Lindsey Childs-Kean, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCPS, a clinical associate professor in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, was one of four pharmacy educators recognized nationally with an American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, or AACP, 2021 Emerging Teaching Scholar Award.
The annual award recognizes excellence in scholarly teaching and learning among academic pharmacy faculty. Childs-Kean’s teaching and research interests include the personal and professional development of students and new practitioner pharmacists. She has authored multiple publications related to assessing and teaching self-awareness to pharmacy students and filled gaps in literature around the use of personality inventories and learning style frameworks to assess health science students’ self-awareness.
Childs-Kean shares her knowledge of scholarship and teaching in multiple ways, including peer-reviewed publications, presentations at state and national meetings, engagement on social media and membership in the UF College of Pharmacy’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Interest Group. She has published 11 peer-reviewed articles and four textbook chapters related to the scholarship of teaching and learning.
“This award means a lot to me,” Childs-Kean said. “My application packet included letters from current and former students, and their stories about how I have impacted their careers and lives reinforces why I choose to be in academia. In addition, we routinely teach our pharmacy students about evidence-based medicine, but we don’t place as much emphasis on evidence-based teaching. Receiving this award recognizes the efforts I have put into contributing to evidence-based teaching, and I am excited to continue to contribute to this body of knowledge, so we can teach our students more effectively.”
Childs-Kean was presented the Emerging Teaching Scholar Award at AACP’s Council of Faculties annual meeting on July 16.