 educational foundation and is the only foundation established to benefit pharmacy compounding. The IACP Foundation serves as the charitable extension of IACP with a mission to fund research and educational initiatives to advance the art and science of pharmacy compounding.
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The IACP Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)3 educational foundation and is the only foundation established to benefit pharmacy compounding.  The IACP Foundation serves as the charitable extension of IACP with a mission to fund research and educational initiatives to advance the art and science of pharmacy compounding.

IACP Foundation will periodically send this e-newsletter to keep you up to date on the foundation’s latest news, research and education initiatives.  Please visit IACP's website at, and select the IACP Foundation tab.
January 2014 Issue
IACP Foundation Inaugural Research Live Webinar – Save the Date!
On Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm CENTRAL (2:00 ET / 11:00 PT / 12:00 MT), please join the IACP Foundation for an inaugural IACP AdvanCE live webinar presented by our academic research investigators.

Overcoming IRB Obstacles
Melissa J. Durham, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Family Medicine, University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy

Solid-State Stability of Compounded Levothyroxine Formulations
Deepa A. Rao, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pacific University School of Pharmacy

IACP Technician or Student Pharmacist Members – $7.50
IACP Pharmacist Members – $7.50
Non-members – $15

For more information or to register, please visit

This program is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant-in-aid from the IACP Foundation.  The IACP Foundation’s mission is to advance the art and science of pharmacy compounding by funding research and public education initiatives within the profession.
 The American College of Apothecaries, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists’ programming is co-sponsored by the American College of Apothecaries. This program is applying for 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and technicians.

IACP Foundation Seeks Grant Proposals for Spring 2014

The IACP Foundation Research Committee is now seeking proposals for funding consideration.  Proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis and funding may be awarded in whole or in part.  A maximum of $10,000 is available per proposal for research conducted at or in conjunction with an academic institution. The IACP Foundation has also set-aside funds to stimulate practice-based demonstration projects and compounding pharmacists are encouraged to apply for these $2,000 grants.

The deadline is April 15, 2014.  For more information on the grant proposal submission guidelines, download the 2014 Grant Program Request for Proposals here

Announcing the Spring 2014 Student Writing Competition

As part of its commitment to education, the IACP Foundation has established the Annual Student Writing Competition to recognize outstanding original papers on pharmacy compounding. The theme is The Role of Compounding Accreditation in Today's Pharmacy Environment.

Three winners will be selected by a review committee from the papers submitted and the writers of the best three papers will receive a $500 cash prize.  All pharmacy students are encouraged to compete.  The application deadline is April 15, 2014.

If you are a faculty member or a pharmacy student preceptor, make sure that each of your students know about this great opportunity to actively participate in the compounding profession.  For those of you who have student pharmacists on rotation at your practice, this makes a great assignment for them!

Download Student Writing Competition rules and guidelines here.

Donate to Fund-the-Future by February 28th!

The IACP Foundation’s Fund-the-Future program raises monies to bring pharmacy students to the one of the most important events in pharmacy compounding – Compounders on Capitol Hill.

Your donation will provide pharmacy students a scholarship to attend its annual meeting of Compounders on Capitol Hill, being held May 17–20, 2014, in Washington, D.C.  

Scholarships, valued up to $2,500 each, will cover the following expenses:
  • Full registration for one person to attend Compounders on Capitol Hill 2014
  • Three nights of hotel accommodations
  • Round–trip economy class airfare for one person
  • Up to $250 in travel expenses for transportation, parking and meals not covered by registration.
Please contribute to Fund-the-Future, and send deserving students to an event that surely will be one of the most pivotal of their pharmacy careers.  Download donation form here.

Eight winners will be selected by the IACP Foundation Research Committee based on the applicant criteria.  All pharmacy students are encouraged to apply.  The application deadline is February 28, 2014.

If you are a faculty member or a pharmacy student preceptor, make sure that each of your students know about this great opportunity to attend this premier industry event.  Download scholarship application here.

2014 Board of Directors Appointed

We wish to congratulate the following members who have been appointed to serve on the 2014 IACP Foundation Board of Directors:

Lisa Ashworth, BS, RPh, Texas, President
Brenda Pavlic, CPhT, Del., President–Elect
Shara Rudner, RPh, FIACP, N.J., Past President
Erik Tosh, BS, RPh, FIACP, FACA, Texas, Treasurer
David G. Miller, RPh, Va., Secretary
Elizabeth Ferguson–Brown, Ariz.
Jeff Carson, RPh, Texas
Robert P. Marshall, PharmD, Neb.
Erin Michael, MBA, CPhT, Texas
Jim Paoletti, BS, RPh, Ore.
Andres Ruiz, PharmD, MSc, Texas
Wade Siefert, RPh, Ill.
Kenny Walkup, Jr., RPh, FIACP, Mich.

