An independent foundation, the AFPE supports U.S. pharmaceutical education, including graduate education, training and research in such disciplines as clinical pharmaceutical science, medicinal/pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology/toxicology, pharmaceutics, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacognosy, pharmacokinetics/metabolism, pharmacotherapy and experimental therapeutics, and social and administrative pharmacy.
The AFPE encourages exceptional students to pursue careers in pharmaceutical sciences by funding awards to first-year graduate school and pre-doctoral fellowships in the pharmaceutical sciences, pre-doctoral fellowships in the clinical pharmaceutical sciences, and pharmacy faculty development research grants.
“I have been extremely impressed with the vision and leadership of AFPE,” Kadlec said in a statement. “I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to serve as the chairman of board and help us continue to make great strides in the future.”
In addition, AFPE enables full-time PharmD and PhD pharmacy college faculty members to undertake a minimum six-month project, including coursework, training and/or research, on a topic that benefits industry, pharmacy and pharmaceutical science education, and national health. The foundation noted that support of pharmacy faculty researchers advances pharmaceutical science knowledge, drug discovery and development, and pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences curricula.