Chablani Tapped to Lead Pharmaceutics Section of AACP

April 11, 2023

Dr. Lipika Chablani, an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, has been recognized for her efforts and contributions to the field of pharmacy with her recent election as Pharmaceutics Section Chair of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

Lipika Chablani

The AACP is a national organization comprised of 142 schools, more than 6,000 faculty, and 62,000 students. The association is divided into nine sections, ranging from pharmaceutics to pharmacy practice. Each section is charged with advocating for the profession, providing mentorship, collaborating on projects, and recognizing peer achievements in the field.

For the past decade, Chablani has been a member of the pharmaceutics section, which focuses on the study of drug delivery and formulation. During her time in the section, she has earned several other accolades and served in a variety of roles, including grant review and promotional material oversight. Additionally, she was chair of the mentorship and scholarship committees within the section. In 2018, Chablani received the prestigious AACP Pharmaceutics Section New Investigator Award (NIA) to help fund her research.

The official swearing-in ceremony for the position, which carries a three-year term, will take place in summer 2023 during the AACP annual meeting.

“Considering the service and research engagements with the section, it is humbling to receive the support of section members and to be elected for the leadership role,” she said. “I am looking forward to the three-year term starting as the AACP Pharmaceutics Section Chair-elect in academic year 2023-24.”

This article was written by Tyler Cole ’23, a cybersecurity major and PR Writing Intern in the Office of Marketing and Communications.