Our warm thanks to the following members whose terms expired on December 31, 2013.

Bob Brensel, RPh, Calif.
Lizzie Dragon, Texas
Matthew Kopacki, RPh, FIACP, N.J.

2014 Research Committee Appointed

The IACP Foundation Research Committee is responsible for defining the Foundation’s annual research agenda, to foster IACP Foundation’s mission by seeking and recommending research projects for funding that promote and advance pharmacy compounding. This Committee is even more important than ever before as we help document the value of customized medication services through demonstration grants, stability studies, practice-based research initiatives and more.
The following members have been appointed to serve on the 2014 IACP Foundation Research Committee:

Chairman - Andres Ruiz, PharmD, MSc
Stonegate Pharmacy LLC
Austin, Texas

Bindhu Batra, PharmD
Houston, Texas

Kevin Borg, PharmD, FIACP
Potter’s House Apothecary
Peoria, Ariz.

Jeremy Davila, PharmD
Inventive Infusion Solutions and Stone Oak Pharmacy
San Antonio, Texas

Beau Harger, PharmD
Nucara Pharmacy
Austin, Texas

Skip Lenz, BPharm, PharmD, FASCP, FACVP
Skip’s Pharmacy
Boca Raton, Fla.

Linda McElhiney, PharmD, RPh, FIACP, FASHP, FACA
Indiana University Health
Indianapolis, Ind.

Nilkanth Patolia, PharmD
AUM Rx Pharmacy
Fullerton, Calif.

Rachel Taggs, CPhT
Precision Pharmacy
Bakersfield, Calif.

Student Members – Student Writing Competition Review Committee
Meghan Parmley
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
Boston, Mass.

Justin Piacentino
St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Pharmacy
Rochester, N.Y.

Garreth Russell
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy
Little Rock, Ark.

10th Annual Rx Mixer Presents
The Roaring Twenties: The Compounding Age
Sunday, May 18, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia

All things 1920s are making a comeback on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Celebrate the glitz and glamour at The Roaring Twenties: The Compounding Age – the theme for IACP’s Foundation 10th Annual Rx Mixer, a fundraising event held in conjunction with IACP’s Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill.

Join us for an evening of delicious food and festive cocktails, Live and Big Board Auctions, Treasure Boxes, casino gaming and dancing. Dress in your 1920s-inspired cocktail attire and get ready for a jazzy and elegant affair to help fund the Foundation’s research and education initiatives! Enjoy fellowship with pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from around the country while benefiting the IACP Foundation.  

Interested in Rx Mixer corporate sponsorships, reserved seating or to donate an item to the auction? Please click here.

The IACP Foundation Board of Directors and Rx Mixer Committee wish to recognize the following sponsors for their generous support:

Auction Sponsor - $10,000

Putting on the Ritz Entertainment Sponsor – $10,000

Cotton Club Sponsor - $8,000

Decorations Sponsor - $6,500


Bar Sponsor - $6,500


Photo BoothSponsor – $5,000

Roulette Table Sponsor - $5,000

Blackjack Table Sponsor - $3,000

Blackjack Table Sponsor - $3,000

Craps Table Sponsor - $3,000

Texas Hold ‘em Sponsor - $3,000

Casino Fun Bucks Sponsor – $2,000

Table Sponsor - $1,750
PCCA (2 Tables)


Table Sponsor - $1,750

Table Sponsor - $1,750
Letco Medical


Annual Fund Giving - Help us Advance the Pharmacy Compounding Profession

IACP Foundation Purpose

The IACP Foundation serves as the charitable extension of IACP and is used to conduct educational and scientific programming and research.

Your gift of any amount to the Annual Fund is a direct investment in the Foundation’s efforts to escalate the positive impacts of compounding pharmacy through:
  • Funding innovative programs and research initiatives that enhance the quality, safety, responsiveness, and credibility of compounding pharmacy;
  • Encouraging curricular endorsement of the fundamental proficiencies essential to compounding pharmacists through alliances with educational institutions and accreditation bodies; and
  • Sponsoring public education programs that aspire to acquaint health care professionals and the public with the services and issues related to pharmacy compounding.
How Does Your Gift Help?

Since 2005, the IACP Foundation has awarded more than $238,000 for studies researching compounded preparation potency and stability and outcomes of treatment with compounded medications. For more information on our research initiatives, click here.

How Can I Give?

To make your gift online, please click here. Or call the IACP Foundation offices at 281/933-8400.

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