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American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

AAPS and AFPE initiate strategic alliance to advance pharmaceutical education

ARLINGTON, VA (October 9, 2012) - The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) have entered into an exciting new strategic alliance to advance support for pharmaceutical science education.

"AAPS has had a strong partnership with AFPE for many years," says John Lisack, Jr., executive director of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. "We're glad that given our similar audience, we'll be able to collaborate and advance pharmaceutical education by supporting future scientists. We're thrilled that this collaboration will enable us to serve these students better."

"This alliance is a major milestone in realizing our mutual goal to support the education of pharmaceutical scientists for productive careers in industry, academia, and government", said Ernest Mario, Ph.D., chair of the AFPE Board of Directors.

Under the terms of the agreement, a five-person Alliance Governing Board will be established comprised of the AFPE Chair and Vice-Chair, the Chair of the AFPE Board of Grants, and two representatives appointed by the AAPS Executive Council. The AAPS Executive Director and AFPE President will serve as co-moderators of the Alliance Governing Board to support its operations. The AAPS Executive Director will also be an ex-officio, non-voting member of the AFPE Board of Directors.

AFPE will relocate its offices in early 2013 from Rockville, MD to the AAPS headquarters in Arlington, VA to achieve closer communication regarding common goals and to maximize the opportunities to coordinate activities that advance pharmaceutical science education.

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About AAPS: The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists is a professional, scientific society of approximately 11,000 members employed in academia, industry, government and other research institutes worldwide. Founded in 1986, AAPS provides a dynamic international forum for the exchange of knowledge among scientists to serve the public and enhance their contributions to health. AAPS offers timely scientific programs, on-going education, information resources, opportunities for networking, and professional development. Visit www.aaps.org today.

About AFPE: The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) was organized in 1942. Over the last 70 years, AFPE has awarded $20 million in grants to strengthen pharmacy education and support the education of pharmaceutical scientists for careers in industry, academia, and government. The Foundation funds a program of annual awards that support the education and research of pharmaceutical scientists. Visit www.afpenet.org today.



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