These are exciting times for Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
During the past five years, we have seen impressive growth in our student enrollment, our physical plant, our academic programming, and our research effort.
Founded in 1881, ACPHS prides itself on its tradition of excellence in teaching and research. That tradition continues to this day with our ongoing efforts to build innovative educational and research programs that meet the ever changing needs of our health care system.
Our distinguished faculty work directly with our students to open to them a whole new world of discovery, development, and practice. Our graduates are entering the pharmacy and health sciences professions at a particularly critical time of change and challenge.
The traditional roles of point-of-care providers are changing with an increased dependence on interprofessional teams and information technology. Additionally, advances in the life sciences have provided new and sophisticated therapies and diagnostics that enable the dream of personalized medicine.
At the same time, healthcare access has become a national imperative and new policies and practices are needed to respond to the needs of our population.
These trends offer both opportunities and challenges for ACPHS as it prepares the next generation of pharmacists and health science professionals to make a difference both in people’s lives and in the healthcare system as a whole.
T. Gregory Dewey, Ph.D.