Welcome to the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education website. AFPE is 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.

Click here to view the 2022 AFPE Brochure

Click HERE for a list of our fellows, from 1942 to 2022



AFPE would like to congratulate, Lucinda Maine, Vice Chair of AFPE, for receiving the Association of American Medical Colleges 2022 Special Recognition Award! Click HERE to read the article and to view her acceptance speech!







AFPE is pleased to announce the 2022 William M. Heller Mentor of the Year Recipient goes to Peter W. Swaan, University of Maryland! Click HERE to read more!




2019-2020 AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Kaitlin Hulce, University of California, San Francisco, has published her research project titled, “Inhibiting a dynamic viral protease by targeting a non-catalytic cycsteine”.  CLICK Here to view slides about this research. To read about this research, CLICK HERE





Michelle Kalu, University of Southern California and Gateway Recipient 2020-2021, has published her research project funded by AFPE titled, “Co-regulation of virulence and antibiotic resistance in carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP): the role of repeated antibiotic exposure” CLICK HERE to read the article





AFPE welcomes Calvin H. Knowlton as the Chair to our Board of Directors!
Dr. Knowlton is the Founder, Chairperson and CEO of Tabula Rasa HealthCare. He has won numerous awards for his leadership in pharmacy, business, and philanthropy in his career of over 40 years. Dr. Knowlton received his pharmacy degree from Temple University, his Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, his PhD in pharmacoeconomics from the University of Maryland, and his ScD (Hon) from the University of Maryland.




Pallavi Kompella, Ph.D. and Pre-Doctoral Fellow Awardee 2017-2019 receives the Fullbright Scholar Award. Click HERE to read the full article on Pallavi’s accomplishment.





AFPE welcomes John Bentley to our Board of Directors!

Mr. Bentley is a professor of pharmacy administration and director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.

Click here to read the announcement made by the University of Mississippi. 





AFPE is pleased to welcome David Gregory, Pharm.D., BCPS, FACHE to our Board of Directors!

Mr. Gregory is the Dean and Professor of the College of Pharmacy at Belmont University.
His professional experience over the years shows a great deal of leadership qualities.



Sam Poloyac, former AFPE Fellow appointed Dean of University of Texas at Austin’s College of Pharmacy

Sam Poloyac has been appointed Dean for the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Pharmacy. Poloyac was an a AFPE Fellow 2001 recipient, a current member of the Planning and Education Committee, and serves as a reviewer on the AFPE’s Board of Grants.

Click here to read the full announcement






Dr. Paul B. Myrdal Memorial Fund

This year, the Dr. Paul B. Myrdal Memorial Fund for Pharmaceutical Education in Pharmaceutics will fund one pre-doctoral student: Gerrit Vreeman. Click here to read more about Dr. Myrdal and Gerrit Vreeman.