James J. Gozzo, Ph.D., President of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, announced today that Richard H. Daffner, M.D., F.A.C.R., will be the commencement speaker at the College’s 133rd graduation ceremony of its Albany Campus. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 1:00 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.
An alumnus of the ACPHS Class of 1963, Dr. Daffner went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree from SUNY Buffalo. He has practiced radiology with Allegheny Radiology Associates and Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the past 30 years. He also teaches or has taught radiologic sciences at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Drexel University College of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and the Temple University School of Medicine. His list of scholarly accomplishments includes serving as author on 8 textbooks, 27 book chapters, and 169 journal articles.
“This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dick’s graduation from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences,” said President Gozzo. “In the intervening years, he has distinguished himself as a pharmacist, doctor, educator, and scholar. I often say that a degree from ACPHS provides students with the ability to pursue a wide range of career opportunities, and no one exemplifies this ideal better than Dick.”
“I would like to thank the entire ACPHS community for the honor of addressing this year’s graduating class,” said Dr. Daffner. “The years that I spent at the College played an invaluable role in preparing me for my career. I hope that my experiences and insights can help this year’s graduates achieve their own professional goals – regardless of the career paths they choose.”
About Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private, independent institution committed to graduating the best health care minds in the world. In addition to its doctor of pharmacy program, ACPHS offers five bachelor’s programs and five graduate programs in the health sciences. The College’s main campus is located in Albany, New York; its satellite campus is in Colchester, Vermont.
March 25, 2013