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Upcoming Events

 

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

 

November 19
Pharmacist Roundtable [Vermont Campus]
5:30 p.m.
 
November 19 
Women's Basketball vs. Johnson & Wales 
7:00 pm
 
November 20
Men's Basketball vs. Sage College
7:00 p.m.

November 23
CPR Certification Class
SC 201 / 10:00 am
 
November 23
Men's Basketball vs. SUNY ESF
1:00 p.m.
 
November 23
Women's Basketball at St. Louis College of Pharmacy
2:00 p.m.
 
November 23
Charity Snow Ball Marriott (Wolf Road) 
7:00 to 10:00 pm
 
November 27-29
Thanksgiving Break
 
December 6
Open House for MSPS Program [VT Campus]
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
 
December 13
Last Day of Classes
 
December 16-20
Final Exams 

Welcome!
Nilsa Velilla
Human Resources Associate 
Men across the U.S. are growing mustaches this month in order to raise awareness for prostate cancer, sparking the formation of the "Movember" movement. So with just 12 days remaining before that facial furniture gets "stashed" away for another year, the e-Pulse pauses to salute those willing to invite ridicule and scorn for the greater good. Come to think of it, we pretty much do that every week.
Pharmacy Faculty Wield Influence at National Meeting
Faculty members in the Department of Pharmacy Practice were widely seen and heard at the recent ACCP National Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ACPHS faculty were part of eight podium presentations and three poster presentations. Faculty presenters included: Jeffrey Brewer, Kate Cabral, Katie Cardone, Bob Hamilton, Amy Barton Pai (who had four podium presentations), Mike Kane, Nicole Lodise, and Sarah Scarpace. ACCP's membership is composed of those committed to excellence in clinical pharmacy and patient pharmacotherapy.
College Supports Documentary on Prescription Drug Abuse
A production company in Vermont has made a film called "The Hungry Heart" which details the challenges faced by young people battling prescription drug addiction. As this issue gains increased national attention, the College has been active in initiatives such as drug takeback events and the APhA-ASP's "Generation Rx" program. In that spirit, ACPHS agreed to provide some underwriting support to help with the production of the film. The College is also working with the producer to arrange for special screenings of the movie on the Vermont and Albany Campuses. Click here to watch the movie trailer.
When you see a fork in the road, take it!
That was the title of a presentation given on campus last week by Tom Platek, Pharm.D., who offered attendees a perspective on career directions. Dr. Platek (pictured here with Asst. Dean Sarah Scarpace) is a former faculty member and Department Chair at ACPHS. He shared how different events - both planned and accidental - have helped shape his career experiences in the pharmaceutical industry, leading to positions with Otsuka, Procter and Gamble, Quintiles, and Human Genome Sciences. The lecture was also simulcast to students on the Vermont Campus.
Albany Mayor Makes Special Presentation at Hoops Opener
Albany Mayor Gerry Jennings attended the women's basketball home opener on Wednesday, November 13. In a ceremony before the game, he presented the team with a large scale replica of the street signs that are now posted in the city celebrating last year's USCAA national championship. The team put a perfect bow on the evening by defeating Hudson Valley Community College 72-60. The Panthers have won twice more since that game, improving to 4-0 on the season.

Students Rank ACPHS Food Service Tops in the Country

In a recent survey of Albany Campus students, 88% ranked the food and beverage quality provided by Chartwells to be good, very good, or excellent. The total was the highest in the country among colleges and universities where Chartwells provides dining services. Chartwells also ranked high in the overall cleanliness of the dining area at ACPHS, with more than 90% of survey respondents rating it good to excellent.
Fine Print

While women are asked to support the men in their lives who are helping raise awareness and money for cancer this month, they are discouraged from direct participation in the Movember movement. This is a situation where two wrongs do not make a right.