Kalen Manasco, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, FPPAG, a clinical professor of pharmacotherapy and translational research in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, has been selected to participate in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s, or AACP, 2021-22 Academic Leadership Fellows Program. Manasco joins the 18th cohort of 30 individuals who represent some of academic pharmacy’s brightest future leaders around the country.
The Academic Leadership Fellows Program supports and contributes to the development of leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education. The program provides an opportunity for Fellows to expand relationships with peers and colleagues at other institutions, as well as within their own college and university.
In addition to her role with the UF College of Pharmacy, Manasco serves as a clinical pharmacy specialist at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. There she sees critical care and cystic fibrosis patients as well as supervises PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents. Prior to joining UF in 2017, she worked as a clinical associate professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Augusta campus. She was elected earlier this year to serve a three-year term on the Pediatric Pharmacy Association’s Board of Directors.
During the year-long program Fellows explore historical perspectives of leadership, learn about conflict and the road to resolution, practice self-reflection, and examine current issues in higher education utilizing a formal debate setting. Sessions held in-person will address critical and timely topics such as relationship management, diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education and well-being. More than 400 Fellows have graduated from the program to date.