Each year, AAPS elevates a few members to Fellow status in recognition of their professional excellence and sustained superior impact in fields relevant to AAPS’s mission: to advance the capacity of pharmaceutical scientists to develop products and therapies that improve global health. An AAPS Fellow is an AAPS member who is recognized as an exceptional leader in the pharmaceutical field and Susan Richards, Ph.D., is exactly that. In 2018 Richards became an AAPS Fellow and recently shared more about what this means to her as well as how it shapes her to this day. As you read about Richards’ experience, consider colleagues that come to mind who may be nominated and take a moment to do so before May 16 at 5pm ET.
More information about the nomination process can be found on the AAPS website.
“Becoming an AAPS Fellow has been both personally and professionally gratifying. AAPS is internationally recognized in the biopharmaceutical industry and among many health authorities for our collaborative efforts in advancing science in our respective fields. I have always enjoyed the camaraderie working with colleagues through AAPS to drive solutions for product development challenges and to share insights and best practices. After all, our collective business is to bring a positive impact to healthcare, either for human or animal use. A meaningful impact to patient care has taken on a new meaning for me since becoming a Fellow, and with it a new sense of accomplishment and renewed drive.
The AAPS Fellowship has provided me with professional recognition and validation of the contributions and stature one has achieved in their discipline area. My family is very proud of this achievement, and it has elevated my stature at work. I know for a fact, there are many strong scientists involved in AAPS that contribute to advancing their respective areas of expertise and influence healthcare. I would encourage you to look into the Fellow submission process with a “can do” attitude. At first, it can feel overwhelming with everything that needs to be submitted. Regardless, with organization and a detailed path forward you can be successful. It is well worth the effort!”
Learn more about AAPS Fellows and the nomination process, and plan to submit your nomination by the submission deadline, May 16 at 5pm ET.