AACP Social and Administrative Sciences Section Summer Research Exchange Mentorship Program

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

The 2024 Application is Now OPEN! Deadline to submit your application is April 15th!

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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:
Open: Mid February
Closes: Aprgil 15th
Evaluations: Mid-Late April
Exchange Program to Start: Mid May

Stipend Amount: $2,500


American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is pleased to announce that the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) will continue its support of the Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS) Section Summer Research Exchange Mentorship Program awards for summer 2023 and increase the number of awards to five. 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 2023 are:

Ange Lu, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy – host mentor Ruth Jeminiwa, Thomas Jefferson University

Erin Blythe, Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy – host mentor Delesha Carpenter, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Daija Drain, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy – host mentor Fatimah Sakharkar, Florida A&M University

Cassidy Evans, University of Rhode Island – host mentor Natalie Hohmann, Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy

Mason Reed, Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy – host mentor Qian Ding, Ferris State University

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.

This is the program’s seventh year. It has been successful in recruiting student pharmacists to participate in summer research projects outside their home school, and more than 85 students have been paired with mentors following a rigorous and competitive selection process. Participating students have spoken of the program’s value in building research skills, developing experience in scientific writing and networking. Participants have presented their work at conferences and published journal articles based on their projects. The 2023 cohort of 28 student pharmacists from 15 pharmacy schools will work with mentors at 13 pharmacy schools.

A full list of Summer 2023 Mentored Students and Research Project Mentors follows:

Ange Lu, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy – host mentor Ruth Jeminiwa, Thomas Jefferson University Erin Blythe, Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy – host mentor Delesha Carpenter, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Daija Drain, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy – host mentor Fatimah Sakharkar, Florida A&M University Cassidy Evans, University of Rhode Island – host mentor Natalie Hohmann, Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy
Mason Reed, Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy – host mentor Qian Ding, Ferris State University Allison Given, University of Charleston School of Pharmacy – host mentor Lindsey Hohmann, Auburn University Harrison College of PharmacyLila Parrish, Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy – host mentor Gladys Ekong, Western New England UniversityJean Alvarez Torres, University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy – host mentor Nate Rickles, University of Connecticut
Kayla Harrell, University of Charleston – host mentor Prashant Sakharkar, Roosevelt University College of PharmacyJosephine Ariella Lovings, Wingate University – host mentor Gladys Ekong, Western New England UniversityIsabella Tobin, Purdue University – host mentor Hoai-An Truong, University of Maryland Eastern ShoreChristopher Allen, University of Texas at El Paso School of Pharmacy – host mentor Abby Kahaleh, Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy
Boyang Dong, Purdue University – host mentor Qian Ding, Ferris State UniversityHanna Houck, University of North Carolina – Eshelman School of Pharmacy – host mentor Robert Haight, University of North Texas Health Science CenterJoyance Liao Mendoza, the University of Texas at Austin – host mentor Abby Kahaleh, Roosevelt University College of PharmacyChiamaka Osuji, Purdue University – host mentor Edward Chiyaka, Wingate University
Angela Abraham, Western New England College of Pharmacy – host mentor Natalie Hohmann, Auburn University Harrison College of PharmacyCameron Carter, Wingate University School of Pharmacy – host mentor Lindsey Hohmann, Auburn University Harrison College of PharmacyXinyu (Reah) Jia, Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences – host mentor Gladys Ekong, Western New England University Kristin Bush, Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences – host mentor Natalia Shcherbakova, Western New England University
Amelia Unione Contreras, University of Texas at El Paso School of Pharmacy – host mentor Rafia Rasu, University of North Texas Health Science CenterSeoJeong Kim, Purdue University – host mentor Nate Rickles, University of ConnecticutErick Miró Rivera, School of Pharmacy – University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus – host mentor Motolani Ogunsanya, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterBrenda Rodriguez, Wingate University – host mentor Rafia Rasu, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Colin Aspelund, University of Rhode Island – host mentor Prashant Sakharkar – host mentor Roosevelt University College of PharmacyAlex Rodriguez-Ramos, School of Pharmacy – University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus – host mentor Lindsey Hohmann, Auburn University Harrison College of PharmacyMaura Hensel, Wilkes University – host mentor Motolani Ogunsanya, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterKaitlin Roberts, Wingate University – host mentor Motolani Ogunsanya, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

The SAS Section intends to run the Research Exchange Mentorship Program in summer 2024, with AFPE again offering awards to highly meritorious applicants. Additional information and application instructions will be available in early 2024.


Past Recipients

2022 recipients were:

Jess Fairbanks, University of Wisconsin-Madison – host mentor Dr. Jon Schommer, University of Minnesota

Minh-Hanh Nguyen, University of Charleston School of Pharmacy – host mentor Dr. Gladys Ekong, Western New England University

Valerie Wasem, Touro University California College of Pharmacy – host mentor Dr. Elizabeth Unni, Touro College of Pharmacy, New York