Your weekly update from ACPHS  


March 14 



SC Atrium, 11:00 am


March 18-22

Spring Break

March 22-23
Continuing Education: 
Pharm. Practice Institute

April 5
Multi-cultural Festival
(Albany Campus)

April 6
Accepted Student Day

April 6
Int'l Fusion Show
(Vermont Campus)

April 12
Relay for Life
(Albany Campus)

April 13
Continuing Education:
Immunization Delivery

April 16
Pharmacy Legislative Day
(Albany Campus)

April 19-20

April 19
Relay for Life
(Vermont Campus)

April 20
Accepted Student day

April 27
Nat'l Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 

April 28
Continuing Education: Nephrology Symposium

May 11
Continuing Education:
Barbara M. DiLascia Oncology Lecture Series 

May 18
Albany Campus (1 pm)

May 19
Vermont Campus (1 pm)
If the time change has you feeling a day late and an hour short, don't despair. We're springing forward with a jam-packed edition of the e-Pulse that's sure to perk up those droopy eyes. And if that doesn't work, well at least you're one hour closer to Spring Break. So you got that going for you.
Density Screenings Help Ensure Patients Aren't "Bad to the Bone"

One of the newest organizations at the College is the student chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). Formed just this year, the group already has 114 members. Last weekend, twenty of those members, along with Professor Michael Kane, held a bone density screening in the Rite Aid Lounge. Using factors such as genetics, history of previous fractures, and smoking/tobacco use, the students helped assess each person's risk factor for osteoporosis. 

Vermont Campus Students Host Health Fair at Local Supermarket

Members of the Vermont Chapter of the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists organized a Health Fair last weekend at the Shaw's Supermarket in Colchester. Ten students, along with faculty members Sommer Zarbock and Kristin DeBellis, participated in the bi-annual event where they performed blood glucose screenings, blood pressure readings, and medication counseling. Looking ahead, SSHP-Vermont will be assisting with the National Drug Takeback Day in April and conducting poison prevention programs for local schoolchildren.

Pharmacy Student Re-Elected to Position on National Committee

P3 student Nick Stark has been nominated to serve a second term on the Student Pharmacist Committee of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP). As a national representative for the organization, one of Nick's goals for the upcoming year is to work with his colleagues from other schools of pharmacy to increase awareness among student pharmacists about the exciting and constantly changing career opportunities in managed care. The first meeting of the new Committee will take place next month at the AMCP's 25th Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Nine Student Athletes Named USCAA Academic All Americans

The on-court success of the ACPHS basketball teams was well documented this season, but you may not know that they excelled in the classroom as well. Nine men's and women's student-athletes were named USCAA Academic All-Americans for basketball at the conclusion of the season: Michael Beyer, Steven Brown, Sarah Cope, Alyson Johnson, Kelsey Johnson, Paul Nolan, Casey Redfern, Megan Serley, and John Tremblay. Congratulations!


* * * There will be a celebration honoring the ACPHS women's national championship team on Thursday, March 14 at 11 am in the Student Center. * * *
SGA Installs New Monitors for Campus News and Information

The amount of e-mail we receive on a daily basis can be overwhelming, and it's easy to miss things (though we know that never happens with an issue of the e-Pulse). The Student Government Association has taken steps to address this situation by installing new message boards in the Student Center, Holland Building Lobby, and Princeton Classrooms to display information about upcoming campus events and activities. Be sure to check them out, and if you would like to post your own event, just e-mail sga@acphs.edu with your information compiled on a PPT slide.

Fine print
With the upcoming Spring Break, we will be taking a vacation of our own, so there will be no e-Pulse next Monday (please try to compose yourself). We're going to instead dedicate ourselves to finding new ways to improve the newsletter; either that, or we'll make a Harlem Shake video.