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Upcoming Events


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


November 27-29
Thanksgiving Break
December 5
Guest Lecture:
"Mindfulness Meditation in Health Care" 
SC 202, 7:30 pm
December 6
Open House for MSPS Program [VT Campus]
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


December 7
Women's Basketball vs. SUNY Canton
2:00 pm


December 7
Men's Basketball vs. SUNY Canton
December 8
Alumni Reception at ASHP Conference
5:30 pm (Orlando, FL)
December 13
Last Day of Classes
December 16-20
Final Exams 

We're just a few days away from Thanksgiving, the holiday better known as "the last speed bump before the holiday shopping season." Well, you will find no Black Friday enticements in this week's e-Pulse. We're free, so it's kind of hard to beat that price. Then again, you get what you pay for.
Snow Ball Collects $5,000 of Donated Items for Local Groups
The annual ACPHS Charity Snow Ball took place this past Saturday at the Marriott Hotel on Wolf Road. Approximately 500 students attended the event which featured a masquerade theme. The Snow Ball always features a fundraising component, and this year students selected the Parson's Child and Family Center and the YWCA of Troy as the benefiting organizations. More than $5,000 worth of requested household items and gifts were donated as a result of the event, including health and hygiene products; toys for children and teenagers; school supplies; clothes and pajamas; board games; books; and canned and dry foods.
Vermont Students Host Annual Pharmacist Roundtable Event
The Vermont student chapters of the American Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists hosted the campus' fourth annual pharmacist roundtable last Tuesday. Twelve pharmacists, including four faculty members, participated in the event which provided students with opportunities to talk with pharmacists' about their work and learn about potential career paths. Panelists represented a variety of practice settings, including community, clinical, ambulatory care, consulting, inpatient, and government. 
Anthrax Simulation Event Offers Interprofessional Learning Opportunities

Four pharmacy students from the College, along with faculty members Jo Carreno and Sarah Scarpace, participated in a a simulated anthrax exercise last week. About 80 people were involved in the event at UAlbany's East Campus, which featured the pharmacy students working side by side with medical residents and students in the master's program at the SUNY School of Public Health. The ACPHS students dispensed ten day supplies of the drug Doxycycline (the first line treatment for anthrax) to exposed "patients" and counseled them on usage, side effects, and instructions for pursuing the recommended 60 day treatment cycle.

NCPA Members Host ACPHS Academy Students in Lab

Members of the student chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) hosted 8th graders from the College's ACPHS Academy on Tuesday in the pharmacy skills lab. The ACPHS students talked about the importance of basic health and wellness activities, and then showed the Academy students how to make their own toothpaste. Now in its 7th year, the ACPHS Academy is an afterschool science enrichment program hosted by the College for city of Albany youths. There are currently 110 students enrolled in the program.

13 Student-Athletes Named USCAA Academic All Americans

Thirteen ACPHS student athletes were among those honored by the USCAA as 2013 Academic All-Americans. To qualify for All-Academic status, student-athletes must be upperclassmen with cumulative GPAs of 3.5 or higher while competing for their institutions in their respective sports. Congratulations to this year's honorees: Cassandra Izzo, Krista Rainville (women's cross country); Gavin O'Brien, Kevin Ash, Matthew Calnan, Joseph Gottwald (men's cross country); Skippy Ripepi, Brittany Spencer, Jennifer Bechard, Sarah Cope (women's soccer); and Spencer Keable, Ryan Mack, Adam Hoye-Simek (men's soccer).

Fine Print

On Friday morning, the only line you'll find us waiting in is the one that leads to leftover pumpkin pie. 


Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!