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  1. 1. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES STUDENT CHAPTER<br />Of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences<br />December 2nd, 2010<br />2010<br />Roshan Tasgaonkar<br />Wing Yang Ng<br />Sarah Botting<br />
  2. 2. Who are AAPS?<br />25 year old Pharmaceutical Sciences organization<br />Professional organization focused on the Pharmaceutical Sciences and research<br />Perfect fit for our Health Sciences College!<br />70 International chapter in the USA and around the world<br />Our school will join an exclusive club of colleges in the region with an AAPS chapter<br />Northeastern University<br />Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences<br />University of Connecticut<br />Suny Buffalo<br />
  3. 3. Who we are<br />
  4. 4. Student research today<br />
  5. 5. Why so few?<br />Many students are not exposed to research<br />Do not have the chance to develop an interest<br />Due to lack of exposure most students never explore this career path <br />Classmates have asked me how I started research<br />Students don’t know where to start<br />Student Research is not really encouraged or institutionalized for all students.<br />
  6. 6. Vision<br />Foster student driven research in our school<br />Enrich and Diversify students experiences at school<br />Cultivating interest in the pharmaceutical sciences.<br />Create a new culture of research at ACPHS.<br />
  7. 7. How will we do this?<br />
  8. 8. Research forum<br />Annually , host an open forum where all research faculty can meet with students interested in research<br />This is ‘one place’ where students can meet faculty and have the opportunity to learn about and start research.<br />
  9. 9. Student Research clubs<br />Faculty mentored<br />Multiple students work on a single research ‘project’<br />Students practice:<br />Laboratory research<br />Journal article composition<br />Literature searches<br />Assisting research faculty <br />Completing research projects. <br />Facilitates the exchange of scientific ideas. <br />
  10. 10. Guest Speakers<br />We will organize “open forums” at which invited guest speakers will share their outstanding research and guidance with our members. We will also partner with other AAPS chapters for intramural activities. <br />
  11. 11. Field trips<br />To local companies in the pharmaceutical industry<br />Albany Molecular<br />Regeneron<br />Regional conference<br />Northeastern Regional Discussion Group<br />New England Science Symposium - Harvard Medical School <br />
  12. 12. Events<br />AAPS Events will be open to all students, staff, faculty and the local community, regardless of AAPS membership, who are interested in supporting the chapter’s research initiatives. <br />
  13. 13. What have we done so far?<br />
  14. 14. What have we done?<br />Attended the largest gathering of pharmaceutical scientists in history!<br />Met with AAPS Student leadership<br />Have been told to expect recognition by mid December<br />Preparations for the chapter<br />Recruited more than ten active paying student members (15 + members total)<br />Assemble the executive committee.<br />Composed the constitution and other documents<br />Submitted the final application packet.<br />AAPS Global President Danny Shen<br />
  15. 15. Response<br />At faculty meetings, the new chapter was received enthusiastically by:<br />Department of pharmaceutical sciences<br />College leadership<br />Department chairs.<br />
  16. 16. Conclusion<br />AAPS Student Chapter at ACPHS encourages all students to learn more about pharmaceutical sciences, technology and engineering. <br />We hope our new generation of pharmacists will have more diverse career paths and opportunities. <br />We should encourage future pharmacist to keep participating in Pharmaceutical research, and support talents to pursue the path of PharmD/PhD, where research is essential. <br />