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ACA Foundation Awards Pharmacists Mutual Scholarship to ACA Student Pharmacist Members

2024-01-03T11:04:01-06:00January 3rd, 2024|Categories: Member Benefits, Members In The News, News Release, scholarship, Student Pharmacist|Tags: , , , |

Bartlett, TN., December 15, 2023: The American College of Apothecaries Research and Education Foundation announced that student pharmacists Camila Caban, Rachel BlanchardHolly Seyler, and Alexandria Arnett have been awarded the Pharmacists Mutual | ACA Foundation Community Pharmacy Scholarship.

Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company ( donated funds to the American College of Apothecaries Research and Education Foundation to create the Pharmacists Mutual | ACA Foundation Community Pharmacy Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded to student pharmacists who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to advancing the future of community pharmacy in the United States.

The American College of Apothecaries is proud to recognize their Student Pharmacist members Holly Seyler, Alexandria Arnett & Camila Caban with the Pharmacists Mutual | ACA Foundation Community Pharmacy Scholarship 2023!

Pharmacists Mutual | ACA Foundation Community Pharmacy Scholarship Award Winners Holly Seyler,  Alexandria Arnett & Camila Caban.

Holly Seyler (PharmD Candidate 2025) from the University of Washington, a student member of the American College of Apothecaries (ACA) and the National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA), Holly focuses on the importance of political advocacy for patient choice and access. Holly willingly advocates for the compounding pharmacy profession and volunteered her time as a teaching assistant for the UW Pharmaceutics Compounding Lab Course in Seattle, WA. Her leadership and commitment have contributed positively to the future of compounding pharmacy.

Holly is currently a Pharmacist Intern at Clark’s Compounding Pharmacy in Bellevue, WA where she continues to distinguish herself as a leader in the pharmacy community and devotes her life to patient-centered healthcare.

Alexandria Arnett (PharmD Candidate 2025) from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, a student pharmacist member of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP) and the American College of Apothecaries (ACA), Alexandria focuses on advancing community pharmacy patient care, compounding specific practicing, veterinary care, and the laws and regulations surrounding each of these aspects. Alexandria would like to see a growth in specialized compounding practices like cancer, diabetes, or pediatric compounding to allow for an increase in awareness for a patient care aspect that exists but is not as focused on, which would allow a variety of community pharmacies to provide increased patient-focused care. She is also interested in encouraging pharmacists to open more specialty independent pharmacies so patients can have access to specific medical therapies anywhere, including the veterinary world. Alexandria would like to push for at least one veterinary course to be taught at each pharmacy school to allow growth in compounding, which can drive more focus and funding to the specialty.

Alexandria is currently a Student Board Member of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP), President of Kappa Psi, and President of NCPA. In these roles, she has been responsible for organizing events, managing budgets, and coordinating educational opportunities. Her strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to communicate effectively with others have made her a valuable member of these organizations.

Camila Hernandez Caban (PharmD Candidate 2025) from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus, a student member of the American College of Apothecaries (ACA), Academy of Student Pharmacist, and President of the American Pharmacist Association UPR Chapter, Camila’s goal is to introduce a psychosocial approach to community pharmacy. She collaborates with Professors in the Ethics and Culture course at the University of Puerto Rico where she impacts first and second-year students on public health and bioethical principles in providing quality care.

Camila is currently taking a pharmacogenomics elective and working on a business plan that uses this technology to optimize opioid therapy while incorporating harm-reduction strategies. She is involved in a research project on the physical stability of extemporaneous suspensions in the pediatric population of Puerto Rico, contributing to the literature on compounding and the applicability of U.S. quality standards.

Scholarship Winner Attends ACA’s Veterinary Compounding Essentials Program

2024-01-03T11:34:56-06:00November 1st, 2023|Categories: compounding training, Continuing Education, Members In The News, Pharmaceutical Training, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy Technicians, Student Pharmacist, Veterinary Compounding, Veterinary Medicine|Tags: , , , , , , |

ACA’s Veterinary Compounding Essentials program provides fundamental techniques for effectively growing the veterinary compounding practice, including calculations, proper safety practices, hands-on compounding, and marketing.

ACA would like to proudly announce, Dominique Castaneda, an American College of Veterinary Pharmacists student pharmacist member and winner of the ACA Research & Education Foundation George Malmberg Student Scholarship for Compounding Excellence, for attending our Veterinary Compounding Essentials course and giving her positive thoughts about the program.

“The Veterinary Compounding Essentials program offers bite-size information that is easily digestible, especially for student pharmacists. The staff is open and friendly. This is an incredible opportunity that I am so very grateful for.”

—Dominique Castaneda, October 2023

ACA Members in the NEWS

2023-10-26T11:07:10-05:00October 25th, 2023|Categories: Members In The News, News Release|

Congratulations to ACA Fellow, Dr. Jobby John
2023 University of Texas Distinguished Young Alumnus Award Recipient

Members of The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy Alumni Association board have selected the winners of this year’s Alumni Awards. The 2023 recipients will be recognized on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at the college’s Texas Pharmacy Homecoming Tailgate, generously sponsored by H-E-B.

Dr. Jobby John is a distinguished figure in pharmacy practice, known for his innovation and dedication to patient care. By founding Lake Hills Compounding Pharmacy and Wellness Center in Austin, Texas, at just 26, he secured his place as one of the U.S.’s youngest pharmacy owners. An esteemed graduate of The University of Texas College of Pharmacy (2013), Dr. John’s work at Lake Hills emphasizes the importance of compounding in crafting individualized care. This dedication to tailoring solutions extends to his venture, Nimbus Healthcare. As a digital platform, Nimbus integrates advance technologies like AI and data analytics to revolutionize patient care, making personalized medicine both accessible and affordable.

