PhD Students

As you complete your PhD, we’re here to help. Below, you’ll find information that will help you connect with the resources you need to successfully complete your program requirements.

The CU Anschutz Medical Campus Graduate School Student Services office is responsible for student academic matters, including monitoring student registration and degree progress, approving degree program and thesis proposal forms, scheduling of examinations, approving completed theses and dissertations, awarding of degrees, planning commencement ceremonies, and maintaining permanent student records.

We also advise faculty and students concerning Graduate School and university policies and procedures.

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

Mission: AAPS provides a ​dynamic international forum for the exchange of knowledge among scientists to enhance their contributions to health. AAPS offers timely scientific programs, ongoing education, opportunities for networking, and professional development.

Description: The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) is a professional, scientific association of approximately 12,000 members employed in industry, academia, government, and other research institutes worldwide. Founded in 1986, AAPS provides a dynamic international forum for the exchange of knowledge among scientists to enhance their contributions to public health. AAPS offers timely scientific programs, ongoing education, information resources, opportunities for networking, and professional development.

Membership requirements: All students are invited to participate in the AAPS student chapter and attend all events. Membership in AAPS is optional and costs $40 annually, and includes a subscription to the AAPS journal.

National Activities:

  • November 3-6, 2019
    AAPS 360 Annual Meeting and Exposition
    San Antonio, Texas

Past Activities/Events

  • September 2018 - Biotechnology Recruiter visit
  • October 2018 - RXRevu presentation about non-industry, non-academic jobs
  • February 2019 - CV and Resume Workshop
  • April 2019 - Career Panel with recent grads and local scientists
  • May 2019 - End of year ice cream social
  • September 2019 - Welcome/About AAPS + Elections


  • Knowledge enhancement
  • Career development
  • Educational opportunities
  • Internships, fellowships, grants
Officers for 2019-2020
PresidentLauren Thompson
Past PresidentReena Berman
President ElectScott Tilden
Vice ChairBrent Carrillo
SecretaryKendra Prutton
TreasurerKeegan Rogers
Faculty AdvisorDr. Melanie Joy



International Society for Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes Research

Mission: To educate, increase awareness and promote growth within the 'Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research' field in general and to increase the CU Denver presence among the international society ISPOR. To collaborate across different sciences on campus and different departments worldwide.

Description: Promote pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research education by holding regular seminars on current issues in the field and presenting research at least once a year at the annual meeting in the US-Canada region.

Membership requirements: We expect members to be passionate about the kind of research that is involved related to public health, epidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, and policy. Also, attending our regular educational seminars/webinars is highly encouraged.

Activities: Details will be emailed to members soon!

Benefits: The opportunity to present research, network and collaborate with faculty from different universities around the world, professionals from industry and research organizations at a global level.

Officers for 2020-2021
PresidentMonica Bianchini
Vice PresidentMahesh Maiyani
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