August 28, 2017
Left to right: Gundy Sweet, PharmD, John Bentley, PhD (Chair of SAS Section, University of Mississippi), Kathy Kelley, PhD (co-author, Ohio State University), and Kristin Janke, PhD (co-author, University of Minnesota).

At the July 2017 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN, Gundy Sweet, PharmD, and co-authors Kristin Janke (University of Minnesota), Kathy Kelley (Ohio State University), and Sarah Kuba (University of Wisconsin) won the best Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS) publication award for the scholarship of teaching and learning. This award recognizes high-quality scholarship of teaching and learning published by members of the SAS Section of AACP. Factors considered in the award selection include methodological rigor, innovation, and utility.

Their article, A Modified Delphi Process to Define Competencies for Assessment Leads Supporting a Doctor of Pharmacy Program, (Am J Pharm Educ. 2016;80(10): Article 167) drew upon the expertise of experienced pharmacy assessment professionals to identify and obtain consensus on the competencies needed for individuals designated as assessment leads in colleges of pharmacy. The defined competencies are useful to assessment professionals in self-assessing areas for professional development, and to administrators needing to select, develop, and support assessment individuals. Read the full article

Dr. Sweet is the Director of Curriculum Assessment and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, and a Clinical Pharmacist for Michigan Medicine. She is nationally known for her work in the area of formulary management and drug information. She directs assessment activities for the PharmD program, chairs the Curriculum and Assessment Committee, serves as the lead faculty for the evidence-based medicine thread in the curriculum, and participates in formulary management activities at Michigan Medicine.