Carla Bouwmeester Completes the Emerging Leaders in Aging Program
Carla Bouwmeester, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP, Associate Clinical Professor (pictured second from right), recently completed the Emerging Leaders in Aging program, a national inter-professional program focused on augmenting and leveraging existing leadership skills relevant to clinical care, research and education. The program is jointly sponsored by the University of California San Francisco, the American Geriatric Society, and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs. Health professionals from across the country and across disciplines attended; Dr. Bouwmeester was one of only two pharmacists selected to participate. Utilizing principles emanating from the “start-up” culture in technology and innovation, the program builds on pressing challenges that new leaders are experiencing and helps them to develop strategies to address and sustain positive change. Dr. Bouwmeester’s practicum was the development of an interprofessional education program in a non-academic clinic setting. She presented her final project at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) meeting in May.