Our UK AAPS Chapter’s mission is to enhance research and employment opportunities by fostering interactions between students, faculty, alumni and visitors. More specifically we aim at increasing student participation in AAPS activities, providing updated information on advances in the pharmaceutical sciences and career opportunities, promoting outreach activities and creating opportunities for professional advancement.

    Our chapter enjoys organizing and hosting a successful Young Scientist Development Seminar Series. Topics vary from purely scientific and academic to a variety of carrier-related subjects including job hunting, post-Ph.D. career options, start-up companies and others. Additionally, informal lunches with our guest speakers continue to be very popular and are a great forum for exchange of personal experience gained through years of work in academia/industry/government agencies. We've organized several pharmaceutical company visit for all graduate students interested in pursuing a career in industry. These visits approved to be a valuable experience for all participants.

    On the other hand, our chapter also organizes social meetings including annual softball/volleyball spring picnics to train our underdeveloped myosin and actin fibers. It is a great occasion for both professors and students to meet in a non-laboratory setting and discuss the taste of KFC chicken. Since softball and volleyball games require more than just brain cell use they represent a refreshing and rejuvenating event in graduate student life. Also, every year, we welcome new graduate students at our traditional fall picnic.

2016 Events

2015 Events

Lexington Legends Baseball Game

Thursday, August 27 at 7:00pm Lexington Legends in Lexington, Kentucky


Fall Welcome Picnic

Friday, August 21 at 5:30pm 3320 Carriage Lane, Lexington, KY 40517

JULY 23, 2015


On July 23, the UK AAPS Student Chapter was hosted by Patheon in Cincinnati, OH for a site visit of Patheon's Pharmaceutical Development and Production facilities. This was a great opportunity to learn about the manufacturing side of the pharmaceutical industry.

On July 23, the UK AAPS Student Chapter was hosted by Patheon in Cincinnati, OH for a site visit of Patheon's Pharmaceutical Development and Production facilities. This was a great opportunity to learn about the manufacturing side of the pharmaceutical industry.

Saturday, May 9 at 8:00am

American Heart Association Heart Walk


Imagine the impact if we reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20% by 2020! Our "UK Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences" team is joining the American Heart Association's Heart Walk to promote physical activity to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Please join our team! Help us reach this lifesaving goal. For detail, please CLICK HERE .

Friday, May 15 at 6:00pm


AAPS End of Year Picnic


The AAPS Student Chapter will be sponsoring an End of the Year Picnic for the Department. The picnic will be held on Friday, May 15th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Jacobson Park, Pavilion #1. The address for Jacobson Park is 4001 Athens Boonesboro Road, Lexington, KY 40509. Everybody is welcome, families included. Activities include sand volleyball, a playground located close by for young children, and restrooms are also located close to the pavilion where the event is being held. Leashed dogs are also welcome at the park. AAPS will be providing hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers and we ask that side dishes be provided by attendees. There will be a prize awarded for best side dish and best dessert. Please RSVP to myself (d.jasinski@uky.edu) or Maddy Krentz (madeline.krentz@uky.edu).


January 2015

The UK AAPS is hosting an Endnote workshop for graduate students and post-docs.

2014 Events

August 2014
Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Metabolism (PPDM) Education Initiative Seminar Series- Dr. Joseph Polli (GSK)
Orientation lunch for incoming graduate students
Annual fall welcome picnic for new graduate students


July 2014
Prepare welcome packages for incoming graduate students


June 2014
Qualifying exam panel discussion
Pharmaceutics Graduate Student Research Meeting


April 2014
Grant writing workshop for graduate students and post-docs


February 2014
UK Engineering Day (Science Fair)
Officer dinner- welcome new officers, thank old officers


January-February 2014
UK Pharmaceutical Sciences Alumni visit and seminar

2013 Events

December 2013
AAPS visiting speaker seminar
Winter Bowling party


October 2013
Chapter leadership elections


September 2013
Annual Fall Welcome Picnic

August 2013
Eli Lilly trip

July 2013
Spring Picnic & Faculty VS Grad Students Volleyball Game


June 2013
Alternate Careers for PhD's (Alumna Seminar)


May 2013
American Heart Association Heart Walk (pics)
Qualifying Examination Discussion Panel


