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Melissa Murer Corrigan, RPh, CAE, FAPhA, FASHP, is the executive director of the transformation center at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). The Center to Accelerate Pharmacy Practice Transformation and Academic Innovation at AACP is focused on growing academic pharmacy’s contributions to advancements and change in both pharmacy education and practice. Dr. Corrigan is also creator and host of the MelisRxScripts podcast where she engages multigenerational guests from health care, pharmacy and beyond to share stories about leadership and innovation. She earned the Certified Association Credential (CAE) from ASAE.

Dr. Corrigan was founding executive director and CEO of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) in Washington, DC from 1994-2011. She’s a recognized innovator in credentialing and pharmacy workforce.

Dr. Corrigan joined ACT in 2012 and served as the interim head of the workforce development division and vice president of development. She progressed to the vice president of social impact strategy and programs in 2013 and the vice president of strategy planning and community outreach from 2015 to 2018. She has served as adjunct faculty with the UI College of Pharmacy since 2013. In 2015, she was named a fellow of ASHP and in 2016 was recognized as a fellow of the APhA.

Dr. Corrigan graduated from Drake University’s College of Pharmacy. She received the 2010 Weaver Medal which is Drake’s highest pharmacy honor. In addition, she designed the annual University of Iowa College of Pharmacy’s Zada Cooper Leadership Symposium featuring innovative women in pharmacy. She also serves on the APhA Foundation’s Women in Pharmacy Committee.

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