Welcome to the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education website. For over 74 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 could one day impact the quality of life of the general populace.
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Our 2017 Brochure is Now Available! Click here for more information about all of our Pre-Doc, Gateway, and First-Year awardees!
Congratulations to AFPE Board member, Lucinda Maine!
Dr. Maine was recently inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame at the Alabama Pharmacy Association’s 136th Annual Convention! Dr. Maine was recognized for her national leadership and contributions as the Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Read more about Maine here.
AFPE Celebrates Gordon Amidon, Our 2017 Mentor of the Year!
Dr. Amidon is the Charles R. Walgreen Jr. Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan. Click here to read more about Dr. Amidon’s mentorship and the impact he has had on his students.
Brandon Lucke-Wolde not only works to improve our health, he is also working to make life better for lab animals. What is SwifTag? Lucke-Wolde, a current AFPE Fellow, alongside two of his peers, are working to develop “SwifTag,” which is “an ear tag that uses state-of-the-art radio frequency identification and a smart phone reader to collect data for animal inventory” and will reduce unnecessary animal handling and chances for human error. Lucke-Wolde and his partners have already received pilot funding for their prototype, and are in the process of filing for a provisional patent and their LLC. Lucke-Wold and his partners have been selected to participate in the semi-finals of Pitch Austin, hosted by the McCombs School of Business during the March 15th South by Southwest Conference. For more information on SwifTag and Pitch Austin, please click here.
For more information on Lucke-Wolde’s other accomplishments, please click here.
Please join us in celebrating AFPE’s Pre-Doc, First Year, and Gateway Fellows in 2016’s brochure!
Congratulations to Aric Logsdon for his dedication to advancing research in Alzheimer’s disease!
Aric Logsdon continues his dedication to exploring the impact of traumatic brain injury, the topic of his AFPE funded research at West Virginia University. He continues his work in a postdoctoral program at the University of Washington under the mentorship of Drs. William A. Banks and David G. Cook. Dr. Logsdon is working to quantitatively map out the regional and temporal profile of Blood-Brain barrier disruption after blast-induced traumatic brain injury. Disruption of this barrier is considered a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, possibly due to the brain’s exposure to neurotoxins after repetitive blast injury.
Aric F. Logsdon,
West Virginia University,
AFPE is excited to celebrate our 2016 Mentor of the Year: UCSF’s Dr. Francis Szoka, at the AACP Conference.
2016 AFPE Fellows
2016 AFPE Gateway Scholars