ACCP "Excellence in Achievement" 

The ACCP "Excellence in Achievement" Program serves to acknowledge ACCP Members whose engagement with ACCP events/committees and contributions to the organization are deserving of recognition.

ACCP is pleased to recognize Barbara Ameer, PharmD, MBA, Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Ameer joined ACCP in 1979 and her engagement with ACCP has been steadfast. She is a Fellow of the College and became an Honorary Regent in 2011. She is a member of The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Editorial Board and serves on the ACCP Publications Committee and the 2020 Annual Meeting Program Committee. Her support of ACCP governance is extensive with a few highlights that include serving on the Executive Committee (Treasurer: 20042010) and Board of Regents (1999–2004), a member of the Annual Meeting Program Committee (2010 & 2018), a member of the Finance Committee (20042010), the Nominating Committee (20102012) and Chair of both the ACCP Membership Committee (20102014) and the International Development Committee (20022010). In addition to contributing to ACCP governance and strategic planning, Dr. Ameer served in the roles of Symposia Chair for Frontiers and Annual Meetings, Faculty Speaker and Abstract Reviewer. She spearheaded an ACCP position paper on availability of genetic testing. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Nathaniel T. Kwit Memorial Distinguished Service Award.

Prior to her medical school faculty appointment, Dr. Ameer was an Associate Research Professor at Rutgers in the Dept of Chemistry & Chemical Biology. She earned a doctorate degree in pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth Univ and an MBA at Rutgers. She has peer-reviewed publications in journals of clinical therapeutics and drug development and has presented nationally and internationally. She serves on the journal editorial board of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology and is certified in Pharmacotherapy by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

Dr. Ameer shared her thoughts on what ACCP membership means to her:

"One of the blessings of my four decades of involvement with ACCP has been the remarkable professional insight I garnered over the course of “doing business” in a variety of roles within our College. These interactions guided some of my most gratifying professional career decisions.

A recent example was accepting an amazing opportunity to participate in an international panel for development of a clinical practice guideline, developed using the rigorous GRADE process. It was a past President of ACCP who shared his vision at one of our Board of Regents meetings that practice guidelines would become game-changers, impacting medicine, policy makers and insurers. The past two decades have proven that correct.

Perhaps the most enduring influence was by Wayne Colburn, who was a biopharmaceutical researcher and newly minted grandfather when his life was tragically cut short, just as he proudly accepted the mantle of ACCP President. We honor his dedication to science with the ACCP’s Wayne A. Colburn Memorial Award for Students & Trainees. What our junior Members of ACCP should appreciate is an important personal lesson from Dr. Colburn’s life – Don’t wait until retirement to volunteer for the organization! Find time early and throughout your career to contribute. You won’t regret it."

Congratulations, Dr. Ameer, on being recognized for your outstanding achievements and contributions to ACCP!