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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.

Join the APhA-APRS Community on Engage

Calling all APhA members! Join APhA Engage today!

View the 3-minute video on accessing your profile, updating your information, and more!

Getting Started Video Library for APhA Engage, your members-only online discussion community

*Watch for tips on Setting Up your APhA Engage profile (2 min 32 sec)

*Learn on how to Make New Contacts on APhA Engage (1 min 3 sec)

*Explore APhA Engage Communities and Discussion Boards (4 min 27 sec) 

*Share and search Member-Contributed Resources like PDFs, Word docs, tutorials, and webinars within your APhA Engage communities (2 min 26 sec)

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 APhA-APRS online community on APhA Engage. Take full advantage of our interactive community platform! Follow these steps:


  1. Login on pharmacist.com with your username and password.
  2. Click on "My Account".
  3. Select "Academies, Sections, and SIGs" on the left side of the page.
  4. Click on "Edit" on the right-hand side of the page.
  5. Under "Primary Academy", select "APhA-APRS".
  6. Under " APhA-APRS Special Interest Groups (APhA-APRS SIGs)", check your primary sections of interest.
  7. Once the above steps have been completed, visit APhA Engage at http://engage.pharmacist.com and JOIN your chosen SIG community(s) in APhA Engage.

Questions or suggestions for community-related content? Contact Margaret Tomecki at mtomecki@aphanet.org

Tech support questions? Contact Elizabeth Douglass at edouglass@aphanet.org.

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.

Meet the 2016-2017 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 Chair, Jill Augustine 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.

Meet the APhA-APRS Advisory Committee

2015-2017 APhA-APRS Postgraduate Officer, APhA-APRS Postgraduate Advisory Committee Chair


Jill Augustine, PharmD, MPH is a third-year PhD student in pharmaceutical economics, policy and outcomes at The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. 

APhA-APRS Postgraduate Initiative

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