Your weekly update from ACPHS  


January 29

Women's Basketball vs. Hamilton College (7 pm)

January 31
Men's Basketball vs.
Davis College (7 pm)
February 1
Pharmacy Legislative Day in Vermont 

February 2
Women's Basketball vs. St. Joseph's (2 pm)
Men's Basketball vs. St. Joseph's (4 pm)  
February 5
Africana Film Series 
Film #1 (7 pm)

Women's Basketball vs. Sage College (7 pm)

February 6
Men's Basketball vs. Word of Life (7 pm) 

February 7
Women's Basketball vs. North Country CC (7 pm)

February 9
Continuing Education: Cultural Competency

Women's Basketball vs. New Hamp. Tech (12:30)

Men's Basketball vs.
New Hamp. Tech (2:30) 

February 12
Africana Film Series
Film #2 (7 pm)

February 19
Africana Film Series
Film #3 (7 pm)

February 22
Deadline for Student Summer Research Awards Applications

March 18-22
Spring Break

March 22-23
Continuing Education: 
Pharm. Practice Institute

April 12
Relay for Life

April 27
Medication Takeback Event (Albany Campus) 
Lots of pressure on the editorial staff of the e-Pulse to come out of the gates with a blockbuster newsletter to start the semester. After all, we've had six weeks to get this issue ready -- dot the i's, cross the t's, draw those lines through the "R" to make that Rx symbol. The way we see it, the Mayans gave us a second chance, and we aim to make the most of it. 
VT Campus Faculty Member Receives NIH Grant for Leukemia Research

Karen Glass, an assistant professor in the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences on the Vermont Campus, received a three-year, $353,400 research grant from the National Institutes of Health to study Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). With support from ACPHS students, Dr. Glass will be exploring the factors that regulate gene activity in AML to determine if these factors can be manipulated to treat or possibly prevent the disease. For more information, read today's press release.

Tom Lodise Receives College's "Researcher of the Year" Award
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Tom Lodise received the inaugural ACPHS "Researcher of the Year" Award at the College's Jan. 19 Research Forum. Between January 2011 and December 2012, Dr. Lodise co-authored 26 peer-reviewed publications and was the first or last author on 19 of the 26 papers. He also served as the principal investigator on external grants totaling more than $500,000 during that period. Pictured above (l to r): Ed Reinfurt (NYSTAR), ACPHS President James Gozzo, Vice Provost of Research Shaker Mousa, and Dr. Lodise.
College's Annual Africana Film Series to run February 5, 12, and 19

In February 2005, ACPHS Associate Professor Kevin Hickey launched the College's first Africana Film Series. Nine years later, the series has built a loyal following of fans from both the College community and outside the campus. The Series' ninth year kicks off on February 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center with the film "The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun." Prior to the start of the movie, Dr. Hickey will screen an unforgettable "image-film" featuring photos of his four year bike trek through Africa. It's not to be missed. Subsequent films will be shown on February 12 and 19. Click this link to read more about the film series.  


Students Travel to Belize for Two Week Medical Mission
After taking the semester-long course "Culture, Customs, and Health of Belize" during the fall, 21 Pharm.D. and B.S. students spent the first two weeks of January setting up and running health clinics in rural Belize. Students administered basic physical examinations and provided health advice and medications for individuals ranging from a few months old to well into their 90's. The students, who lived with local families, also taught about health in a local primary school. 
College Receives $150K from NY State for Laboratory Renovations

And in case you missed it, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a series of regional economic development grants in late December during an event at the Empire State Plaza. Included in those awards was a $150,000 grant for the College to help upgrade its laboratory facilities for teaching and research use. The College is currently in the midst of a multi-year Science and Research Laboratories Renovations Project which has already seen enhancements made to the Microbiology and Chemistry labs.

Fine print
And there you have it. Did we make the most of our new lease on life, or are you starting to wish the Mayans finished the job? Let us know your thoughts at epulse@acphs.edu. Thanks for reading!