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APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science


The APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) stimulates the discovery, dissemination and application of research to improve patient health and serves pharmacists and those members who are involved in the pharmaceutical sciences.

APhA-APRS Sections

Members of APhA may choose to belong to a primary section within APhA-Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) based on their area of research. Members may belong to as many sections within APhA-APRS as they wish. APhA-APRS is governed by an Executive Council comprised of elected leaders from the three Sections of APhA-APRS: Basic Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences. Members receive access to continuing education, an online community for pharmacists, networking and leadership opportunities, premier research journals such as JAPhA and JPharmSci, cutting edge information on Medication Therapy Management, and regulatory issues facing the profession.

New APRS e-community launches on Engage

Calling all APhA members!

Are you interested in the basic sciences, clinical sciences, or the economic, social, and administrative sciences? Join your fellow researchers and scientists today in the new APhA-APRS online community on APhA Engage. Take full advantage of our interactive community platform! Follow these steps:

1. Visit http://engage.pharmacist.com on your phone, desktop, or laptop.

2. Click the “Login to see members-only content” blue button in the top right corner and enter your APhA username and password.

3. Click “Communities” in the purple navigation bar.

4. Select “All Communities” to see your list of available communities.

5. Scroll down and click “Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science Community”.

6. Click “Join” , select your digest preference, and follow your screen prompts.


Questions or suggestions for community-related content? Contact the APhA-APRS team.

Tech support questions? Contact the Internet Services team.

Pharmacy News

The National Governors Association recently released The Expanding Role of Pharmacists in a Transformed Health Care System.  This report highlights how states can better integrate pharmacists into the health care system and is one more confirmation of the profession’s role in addressing the health care needs of patients.

Scientists: Volunteer for your Academy

APhA-APRS seeks volunteers for its committees in the areas of Education, Awards, and Postgraduate activities. Committee service is a great way to get involved in the Association and network with colleagues. Academy volunteers provide input on APhA's products and programs, support the profession by addressing emerging issues, learn about new and innovative research and practice initiatives, and promote the role of the pharmacist and pharmaceutical scientist in enhancing patient care. Previous committee experience is not required.


Meet the 2015-2016 APhA-APRS Executive Council

Planning the PharmD/PhD: What you can consider when picking the correct graduate program for you

APhA-APRS Postgraduate Advisory Committee member, Donna Rivera offers advice on choosing the appropriate graduate program.


APhA-APRS seeks additional Delegates to serve through May 2015

Are you interested in the policy making process? Consider serving as a year-long delegate for APhA-APRS within the 2015 APhA House of Delegates. Complete the online Delegate form and ensure that the scientific voice of pharmacy remains a strong component of the APhA policy making process.

Recent Webinars

In case you missed these webinars, you can still view the recordings and slides online!

Meet the APhA Science Officer

The APhA Science Officer is charged with prioritizing and coordinating the Association’s response to emerging and important scientific issues and assists in developing the Association’s official position on scientific, regulatory, and therapeutic issues. Patrick G. Clay, PharmD, FCCP, CCTI, is Professor of Pharmacotherapy at University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy and is a member of APhA-APRS Clinical Sciences Section.

2014-15 APhA-APRS Postgraduate Advisory Committee

2013-2015 APhA-APRS Postgraduate Officer, APhA-APRS Postgraduate Advisory Committee Chair

Toni Coe, PharmD is a fourth-year doctoral student at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the Division of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes.

APhA-APRS Postgraduate Initiative

The Postgraduate Initiative Provides Services to Graduate Students, Residents, Fellows, Postdoctoral Scholars and Post BS - PharmD Students