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.
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Maddy Krentz (email@example.com).
The UK AAPS is hosting an Endnote workshop for graduate students and post-docs.
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
Prepare welcome packages for incoming graduate students
Qualifying exam panel discussion
Pharmaceutics Graduate Student Research Meeting
Grant writing workshop for graduate students and post-docs
UK Engineering Day (Science Fair)
Officer dinner- welcome new officers, thank old officers
UK Pharmaceutical Sciences Alumni visit and seminar
AAPS visiting speaker seminar
Winter Bowling party
Chapter leadership elections
Annual Fall Welcome Picnic
Eli Lilly trip
Spring Picnic & Faculty VS Grad Students Volleyball Game
AAPS Winter Bowling Party (pics)
AAPS Officer Elections
AAPS New Graduate Students Welcome Picnic
Qualifying Exams Discussion Panel
Outreach: UK Engineering Day.
Young Scientist Seminar: Faulty Panel Discussion, Academic Start-up Companies.
July 15th 2010
Lexington Legends game (summer social activity)
August 19th 2010
AAPS orientation for new students and welcome packages
August 24th 2010
September 24th 2010
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
Bowling Night (pics)
Pizza lunch with UK Undergraduates;
Young Scientist Seminar Series (Topic: Ethics in Scientific Writing)
Participation at Engineers Day Open House (pics)
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".
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.
Fall Welcome Picnic for new students
AAPS Annual Meeting (pics)
Open House for Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS Undergraduates invited)
Student and Faculty Holiday Potluck
UK Basketball Get Together
Young Scientist Seminar
Post Graduate Conference
Scientific Talks (Keynote Speaker: Bill Charman) and banquet
Fall Picnic to welcome new students
AAPS officer elections
Careers in the FDA: Dr. Jerry Skelly
How to write a Paper: Dr. Brad Anderson
Young Scientist Development Seminar Series
Annual Spring Picnic and Students vs. Faculty Softball Game
New Student Welcome Fall Picnic
Seminar: "Preparing for Your Post-Ph.D. Career in Academia or Industry" by Guest Speaker Dr. Russell Mumper
Seminar: "So You Want to Form a Company?" by Guest Speaker Dr. Peter Crooks, Yaupon Therapeutics, Inc.
Seminar: "How to Write and Effective Resume" by Guest Speakers Dr. Sharon Childs & Dr. Dian Snow
Young Scientist Development Seminar Series: How to Write and Review a Paper
Picnic/Faculty vs. Students Softball Game
Welcome Back Picnic
AAPS Annual Meeting
Seminar: "How to Start Your Own Company"
Spring Picnic (pics)
Welcome Back Picnic
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