Student Life

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists -- Student Chapter

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) is a nationwide professional, scientific society for the exchange of knowledge among scientists to enhance their contributions to public health. The University of Iowa AAPS student chapter provides an opportunity for pharmaceutical graduate students to connect with other students, alumni and employers, providing a space to expand skills necessary for both graduate school and professional life. 

All pharmaceutics and translational therapeutics students are invited to participate in the AAPS student chapter. Membership is optional. If you're interested in becoming a member of the local AAPS chapter, contact Kellie Waechter.

Current Board Members:
  • Chair – Peizhi (Paige) Li
  • Chair-Elect Apurva Dusane
  • Vice-Chair – Swathi Kalidindi
  • Treasurer – Jomana Al Hroot
  • Secretary Siddhanth Hejmady
  • Communications Chair – Hesham Abdelsamad
AAPS 2024 Elected Officers 2

Events Throughout the Year

  • Hiking
  • Virtual Trivia Night
  • Mapping Your Graduate Experience Workshop
  • Family Movie Night
  • Alumni Career Paths Seminar
  • Grant/Fellowship Writing Seminar
  • Graduation Picnic

Three Minute Thesis Success!

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a competition for doctoral students to develop and
showcase their research communication skills.
Kawther Ahmed,  #1 Showcase!
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Graduate Student Resources

Pharmaceutics Curriculum