ACPHS In The News
First Class Graduates from Pharmacy College
Burlington Free Press
May 19, 2013
The Class of 2013 becomes the first group of students to graduate from the ACPHS-Vermont Campus in Colchester. Seventy-four students participated in the ceremony which featured U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy as the speaker.
Pharmacy college chief to step down
April 30, 2013
ACPHS President James Gozzo announces that he will step down following the end of the 2013-14 academic year. This article summarizes some of the many accomplishments during his 15 years at the College.
Colleges get A for snuffing out smoking
March 20, 2013
ACPHS is one of four Albany-area colleges and universities that has announced plans to go tobacco-free beginning in the 2013-14 academic year.
Connecting K–12 STEM to College, After School
March 12, 2013
This cover story from the monthly publication of the National Science Teachers Association features STEM programs hosted by colleges and universities for K-12 students. The ACPHS Academy is one of the highlighted programs.
Johnson sisters win Division II National Championship
Malone (NY) Telegram
March 9, 2013
Profile of sisters Alyson and Kelsey Johnson and their roles in helping the ACPHS Women's Basketball team capture the 2013 USCAA Division II National Championship.
What’s best for your wallet may not be best for your health
Medill Reports Chicago
February 19, 2013
Pill splitting is a popular practice for reducing the dose of a medication or prolonging the duration of a prescription. But Associate Professor Jen Cerulli explains that the risks can outweigh the benefits.
NY to implement I-STOP law, feds might follow suit
WNYT-TV (NBC), Albany
January 31, 2013
Health reporter Benita Zahn interviews Director of Continuing Education David Kile on the implications of proposed federal legislation designed to curb prescription drug abuse.
CDTM ideal for managing chronic disease like diabetes
Associate Professor Amy Barton Pai discusses how Collaborative Drug Therapy Management (CDTM) can help reduce costs and improve outcomes for patients suffering from chronic diseases.
Profile: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
November 9, 2012
The growth of ACPHS and the expansion of its academic offerings are the focus of this story from the Business Review, the weekly business newspaper of the Capital Region. The article was part of the paper's annual Colleges and Universities issue.
Cope Leads Women's Soccer Team to USCAA Tournament
WRGB-TV (Ch. 6, Albany)
October 25, 2012
Sophomore striker Sarah Cope plays a key role in leading the ACPHS women's soccer team to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association's "Final Four."
High Demand, Low Supply
September 5, 2012
Medical laboratories must hire 12,000 employees annually, but only 5,000 lab professionals graduate each year. Chair of the Department of Health Sciences Elyse Wheeler discusses this growing problem, and the career opportunities it creates for students in ACPHS' Biomedical Technology program.
Dangers of Prescription Drugs
August 12, 2012
Associate Professor Jeffrey Brewer shares the latest information on the prescription drug epidemic and steps that can be taken to deter misuse and abuse.
My Other Life: Amy Barton Pai
August 5, 2012
Associate Professor Amy Barton Pai is a dedicated teacher and researcher whose interests lie in the treatment of kidney disease. But away from the campus, she has a passion for ballet.
August 5, 2012
Assistant Dean Sarah Scarpace discusses the health care implications (and related costs) that occur when patients fail to take their medications as prescribed.
ACPHS Adds Sports Facility
June 5, 2012
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences breaks ground on $2.5 million athletics facility project that will include a synthetic turf soccer field and the addition of a six lane rubberized track.
May 13, 2012
Photos from the College's 132nd Commencement ceremony which took place at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. Kerry Kennedy, President of the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, was the featured speaker.
Empty medicine chest safely: Unwanted over-the-counter, prescription drugs to be collected
April 26, 2012
Faculty member Jane Boyd discusses the College's upcoming medication takeback program and why it's important to properly dispose of unused or expired drugs.
The Health Show: Drug Shortages
WAMC-FM (NPR member station)
April 19, 2012
Faculty member David Kile appears on nationally syndicated radio program to discuss the factors behind the growing shortage of critical medications.
Lab Sciences - A Growing Health Field
WNYT-TV (Ch. 13)
March 28, 2012
Elyse Wheeler, chair of the Department of Diagnostic Laboratory Sciences, discusses the current shortage of lab professionals and the growing number of opportunities for students in the field.
Drug Shortages Driving a Dangerous Dance
March 5, 2012
Faculty member David Kile outlines some of the factors influencing the country's growing shortage of critical medications.
