Your weekly update from ACPHS  

September 28-30

Family Weekend


September 30

Men's soccer vs.



September 30

Women's soccer vs. 



October 3 
Information Session: 
Outdoors Club Trip

to Costa Rica 


October 8

ACCP General Meeting



October 8-9 
No Classes 

Columbus Day Break


October 14 Undergraduate

Open House


October 27

Health and Wellness Expo


November 9  
ACPHS Career Fair
November 10 
Undergraduate Open House 


November 19

Graduate Open House

Welcome to the e-Pulse, the electronic successor to the College's newspaper, The Pulse. The idea behind this newsletter is that we're all busy, and it's easy to miss things. So each week the e-Pulse will collect five news items from around the College and bundle them up for you in tweet-sized bites. Enjoy!
Prof. DeBellis Receives Educational Grant from Pfizer
RJ DeBellis
Ron DeBellis, Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Pharmacy Practice on the Vermont Campus, has received a two-year, $295,000 educational grant from Pfizer. Dr. DeBellis, with the assistance of ACPHS-Vermont faculty and students, will help educate elderly care residents and staff on the importance of vaccinations. The project will target Vermont patients 65 years and older, with the goal of immunizing 90% of this population with the pneumococcal vaccine.
Student Awarded Fellowship from American Society of Microbiology
P2 student Liz Westcott has been awarded an Undergraduate Research Fellowship by the American Society of Microbiology. She is one of just 56 students from around the country to receive this honor. Liz will be working with Assistant Professor Meenakshi Malik to help understand the unique mechanisms of action of the Francisella tularensis bacteria.
ACPHS Health and Wellness Expo
Set for Saturday, October 27
Health Expo Logo
ACPHS has partnered with MVP Health Care to host a Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 27 from 10am to 2pm on the campus (the Expo is an expanded version of the annual Health Fair). This event will include a drug take-back program, discounted flu shots, health screenings, a farmer's market, and even a 5K walk/run. Visit acphs.edu/healthexpo for more information. 
Women's Soccer Team Ranked #4 in the Country among USCAA Schools
Women's soccer
The women's soccer team (6-3) received some excellent news this week when they were ranked #4 in the country in the latest United States Collegiate Athletic Association poll. The men's soccer team is off to a strong start as well with a 6-2 record. ACPHS student athletes have also excelled on an individual basis. Soccer players Sarah Cope, Zach Hecox, Frances Ripepi, Anthony Changelo, Alexa Schooley, and Alessandro Macchiarelli have all been named Players of the Week in the Hudson Valley Athletic Conference.
ACPHS Recognized for Support of Cancer Research Project
American Cancer Society Logo
One of the strengths of the Albany area is the quality and collaboration of its health care institutions. Albany Medical Center (AMC) has embarked on a 20-year research project to better understand the lifestyle, environmental, behavioral and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. ACPHS is one of several
the Albany-area organizations who was recognized by AMC for supporting this initiative. For more information or to learn how to participate in the study, visit cancer.org/cps3.
Fine print
If you've made it this far, you may be interested to know that this newsletter was prepared by the Dept. of Marketing and Communications. Please direct any questions or comments to gil.chorbajian@acphs.edu.