Applebaum Leadership Development Program

Each class of pharmacy students in the Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences includes natural leaders and innovators. These students are passionate about the profession and committed to making a difference beyond their individual careers. They embody the entrepreneurial spirit of the college's namesake, Eugene Applebaum. 

The prestigious Applebaum Leadership Development Program prepares these students to serve as the next generation of leaders in community pharmacy.

Current cohortADLP

  • Nadeen Abdallah
  • Mohammed Alahmadi
  • Sonya Ali
  • Giang Nguyen
  • Wiam Ouahab
  • Eliseo Renteria
  • Bryce Vanhorn

2021-23 cohort   2020-22 cohort

Program benefits

Students selected for the Applebaum Leadership Development Program can look forward to the following benefits:

  • $5,000 scholarship award
  • Half-day program kickoff retreat featuring team-building events
  • Seminar series featuring leaders engaging students on leadership, entrepreneurship, and advocacy
  • Program finale celebrating accomplishments and key learnings
  • Recognition in print and digital publications


  • Second-year student in the PharmD program
  • In good academic and professional standing
  • Evidence of leadership potential
  • Committed to making a difference in the community

How to apply

All second-year PharmD students who meet the eligibility requirements and have completed the college's scholarship application in Scholarship Universe will be considered for admission to the Applebaum Leadership Development Program. The Associate Dean for Pharmacy and ALDP Director will select students based on application information and recommendations from faculty members.


For more information on the Applebaum Leadership Development Program, please contact:

Dr. Francine Salinitri, Clinical Professor, Director of Experiential Education