The AFPE Gateway Application opens January 22nd and is due February 24, 2020. Click here to view the application and eligibility requirements. 

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Welcome to the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education website. For over 75 years, AFPE has been committed to supporting pharmaceutical education for the greater good. As a non-profit organization, AFPE relies on donations in order to fund scholarships and grants that are awarded to aspiring and current researchers and academics in the pharmaceutical sciences arena so that they may have the resources necessary to conduct novel research projects that will impact the future of healthcare and patient outcomes.

Thank you for visiting and learning more about the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education and its rich history.

AFPE Board Member Lucinda Maine moderated the Research America 2019 National Health Research Forum “Women Researchers Leading Discovery” panel.


The 2019-2020 Brochure is available now. Click here to view a digital copy. 


Congratulations to Kimberly B. Garza, AFPE’s 2019 William M. Heller Mentor of the Year! 


The William M. Heller Mentor of the Year Award recognizes faculty who are nominated by their students and colleagues, for their guidance, dedication, leadership, instruction, and encouragement. Kimberly B. Garza, PharmD, MBA, PhD is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Officer in the Department of Health Outcomes Research and Policy at Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Garza’s research involves the application of behavioral economic theory to study cardioprotective health behaviors, including medication adherence, diet, and physical activity. Specifically, she studies incentive systems that help individuals overcome present-biased preferences in order to engage in and maintain preventive health behaviors. Upon hearing of her selection as the 2019 Mentor of the Year, Dr. Garza wrote: “I left a career in clinical pharmacy practice to become a faculty member because of my strong passion for graduate education and student mentoring. The most rewarding part of my job is to see students succeed in their studies and later in their careers. Being there to guide students through the challenges of graduate school and helping them to thrive in our program is so fulfilling to me.                 

 To read more about Dr. Garza and her impact as a mentor, please click here and here. 


Dr. Paul B. Myrdal Memorial Fund

This year, the Dr. Paul B. Myrdal Memorial Fund for Pharmaceutical Education in Pharmaceutics will fund two pre-doctoral students: Brianna Cote and Andrew Zhou. Click here to read more about Dr. Myrdal, Brianna Cote, and Andrew Zhou.


Lucinda Maine Awarded Remington Award

Congratulations to Lucinda Maine, AFPE Board Member, and AACP Executive Vice President and CEO for receiving the prestigious Remington Award. The Remington is the highest honor in the Pharmaceutical Science Profession.


AFPE is excited to welcome ASHP Past President Christene M. Jolowsky, M.S., FASHP to our Board of Directors. Click here to read more about Jolowsky.

Where They Are Now: Drs. Kerry and Phil Empey

AFPE fellows, University and Pittsburgh professors, and married couple, Dr. Kerry Empey and Dr. Phil Empey are making huge contributions to healthcare and patient outcomes. Dr. Kerry Empey is researching maternal and infant RSV vaccination and Dr. Phil Empey is leading the Pharmacogenomics Center of Excellence in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh, where genetic testing is used to optimize drug therapy outcomes. Click here to read more about the Empey’s and their groundbreaking research!

Biosimilar Information

For important information on biosimilars from the Association for Accessible Medicines, click here.

AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Larry Rodriguez, is a student at the University of Southern California. Alongside his mentor, Dr. Daryl Davies, Larry Rodriguez is researching “The Role of P2X4 Receptors within the Mesolimbic Pathway in Dopamine Signaling and Disease.” In the video below, Rodriguez explains his research in greater detail.

Larry Rodriguez – Suppressing receptor function in the brain ex vivo using CRISPR/CAS from USC School of Pharmacy on Vimeo.