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October 31, 2014
There are many forces bearing down on the nation’s health care system ranging from the imperative for broader access to the changing roles of providers. But without question, one of the most relentless change agents is science and technology. The Electronic Health Record of the future will essentially be the complete history of your body
August 22, 2014
There was a time when the only way to keep perishable foods from spoiling was to store them with a block of ice in an icebox. Companies delivered ice to homes for this purpose. Many went bust after electric refrigerators replaced ice boxes and companies that made and sold this new technology replaced those that delivered ice
July 7, 2014
With events continuing in the 150th commemoration of the Civil War, it strikes me that one of the more overlooked aspects of the war continues to be its global impact. The Union’s victory over the Confederacy not only dealt a fatal blow to slavery in the United States, but it served as a catalyst to human rights reform across the world
June 12, 2014
During my third professional year in pharmacy school, I learned about an opportunity to spend six weeks working at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, the Mecca of clinical research – my true dream job (if it didn’t involve leaving Vermont!)
May 14, 2014
The issue of prescription drug abuse has grown in the past 10-15 years from a “dirty little secret” to a nationwide epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one person dies every 19 minutes from an accidental overdose or suicide resulting from prescription drug abuse
April 28, 2014
If you could reduce health costs and improve patient outcomes, would you? That’s the question posed by the ACPHS students who produced this video advocating for the expansion of New York State’s Collaborative Drug Therapy Management (CDTM) legislation
April 16, 2014
The College recently held a Student Research Symposium where more than 30 students developed posters summarizing their research for an audience that included faculty members and fellow students. As an educator, it was gratifying to see students who were once apprehensive about getting involved in research stand confidently in front of their posters and answer questions about their projects
March 21, 2014
The FDA is beginning to roll out a $20 million enhanced programto test the quality and safety of generic drugs. This initiative follows a string of high profile contamination cases, including one at a Massachusetts compounding facility in 2012 that led to an outbreak of fungal meningitis, eventually claiming the lives of 50 people
March 13, 2014
The unrest in Ukraine and the Crimea is a topic dominating the news today, but the region’s troubled history stretches back much further than the past few weeks. In 1920, shortly after the end of WWI, Russia was plagued by a terrible famine. Future ACPHS Alumnus Steven Venear (Class of 1925) would play a key role as a leader of the American humanitarian mission that provided aid to the area
March 6, 2014
We are launching this blog to offer another perspective of the College, one that will complement what you find on the pages of our web site and social media platforms. Through this blog, we will introduce you to the variety of people and ideas that mingle at the College every day – interesting stories and conversations that might otherwise “fall through the cracks