WesternU College of Pharmacy Professor Emmanuelle Schwartzman, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, APh.

Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy Professor Emmanuelle Schwartzman, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, APh, has been selected to participate in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s (AACP) 2021-22 Academic Leadership Fellows Program.

Dr. Schwartzman joins the 18th cohort of 30 individuals who represent some of academic pharmacy’s brightest future leaders from 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.

“I am honored to represent WesternU in the 18th cohort and very much looking forward to the opportunities to grow as an individual and a leader,” Dr. Schwartzman said. “I am excited to learn from a variety of individuals and take advantage of all the program has to offer to improve my strengths and address my limitations as a growing leader. I am also grateful to both Dean Sunil Prabhu and Dr. Daniel Robinson for offering their mentorship through this process. As John C. Maxwell has stated, ‘The more intentional you are about your leadership growth, the greater your potential for becoming the leader you’re capable of being.’ I hope to use this development opportunity to step into my full potential.”

Dr. Schwartzman completed both her PharmD and Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Residency at the University of Southern California. She serves as the Director of Residency and Fellowship Training for the WesternU College of Pharmacy, overseeing program accreditations and the Research/Teaching Certificate Program. She is also the Director of an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with a focus in ambulatory care. Dr. Schwartzman has been precepting residents since 2008 and she has also served as an ASHP guest accreditor.

Dr. Schwartzman practices at WesternU Health Pomona and at a Federally Qualified Health Center in an ambulatory care setting, where she works with an interprofessional team to manage chronic diseases in patients, with a focus in diabetes. Dr. Schwartzman has a research and teaching focus in communication skills. She also specializes in preceptor development. She is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, a Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, and an Advanced Practice Pharmacist.

Dr. Schwartzman was the recipient of the ASHP Foundation 2017 Residency Preceptor of the Year Award, the 2015 National Rho Chi Faculty Advisor Award, the WesternU College of Pharmacy Faculty Service Award in 2016 and 2020, and the WesternU College of Pharmacy Preceptor Award. Dr. Schwartzman is the President of the National Rho Chi Society, serves as a faculty mentor through the AACP Pharmacy Practice Section Mentorship Program, serves as the Gamma Sigma Rho Chi Chapter Advisor, and serves as an active member in a variety of national and institutional committees. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children, and her two dogs.

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.

“When AACP embarked upon the development of this program in 2004, we dreamed that it could have a transformational impact on participants and our Academy. Little did we know how much impact the program could actually have,” said AACP Executive Vice President and CEO Lucinda L. Maine, RPh, PhD. “It would be impossible to accurately assess the number of lives that have already been touched by the leaders who have completed this program. And the impact will go on indefinitely!”

“I am honored to be asked by Dr. Schwartzman to serve as a co-mentor along with Dean Prabhu. I have had the privilege of mentoring eight wonderful WesternU faculty over the past 15 years through ALFP,” said College of Pharmacy Professor Daniel Robinson, PharmD, FASHP. “This investment in our WesternU leadership has been a strategic investment in our future.”

“Being a graduate of the fifth cohort of the ALFP program myself, I know how invaluable it is to one’s leadership development. I am glad to see that Emmanuelle has been selected for this program and I look forward to working with her as dean mentor during this coming year,” said College of Pharmacy Dean Sunil Prabhu, BPharm, PhD.

To learn more about AACP’s Academic Leadership Fellows Program, visit https://www.aacp.org/resource/academic-leadership-fellows-program.

Read AACP’s story about the Academic Leadership Fellows Program here: AACP Selects 30 Rising Leaders for Fellowship Program | AACP.

Dr. Emmanuelle Schwartzman teaches communication skills to International Post Baccalaureate PharmD students on July 21, 2021. Dr. Schwartzman was selected for AACP’s 2021-22 Academic Leadership Fellows Program. (Jeff Malet, WesternU)