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Laleh Bighash attends ASHP’s 50th midyear Clinical Meeting

In early December Laleh Bighash, AAPS’ Dean of Scientific Affairs, had the pleasure of attending ASHP’s 50th midyear Clinical Meeting. ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting has become one of the largest gatherings of pharmacists and the longest running clinical meeting in the world. Pharmacy practitioners from all over the world gather to learn about the latest innovations and developments in the industry. This year’s event was held in New Orleans, Louisiana and featured wonderful programing and networking sessions. Topics included evaluating and managing the safety of dietary supplements, strategies for the effective clinical leader, a pharmacy trend forecast, current clinical practices.. READ MORE »

December 22, 2015

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Trial By Twitter: The Growing Role Of Social Media In Clinical Research

According to recent studies, the average person spends just over an hour and a half on social media every day, and has approximately five different social media accounts. As a result, it’s no wonder that industries as diverse as retail, travel and hospitality, and even manufacturing are using social media to recruit new employees, advertise their products, and inform clients about their company. So far, one industry has been lagging a bit behind. Pharmaceutical companies, which need to maintain a very professional image, have been a hesitant to dive into the laid back world of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest,.. READ MORE »

December 22, 2015

Congratulations on Your Co-op Placements!

Congratulations go out to all AAPS students who have successfully secured co-op placements in the New Year. The experiences you will gain from these positions are tremendously valuable alongside your academic course work. With students finding placements with leaders in the Food and Pharmaceutical industry, AAPS is very proud of their achievements. AAPS Students have accepted placements in various positions at Sick Kids, Pharma Medica, QCL Compliance Laboratories, TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries, Kisko Products Inc, Bento Sushi, Maple Leaf Foods and Zandi Food. Congratulations again! We cannot wait to hear about your experiences. To learn more about AAPS’ co-op placements, visit: http://bit.ly/1RkqwjR

December 16, 2015

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5 Illnesses That Can Be Relieved Using Marijuana For Medical Purposes

From relieving the pain of multiple sclerosis patients to helping control epileptic seizures, check out this blog to learn about some of the uses of marijuana for medical purposes.

December 15, 2015

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What New U.S. Laws Mean For the Food Safety & Quality Control Industry

You may not think of vegetables when you think ‘Obama administration,’ but it’s a fact: the past eight years of federal governance in the U.S. have seen the country’s biggest change to produce policies yet. In the president’s latest bid to boost his country’s fruit and vegetable consumption, he’s introduced brand new laws that give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) greater influence over how food is grown on farms nationwide. If you’re interested in becoming a part of this industry, which keeps members of your community safe and healthy, a working knowledge of global food quality control trends.. READ MORE »

December 8, 2015

New Nutrition Workshops Starting February 2015

  AAPS is excited to share two new nutrition workshops beginning in the new year! Brain Foods and Stress Busters February 11, 2016 Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Price: $185 Learn nutritional strategies that will help you: – Manage stress – Develop mental and physical alertness – Prevent excess fat storage – Prevent mood fluctuations – Reduce cravings The Secrets of Anti-Aging and Longevity February 11, 2016 Time: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Price: $185 You will learn: – What causes aging – What your skill is telling you – How diet and lifestyle contribute to aging – Anti-aging protocols.. READ MORE »

December 7, 2015

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How Biosensor Chips Could Change Clinical Research Training Forever

For years, the world’s leading laboratories have been working to develop technology that collects reliable data continuously, over the longest period of time possible. With a small but powerful biosensor chip, Lisbon-based nanobiotechnology engineer Sandro Carrara may have reached this goal. If you train to become a clinical research professional, you’ll use the latest technology and methodology to prepare for a range of careers in the pharmaceutical industry. As biosensor chip technology improves, it’s more and more likely that you’ll encounter it in your clinical research career. Read on to learn the ins and outs of this exciting new technology,.. READ MORE »

December 1, 2015

Congratulations Ananda and Shalini!

AAPS is very happy to share that two of our Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance students recently found full time employment. Yesterday, AAPS’ Clinical Research students gathered in celebration of this wonderful news. Congratulations go out to Ananda and Shalini! You have all the qualities needed to succeed, we know you will do great things in this new chapter of your lives. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and hope you will always remember your time at AAPS.

December 1, 2015

CCRP Designation for AAPS Students

AAPS is thrilled to announce that our Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Post-Graduate Diploma Program has been recognized by the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA).  AAPS clinical research, drug safety and pharmacovigilance will be counted toward SOCRA’s CCRP Certification eligibility. This certification is highly valuable and widely recognized by the clinical research community. About SOCRA: The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) is a non-profit organization that specializes in providing education, certification and networking opportunities for individuals involved in Clinical Research activities. Through membership, educational programing and their certificate program, they have been able to create a unique.. READ MORE »

November 30, 2015

New Workshop: Eating for Energy, Productivity and Stress Reduction

  Date: January 21, 2016 | Time: 6 pm – 7 pm Location: AAPS Training Center Speaker : Ara Wiseman About the Workshop Food affects our mood, energy levels, stress response, concentration, cravings and emotions. You can control your level of mental performance or relaxation by choosing the right combination of foods. A nutritional deficiency creates stress. Nutrient deficiencies put a strain on all of the body’s metabolic processes dependent on that nutrient. Understand how stress is implicated in every symptom we experience and how it affects your thoughts and feelings along with your health. In this presentation you will learn nutritional strategies.. READ MORE »

November 27, 2015

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