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For a complete list of ACPHS events, visit the online calendar


October 1

American Pharmacists Month Kickoff Event
Student Center, 8 am

October 1
SGA Senate Meeting
Collins Boardroom (OB)
11:00 am

October 5
Men's Soccer at Berkeley
1:00 pm

October 5
Women's Soccer at Berkeley
3:00 pm

October 10
International APPE Rotation Dinner
Rite Aid Lounge, 6 pm

October 19
Barbara M. DiLascia Women's and Men's Health Symposium
9:00 am

October 20
Admissions Open House
9:30 am 


Faye Shephard

Administrative Assistant

Financial Aid


Donnaya Robinson

Administrative Assistant

Office of the President


Joseph Carreno

Assistant Professor

Pharmacy Practice


Lisa Grinnell
Administrative Assistant
Pharmacy Practice

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Health + Wellness Expo Leaves Everyone Feeling Good

The ACPHS Health + Wellness Expo was, by any measure, a great success. An estimated 1,000 people attended this year's event, which was again spearheaded by APhA-ASP students. Attendees participated in free health screenings and assessments, discounted flu shots, a medication take-back program, medication reviews by pharmacists, and a farmer's market. They also had opportunities to visit dozens of health and wellness vendors who set up booths in the gym and the Student Center. The day began with the Mario Zeolla 5K walk/run which featured 110 participants. The Expo is a partnership between the College and MVP Health Care.


Dr. Amy Barton Pai Receives $499,999 NIH Research Award

Dr. Amy Barton Pai, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, has been awarded a one-year $499,999 research grant from the National Institutes of Health in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration. The goal of the grant is to improve the safety of iron that is delivered to patients intravenously (IV iron) by developing a model that will compare the safety of generic IV iron products to their brand name counterparts. Dr. Barton Pai will collaborate with researchers from GE Global Research in Niskayuna and Dr. Amit Pai at ACPHS on the project. The award is the second NIH grant received by a faculty member at the College in the past three months.


Summer Student Research Scholars Present Their Findings

The Summer Student Research Award program provides support to exceptional students interested in pursuing laboratory, clinical, or other research projects and scholarly activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor during the summer break. Recipients of the 2013 awards presented their research findings during a program on Friday which was broadcast between the two campuses. Student awardees and mentors were as follows: Kristine Ferreira (Mentor: Dr. Anthony Nicasio), Alicia Crook (Dr. Susan Ludeman), Khadijat Audu (Dr. Andy Zheng and Dr. Patricia Grasso), Wen-Zhen Chen (Dr. Thomas Lodise & Dr. Katie Cardone), Joanna Szaro (Dr. Meenakshi Malik), Kaitlyn Gannon (Dr. Eric Yager), Mohammed Rasoully (Dr. Marcel Musteata), Denis Malyshev (Dr. Richard Dearborn), Uzair Khawaja (Dr. Charles Bergeron), and Sophia Kim (Dr. Karen Glass).


Albany Campus Hosts White Coat Ceremony for P1 Students

One week after the Vermont Campus held its White Coat Ceremony, it was the Albany Campus' turn to host this annual rite of passage for students entering the first professional year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Curtis E. Haas, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, and member of the ACPHS Class of 1982, delivered the White Coat Address. Dr. Haas is the Director of Pharmacy for the University of Rochester Medical Center and also serves as the President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). Michele Fioravanti, President of the College's chapter of APhA-ASP, led the recitation of the Pledge of Professionalism. To view more photos from the ceremony, visit the ACPHS Facebook page.


Vermont Student Wins "Know Pain, Know Gain" Competition

ACPHS-Vermont student Amanda Valentin (pictured here with Sandy Rosa, Coordinator of Experiential Education on the Vermont Campus) won the "Know Pain, Know Gain" Pharmacy Patient Counseling Competition at the recently concluded New England Pharmacists Convention in Connecticut. The competition was moderated by Michele Mathews, a clinical pharmacy specialist from the Pain Management Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Eight colleges of pharmacy from New England were represented at the event. (Ed. Note: The name of this competition was not coined by the e-Pulse staff, but we sure wish it was!). 

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In addition to being American Pharmacists Month, October is also National Medical Librarian Month, National Orthodontic Health Month, and National Physical Therapy Month. Good luck finding a greeting card to cover all those bases.