SAS Section - Summer Research Exchange Mentorship Program

Student pharmacist researchers in lab.

AACP Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS) Section

2022 Program

AACP is pleased to announce that the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) will once again sponsor three AACP Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS) Section Summer Research Exchange Mentorship Program awards for summer 2022. These awards of $2,500 each will support student pharmacists as they pursue research with host mentors outside of their home institutions. The scholarship recipients for 2022 are:

  • Valerie Wasem, Touro University California College of Pharmacy – host mentor Elizabeth Unni, Touro College of Pharmacy, New York
  • Minh-Hanh Nguyen, University of Charleston School of Pharmacy – host mentor Gladys Ekong, Western New England University 
  • Jess Fairbanks, University of Wisconsin-Madison – host mentor Jon Schommer, University of Minnesota

The SAS Research Exchange Mentorship Program is intended to foster interest in research and SAS-related graduate education among student pharmacists. The program is open to P1-P3 students, who complete a research experience with a SAS faculty member outside their home institution, building their professional network and skills for residency, fellowship, and further graduate studies.

The program, now in its sixth year, continues to grow. The 2022 cohort of 27 student pharmacists from 17 pharmacy schools is the largest yet. These students, including the three scholarship winners, will participate in projects with mentors from 13 host schools. AFPE award winners from past years have spoken of the value of the program in building research skills and experience, while providing opportunities to network and contribute to the scientific community.

The SAS Section intends to run the Research Exchange Mentorship Program in summer 2023, with AFPE again offering awards to highly meritorious applicants. Additional information and application instructions will be available in early 2023.

SAS Summer Exchange Program 2022 Participants

  • Grace Brown, Ohio Northern University – host mentor Natalie Hohmann, Auburn University
  • Sindy Canales, University of Charleston – host mentor Elizabeth Unni, Touro College of Pharmacy, New York
  • Daisy Doan, Texas Tech University – host mentor Lindsey Hohmann, Auburn University
  • Jess Fairbanks, University of Wisconsin-Madison – host mentor Jon Schommer, University of Minnesota
  • Fatima Farrukh, University of the Sciences – host mentor Akesha Edwards, University of Findlay
  • Katrina Gwilt, Wingate University – host mentor Ruth Jeminiwa, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Hannah Higgins, University of the Sciences – host mentor, Lindsey Hohmann, Auburn University
  • Lam Ho, Auburn University – host mentor Sun Lee, High Point University
  • Marquise Jeffery, Creighton University – host mentor Prashant Sakharkar, Roosevelt University
  • Jesslin Jose, University of the Sciences – host mentor Nate Rickles, University of Connecticut
  • Morteza Kaveh, University of Tennessee – host mentor Shane Desselle, Touro University California
  • Taylor Kissel, University of Tennessee – host mentor Abby Kahaleh, Roosevelt University
  • Amanda Lee, University of the Pacific – host mentor Gladys Ekong, Western New England University
  • WeiQi Li, Touro College of Pharmacy, New York – host mentor Albert Wertheimer Nova Southeastern University
  • Yun Shiuan Lin, Northeastern University – host mentor Abby Kahaleh, Roosevelt University
  • Josephine Ariella Lovings, Wingate University – host mentor Lindsey Hohmann, Auburn University
  • Minh-Hanh Nguyen, University of Charleston – host mentor Gladys Ekong, Western New England University
  • Angella Nwoye, Long Island University – host mentor Shane Desselle, Touro University California
  • Emily Oliver, Auburn University – host mentor Qian Ding, Ferris State University
  • Andrea Perez, The University of Texas at El Paso – host mentor Radhika Devraj, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Khanh Phuong Truong, University of Charleston – host mentor Prashant Sakharkar, Roosevelt University
  • Loryn Walker, University of the Sciences – host mentor Nate Rickles, University of Connecticut
  • Kelsey Waruszewski, University of Arizona – host mentor Natalie Hohmann, Auburn University
  • Valerie Wasem, Touro University California – host mentor Elizabeth Unni, Touro College of Pharmacy, New York
  • Katelyn Witherspoon, UNC Chapel Hill – host mentor Natalie Hohmann, Auburn University
  • Ashley Woodyard, Touro University California – host mentor Jon Schommer, University of Minnesota
  • Yuki Yang, UNC Chapel Hill – host mentor Akesha Edwards, University of Findlay