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March 28, 2017
Howard Zucker, MD, JD, New York State Commissioner of Health, will be the speaker at the College’s 137th commencement ceremony taking place Saturday, May 13 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. ACPHS President Greg Dewey also announced that the College will present honorary degrees to Michael Botticelli, the former director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Guthrie (Gus) Birkhead, M
March 22, 2017
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has hired public health professional Colleen McLaughlin, PhD, to be the founding Chair of its Department of Population Health Sciences. The department was organized in 2016 following the launch of the College’s bachelor’s program in Public Health
March 10, 2017
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has updated its pharmacy admissions process to remove the PCAT requirement for ACPHS students with Early Assurance into the Doctor of Pharmacy program. The change will become effective starting with the class who enters the first professional year (P1) in fall 2018
March 8, 2017
ACPHS President Greg Dewey was honored by A Village, Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents of Albany’s South End, at the organization's annual “Celebration of Progress” gala. This year's event was held on March 9 at Sixty State Place in Albany
February 24, 2017
Assistant Professor Tim LaRocca has been awarded a three-year research grant totaling $480,000 to study a specific type of red blood cell death (called “necroptosis”) and explore ways to influence this process. The grant is being funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health
February 22, 2017
Associate Professor Meenakshi Malik has been awarded a three-year research grant totaling $480,000 to expand her study of Francisella tularensis, a bacterium that causes a potentially fatal disease called tularemia. The grant is being funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
February 13, 2017
ACPHS has received approval from the New York State Education Department to offer a new dual degree program that will allow students to obtain a Bachelor's in Microbiology and a Master's in Molecular Biosciences in just five years. It would typically take six years to pursue each degree separately
January 25, 2017
The College’s second student operated pharmacy, located on the first floor of Albany’s Capital South Campus Center, will provide members of the local community with a range of pharmacy and health care services. Located on the first floor of the Capital South Campus Center at 20 Warren Street in Albany, the 570-square-foot pharmacy features a full-time, licensed pharmacist who will supervise ACPHS students as they complete their bachelor’s, master’s and doctor of pharmacy programs
December 12, 2016
An innovative partnership between MVP Health Care, Capital Care Medical Group, and ACPHS will seek to optimize the way medications are used by patients with chronic health conditions. Conditions that may be targeted through this program include diabetes or heart disease
November 18, 2016
ACPHS President Dewey joined a number of Vermont education and business leaders, along with Governor Peter Shumlin and Governor-elect Phil Scott, in releasing a joint statement in support of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Dr. Dewey signed on behalf of the College's Colchester, Vermont campus
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