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Graduate Student Organizations

The College of Pharmacy is home to numerous Graduate Student Organizations, meant to bolster involvement in the College, Professional Organizations, and community at large. Heading link

The AAPS at UIC Student Chapter visiting AbbVie in North Chicago (October 2023)

The AAPS at UIC Student Chapter visiting AbbVie in North Chicago (October 2023).

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Student Chapter Heading link


American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Student Chapter 

Located in the College of Pharmacy, AAPS UIC Student Chapter hopes to encourage students within the University who are interested in the pharmaceutical sciences to join. The chapter includes students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty members at UIC who are devoted to advancing their career paths in pharmaceutical sciences. By joining the chapter, you will gain access to valuable resources and opportunities for career development, such as industry tours, career panels, scientific seminars, meetings with AAPS members etc. Learn more about the chapter’s activities and membership:

Faculty Advisor: Richard Gemeinhart, PhD

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Student Chapter Heading link


The goal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) is to promote excellence in the fields of pharmacoeconomics (health economics) and outcomes research (the scientific discipline that evaluates the effect of health care interventions on patient well-being including clinical, economic, and patient-centered outcomes). Established in 2003, the UIC Student Chapter has been recognized with the ISPOR Outstanding Student Chapter Award (2014), and has taken first place in past ISPOR Student Research Competitions. The chapter is dedicated to providing an environment where students can share knowledge in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research, and to provide opportunities for students to network with and learn from professionals in the field, including industry, government and academia.

President: Jonathan Nazari
Faculty Advisor:  Simon A. Pickard, PhD

Student Chapter of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) at UIC Heading link


The Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy (PSOP) of the College of Pharmacy has formed a Student Chapter of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) at UIC. ISPE is a non-profit, international professional organization dedicated to advancing public health by serving as a forum for exchange of scientific information and for development of policy, educational programs, and advocacy for the discipline of pharmacoepidemiology.  UIC joins the University of North Carolina, Harvard, John Hopkins, and seven other US and four international universities with Student Chapters of ISPE. An ISPE Student Chapter provides a platform for students to participate in online seminars, network, and develop leadership skills through organization of chapter activities.

President: Jyotirmoy Sarker
Faculty Advisor: Gregory Calip, PharmD, MPH, PhD

Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Student Association (PSCI GSA) Heading link


As an organization, the Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSCI) Graduate Student Association (GSA) is committed to facilitating an environment where students can network, collaborate, and share experiences in pharmaceutical science research during their graduate studies.

The PSCI GSA is a student-led organization committed to cultivating the academic growth, professional development, and social culture of the PSCI graduate students by:

  • Representing PSCI graduate students in discussions between the PSCI department and the UIC campus
  • Communicating information about Graduate Employee Organization (GEO) and university resources
  • Organizing social, professional, and philanthropic events
  • Developing and advancing an equitable and invigorating workplace for all

President: Madeline Hennessy
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Riley, PhD