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    2022 Special Recognition Award

    Lucinda L. Maine, PhD, RPh

    Lucinda L. Maine, PhD, RPh

    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy


    On June 30, 2022, Lucinda L. Maine, PhD, RPh, retired from her position as the executive vice president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) after 20 years. AACP is the leading advocate for high-quality pharmacy education and works to develop scholars and leaders and support educational programs while building key constituency groups both inside and outside the pharmacy profession.

    Before her time with AACP, Dr. Maine served as senior vice president of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the first professional organization for American pharmacists. She was a faculty member at the University of Minnesota and specialized in geriatric medication management in her practice. She also served as associate dean at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. 

    Dr. Maine’s passion for pharmacy fueled a desire to make the profession welcoming to students and to push them to succeed in the increasingly interdisciplinary environment of modern medicine.

    AACP is a founding member — and Dr. Maine was a visionary leader — of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), created in 2009 by six national associations of schools of health professions, including the AAMC, to promote and encourage constituent efforts that advance substantive interprofessional learning experiences. The goal was, and remains, to help prepare future health professionals for enhanced team-based care of patients and improved population health outcomes. IPEC was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 2013, and Dr. Maine served as IPEC chair until Aug. 31, 2022.

    Dr. Maine has received numerous honors over the course of her career, including the University of Minnesota Outstanding Alumnus Award and the Linwood F. Tice Friend of APhA-ASP Award. In 2017, Dr. Maine was inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame, and in 2019, she received the Remington Honor Medal, the highest honor bestowed annually by the APhA.

    Dr. Maine received her pharmacy degree from Auburn University and her PhD in clinical science and pharmacy administration from the University of Minnesota.

    In recognition of Dr. Maine’s steadfast commitment and leadership of excellence in health professions training, the AAMC Board of Directors confers this Special Recognition Award.