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Upcoming Events


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


December 10
Women's Basketball vs. Skidmore College
7:00 p.m.
December 12
Pharm. Sciences Seminar Presentation
OB Boardroom / VT 310
11:00 a.m. 
December 12
Women's Basketball vs. Bard College
6:00 p.m.
December 13
Last Day of Classes
December 16-20
Final Exams
Dec. 25 - Jan. 1
College Closed
January 10
Cont. Ed. Event
"Infectious Disease Basics Workshop"
8:00 a.m.
January 21
Spring Semester Begins
January 25
ACPHS Research Forum
SC 201/ VT 310
8:00 a.m.


Jackie Cortley

Admin. Assistant

School of Pharmacy and Pharm. Sciences


Lisa Fiori




 Michael Ricchiuti
Assistant Comptroller
It's the most wonderful time of the year, if your definition of wonderful is listening to "Jingle Bell Rock" 26 times a day. But if you want to be happy in a million ways, take a break from all that dancing and prancing, and read this week's e-Pulse. It's loaded with stories that are sure to entertain readers from 1-92 (spoiler alert - those 93 and older will likely be unimpressed).
Dr. Gregory Dewey Named Eighth President of ACPHS
Gregory Dewey, Ph.D., was introduced last Tuesday as the eighth president in the school's 132-year history. Dr. Dewey is currently serving as Provost at the University of La Verne in California, where he oversees academic affairs, student affairs, enrollment management, financial aid, and athletics at the 8,000-student institution. He previously held administrative and faculty positions at the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Science and the University of Denver. Dr. Dewey will succeed President Gozzo on July 1, 2014. Please click the following link to read the Times Union article on the announcement.
Graduate Admission Application Now Available
The School of Graduate Studies has a new online application for the College's M.S. degree programs. ACPHS currently offers Master of Science degrees in Biotechnology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Cytechnology and Molecular Cytology, Health Outcomes Research, and Pharmaceutical Sciences (the M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences is offered on both the Albany and Vermont Campuses). The application deadline for fall 2014 enrollment is April 15, 2014. Any questions related to graduate admissions may be directed to graduate@acphs.edu or by calling 694-7101.
Guest Lecturer Discusses the Role of Meditation in Healthcare
Kell Julliard, an Assistant Vice President at Brooklyn's Lutheran Medical Center, gave two presentations last week on the role of meditation in health care. Mr. Julliard teaches mindfulness meditation to health professionals and the general public. The first talk was limited to the ACPHS community, while the evening presentation was open to the public. Mr. Julliard's visit was organized by the Department of Humanities and Communication and the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences - Albany Campus.
Fourth Annual ACPHS Research Forum Set for January 25

The annual ACPHS Research Forum provides a platform for faculty members across each school and department to discuss their current research projects via oral and poster presentations. It's also an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to learn about the range of research taking place at ACPHS and, in the process, identify potential faculty research mentors. This year's Forum will take place on Saturday, January 25 in SC 201 and will also be broadcast to Room 310 in Vermont. Presenters should submit their abstracts to Laura Stellato by January 10.

Speaker Shares Experiences as Aid Worker in Rwanda

The Office of Global Initiatives hosted a talk on Thursday by Carl Wilkens (second from left), a humanitarian aid worker during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. His incredible story includes saving hundreds of lives by pushing past soldiers and civilians to deliver aid to groups of orphans trapped by the violence. Mr. Wilkens shared personal stories from his experience, talked about the inspirational Rwandan people he met, and detailed the steps in the country's amazing recovery process over the past 19 years.
Fine Print
If anyone can explain the difference between the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller, please e-mail epulse@acphs.edu. We'd love to know.