Health Link (WMHT-TV)
February 23, 2012
ACPHS Associate Professor Jeffrey Brewer and John McDonald III ’85, co-owner Marra's Pharmacy in Cohoes, NY, discuss medication compliance, safety, and the patient-pharmacist relationship.
Five Questions: Dr. Shaker Mousa
The (Troy) Record
February 7, 2012
The Vice Provost for Research at ACPHS discusses his role at the College and his passion for pharmaceutical research.
Aiken is a true student-athlete
Glens Falls Post-Star
January 7, 2012
Student Peter Aiken balances academics and athletics to help lead the ACPHS men's basketball team.
Pain medication responsible for more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined
December 26, 2011
Associate Professor Jeffrey Brewer discusses the subject of prescription drug abuse and how it has emerged into a full fledged health epidemic.
A More Modern Blood Thinner
October 28, 2011
Researchers at ACPHS, led by Vice Provost of Research Shaker Mousa, Ph.D., have collaborated with colleagues at other institutions to develop a more efficient method for making a form of the popular blood thinner heparin.
Side effects: Doctors say not taking the medicine can be worse
Oct 22, 2011
Sarah Scarpace, Pharm.D., BCOP, an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean at ACPHS, discusses the risks that can occur when patients make decisions about their medication usage without first consulting with their pharmacists or physicians.
New Hartford's Hecox enjoying college soccer comeback
Oct 11, 2011
ACPHS men's soccer player Zach Hecox rebounded from serious injuries that threatened to end his career just six months earlier to score a school-record six goals in one game.
New drug's promise the best under the sun
Sept. 19, 2011
This front page article details an NIH research grant awarded to ACPHS Associate Professor Martha Hass, Ph.D., for the development of new chemical compounds that could help limit the harmful effects of the sun's ultraviolet rays.
In Conversation with Dr. Shannon Miller and Dr. Patrick Meek of ACPHS
July 21, 2011
Faculty members Shannon Miller, Pharm.D., BCPS, and Patrick Meek, Pharm.D., M.S.P.H., join WAMC Radio's Alan Chartock to discuss various issues related to prescription drugs – from the development and approval of new drugs to best practices for medication safety.
The Science Behind Medication Dosing
July 7, 2011
Amit Pai, Pharm.D., an associate professor of pharmacy practice, breaks down the science behind medication dosing, including recent advances in how to calculate dosing for obese patients.
Vox Pop: Ask the Pharmacist
June 27, 2011
Faculty members Shannon Miller, Pharm.D., BCPS, and Sal Bottiglieri, Pharm.D., answer listener questions on a wide range of pharmacy topics.
Progress to hail in the battle against AIDS
June 23, 2011
As the U.S. marks the 30th anniversary of the country's first HIV/AIDS diagnoses, Associate Professor Christopher Miller, Pharm.D., BCPS, discusses the medication advances that have been made over that time and their impact on the health outlooks for HIV/AIDS patients.
The Future of Vermont Pharmacies
Vermont Public Radio
June 14, 2011
Bob Hamilton, Pharm.D., Associate Dean for the ACPHS-Vermont Campus, discusses the business models of independent and chain store pharmacies and the expanding role of the pharmacist in patient care.
Academic Minute: Personalized Medicine
May 24, 2011
Shaker Mousa, Vice Provost for Research and head of the College's Pharmaceutical Research Institute, discusses the shortcomings of the current “one size fits all” approach to medicine and why the future is one of personalized medicine.
Pharmacy school students fund scholarship
May 19, 2011
On the occasion of their graduation, 20 members of the Class of 2011 pledged $2,500 each to establish a scholarship in the name of Associate Professor Ray Chandrasekara. The resulting "Be the Change" scholarship derives its name from the Gandhi quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
A benefactor to Albany's Irish
March 17, 2011
Associate Professor of English Margaret Carroll authored this article on the often overlooked impact of Cardinal John McCloskey in making Albany a coveted destination for Irish immigrants in the mid-19th century.
Next Generation Anticoagulants May Push Warfarin to the Wayside
Managed Care Magazine
For years, patients have been prescribed Warfarin (often known by brand names such as Coumadin) to prevent blood clots from forming or expanding. A new array of drugs is now poised to offer patients alternatives to Warfarin. ACPHS Professor Shaker Mousa discusses the potential benefits and drawbacks of these new drugs.
