AACP Social and Administrative Sciences Section Summer Research Exchange Mentorship Program

AACP Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS) Section Summer Research Exchange Mentorship Program

The SAS Research Exchange Mentorship Program is intended to foster interest in research and SAS-related graduate education among student pharmacists. The program is open to P1-P3 students, who complete a research experience with a SAS faculty member outside their home institution, building their professional network and skills for residency, fellowship, and further graduate studies.

For more information about the program please visit AACP’s website:
AACP SAS Summer Research Exchange Program

Timeline for application:
TBD for 2022. 

Stipend Amount: $2,500


Press Release:

The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) will once again sponsor three American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS) Section Summer Research Exchange Mentorship Program awards for summer 2021. These awards of $2,500 each will support student pharmacists as they pursue research with host mentors outside of their home institutions. The scholarship recipients for 2021 are:

Tiffany Cadwallader, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy – host mentor Karen B. Farris, Ph.D., University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Grace Trull, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy – host mentor Lindsey A. Hohmann, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy

Arlene Tran, Marshall B. Ketchum University College of Pharmacy – host mentor Nathaniel M. Rickles, Pharm.D., Ph.D., BCPP, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

The SAS Research Exchange Mentorship Program is intended to foster interest in research and SAS-related graduate education among student pharmacists. The program is open to P1-P3 students, who complete a research experience with a SAS faculty member outside their home institution, building their professional network and skills for residency, fellowship, and further graduate studies.

The three AFPE scholarship winners are part of a group of 23 student pharmacists from 15 pharmacy schools selected to participate in the 2021 exchange program with host mentors at seven schools. This is the largest cohort in the history of the program, which is in its fifth year.

2020 AFPE award winner Thanh Mai of Western New England University said of the experience, “The AACP SAS Summer Research Exchange Program was a very rewarding experience. I learned so much under my research mentor and gained valuable skills and experience with outcomes research. I feel more confident as a researcher and am excited to keep adding to the body of knowledge in my future endeavors.”

The SAS Section intends to run the Research Exchange Mentorship Program in summer 2022, with AFPE again offering awards to highly meritorious applicants. Additional information and application instructions will be available in fall 2021.


Past Recipients

2020 recipients were:

Robert Hopefl, Larkin University College of Pharmacy – host mentor is Dr. Prashant Sakharkar, Ph.D., Roosevelt University  College of Pharmacy.
Researched health outcomes in chronic diseases using secondary databases.

Thanh Mai, Western New England University- host mentor is Dr. Prashant Sakharkar, Ph.D., Roosevelt University  College of Pharmacy.
Researched health outcomes in chronic diseases using secondary databases.

Hinal Patel, Ferris State University – host mentor is Dr. Albert Wertheim, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University.
Researched international comparisons of national health programs; analysis of health policy proposals, FDA, and regulatory affairs.