TTUHSC Pharmacy Professor Named President-Elect of American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Craig Cox, Pharm.D.

Craig Cox, Pharm. D., was named president-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). The AACP is the national organization representing pharmacy education in the United States.

Cox is a professor of pharmacy practice and vice chair for experiential programs at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy. He also serves as an ex officio member of the Curricular Affairs Committee and continuing education, as well as chair of the Preceptor Advisory Council.

“Dr. Cox has extensive experience at the local, state, national and international levels representing our school as well as the pharmacy profession, and he will provide valuable perspectives as president of the AACP,” said Quentin Smith, Pharm.D., dean of the TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy. “This is a tremendous honor for him and for our school.”

According to the AACP, pharmacy is the third largest health profession – after nursing and medicine – with more than 300,000 clinicians practicing in community-based practices, hospitals/health systems and many other health care settings.

The AACP provides leadership in enhancing the quality of education and training in its member institutions, which includes the 142 schools of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as well as individual members.

Cox will begin a three-year term as president July 2022.

Related Stories

Education

Fifth Graders Become Doctors for a Day

Fifth graders from Bean Elementary School became doctors for a day. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Student National Medical Association (SNMA) hosted the Doctors for a Day Minicamp on Sept. 23.

Education

Hybrid and Online Learning: Creating a Blended Experience for Digital and Physical Educational Spaces

September 15 is National Online Learning Day, to raise awareness of the benefits and challenges of teaching and learning online.

Education

Roles and Responsibilities of an Addiction Counselor

Addiction counseling focuses on helping patients overcome substance use disorders and other unhealthy dependencies.

Recent Stories

Education

Fifth Graders Become Doctors for a Day

Fifth graders from Bean Elementary School became doctors for a day. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Student National Medical Association (SNMA) hosted the Doctors for a Day Minicamp on Sept. 23.

Research

New Study Explains Mechanisms of Salt Transport and Could Help Treat Cystic Fibrosis

Pablo Artigas, Ph.D., from TTHSC's School of Medicine’s Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics, published a study with his team of collaborators in Nature Communications.

Campus Life

TTUHSC to Host Lubbock’s Fall Medication Cleanout™

The Texas Panhandle Poison Center (TPPC), managed by the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, will host Lubbock’s Fall Medication Cleanout™ event October 1.