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Alumni Alert eNewsletter
February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day! 


February is American Heart Month. How are you celebrating? We've seen campus support for the Go Red For Women movement and we are wearing our red pins to help spread awareness. Send us your stories and photos showcasing what your organization or office is doing in support of heart health. Email us at and we'll highlight them in the next issue of the Alumni Alert


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APhA-ASP 2013 Logo Join us at APhA in March

If you are attending APhA-ASP Annual Meeting & Exposition in Los Angles please join us at the Alumni and Friends Reception on Sunday, March 3!

900 West Olympic Boulevard
6 - 7:30 p.m.
This community event is complimentary for all ACPHS alumni, faculty, friends, staff and students. Register online  by Friday, February 22 or confirm with the Office of Institutional Advancement at 518.694.7393 or 


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). For more information, read here.
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.
Cherry Blossom Festival 2013 Cherry Blossom Brunch Cruise in Washington, D.C.

Join the Office of Institutional Advancement on Saturday, April 13 for the most entertaining way to see and experience Washington, D.C. Board the Odyssey III Yacht and cruise beneath the Memorial Bridge past the Kennedy Center to Georgetown. Alumni can attend free of charge and guests cost $40 per person. Your ticket includes a two hour cruise, buffet brunch, live music and unlimited mimosas and champagne. Tickets are limited and an R.S.V.P. is required.

To secure your spot aboard the cruise, register online, email Christina Sanvidge or call 518.694.7137 by Monday, April 1.
Students Earning 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. 
For more information on ACPHS Global Initiatives click here


ACPHS Athletics Highlights


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Phonathon 2012-2013 ACPHS is Calling

ACPHS students want to connect with you and will be reaching out soon!

Answer the call and hear about all the incredible things happening right now on campus! We would also love to know what is going on in your life as well. The call will be quick and speaking to a student is a great way to stay connected or reconnect with ACPHS.
If you prefer not to be called, please consider making a gift to ACPHS online todayThank you!
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Alumni and Friends We'll Miss

Charles "Chuck" Farrington, Class of 1952 - January 25, 2013

James E. Harrington, Class of 1954 - December 22, 2012

Martin L. Gerstenzang, Class of 1961 - December 14, 2012

Jane Sabatino, Class of 1990 - November 12, 2012

News and Events Logo In The News

February 23
Alumni and Friends Reception 
Syracuse Men's Basketball vs. Georgetown
March 3
APhA-ASP Annual Conference
March 22 - 23 
NY and VT


March 9, April 6 & April 20
Albany, NY
April 6
 Burlington, VT
April 13
ACPHS Student Center
April 13
Washington D.C.
April 21
April 21

June 7
6th Annual FONSMZ Memorial Golf Tournament
Country Club
June 7-9 
 Go to the Events Page for more information on these and other events. 


Bill Jabour
Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
Office of Institutional Advancement