AACP Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS) Section Summer Research Exchange Mentorship Program Award

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2021 Program

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS) Section Summer Research Exchange Mentorship Program application for 2021 is now open. A list of 2021 projects can be found below. The program is intended to foster interest in research and SAS-related graduate education among student pharmacists and is open to current P1-P3 students. Student participants will 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 this year will be virtual.

For the 2021 program, the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) will once again be offering $2500 scholarships for especially meritorious applications. These awards will support student pharmacists as they pursue research with host mentors outside of their home institutions. 

Interested students should complete the program application and upload a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (CV.) One letter of recommendation from a home school mentor/advisor is also required; mentors will be contacted with instructions for uploading their letter upon submission of a complete application. The application and all materials must be submitted by March 26, 2021.

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2021 Project List

Systematic literature reviews on student’s topic of interest
Research Mentor

Abby A. Kahaleh
Roosevelt University

Program Dates

June 1–July 28

Program Length

8 Weeks

Max No. Accepted

3 Students

Health outcomes (economic, clinical and humanistic) in chronic diseases using secondary databases.
Research Mentor

Prashant Sakharkar
Roosevelt University

Program Dates

May 1–July 31

Program Length

8–12 Weeks

Max No. Accepted

2 Students

Research surrounding the following topics: technology in practice; patient caring; and/or culturally-appropriate pharmacist-delivered care.
Research Mentor

Barry A. Bledit
Nova Southeastern University

Program Dates

June 1–July 31

Program Length

8 Weeks (Flexible)

Max No. Accepted

2 Students

Research surrounding the following topics: regulatory affairs, pharmaceutical health policy, international comparisons, or closely related areas.
Research Mentor

Albert Wertheimer
Nova Southeastern University

Program Dates

June 1–July 31

Program Length

8 Weeks

Max No. Accepted

1 Student

Chart review and analysis of medication adherence for patients with hematological malignancies and multiple chronic conditions (>=2 conditions in addition to cancer) who received PCOM (Pharmacists Coordinated care Oncology Model).
Research Mentor

Karen B. Farris
University of Michigan

Program Dates

June 14–Aug. 13

Program Length

9 Weeks

Max No. Accepted

1 Student

Development of a tool or evaluation of data related to: medication adherence; marijuana product outcomes; or feasibility of a unique opioid packaging prototype.
Research Mentor

Nathaniel M. Rickles
University of Connecticut

Program Dates

May 15–End of Summer Term

Program Length

12 Weeks

Max No. Accepted

2 Students

Focus groups to examine the impact of the COVID pandemic on patient safety in a hospital pharmacy or the hierarchical needs of medication adherence.
Research Mentor

Elizabeth Unni
Touro College of Pharmacy

Program Dates

June 1–Aug. 15

Program Length

10 Weeks

Max No. Accepted

1 Student

Pharmacist workforce research with a focus on labor economics, trends, wellbeing and resilience, and/or professional development.
Research Mentor

Jon Schommer
University of Minnesota

Program Dates

June 7– Aug. 1

Program Length

8 Weeks

Max No. Accepted

4 Students

National survey of patients' needs and beliefs regarding pharmacy-based naloxone and opioid counseling or the effect of COVID-19 on opioid counseling and naloxone access in the rural Deep South.
Research Mentor

Lindsey A. Hohmann
Auburn University

Program Dates

June 1–July 31 (Flexible)

Program Length

8 Weeks (Flexible)

Max No. Accepted

2 Students

National survey of older adults' beliefs regarding pharmacogenetic testing.
Research Mentor

Natalie S. Hohmann
Auburn University

Program Dates

June 1–July 31 (Flexible)

Program Length

8 Weeks (Flexible)

Max No. Accepted

2 Students

Systematic literature reviews on student’s topic of interest
Research Mentor

Sun Lee
High Point University

Program Dates

June 1–July 28

Program Length

8 Weeks

Max No. Accepted

1 Student

2020 Scholarship Recipients

  • Robert Hopefl, Larkin University College of Pharmacy – host mentor Prashant Sakharkar, Ph.D., Roosevelt University
  • Thanh Mai, Western New England University – host mentor Prashant Sakharkar, Ph.D. Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy 
  • Hinal Patel, Ferris State University – host mentor Albert Wertheim, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University