Meet the 2019-2020 APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Research (APhA-APRS) Executive Council

APhA-APRS President-elect (2018-2020)

Edward M. Bednarczyk, PharmD, FCCP 

A Clinical Associate Professor and Chairman of Pharmacy Practice at the University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB). He received his BS in pharmacy from UB in 1984, and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Buffalo General Hospital in 1985. He went on to receive his PharmD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina followed by a fellowship in Clinical Cardiovascular Pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland. He came to the University at Buffalo in 1993 through the Clinical Pharmacokinetics Lab and the Department of Nuclear Medicine within the School of Medicine. He switched his primary appointment to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1998. He was named Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice in 2007. His research is largely focused on the use of molecular imaging to explore drug effects, with his clinical responsibilities divided between nuclear medicine and neurology.

APhA-APRS Basic Sciences Section Chair-elect (2019-2020)

Jennifer T. Lamberts, PhD

An Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Kalamazoo College and a PhD in Pharmacology from University of Michigan. She completed her postdoctoral training in neurodegenerative science at Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Lamberts then joined the faculty at Ferris State University in 2014. Dr. Lamberts' research interests include defining the cellular mechanisms responsible for Parkinson disease pathogenesis, including (but not limited to) inflammation, protein aggregation, transport defects, and energy dysregulation. She greatly enjoys working with students in the lab, and she is proud to serve as the advisor to a recipient of a 2016 AFPE Gateway Research Scholarship. Dr. Lamberts is active in several professional societies, including American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and National Postdoctoral Association. In particular, she recently served as the Co-Chair of the Meetings Committee for the National Postdoctoral Association where she was responsible for overseeing the planning of the organization's annual meeting. Dr. Lamberts also enjoys facilitating student learning in the classroom. She is currently Course Director of Pathophysiology 1 and 2, and teaches several topics in Drug Action.

APhA-APRS Clinical Sciences Section Chair-elect (2019-2020)

Roger D. Lander, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, BCACP

Currently serves as Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy and PharmD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed a clinical pharmacy residency at Truman Medical Center. He then served four years as a faculty member at UMKC’s Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy. Moving to Samford in 1986, he has developed practices in adult medicine, nutrition, ambulatory care, and pharmacokinetics. He served as Vice-Chair, then Chair and Assistant Dean for Practice Programs for 10 years. In 2003, Dr. Lander developed ambulatory clinical pharmacy services at the Jefferson County Health Department, where he started and directed a PGY1 residency training program. In 1994, Dr. Lander helped develop a clerkship for Samford students at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals in London, England and assisted the pharmacy department there in the development of their ambulatory anticoagulation services. Dr. Lander helped establish Samford’s faculty/student exchange program with Meijo University in Nagoya, Japan and has traveled widely throughout Japan and Asia for information exchange and to assist colleges and hospitals in their clinical teaching and practice. He has also helped develop study opportunities at Samford for pharmacists from England, Japan, Korea, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and most recently Vietnam. Dr. Lander is also one of the founders of the Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy, which originated with 37 Asian delegates attending a meeting at Samford University in 1997. This meeting, now held annually in various Asian countries, typically attracts some 800-1200 participants from more than 15 countries.

APhA-APRS Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences Section (ESAS) Chair-elect (2019-2020)

Spencer E. Harpe, PharmD, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Administration at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy where he teaches courses in pharmacy management, health care quality, epidemiology, and statistics.  He holds a BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a PharmD from the University of Mississippi. Harpe earned his PhD in Pharmaceutical Administration with a focus on health outcomes research from the Ohio State University, as well as an MS in Pharmaceutical Administration and an MPH with a concentration in biostatistics. His research interests include pharmacoepidemiology, outcomes research, and health care quality. Harpe frequently collaborates with colleagues in various practice settings to evaluate the outcomes and impacts of pharmacy services.  He also has an interest in educational research, especially related to methods for teaching statistics and research and evaluation methods. His research has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed publications and resulted in presentations at national and international meetings. Harpe has served on committees for several professional organizations.  From 2014 to 2016, he served on the APhA-APRS ESAS Contributed Papers Review Committee and was Chair of that committee in 2014-15. He is currently the 2016-17 chair of the APhA-APRS ESAS Research Roundtable Committee. In addition to serving as a peer-reviewer, Harpe has served on the editorial advisory boards of several pharmacy-related journals, including the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA). Since 2014, he has served as an Associate Editor for JAPhA.