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The Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Call for Applications is open. Applicants may now access Part 1 of the online application form.


About AFPE




    Where Are They Now?


    Meet Raymond D. Skwierczynski, PhD

    Senior Director, Pharmaceutical Technology  R&D Laboratory
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Company

    When asked how he decided to work in the field of pharmaceutics, Ray lightly laughed and said, “By accident.” He elaborated that he knew he wanted to live in either Chicago or Minneapolis and simply applied to jobs without even looking at the ads. As a recent graduate with a BS in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Ray managed to land a job with the Baxter Health Care Corporation in Chicago. It was at Baxter where Ray met his mentor and determined that he wanted to get a PhD in pharmaceutics. Read more about Ray and other Fellows...

    Before joining AFPE, Rachel graduated from Langley High School in McLean, Va, where she was an active member of the school and club swim teams and earned the scholar athlete award multiple seasons. Her extracurricular activities included several choir organizations, both the Math and National Honor Societies, and serving as a Math teacher’s assistant. Her senior year, she orchestrated a self-run donation drive for the Children’s National Medical Center, successfully collecting over 300 stuffed animals to give comfort to patients at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. 
    Currently a junior at George Mason University, Rachel has volunteered for the past year in the child pediatric section at INOVA Fairfax hospital. Her recent accomplishments include achieving a 4.0 in her most recent spring semester of 2014. She continues to be a dedicated coach for the swim program, Norman Swimming. As a member of the Chi Omega Fraternity, she assists in numerous fundraisers for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Rachel looks forward to graduating with a Bachelor’s of science degree in Health Administration, and we are excited to benefit from her ambition and enthusiasm this summer at AFPE.

    AFPE Fellows in the News


    Check out Lin Ao and Kimberly Carmony, featured by the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.


    Gateway Scholar Makes Strides in Research



    AAPS - AFPE Gateway Scholar Christy Pickering applies her background in chemical engineering to a research collaboration in chemotherapy with Rusty Arnold, an associate professor in Auburn's Harrison School of Pharmacy. Read more here.

    AFPE Fellow Receives Another Prestigious Award!



    AFPE "triple awardee" (Gateway to Research Scholarship, 2005, AFPE Rho Chi First Year Graduate School Fellowship, 2008, and a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, 2010 & 2011), Dr. Daniel Hertz, PharmD, PhD, was recently presented the Mentored Clinical Scientists Career Development (MICHR K) award by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research. This is a two-year award intended to provide protected time for a clinician scientist to focus on conducting clinical research. Dr. Hertz, a Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, specializes in developing tools for individualizing cancer treatments. Congratulations to Dr. Hertz on this impressive accomplishment! Learn more about the MICHR K award here.




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    With Thanks


    AFPE Chair Ernest Mario, PhD and

    Carol A. Gloff, PhD


    Carol Gloff, PhD of Carol Gloff & Associates was honored by the AFPE Board of Directors for her outstanding leadership and service on the AFPE Board of Grants. Carol Gloff received her AFPE Fellowship in 1981 while she worked with her mentor and distinguished AFPE Fellow, Les Benet, PhD



    Current AFPE Awardees, has your research plan changed since your fellowship was awarded? If so, fill out Form 2876. 

    Form 2876

    Are you an AFPE Fellow? Find your name on this new list of AFPE Fellows from 1942 to 2015.