2016 APhA Foundation Scholarship Recipient

Paria Sanaty Zadeh

University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy


Paria Sanaty Zadeh is third-year student pharmacist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, where she received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Neurobiology. In addition to involvement in various leadership roles within professional pharmacy organizations at her chapter, she has served the Academy through regional and national activities such as the APhA-ASP National Patient Counseling Competition, PharmFlix, and Policy. Paria is an active member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, as well as the Interprofessional Health Council and Academic Assessment Committee within her school. She completed the VALOR internship at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and will be pursuing the Froedtert Medical Center Residency Track APPE Program in her final year of pharmacy school. Paria’s professional goals are to pursue a career in clinical pharmacy with a focus on academia and health-system administration.

Her career vision reflects the APhA Foundation's mission of improving health and redefining patients’ healthcare experiences through pharmacists' patient care services. Outside of her passion to shape the future of pharmacy, Paria serves as an instructor and youth mentor at the Boys and Girls Club, writes educational articles for national and local journals and magazines, and provides support to college students through Badger SPILL. In her free time, she enjoys trying new recipes, playing violin, and traveling with her husband Amir.