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Social and Administrative Sciences Section 

Social and Administrative Science (SAS) is a group of academic disciplines in pharmacy primarily concerned with the impact of medications on individuals and society. SAS members are educated in disciplines that include, but are not limited to, economics, epidemiology, sociology, psychology, communications, anthropology, public policy, marketing and management. The common goal of SAS members in these distinct disciplines is to explain, predict and understand the impact of drugs on the health of individuals and populations with the ultimate outcome of improving health. The strength of members of the SAS section is the diversity of approaches employed in studying and addressing problems of medication use.


David A. Holdford (Virginia Commonwealth University) Chair
John P. Bentley (The University of Mississippi) Chair-elect
Kimberly S. Plake (Purdue University) Immediate Past Chair
Lourdes G. Planas (The University of Oklahoma) Secretary

Mission Statement

The mission of the Section of Social and Administrative Sciences is:

  • To provide a forum for disciplinary and interprofessional dialogue and cooperative effort among its members and related groups for the exchange of information, ideas and techniques in the field of education in the social and administrative sciences.
  • To study the social and administrative sciences curricula in member colleges and schools of the Association for the purpose of improving content.
  • To encourage research in pharmaceutical education and innovations in curricula.
  • To make recommendations to the Association in matters that affect the teaching of the social and administrative sciences in member colleges.

To encourage in the broadest and most liberal manner the advancement of the teaching methods in the social and administrative sciences; the improvement of the qualification and usefulness of teachers of the social and administrative sciences through the development of high standards of professional ethics and education; and by its professional contacts, reports, discussions, papers, meetings and activities to maintain pharmaceutical education at a high level.

Standing Rules of Procedure


Committee ReportsFolder: Committee Reports
Meeting Agendas and MinutesFolder: Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Teaching Handbook MaterialsFolder: Teaching Handbook Materials
2014 SAS Academic and Career ToolKit final2014 SAS Academic and Career ToolKit final.pdf
2014 SAS Strategic Plan Draft2014 SAS Strategic Plan Draft.pdf
SAS Section Standing Rules of ProcedureSAS Section Standing Rules of Procedure.pdf
SAS Strategic Plan for AACP 2015 versionSAS Strategic Plan for AACP 2015 version.docx

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