Your weekly update from ACPHS  


February 5

SGA Meeting
OB 110 (11 am)

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

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

February 12
APhA-ASP Action Auction
Gym (4-6 pm)

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 13
Continuing Education:
Immunization Delivery

April 21
Continuing Education:
Barbara M. DiLascia Oncology Lecture Series

April 27
Medication Takeback Event (Albany Campus)

April 28
Continuing Education: Nephrology Symposium
Unlike the Superdomethe e-Pulse always has a backup plan should we ever lose power on a Monday morning. And, no, it does not involve the use of deer antler spray; that would be cheating. Our solution is 100% legal ... in most states.
ACPHS Collaborating with Albany Med on Phase 1 Drug Study

Led by Associate Professor Amy Barton Pai, ACPHS is collaborating with Albany Medical Center Hospital to conduct a Phase 1 pharmacokinetic study examining the removal of ceftaroline fosamil (brand name: Teflaro) in critically ill patients receiving continuous renal replacement therapy. Ceftaroline, which is approved for the treatment of community acquired bacterial pneumonia and skin structure infections, has also been shown to be active against drug resistant bacteria such as MRSA. The goal of the study is to define the dosing recommendations for the medication in this population of patients.

Students Earn College Credits in New Global Experience Course
Associate Professor Mike Raley led a class of ten students to Costa Rica during the winter break as part of a new three-credit "Global Experience" course. The group explored the country through a variety of outdoor activities that included zip lining and hiking. Students in the course engaged in group discussions and writing assignments that explored the cultural, political, and historical similarities and differences between Costa Rica and the U.S.  
Vermont Students and Faculty Meet with Governor at Legislative Day

Vermont Campus students and faculty members joined professionals from across the state at Pharmacy Legislative Day last Friday in Montpelier. The group met with a number of key legislators including Gov. Peter Shumlin (pictured in back row with yellow tie) and Ron Klein, the new Executive Officer of the Vermont Board of Pharmacy. Students also successfully demonstrated their clinical skills by taking blood pressure and glucose readings for legislators and staffers. 

Compounding the Problem

The team of Melanie Blais, Dan Corwin, and Alison DeGennaro beat out five other teams from the College for the right to represent ACPHS at the National Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition. Like the national competition, the ACPHS competition consisted of a regulatory section, poster presentation, and compounding challenge. The national competition will take place March 21-24 in Gainesville, Florida. 

Casey Redfern Joins 1,000 Point Club

Junior Casey Redfern became the 19th player in the long history of ACPHS men's basketball to total 1,000 points when he reached the milestone in last Thursday's win vs. Davis College. He leads the Panthers with an average of 21.2 points per game and is third on the team with 6.2 rebounds per game. Redfern's strong season has helped the men's team to a 12-4 record and a #4 ranking in the latest USCAA poll. The women's team is also having an excellent season; they are 13-3 and currently ranked #2 among USCAA schools. 

Fine print
Five other reasons that you may want to use deer antler spray: (1) when your pharmacy doesn't stock moose antler spray, (2) to give oneself that "fresh from the woods" smell, (3) if your hairspray just isn't delivering the goods, (4) when you run out of deer antler cream, (5) to give your salad a little extra kick. Other suggestions? E-mail them to epulse@acphs.edu. Thanks for reading!