Earning recognition as a fellow of the American College of Apothecaries and the president-elect of Texas Pharmacy Association, Dr. John’s career epitomizes the evolution of pharmacy: blending traditional wisdom with cutting-edge technology.

Congratulations to ACA Member, Brenda Jensen, owner of Compounding Consultants, LLC for receiving The USP Jacob Bigelow Award

The USP Jacob Bigelow Award acknowledges the outstanding contribution by an individual volunteer. It is presented in recognition of exceptional dedication and important contributions to the achievement of USP standards-setting and impact or improvement of USP’s standards-setting processes. The award is named after botanist, botanical illustrator, and physician Jacob Bigelow (1787–1879), who developed the materia medica list and nomenclature in the first USP.

Brenda Jensen, Chair, Compounding EC

  • Brenda’s commitment to USP is unwavering and uncompromising despite an incredibly demanding schedule with pharmacy consultation and her students.
  • As the Chair of the CMP EC, Brenda has remained a pillar of ethics and character for over a decade despite pushback from stakeholders on compounding standards.
  • Brenda’s style of leadership is rare — firm in her stance when the science is clear, she is also generous and inclusive. Quick to admit when others’ expertise is required, she values and appreciates the unique expertise that every EC member brings to the table.
  • She led the group that made possible that revisions of <795> and <797> became official.


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ACA Members in the NEWS

2023-10-18T12:33:34-05:00October 18th, 2023|Categories: Members In The News, News Release|

WORLD ETHICS DAY 2023 – Embracing Ethics and Professionalism: Fueling our Passion in Pharmacy

Hey everyone!  Let’s take a moment to celebrate the incredible journey we’re on as healthcare professionals in the world of Pharmacy.

Every day, we’re fueled by an unwavering passion for upholding the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.  Our commitment to these principles isn’t just a duty; it’s a driving force that propels us forward, shaping the care we provide and the lives we touch.


Ethics: Our moral compass guides us in making the right choices, even when faced with challenging situations. We prioritize patient well-being above all else, ensuring that their health and safety are never compromised. With each prescription we fill and every consultation we give, we’re safeguarding the trust that patients place in us.

Professionalism: We’re not just experts in medications; we’re also ambassadors of respect, empathy, and collaboration. Whether we’re interacting with patients, fellow healthcare professionals, or the broader community, our professionalism sets the tone for effective teamwork and patient-centered care.

Our passion goes beyond the counters and shelves. It’s a commitment to lifelong learning, staying up-to-date with the latest advancements, and continuously improving our skills. This dedication not only elevates our practice but also showcases our genuine love for what we do.

As we navigate the complex landscape of healthcare, let’s remember that our passion for ethics and professionalism is a cornerstone that helps us thrive. By sharing our stories, experiences, and insights, we inspire others to join us on this rewarding journey.

So here’s to us – the passionate advocates of ethics and professionalism in Pharmacy!  Let’s continue to shine brightly and make a positive impact, one prescription, one interaction, and one step at a time. Together, we’re shaping a healthier and happier world.

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ACA Members in the NEWS

2022-07-06T13:35:51-05:00July 6th, 2022|Categories: Members In The News, News Release|

Are you an ACA Fellow or Member being recognized, receiving an award, or in the news? Send a photo and the information to so we can share with our members.  We are proud of the accomplishments of all our members.
It was a great day for pharmacy in the state of Alaska when Governor Mike Dunleavy signed HB 145 to Expand Pharmacist Authority at Bernie’s Pharmacy. ACA Member, Terri Hall-Klouda, a steadfast champion of pharmacy in Alaska, commented that she was honored that the governor asked to sign at her pharmacy.

We want to extend a very special congratulations to ACA Fellows Dixie and Neil Leikach for winning the Bowl of Hygeia Award and the MPhA Seidman Distinguished Achievement Award from the Maryland Pharmacists Association. We’re so proud of their achievements!

Congratulations to Emeritus Fellow, John Oftebro (’65), and Linda Garrelts MacLean (’78), being honored with the R. Keith Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award at the Washington State Pharmacy Reunion weekend in October 2022.

Congratulations to ACA Members elected to the
2022-2023 Tennessee Pharmacy Association Board of Directors

ACA Fellow

Jay Phipps, PharmD, FACVP, FACA
Phipps Pharmacy, Inc.
Pharmacy Gladiator | CEO


ACA Student Pharmacist Member

Maya Patel, PharmD Candidate

Belmont University College of Pharmacy

Congratulations to ACA Fellow, Ryan Oftebro and the staff at Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Group that was visited by Senator Maria Cantwell, Congresswoman Kim Schrier and State Representative My-Linh Thai to participate in a roundtable to discuss the Senator’s PBM Transparency Act that she has co-sponsored with Senator Charles Grassley. This is a critically important bill that would bring transparency and put a stop to unfair and deceptive business practices carried out by PBMs, which harm patients and small pharmacies. The event was at our new location inside Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ CenterJenny Arnold, PharmD, BCPS from the Washington State Pharmacy Association led the discussion and we were joined by pharmacy and patient advocates who helped articulate the need for PBM reform. We have been fighting for this reform for a long time and its very gratifying to see this gaining traction! Thank you Kristine CrawfordClinton KnightErica Sessle and Rod Shutt for your impactful contributions! Special thanks to Matt and Bekah Telew (She/They) for helping host!  LEARN MORE

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