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Upcoming Events 


September 27

Student Summer Research Award Presentations
11:30 am, Boardroom
September 27
Albany Campus White Coat Ceremony
4:00 pm (Gym)
September 28
Mario Zeolla '97 
5K Walk/Run
9:00 am (Register)
September 28
ACPHS Health + Wellness Expo
10 am - 3 pm

September 28
Women's Soccer vs.
St. Joseph's (NY)
1:00 pm

September 28
Men's Soccer vs.
St. Joseph's (NY)
3:00 pm

September 29
Men's Soccer vs. Webb
2:00 pm

September 29
Women's Soccer vs. Medgar Evers
4:00 pm

Please welcome the employees below who joined the College this past summer (Ed. Note: Last week we mistakenly listed Allison Burton-Chase in the Dept. of Pharmacy Practice. She is in the Dept. of Basic & Social Sciences.) 

Jenna Benson


Dept. of Health Sciences


Stephanie Otto

Laboratory Instructor

Dept. of Health Sciences


Barry DeCoster

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Humanities and Comm.


Jesse Morse
IT Support Specialist
Joanna Musial-Demurat
Institutional Effectiveness

Welcome to the second edition of the e-Pulse! For those who missed us last week (we forgive you ... this time), the e-Pulse is a weekly newsletter featuring five news items from across our two campuses. It is also one of the few remaining media outlets not produced, hosted, or published by Ryan Seacrest. So if that's not incentive to read it, what is?


Vermont Campus Holds Annual White Coat Ceremony

The Vermont Campus held its White Coat Ceremony for first year (P1) students this past Friday. This annual rite of passage marks a student's entrance into the professional pharmacy program, as members of the faculty formally present each student with her or his white coat. The Albany Campus White Coat Ceremony will take place this Friday at 4:00 p.m. in the Albert M. White Gymnasium.

Associate Professor Amit Pai Receives Paper of the Year Award

Amit Pai, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, received the Impact Paper of the Year Award earlier this month from the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. This highly competitive award recognizes a significant contribution to the peer-reviewed literature which has made, or has potential to make, the most significant impact on future infectious diseases practice and/or research. Dr. Pai's publication - "Drug dosing based on weight and body surface area: mathematical assumptions and limitations in obese adults" - appeared in the September 2012 issue of Pharmacotherapy.


Seven Students Travel to Ghana for Volunteer Medical Mission

For the first few weeks of this semester we will be profiling some of the global experiences ACPHS students participated in over the summer. This week we take a look at a medical mission to the West African nation of Ghana, where seven students (Engy Bayoumy, Karina Petrovets, Katherine Lyndaker, Brett Murphy, Zachary Tompkins, Brittney Mancinelli and Alyssa Klimowski) spent two weeks of their summers. The students traveled to the rural village of Okurase, working with local community members to help organize and operate a health clinic. In addition to their volunteer work, they also experienced local culture through activities such as dancing and drumming lessons, a tour of the Elmina Slave Castle, and a visit to the local arts center.


Vice Provost Mousa Speaks at Louisiana Cancer Research Center 

Vice Provost of Research Shaker Mousa was in New Orleans this past week to address an audience of students and health care professionals as part of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center's Invited Speaker Series. The goal of the Speaker Series is to fulfill an educational need in the local community by providing the latest research and findings in the field of oncology. Dr. Mousa's presentation was titled "The Future of Nanotechnology and Biotechnology in Various Disorders, with a Special Emphasis on Cancer." Past and future invited speakers include researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Baltimore), Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo), and Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (Boston).


Women's Soccer Team Ranked #4 in First USCAA Coaches Poll

The first United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Coaches Poll came out on Friday, and the ACPHS women's soccer team is ranked #4 in the country. Following yesterday's 7-0 win at Sarah Lawrence College, the Panthers are now 4-1-1 on the season. Their next game is Saturday (at home) at 1:00 p.m. versus St. Joseph's College. Last year's women's soccer team advanced all the way to the USCAA Final Four before falling to two-time defending champion University of Maine-Ft. Kent in the semifinals.

Fine Print

September 27-29 is Family Weekend on the Albany Campus, and it's jam-packed with some great events and activities, including: the Health + Wellness Expo, Mario Zeolla 5K Walk/Run, the Albany Campus White Coat Ceremony, and four soccer games. Be sure to stop by and check them out for yourself, otherwise you'll have to read all about it in next week's e-Pulse. And you don't want to paint yourself into that corner.