December 13, 2018
Bella Mehta, PharmD, RPh, FAPhA, director of Continuing Professional Development and a professor in the college’s Division of Pharmacy Practice and Science, was recently announced as a candidate for president-elect position for The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management (APhA–APPM).
Members of APhA-APPM and the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research & Science (APhA–APRS) will be able to vote starting on March 22, and the elections will close at noon on May 14. The 2019 APhA election results will be announced in June, and successfully elected candidates will be installed at the 2020 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in March 2020.
Mehta received both her BS in Pharmacy and PharmD degrees from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. She was the third graduate of Ohio State’s Ambulatory Care Residency. Mehta’s areas of focus include developing and advancing innovative practice in ambulatory/community care and self-care/integrative medicines. She is a nationally sought speaker in integrative medicines and herbs/dietary supplements and has developed direct patient care services and educational experiences in this area. Mehta is a past recipient of the APhA–APPM Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award, the ASHP Foundation Best Practices in Health Systems Pharmacy Award, and Ohio State’s Josephine S. Failer Award. She has been actively involved in pharmacy leadership as an elected APhA–APPM Executive Committee Member-At-Large Officer, appointed member of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association’s Editorial Advisory Board, and founder of the APhA–APPM Medical Home/ACO Special Interest Group (SIG).
APhA–APPM is dedicated to assisting members in enhancing the profession of pharmacy, improving medication use and advancing patient care. APhA–APPM serves pharmacists in all practice settings, including independent and chain community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, health maintenance organizations, federal facilities, nuclear pharmacies and other specialized settings. Members receive access to continuing education, an online community of practitioners, networking and leadership opportunities, tools and resources for developing patient care services, cutting edge information on Medication Therapy Management and regulatory issues facing the profession.