From Newbie to Mentor

June 01, 2021
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET

Building a SAS research trajectory that propels you to independence

Hosted by the Social and Administrative Sciences Section

Ever wondered if your research interests align with the social and administrative sciences (SAS)? Struggling with beginning your own independent research program? Having difficulty identifying collaborators? This session is designed to answer some of your questions from researchers in different types of institutions (public, private) on how to create or expand your own successful research program at any institution. 


  1. Describe key characteristics of social and administrative sciences (SAS) research.
  2. Relate how to create a successful, independent research program.
  3. Identify how to engage collaborators in research.


Aleda M. H. Chen, PharmD, PhD, FAPhA
Assistant Dean & Associate Professor
Cedarville University School of Pharmacy


Joel F. Farley, PhD
Peters Endowed Chair in Pharmacy Practice Innovation
Associate Department Head - Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems
Director of Graduate Studies - Social and Administrative Pharmacy
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy

Andrea Kjos, PharmD, PhD
Associate Professor of Social and Administrative Sciences
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa