Chapter Information | Events & Activities
The AAPS University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) student chapter is the only graduate student organization on the west campus at UIC. It began with strength of 30 members, but has grown to over 120 members over the last 6 years. The members belong to various departments such as anesthesiology, bioinformatics, algorithms and genomics, biochemistry, biopharmaceutical sciences, medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy, the Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, pharmacy administration, and pharmacology.
AAPS provides for researchers, who share a common interest in pharmaceutics and related sciences, a platform for interaction with one another to help learn and stimulate professional development. Our goals as an extension of the national organization include increasing student participation in the activities of AAPS at the local, regional, and national levels, to increase student awareness of career opportunities in the pharmaceutical sciences and the latest advances and discoveries in the pharmaceutical sciences, and also to foster participation in outreach activities that is further the goals and objectives of AAPS.
The student chapter at UIC has organized a variety of events for the benefit of its members, including tours of Abbott Labs and Fujisawa Inc., sponsorship of the Graduate Student Choice seminars in the College of Pharmacy, and sponsorship and organization of the Pharmaceutical Graduate Student Research Meeting in first year.
The UIC-AAPS student chapter offers numerous opportunities for graduate students to become acquainted with the pharmaceutical industry and the scientific community. For more information about the chapter, please visit our Web site.
Events and Activities
Raised money for organizing College of Pharmacy research day at UIC
AAPS Student Choice Poster Award, College of Pharmacy Research Day—to encourage student research;
AAPS informational table at College of Pharmacy Research Day;
Featured in an article in the AAPS Newsmagazine (May 2012)
Visiting Scientist Seminar by Thomas E. Prisinzano, Ph.D., professor, University of Kansas (Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery)
Held annual AAPS UIC elections to elect new vice chair