ACPHS In The News

Student-Operated Pharmacy Opens In Albany's South End

WAMC Northeast Public Radio
January 27, 2017

This story from WAMC Northeast Public Radio details the opening of the new College Parkside Pharmacy and includes interviews with President Dewey, Pharmacist Gus Barranca, and Steve Longo from the Albany Housing Authority.

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Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has opened its second student-run pharmacy — this time in the city of Albany. 

Following on the heels of its successful facility that opened last spring in Schenectady, College Parkside Pharmacy is situated on the first floor of the Capital South Campus Center at 20 Warren Street in Albany. New York State Senator Neil Breslin says the pharmacy is a win for all involved.  "It's going to be wonderful for this neighborhood. Pharmacists, I believe in their involvement in the community, and I believe that they're such an important part of our health care system."

The 570-square foot pharmacy features a full-time, licensed pharmacist, Gus Barranca, who will supervise ACPHS students as they complete their bachelor’s, master’s and doctor of pharmacy programs.  "We're gonna try to develop community relationships, have our students become 'beyond practice-ready' so they're able to function in any type pharmacy setting when they graduate."

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