Several graduate students and a Pharm.D. student from The University of Texas College of Pharmacy secured awards and fellowships from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE).
Two first-year Ph.D. students received the top Honor Society Awards from AFPE. These fellowships are two of the most competitive national awards in pharmacy graduate education in the country and only one individual is selected for each of these awards annually. It’s exceptionally prestigious for both fellowships to be awarded to students from the same institution.
Ph.D. student in the Division of Health Outcomes Dr. Alexcia Carr earned the Rho Chi - AFPE First Year Graduate School Fellowship. Dr. Carr is exploring research involving the social and behavioral aspects of pharmacy practice and plans to develop her research skills and ultimately contribute to the advancement of pharmacy and health outcomes. Dr. Carr is a recent graduate of the University of Mississippi's Pharm.D. program and the School of Pharmacy spotlighted her accomplishments as a student.
The Rho Chi - AFPE First-Year Graduate Fellowship also provides a monetary award to advance her success in graduate training.
Ph.D. student in the Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Dr. Amaka Epoh earned the 2023 Phi Lambda Sigma - AFPE First Year Graduate School Fellowship. Amaka is a recent graduate of the college’s Pharm.D. program and now pursues her Ph.D. in the dynamic field of pharmaceutics. Dr. Epoh was featured in the college’s Pharm Fresh series during her time as a student pharmacist.
The PLS-AFPE First Year Graduate Scholarship provides monetary support to be used for any purpose decided by the awardee and faculty sponsor launch the student towards success in their graduate training — e.g., student stipend, laboratory supplies, books, materials, and/or travel related to the program of graduate study.
Angela Ren, a Ph.D. student in the lab of Dr. Feng Zhang, was awarded AFPE’s Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Angela joined the lab in September 2020 and her research focus is on biodurable implants.
Ph.D. student James Baffoe, Pharm.D. is a recipient of the ClinicalMind Scholarship for Black Pharmacy Students from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. Dr. Baffoe works in the Division of Health Outcomes with Dr. Leticia Moczygemba.
Third-year student pharmacist James Sagun for earned the Gateway to Research Fellowship. James is in the Pharm.D. Honors Research Program and works in the lab of Dr. Maria Croyle in the Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery.
The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) offers funding to first-year graduate students, Pharm.D. students, pre-doctoral candidates and faculty members, recognizes and supports talented students and faculty and encourages exceptional students to pursue an advanced degree in pharmaceutical sciences.
Please join Texas Pharmacy Phamily in congratulating our students on their AFPE awards. What starts here changes the world!