Pharmacy professor selected as AACP Academic Leadership Fellow

Kristina Ward one of just 35 ‘aspiring leaders’ selected from throughout the United States and Puerto Rico

College of Pharmacy Clinical Professor Kristina Ward will represent the University of Rhode Island in a national pharmacy leadership program as an Academic Leadership Fellow in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

The AACP program supports and contributes to the development of leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education, providing an opportunity for Fellows to expand relationships with peers and colleagues in other institutions, as well as within their own college and university.

Fellows will begin the year-long program in September 2022. The program provides resources in conjunction with the experiential activities designed by the dean mentor at the home school or college. Critical topics addressing how to lead change, conflict management, diversity, equity and inclusion in leadership development, and advocacy will be covered during the four sessions.

Dr. Ward is a clinical professor, vice chair of Pharmacy Practice for the College, and the director of Drug Information Services. The mission of Drug Information Services is to provide healthcare practitioners with timely, evidence-based drug information to promote the safe, rational use of medications and to serve as a training site for Doctor of Pharmacy students and post-doctoral residents.

Dr. Ward’s research centers around drug information, literature evaluation, biostatistics, women’s health (contraception, pregnancy/lactation, infertility), and medication adherence.