Degree: B.S., Biochemistry; Pharm.D. Candidate
Career Goal: Pharmacist
Pharm.D. candidate Ashley Bill ’20 won the 2018 Gateway to Research Reward from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE). This award is designed to help pharmacy students understand the importance of research by having them participate in a faculty-mentored research project that improves their clinical skills. Working under the supervision of Ola Ghoneim, M.Sc., Ph.D., associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bill successfully wrote two grant proposals for which she was awarded the USJ Undergraduate Research Grants for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, sponsored by the Provost’s Office. In addition, Bill has presented her work in seven local, regional, and national conferences. As an Honors student, she is also involved in numerous student organizations.
“The USJ School of Pharmacy has provided me with the best education that I could ask for. I love a challenge when it comes to learning new concepts, and this school has exceeded my expectations. The professors are here to not only teach but help the students in making sure they succeed not only in class, but in their intended future careers. I have been doing research with Dr. Ghoneim since I was an undergraduate and have enjoyed every step of the way. I was honored to have received the AFPE award on the recent research I have done with Dr. Ghoneim. I know that with the experiences I received through classes and research that I will be ready for any path in pharmacy,” said Bill.