Your weekly update from ACPHS  


February 12

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

Africana Film Series
Film #2 (7 pm)

February 15
Movie: "Wreck it Ralph"
SC 202 (6:30 pm)

February 16
Family Movie Saturday
"Wreck it Ralph"
SC 202 (4:30 pm)

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

February 21
Ghana Medical Mission
Information Session
SC 201 (11 am)

February 22
Deadline for Student Summer Research Awards Applications

Dominica Rotation Student Presentation
(6 pm)

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 19-20

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

April 27
Medication Takeback Event (Albany Campus)

April 28
Continuing Education: Nephrology Symposium

May 18
Albany Campus (1 pm)

May 19
Vermont Campus (1 pm)
While some were trying to make sense of Doppler radar images last week and refreshing their inboxes for news of a possible school closingthey might have missed the latest developments at the College. Lucky for them we DVR'd it all and have collected it here for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!
Global Pharm.D. Rotation Travels to Caribbean Island of Dominica

Five ACPHS Pharm.D. students recently completed a six-week rotation centered around the Caribbean island of Dominica. The rotation was comprised of two weeks of pre-trip preparations, two weeks on-site in Dominica, and two weeks of follow-up work. Students learned about alternative medicines and herbal remedies in addition to volunteering at village health clinics, where they consulted with patients and assisted in the pharmacy. Other activities included visiting a local school to teach children medication safety and helping at a center for the disabled. 

New Agreement Gives Students Free Access to All CDTA Bus Routes

The College, with the support of the Student Government Association, has partnered with CDTA to offer Albany Campus students universal access to the entire CDTA bus network for the spring semester. Universal access means free, unlimited use of all CDTA route services. Students need only swipe their active student ID card in a CDTA bus farebox to ride. If this pilot project spurs strong ridership by students, the College will explore extending the agreement beyond this semester.

3 Questions with ... ACPHS-Vermont Professor Dorothy Pumo

Dorothy Pumo is a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences on the Vermont Campus. She teaches classes in immunology and pathophysiology, but step into her office and you might think you've entered the bat cave.


1. What's the story behind these replica bats in your office?

Before I came to ACPHS, bats were the focus of my research. My lab was the first one to publish data supporting the hypothesis that bats are more closely related to carnivores and hooved mammals than to primates. This was a major paradigm shift in the evolution of mammals.


2. How about a bat fun fact?

A typical mother bat has a baby that is one third of her body weight. That would be like a 120-pound woman having a 40 pound baby. And she can still fly!

3. You have a number of medals hanging from your office wall. How did you earn those?

They're mostly from biking. I started riding competitively in 1979, though these days I ride more for fun. I once finished fourth in the Mt. Washington (NH) Bike Climb. [Mt. Washington is 6,288 feet high with an average grade of 12%]. Of course, I was much younger then!
ACPHS Research Institute to Offer Internship in Nanotechnology

The College's Pharmaceutical Research Institute is offering an internship for an ACPHS student in the professional pharmacy program interested in studying the applications of nanotechnology and biotechnology in cancer research. The four week internship, to be performed between June-August 2013, will include a $1,000 stipend. For more information or to request an application, please contact Laura Stellato. All materials must be submitted by March 4.

The "Pink" Panthers Strike Again

The ACPHS Women's Basketball team sported pink uniforms for Thursday night's 69-44 home win over North Country Community College. The uniforms were worn as a show of support for Coaches vs. Cancer, an organization committed to increasing awareness of the importance of cancer prevention and early detection. With a 15-4 record on the season, the women's team is ranked #2 in the latest USCAA poll; at 13-5, the men's team is 5th.

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While you're waiting for the rest of this weekend's storm to make landfall (we're told it's coming; be patient), take a moment and send along your thoughts on the e-Pulse to epulse@acphs.edu. We always enjoy hearing from you!