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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
March 9, 2016
Academic research in America reflects American culture – it’s about the rugged individualist. The American tradition of research has been a single investigator from a single discipline working on a single problem within the confines of his or her laboratory
February 24, 2016
Congratulations to the students and faculty members involved with ACPHS’ Vermont chapter of the Student Society of Health–System Pharmacists (SSHP). The group has been nationally recognized in the Student Society Spotlight on the American Society of Health Systems’ (ASHP) website
January 29, 2016
Nimish Patel, Pharm.D, PhD, AAHIVP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Would you briefly describe your educational background and training? I was a student at the Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (ACPHS) and received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2006
January 21, 2016
As we prepare for the February opening of College Hometown Pharmacy – the student operated pharmacy located in Hometown Health Clinic in Schenectady – we must finalize a number of operational details. We are in the process of installing technology and security equipment, acquiring inventory, and obtaining the various licenses needed to operate as a 340B pharmacy
January 20, 2016
Welcome! New for 2016, the Department of Pharmacy Practice (DPP) at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is launching a blog to keep our community updated on what’s happening within the department. The Department of Pharmacy Practice at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, August 2014 Spearheaded by department chair Amy Barton Pai, Pharm
December 14, 2015
For years, the cost of higher education has grown faster than inflation. Too many students today are exiting college with considerable debt and limited job opportunities. These disturbing trends have spurred a national debate on the value of a college education
November 3, 2015
The past two decades have seen the rise of a new kind of business venture called “social entrepreneurship.” Social entrepreneurs build businesses that seek to generate social capital as opposed to financial capital. The primary goal of social entrepreneurship is to create a social benefit, but unlike philanthropic or welfare organizations, these ventures are businesses that generate revenues to ensure sustainability and services
September 23, 2015
The Department of Education recently launched a website to provide prospective students and their parents with additional data on the performance of colleges and universities (click here to view the ACPHS report). The website resulted from an Obama administration initiative to rank college performance so that the general population can more easily compare the quality of different schools
August 11, 2015
Earlier this summer we held a pair of pre-Orientation events for incoming first year students and their families. Following a brief welcome, the students and parents were separated into two groups. My job was to talk with the parents about the ACPHS experience and the journey the students would soon begin