Your weekly update from ACPHS  



December 4

Women's Basketball vs.
Bard College

December 4
SGA Meeting
OB 110, 11 a.m.
December 6
Student Summer Research Awards Presentations 
OB B'room, 2:30 - 4:30

December 7
Abstracts Due for
ACPHS Research Forum

December 7 
Women's Basketball vs. Alfred University 

December 10-14 
Final Exams

December 15
Sleep Till Noon
(students only)

Dec. 17 - Jan. 21
Winter Break

January 19
ACPHS Research Forum 
It's that time of year, when the nation's food and drink industry collectively transitions from pumpkin to peppermint. Well, you'll never find us resorting to such gimmicks at the e-Pulse. Our focus never wavers: deliver five stories each week from across the College that are guaranteed to feed your mind and nourish your soul.Try to get that from a Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino or a Chocolate Mint Donut!
Pharmacy Led Intervention Program Targets Asthma Patients

ACPHS is partnering with the Asthma Coalition of the Capital Region and four Albany area pharmacies on a pharmacy intervention program designed to help improve outcomes for asthma patients. Led by pharmacists and P4 students on rotation, the program will focus on: (1) assessment and monitoring, (2) self-management education (including hands on device review), (3) controlling exacerbating factors, and (4) appropriate medication use. Following three months in the program, patients will be evaluated to determine if their overall level of asthma control has improved.

ACPHS Students Help Schoolchildren with Math and Reading Skills

There are 33 ACPHS students now providing free reading and math tutoring for children in the Albany and Colchester areas through a federal initiative called America Reads/America Counts. The mission of the program is to provide high quality mentoring that enriches learning opportunities for both college and elementary school students. ACPHS students can currently be found tutoring at six public libraries, five elementary and high schools, and one daycare center.

Panel Discusses the Importance of Interprofessional Patient Care

Michael Brodeur, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, was recently invited to serve on a panel at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Annual Meeting in National Harbor, MD. The panelists discussed how collaborative, inter-professional care can significantly improve health outcomes in older adults. Joining Dr. Brodeur on the panel were a physician medical director, director of nursing, and a health care economist.

Assoc. Professor Lisa Vines Serves Up Illustrations in Book by Local Chef
Associate Professor Lisa Vines from the Dept. of Humanities and Communication illustrated the new book by Jim Rua, noted chef and proprietor of Albany's Cafe Capriccio. The book -- titled "Cafe Capriccio's Chef's Table" -- describes the festive cooking and social experiences at the restaurant's popular Chef's Table, an intimate setting that has hosted guests for more than 15 years.  
Dance, Dance, Dance the Night Away
The Office of Global Initiatives' "Dance Across the Globe" series continued last week when the Siena College Bhangra Dance Team visited ACPHS to give a performance on campus. Modern Bhangra dance blends traditional Punjabi music and folk dancing with Western music influences. As part of the event, attendees also had opportunities to sample a variety of Indian dishes.
Correct me if I'm wrong ...
In last week's edition of the e-Pulse, we incorrectly stated that the next Guatemala Pharm.D. rotation would occur this January with another one to follow in May. In fact, the next trip to Guatemala is set for October 2013. The Dominica rotation will take place in January and May 2013.
Fine print
No tree is insurmountable (unless maybe you're a goldfish). Good luck on your finals next week!