American Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AIPS)

Research Activities

AIPS develops and promotes innovative and collaborative research opportunities.  Working together with national professional associations, government agencies and healthcare foundations, AIPS provides a network for investigators to identify and participate in major research initiatives. Pharmaceutical manufacturers and Clinical Research Organizations (CRO) benefit from instant access to leading investigators and research clinics that utilize proven best practice principles.


Practice Management 

Current projects are focused on the development of advanced practice models.   Our professional practice networks are built on collaboration and a common goal of improving health outcomes while demonstrating the value of the pharmacists' services on patient care and medication management.  Upcoming research projects include the integration of pharmacist providers into medical home models and accountable care groups to ensure that patients have access to critical medications and MTM services.

Medication Therapy Management has rapidly evolved in both Medicare Part D and commercial markets.  Research projects that demonstrate the impact on health outcomes, documentation methods and efficiency play an important role in shaping the future MTM delivery models. 

Clinical Trials

The AIPS Research Network is currently managing a variety of Phase II-III clinical trials in the areas of heart failure, diabetes, pain management and oncology.  An increasing number of research protocols are being reviewed monthly, further increasing the opportunities for pharmacist's managed research centers.

Support Services

The management of clinical trials requires a high level of documentation and organization.  From proper contracting and budget to meticulous tracking of patient progress and study specific data points.  Our investigator and site support service provides a greater level of confidence for investigators, trial sponsors and patients through expert guidance, systems and processes.