September 2016 Contents


Zavod to Lead New AAPS Introductions Book Series 

Book series editor blends editorial background with science and pharmacy education.


The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) has appointed Robin M. Zavod, Ph.D., to lead the new book series AAPS Introductions in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. Zavod was chosen through a search conducted by the AAPS Publications Committee.

ZavodZavod is a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chicago College of Pharmacy, at Midwestern University. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Biochemistry at the University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and also teaches at Elmhurst College. She holds a doctorate in medicinal chemistry from the University of Kansas.

Zavod has an extensive editorial background, particularly in pharmacy education and science education. Since 2008 she has been editor-in-chief of Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning and has been involved in various roles with several other pharmacy education and pharmaceutical science journals, including AAPS Open. Zavod has coauthored two books, Self-Assessment: Fundamentals in Medicinal Chemistry and Basic Concepts in Medicinal Chemistry, and she has served as a chapter author in several editions of Foye’s Principles of Medicinal Chemistry.
“Robin was a great choice for editor of this series,” said AAPS Executive Director Walter T. Marlowe. “We look forward to publishing these introductory books that will provide resources for those who want or need to learn more about different areas of pharmaceutical science.”

Last year, AAPS decided to launch the Introductions book series to offer basic overviews of fundamentals in key topic areas of the pharmaceutical sciences. Intended audiences include students and scientists at all career stages who need to learn the basics of an aspect of the field for their professional development.

“When transitioning between positions, business models, or at a crossroad in professional development, scientists will likely find themselves at a retooling point at various points throughout their career,” said Zavod. “The Introductions book series is one way that AAPS can meaningfully support the professional growth of pharmaceutical scientists.”

The new book series will be published by Springer Science+Business Media, which has published the AAPS Advances in the Pharmaceutical Sciences book series since 2011. The Advances series publishes volumes addressing innovations in drug research and development, as well as best practices for professionals in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Volumes in both series will be offered in both print and ebook formats.

Interested in authoring or editing a book for AAPS Introductions to the P?har?maceutical Sciences? Contact Robin at RZAVOD@midwestern.edu for consideration.