The APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) stimulates the discovery, dissemination and application of research to improve patient health and serves pharmacists and those members who are involved in the pharmaceutical sciences.


APhA-APRS News and Highlights


Call for APhA-APRS Standing Committee Member Volunteers

Looking for opportunities to get involved in APhA and the Academies, grow your professional network and build leadership skills? APhA-APRS is seeking member volunteers to serve on several Academy Committees. Benefits of becoming an Academy volunteer include opportunities to provide input on programs and products offered by the Association, support the profession by addressing emerging issues, learn about new and innovative research and practice initiatives, and promote the role of the pharmacist in enhancing patient care. Take advantage of this unique member benefit and apply today!


2020 APhA-APRS Elections Results

Congratulations to the newly elected 2021-2022 APhA-APRS Officers that will be installed at the 168th APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Los Angeles, March 12-15, 2021: President-elect Spencer Harpe, PharmD, PhD, MPH, FAPhA, Downers Grove, IL; Basic Sciences Chair-elect Anthony J. Di Pasqua, PhD, Binghamton, NY; Clinical Sciences Section Chair-elect Mark Decerbo, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, Henderson, NV; Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences (ESAS) Section Chair-elect Marc Fleming, PhD, MPH, RPh, Fort Worth, TX; and Postgraduate Officer Meena Murugappan, PharmD, MPH, Minneapolis, MN.


Pharmacy News

The National Governors Association recently released The Expanding Role of Pharmacists in a Transformed Health Care System.  This report highlights how states can better integrate pharmacists into the health care system and is one more confirmation of the profession’s role in addressing the health care needs of patients.

Get Plugged Into APhA-APRS

Are you a new member to APhA-APRS? Or a current APhA-APRS member looking for ways to get more involved?Are you interested in the policy making process? Visit to learn more about the volunteer opportunities in APhA-APRS. 

APhA ENGAGE: Current Discussions

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Join the APhA-APRS Communities on APhA ENGAGE

Are you interested in the basic sciences, clinical sciences, or the economic, social, and administrative sciences? Join your fellow researchers and scientists today in the APhA-APRS online communities on APhA ENGAGE.. Take full advantage of our interactive community platform! Follow these steps:
  1. Login on with your username and password.
  2. Click on "My Account".
  3. Select "Academies, Sections, and SIGs" on the left side of the page.
  4. Click on "Edit" on the right-hand side of the page.
  5. Under "Primary Academy", select "APhA-APRS".
  6. Under "APhA-APRS Sections", check your primary Section, as well as any additional Sections of interest.
  7. Once the above steps have been completed, visit APhA ENGAGE at and JOIN your chosen Section community(s) in APhA ENGAGE.
3-minute video on accessing your profile, updating your information, and more!

Getting Started Video Library for APhA ENGAGE, your members-only online discussion community

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