March 2013
2013 UK AAPS Student Chapter T-shirt Design Competition

February 2013
University of Kentucky Enginnering Day (pics)
UK Alumni Seminar and Panel Discussion (pics)


January 2013
AAPS Winter Bowling Party (pics)

2012 Events

December 2012
AAPS Officer Elections

August 2012
AAPS New Graduate Students Welcome Picnic

March 2012
Qualifying Exams Discussion Panel

2011 Events

Febuary 2011
Outreach: UK Engineering Day 
Young Scientist Seminar

March 2011
Young Alumni Panel Discussion: Dr. Phil Empey and Dr. Jigna Patel.

April 2011
Industry trip to Eli Lilly and company
Yound Scientist Seminar
Relay for Life

May 2011
Spring Picnic

2010 Events

Febuary 2010
Outreach: UK Engineering Day.

March 2010
Young Scientist Seminar: Faulty Panel Discussion, Academic Start-up Companies. 
Spring Picnic

July 15th 2010
Lexington Legends game (summer social activity)

August 19th 2010
AAPS orientation for new students and welcome packages

August 24th 2010
Fall Picnic

September 24th 2010
Chapter elections
Young Scientist Seminar: Student Panel on Industry Internships

October 15th 2010
UK College of Pharmacy/ AAPS T-shirt design and sale

October 21st and 22nd 2010
Visiting Scientist – Dr. Jerome Skelly

December 2010
Bowling Night (pics)

2009 Events

January 2009
Pizza lunch with UK Undergraduates; 
Young Scientist Seminar Series (Topic: Ethics in Scientific Writing)

February 2009
Participation at Engineers Day Open House (pics)

March 2009
Pizza lunch and presentation with Dr. Lynne Taylor, a visiting speaker. The topic of the presentation was "The changing face of the pharmaceutical industry and what it means to future pharmaceutical scientists".

June 2009
Hosted for the first time a visiting scientist from Pfizer (Groton, Connecticut) as part of the AAPS Visiting Scientist program. Topic for seminar was: "The role of nanotechnology in pharmaceutical development". Dr. Cao (visiting scientist) and the graduate students also had a very interactive and insightful discussion on careers in the pharmaceutical industry and differences as well as similarities between careers in industry and academia.

August 2009
Fall Welcome Picnic for new students

November 2009
AAPS Annual Meeting (pics)

December 2009
Industry visit in Eli Lilly laboratories (pics)
AAPS Bowling Night (pics)

2008 Events

October 2008
Open House for Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS Undergraduates invited)

November 2008
Student and Faculty Holiday Potluck

2007 Events

January 2007
UK Basketball Get Together

February 2007
Young Scientist Seminar

April 2007
Post Graduate Conference
Scientific Talks (Keynote Speaker: Bill Charman) and banquet

May 2007
Spring Picnic

2006 Events

August 2006
Fall Picnic to welcome new students

October 2006
AAPS officer elections
Careers in the FDA: Dr. Jerry Skelly

November 2006
Thanksgiving Potluck
How to write a Paper: Dr. Brad Anderson

December 2006
Christmas Potluck

2005 Events

Spring 2005
Young Scientist Development Seminar Series

April 2005
Post-Graduate Conference

May 2005
Annual Spring Picnic and Students vs. Faculty Softball Game

August 2005
New Student Welcome Fall Picnic


2004 Events

January 2004
Seminar: "Preparing for Your Post-Ph.D. Career in Academia or Industry" by Guest Speaker Dr. Russell Mumper

February 2004
Seminar: "So You Want to Form a Company?" by Guest Speaker Dr. Peter Crooks, Yaupon Therapeutics, Inc.

March 2004
Seminar: "How to Write and Effective Resume" by Guest Speakers Dr. Sharon Childs & Dr. Dian Snow

December 2004
Young Scientist Development Seminar Series: How to Write and Review a Paper

2003 Events

Spring 2003
Picnic/Faculty vs. Students Softball Game

Fall 2003
Welcome Back Picnic

October 2003
AAPS Annual Meeting

Spring 2003
Seminar: "How to Start Your Own Company"
Spring Picnic (pics)

2002 Events

Fall 2002
Welcome Back Picnic


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