The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) will honor Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, BCPS, CPE, professor and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, for her excellence as a teacher, her outstanding achievements as a researcher and scholar, and her overall impact on pharmacy education and the profession.
She will receive the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award on July 14 during the opening general session at the AACP Annual Meeting, Pharmacy Education 2013, in Chicago.
"With so many exceptional pharmacy educators in the United States, I am especially honored and humbled to have been chosen for this prestigious award," says McPherson. "I am passionate about working with my colleagues to prepare student pharmacists not only for graduation but for the impact they surely will make in whatever paths they choose for their pharmacy careers."
During the course of her 26-year career, McPherson has amassed an accomplished teaching portfolio and a highly regarded reputation among Maryland's students and faculty. She has led the development and/or redesign of many courses in the School's curriculum, using cutting-edge instructional methods to effectively teach courses such as Self-Care and Nonprescription Pharmacotherapy and Care of the Terminally Ill. She has served as the course manager for more than 20 classes.