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June 14, 2017
On the surface, Commencement and Reunion Weekend are very different events that celebrate very different things. Separated by just three weeks, these two events do, however, vividly demonstrate the progression of our students along their life paths. To my mind, they also highlight a continuity from generation to generation
March 23, 2017
On October 3, 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (then Albany College of Pharmacy, of course) held its first ever class. In the classroom that day were 21 students - 20 men and one woman.   The lone woman was Sarah Simonet. Sarah, the daughter of Irish immigrants, lived in Croghan, NY, a tiny town at the western edge of the Adirondacks
February 8, 2017
Two weeks ago we celebrated a milestone achievement at the College with the opening of College Parkside Pharmacy, our second student operated pharmacy. Located in the South End of Albany - less than two miles from the ACPHS campus - the pharmacy serves a dual mission of (1) providing a distinctive and innovative experience for our students and (2) improving access to pharmacy and health care services for members of the local community
December 15, 2016
Mention the word family and most people tend to think only of their parents, siblings, and relatives. But if you are a student, employee, or alumnus of this College, you are a member of another family – the ACPHS family. That was very clearly on display at the recent American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear meeting that I attended in Las Vegas
November 7, 2016
My wife Cindy and I traveled down to Milton, NY, to watch the ACPHS men’s and women’s cross country teams compete in the 2016 Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) championship. It was a glorious late fall day and the drive to Milton showed off the beautiful scenery of the lower Hudson River Valley
September 19, 2016
Dr. Jacqueline Cleary graduated from Furman University with a Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry in 2010 and received her Pharm.D. in 2014 from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, MUSC campus.  She completed her post-graduate year one general pharmacy residency training with Sentara Medical System in Norfolk, VA and then completed her post-graduate year two pain and palliative care residency training at the Albany Stratton VA Medical center in Albany, NY
July 26, 2016
One of the few things that our politically divided nation can agree upon these days is that we have an opioid epidemic. In a rare act of bipartisan legislation, Congress passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, and it was signed into law by President Obama on July 22
June 20, 2016
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ Throop Pharmacy Museum and its curator Lee Anna Obos, RPh, will be featured in the Friday, June 24 episode of the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum.” The show will air at 9:00 pm ET
June 9, 2016
On May 14, the College marked two historic firsts – we held our first-ever joint commencement exercises of the Albany and Vermont campuses, and we hosted that ceremony in a new venue, Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Saratoga turned out to be an ideal setting to honor the 275 members of the Class of 2016, a group represented by graduates of six bachelor’s degree programs, four dual degree programs, two master’s degree programs, and the doctor of pharmacy
April 22, 2016
A little over seven years ago, Albany College of Pharmacy made the strategic decision to change its name to Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The move coincided with the expansion of academic programs at the College and the need to have a name that was inclusive of current and future degree offerings