PORTLAND, Maine — The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has invited George Allen, Pharm.D., associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of New England College of Pharmacy, to participate in its 2014-2015 AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program.
The program is an intensive national leadership and management development program designed to cultivate the nation’s most promising AACP pharmacy faculty members to become future leaders in pharmacy and in higher education. Allen was one of just 30 Fellows nationwide chosen to participate in the program, and the first from the UNE College of Pharmacy.
The Academic Leadership Fellows Program is a year-long experience with four intensive sessions in residence spread throughout the year supported by an ongoing informal program of mentoring and introduction to leadership roles at the home institution.
The four-session program includes in-depth leadership development; team building, exploration of legislative and public policy issues critical to pharmaceutical and higher education; and self and peer assessments. In addition to the four sessions in residence, Fellows participate in a collaborative group project.
College of Pharmacy Dean Gayle A. Brazeau Ph.D., says, “It is very exciting for Dr. Allen to be selected as a Fellow for this AACP Academic Leadership Program, as he has demonstrated the talents and dedication as a successful leader in the College of Pharmacy and the university. I know from my personal experience how valuable this Fellows program can be in developing and enhancing one’s academic career as a faculty leader. George will be an excellent representative from the College and UNE at this program.”