The mission of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) is to advance and support pharmaceutical sciences education at U.S. schools and colleges of pharmacy by:
AFPE offers funding to first year graduate school and pre-doctoral fellows in the pharmaceutical sciences, pre-doctoral fellowships in the clinical pharmaceutical sciences, and pharmacy faculty development research grants.
AFPE awards provide recognition and support to a diverse group of talented students and faculty as they pursue advanced pharmaceutical sciences education. These students and faculty learn state-of-the-science knowledge, skills, and techniques of great value to industry and academia as they prepare to participate effectively in achieving the business goals of pharmaceutical research & manufacturing and the academic goals of the pharmaceutical sciences education enterprise.
AFPE First Year Graduate School Fellowships encourage the best U.S. students to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical sciences by supporting exceptional Pharm.D. degree graduates in the first year of graduate school as they begin a PhD degree course of study in the pharmaceutical sciences in preparation for careers in industry and academia.
AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in the Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences support the most exceptional Ph.D. students during the advanced, research phase of their pharmaceutical sciences course of study and enable them to focus intensively on industry-oriented subjects such as: drug development, drug delivery, clinical trial design and management, pharmacoeconomics, and manufacturing quality control. In the course of their graduate studies, AFPE Fellows receive drug-focused training, in-depth introductions to industry processes, and experience in the use of teamwork and cross-functional collaboration to achieve industry research, development, evaluation and manufacturing goals.
The AFPE Pharmacy Faculty Development Fellowships in Community Pharmacy Practice and in Geriatric Pharmacy enable full-time PharmD and PhD pharmacy college faculty members to undertake a minimum 6-month intensive project including coursework, training, and/or research on a cutting-edge topic that benefits industry, pharmacy & pharmaceutical science education, and the national health. This nurturing of outstanding pharmacy faculty researchers advances pharmaceutical science knowledge, advances drug discovery and development, and advances the development of state-of-the-science pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences curricula.
AFPE supports graduate education, training and research in the pharmaceutical sciences in such disciplines as clinical pharmaceutical science, medicinal/pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology/toxicology, pharmaceutics, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacognosy, pharmacokinetics/metabolism, pharmacotherapy & experimental therapeutics, and social & administrative pharmacy. The interest of AFPE corporate and individual contributors in supporting new or evolving scientific fields helps pharmacy educators create state-of-the-art curricula to keep pace with today’s rapid advances in drug discovery and development.
Leslie Z. Benet, PhD
Professor, Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences
School of Pharmacy
University of California-San Francisco
J. Lyle Bootman, PhD
Dean, College of Pharmacy
University of Arizona
Cynthia J. Boyle, PharmD, FAPhA
Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Robert W. Brueggemeier, PhD
Chair, Board of Grants
Professor, Medicinal Chemistry
College of Pharmacy
The Ohio State University
Eileen M. Cannon
Patricia A. Chase, PhD
Dean, School of Pharmacy
West Virginia University
Joseph T. DiPiro, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Pharmacy
Stuart Feldman, PhD
University of Georgia
Tiziana Fox, PharmD
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
David R. Gaugh, RPh
Senior Vice President, Sciences & Regulatory Affairs
Generic Pharmaceutical Association
Stephen L. Giroux
Middleport Family Health Center
Carol A. Gloff, PhD
Carol Gloff & Associates
Dick R. Gourley, PharmD
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation
William M. Heller, PhD
Former Executive Director
Senior Vice President, Science Policy
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Kathleen D. Jaeger, RPh, JD
President, NACDS Foundation
SVP, Pharmacy Care & Patient Advocacy
Barbara A. Kochanowski, PhD
Vice President, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs
Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Irene Laurora, PharmD
Vice President, Category Leader Innovation Research & Development
Bayer HealthCare LLC – Consumer Care
Lucinda L. Maine, PhD
Executive Vice President & CEO
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Nelufar Mohajeri, MA, MC
Director, Member and Professional Relations, Legal
Karen J. Ribler
Executive Vice President & COO
Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research
Elizabeth Scott “Scotti” Russell
Government Affairs Manager
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon), BCPS, FCCP
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
AFPE partners with the Kappa Epsilon, Phi Lambda Sigma, and Rho Chi pharmacy honor societies to provide fellowships to first-year graduate students.
The mission of Kappa Epsilon is to empower its members to achieve personal and professional fulfillment by developing their confidence, self-esteem, interpersonal skills and leadership vision; and represent the interest of the members to health-care professionals and the community at large.
The purpose of Phi Lambda Sigma, also known as the national Pharmacy Leadership Society, is to promote the development of leadership qualities, especially among pharmacy students. By peer recognition, the Society encourages participation in all pharmacy activities. Such recognition instills and enhances self-confidence, encourages the less active student to a more active role and promotes greater effort toward the advancement of pharmacy. Since membership crosses fraternal and organizational lines, the Society does not compete with other pharmacy organizations.
The Rho Chi Society encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy. The Society further encourages high standards of conduct and character and fosters fellowship among its members. The Society seeks universal recognition of its members as lifelong intellectual leaders in pharmacy, and as a community of scholars, to instill the desire to pursue intellectual excellence and critical inquiry to advance the profession.