Vox Pop: Ask the Pharmacist
January 14, 2011
"Vox Pop" is one of the most popular call-in programs on WAMC-FM, Albany's NPR member station. On this day, the topic was "Ask the Pharmacist," and a steady stream of listeners used the opportunity to pose a range of pharmacy related questions to ACPHS Assoicate Professors Jennifer Cerulli and Jeff Brewer.
Splitting Pills May Have Risks
WebMD Health News
January 7, 2011
On the heels of a study from the Journal of Advanced Nursing, Associate Professor Jeffrey Brewer outlines why pill splitting is common among many patients and describes the potential safety issues associated with this practice.
Small Pharmacy Plays Big Game
Medill News Service (Chicago)
December 2, 2010
Following years of acquisitions by chain drug stores, independent pharmacies are beginning to rebound by carving out their own niches. Associate Professor Angela Dominelli talks about this phenomenon and what independent stores must do differently in order to remain competitive.
Flu shots keep employees health and businesses active
Associate Professor Angela Dominelli authored this article for VISIONS magazine (the publication of the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce) about the annual economic impact of the flu and why flu shots offer the best insurance for businesses and their employees.
Don't Flush Outdated Drugs
October 2, 2010
As part of its annual Health Fair, ACPHS hosted a Medication Takeback Event in an effort to help keep pharmaceuticals out of
local lakes, rivers, and streams. A total of 220 pounds of medications were collected.
Coach Who Knows the Right Dose
September 26, 2010
Longtime men's soccer coach Rich Komulainen reflects on 26 years of coaching and the balance of academics and athletics at ACPHS.
From One Nest to Another
August 27, 2010
As 276 first year students begin the next phases of their lives, one student shares her
thoughts and emotions on her first day at ACPHS.
Doctors Split on Drug Pay Policy
Associate Professor Gina Garrison discusses potential impact
of health insurer's decision to change reimbursement policy on cholesterol lowering
Lifetime of Achievement Follows ACPHS Professor
The Record (Troy, NY)
June 24, 2010
Rinaldo ("Prof") DeNuzzo, a living legend at ACPHS, retires after
58 years of teaching at the College.
ACPHS Professor Appears on Public Radio to Talk About Diabetes and Immunizations
May 20, 2010
Assistant Pharmacy Practice Professor Shannon Miller took visited
WAMC's Vox Pop to talk about diabetes, immunizations and all things pharmacy.
Government's role is to educate, not control, says surgeon general
May 17, 2010
Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, in Albany to serve as the
2010 commencement speaker at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, discusses
her role in helping "to bring clarity and understanding to the overwhelmingly confusing
conversations about health and health care." Rep. Paul Tonko adds that "they are
doing wonderful work [at ACPHS] and in order for health care reform to work, we
need a quality workforce and pharmacists as part of that agenda."
ACPHS Commencement 2010 (VIDEO)
WNYT-TV (NBC) Albany
May 8, 2010
Commencement speaker Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, Surgeon General
of the United States, describes Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as
"one of the most impressive colleges of pharmacy and health professions in the country."
ACPHS Commencement 2010 (VIDEO)
May 8, 2010
Coverage of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences' 130th
Commencement ceremony, featuring guest speaker Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, Surgeon General
of the United States.
In Conversation with Dr. James Gozzo
WAMC-FM (NPR member station)
February 8, 2010
WAMC's Alan Chartock talks with Albany College of Pharmacy and
Health Sciences President James J. Gozzo, Ph.D. about a range of topics, including
the growth of ACPHS, the profession of pharmacy and health care reform.
New independent pharmacy fills need for personal touch
Syracuse Post Standard
January 31, 2010
ACPHS Associate Dean Angela Dominelli discusses the similarities
and differences between chain drug stores and independent pharmacies.
Q+A: Internships and Co-ops
Private Colleges and Universities: Health and
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences student Phil Lubanski
describes his pharmacy rotation on a Navajo reservation in Chinle, Arizona.
Pharmacists: They Do More Than Fill Prescriptions
WebMD the Magazine
Don't Flush Your Drugs
Capital News 9 (TV)
October 22, 2009
Pharmacy studies come to Colchester
Champlain Business Journal
September 3, 2009
Drive more data: New responsibilities call for more data slice-and-dice
March 1, 2009
Hitting Home: Some businesses bucking
the economic trend
Vermont Public Radio
February 16, 2009
Local Pharmacy School
Set To Open In August
FOX 44-TV (Colchester)
Science Knows no Boundaries