Delegation Leaders are selected by the professional association to represent the members and the goals of the association. Delegation leaders provide the initial vision and guidance in the development of the professional program. Delegation Leaders assist in facilitating the professional dialog, greeting hosts and representing the delegation members while in the field.
Dr. Ashim Malhotra
Dr. Ashim Malhotra is a pharmacist, pharmacology educator, and educational entrepreneur with over seventeen years of academic experience. He is the national Chair-Elect of the AACP Global Pharmacy Education SIG. Dr. Malhotra is a recipient of national outstanding service awards from both the AACP Global Pharmacy Education SIG (2022) and the AACP Biological Sciences Section (2023). In 2020, he was internationally elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics’ Academy of Pharmacology Educators (FAPE) in recognition of his significant contributions to pharmacology education. At California Northstate University, an accredited health professions-focused higher education institution in Sacramento, he holds dual university directorship positions as the Founding Senior Director of the Institute of Teaching and Learning Excellence and Director of Interprofessional Education. At the CNU College of Pharmacy, he is the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Accreditation and serves nationally as an ACPE site visit evaluator of US PharmD programs. His teaching, scholarship, and service contributions have been recognized by more than 40 awards since 2014, though he is prouder of helping students and postdoctoral fellows win numerous national awards including the prestigious AACP Walmart Scholars Award twice (2019 and 2021), and the competitive ASPET Dolores C. Shockley Minority Research Award (2017).
A PhD graduate of S. John’s University in New York, he completed postdoctoral studies at the NYU School of Medicine and has published extensively in pharmacology bench research and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Recently, he served as guest editor for a Special Themed issue on pharmacists’ professional identity formation for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, the official Journal of AACP. He also serves on the editorial board of the international Open Access journal Pharmacy (Basel), Switzerland. He is a nationally recognized champion of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism and has published leading work in the areas of DEI-A patient care and education. He is proud to serve as the leader of AACP’s delegation to Cuba.