Academics


Departments

The academic structure of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is comprised of three schools - Arts and Sciences, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Graduate Studies - and the following six academic departments:

David W. Clarke, PhD
Basic and Clinical Sciences

School: Arts and Sciences
Academic Programs: B.S. Biomedical Technology, B.S. Clinical Laboratory SciencesB.S. MicrobiologyM.S. Clinical Laboratory SciencesM.S. Cytotechnology and Molecular CytologyM.S. Molecular Biosciences
Chair: David Clarke, Ph.D.
Phone: (518) 694-7252
E-mail: David.Clarke@acphs.edu

This department is composed of faculty from scientific backgrounds that include the physical, biological, and mathematical sciences. Research emphasis includes various projects related to infectious diseases (tularemia, HIV, and influenza) and medicinal chemistry (identifying novel drug targets and new therapeutic agents).

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Michael Pittman, PhD
Humanities and Communication

School: Arts and Sciences
Academic Programs: B.S. Public Health, Doctor of Pharmacy, Pre-Med Pathway, Pre-PA Pathway
Chair: Michael Pittman, Ph.D.
Phone: (518) 694-7385
E-mail: Michael.Pittman@acphs.edu

The Department of Humanities and Communication is home to faculty with expertise in a variety of humanities disciplines, including ethics, communication, and health communication.

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Richard Dearborn, Ph.D.
Pharmaceutical Sciences - Albany Campus

School: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Academic Programs: B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, M.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Doctor of Pharmacy
Interim Chair: Richard Dearborn, Ph.D.
Phone: (518) 694-7387
E-mail: Richard.Dearborn@acphs.edu

Centralized in the College's Biosciences Research Building (BRB), departmental faculty boast expertise in the areas of drug delivery, drug discovery, bioanalytical technologies, cell signaling, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and neuroscience.

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Stefan Balaz, PhD, DSc
Pharmaceutical Sciences - Vermont Campus

School: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Academic Programs: M.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Doctor of Pharmacy
Chair: Stefan Balaz, Ph.D., D.Sc
Phone: (802) 735-2615
E-mail: Stefan.Balaz@acphs.edu

Departmental focus includes the development of epigenetic drug candidates, the medicinal chemistry of sirtuin effectors, the molecular and cellular biology of anticancer drugs and drug candidates, and computational prediction of protein-ligand structures and binding affinities.

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Darren Grabe, PharmD
Pharmacy Practice

School: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Academic Programs: Doctor of Pharmacy
Chair: Darren Grabe, Pharm.D.
Phone: (518) 694-7310
E-mail: Darren.Grabe@acphs.edu

The department is made up of highly trained, specialized faculty with members located on each of the College's two campuses. Faculty expertise is wide ranging with particular strength in the areas of infectious diseases, nephrology, and endocrinology.

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Colleen McLaughlin, PhD
Population Health Sciences

School: Arts & Sciences
Academic Programs: B.S. Public Health, M.S. Health Outcomes and Informatics
Chair: Colleen McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Phone: (518) 694-7392
E-mail: Colleen.McLaughlin@acphs.edu

Featuring expertise in areas such as epidemiology, health disparities, and patient-provider communication, the department's core faculty are supplemented by faculty with joint appointments from Pharmacy Practice; Humanities and Communication; and Basic and Clinical Sciences. 

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