MSHP Research and Education Foundation Annual Report

May, 2012 – April, 2013
Julie Murphy, Executive Director
Brad Cook, Chair
Andrew Smith, Vice Chair
Sarah Boyd, Treasurer

The Foundation has met via regular conference calls. Our primary activities for the past year are outlined below:

• The MSHP Research and Education Foundation kicked off the year by updating its strategic plan. This year, the Foundation has focused efforts on fundraising and providing practical education to facilitate research.

• Website:  The R&E Foundation continued to provide updated award program details and the ability to submit applications online via our website.  The Foundation portion of the MSHP website added a section to allow MSHP members the opportunity to highlight articles they have published. To date, there are seven highlighted publications that are linked to the corresponding abstract of the article.

• Bylaws: A subcommittee of the Foundation Board of Directors revised the Constitution and By-Laws.  The proposed revisions were reviewed over the course of the year.  The revisions were approved during the Foundation’s January conference call.  The revised bylaws are posted on the MSHP webpage.

• Student Clinical Skills Competition Award: The Foundation awarded a total of $500 to the winners of the Missouri Schools of Pharmacy clinical skills competition (Naaseha Amir & Alexander Criswell from UMKC and Kristin Hagan & Karen Obermann from StLCOP). Students were formally recognized during the Missouri Reception at the ASHP Annual Midyear Meeting. This award helps the students offset the costs of representing their schools at the ASHP Clinical Skills Competition, held annually during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.  This year, the team from UMKC placed in the top 10.

• Thomas J. Garrison Award:  This award is presented each year in which a deserving candidate has been nominated in recognition of sustained contributions in multiple areas. The recipient for 2012 was Bert McClary who was recognized at the MSHP/KCHP meeting in Kansas City.  For 2013, the recipient is Nancy Konieczny who will be recognized at the MSHP/ICHP meeting in St. Charles.

• Platform Presentations: This is the first year that the MSHP Research and Education Foundation will sponsor platform presentations of original research of MSHP members at the Annual Meeting.  A subcommittee of the Foundation developed criteria for platform judging that was approved by the Board. The original abstracts receiving the top four highest scores in the blinded review process were to be selected for the platform presentations.  Only two original abstracts were submitted.  Both will be presented as platform presentations during the Annual Meeting. The “Best Platform” will receive an award of $250 dollars and the other presenter will receive a $100 award.

• Poster Awards: This is the first year that only the top five highest scores (in each of the original, encore, and student categories) in the blinded abstract review process will be formally judged for poster awards during the Annual Meeting.  This will help scale down the work for the poster judges (who will be from ICHP). The Foundation will distribute $200 for best original poster, a certificate for second place original poster, $100 for best student poster, and a certificate for best encore poster.  Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting.

• Best Practice Award: The Foundation is proud to provide this award for its fifth year.
The theme for the 2013 award focused on “How have pharmacies re-designed systems to increase efficiency and meet changing patient care needs?” The 2013 Best Practice award and $250 honorarium will be presented to Valerie Garber, Pharm.D. and team, of Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  Dr. Garber will feature her project “Mobile Pharmacy: Prescription Bedside Delivery” with a feature poster at the MSHP Annual Meeting and podium presentation during the Annual Best Practice Award Breakfast.

• Annual Meeting Fundraisers: 1) Best Practice Fundraiser Breakfast: For the third year, the Foundation is sponsoring a Best Practice Award Breakfast fundraiser at the Annual Meeting to honor the Best Practice award recipient(s) and raise funds for the Foundation. The awardee(s) will give a podium presentation during the breakfast.  2) Silent Auction: For the second year, the Foundation is sponsoring a silent auction of “themed baskets” as donated by various groups, hospitals, etc at the Annual Meeting.  3) Royals Game: During the 2012 meeting, the Foundation along with the KCHP R&E Foundation sponsored an outing to a Royals game during the Annual meeting.  The Foundation hopes to pursue this opportunity again in 2014.

• Newsletter Articles: In addition to writing an R&E update in each newsletter, the Foundation also continued the “Research Corner” with articles published in November 2012, March 2013, and planned for July 2013. The goal of the “Research Corner” is to provide practical research tips to facilitate MSHP practitioner’s individual research and respond to membership needs through research focused education.  The Foundation also implemented a new “Best Practice Spotlight” series to highlight Best Practices across the state (per the MSHP Strategic Plan).  Articles were published in the September 2012, January 2013, and planned for May 2013.

• Educational Programming: Just as we did at the 2012 Annual Meeting, the Foundation was hoping to again sponsor an educational session, which also would have been in accordance with both the MSHP and MSHP R&E Foundation strategic plans.  A proposal was submitted via the required proposal form titled “Assessing Medication Safety: Techniques and Applications“.  However, the proposal was not selected.  The Foundation hopes to work more closely with the Programming Committee to ensure that programs supporting the development of the research skills of the MSHP membership are provided at the Annual Meeting.

• Strategic Plan: The Foundation will focus on continuing to implement the strategic plan from 2011 with continued focus on sponsoring education and increasing donations. While the Board has made significant progress on member donations (see below), the Foundation continues to work on the development of educational programs.  A brainstorming session among the Foundation Directors will be held at the annual face-to-face Board meeting at the MSHP Annual Meeting in St. Charles, MO.

• Board Appointments:  This year the MSHP R&E Foundation will be losing two valued members as their three-year term comes to a close. Jon Lakamp, Pharm.D., Vice President, Pharmacy for Mercy Health, St. Louis, MO and Carla Zeilmann, Pharm.D., BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Mercy Hospital Springfield, Springfield, MO will both be exiting the board on June 30th  of this year.  Matt Baker, Pharm.D., BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Manager, North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City, MO and Jacklyn Harris, Pharm.D. BCPS, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy with Christian Hospital, St. Louis, MO will be filling these two positions for a three year term.

• Executive Director:  The R&E Foundation will unfortunately be losing Julie Murphy, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FCCP. Julie has done an excellent job as Executive Director for the R&E Foundation but will be stepping aside to focus on her new role as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Toledo.  Paul Juang, Pharm.D., BCPS, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy has been appointed as Executive Director to fulfill the remaining two years of Julie’s Executive Director term.

• Total income July 1, 2012 through February 28, 2013 is $2471.80. Membership donations total $2091.00. Total expenses are $1367.82 and net income is $1103.98. The surplus is a reflection of a marked increase in membership donations, fueled by the “Every Member, Every Year” fundraising campaign.  Setting the “stretch goal” of $4000 for member donations (vs. the $3000 goal set in years past) has also helped as well as promotion of this campaign via newsletters, e-mails and at the ASHP Midyear meeting.  Total assets are $23,425.02. A new budget will be presented during face-to-face meeting at the Annual Meeting. It will be reviewed and will require Board approval by June, 2012.

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