Chui to lead APhA-APRS Academy

Michelle Chui, Social & Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy Division

Michelle Chui, Social & Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy Division

Michelle Chui, associate professor and vice chair in the Social & Administrative Sciences Division, and director of the Systems Approach to Medication Safety (SAMS) Research Laboratory, has been selected 2017-2018 chair-elect of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences (ESAS) Section.

The APhA-APRS stimulates the discovery, dissemination and application of research to improve patient health and serves pharmacists and those members who are involved in the pharmaceutical sciences. Members of APhA may choose to belong to a primary section within APhA-APRS based on their area of research. APhA-APRS is governed by an Executive Council comprised of elected leaders from the three Sections of APhA-APRS: Basic Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences.

Chui will be officially installed at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco, March 24-27, 2017. She will serve a one year term.

Chui’s research interests are elevating the standard of community pharmacy practice and providing tools to practitioners in ambulatory settings. She is currently focused on understanding the work that both the community pharmacist and the older adult patient does to select non-prescription OTC medications in order to inform a state-wide intervention that will improve safe OTC use. She is an active member in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the American Pharmacists Association where she has served on the ESAS Methods Committee, Colleagues in Research Planning Committee, and the Strategic Planning Taskforce.