Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences believes that an institution of higher learning has a responsibility to the communities outside its campus borders.
The College works with area school, community, and youth organizations through a variety of programs and events that include:
HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
The longstanding ACPHS High School Summer Enrichment Program educates area high school students in the broad spectrum of career possibilities associated with pharmaceutically and biomedically related research. The five week annual program runs from early July through mid-August.
Each week of the full-time program consists of three days of research with an ACPHS faculty member, one day of instructional activities, and one day to tour regional pharmaceutical/biotech companies. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the program, please read this article from the Albany Times Union.
Albany Community Health Day
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will host the inaugural Albany Community Health Day (formerly the ACPHS Health & Wellness Expo) on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Capital South Campus Center at 20 Warren Street in Albany from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The Event will include a Medication Takeback Event, providing area residents with a safe, cost-free opportunity to dispose of their expired or unused medications. Click this link to learn more about the Albany Community Health Day.
Colchester Community Wellness Fair
The College's Colchester Campus also organizes a companion event - the Colchester Community Wellness Fair - in Vermont. The event features local health experts who provide information and answer questions in the areas of nutrition, fitness, health, and personal well-being for residents of all ages.
Health services provided at the event include flu shots (free with most insurance plans), health screenings, and fitness demonstrations.
ACPHS Academy is an afterschool enrichment program that promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education for at-risk students in Albany elementary and middle schools.
The program, which launched in 2007, is being redesigned in 2017 with the expectation of an enhanced program rolling out during the 2017-18 academic year.
ACPHS students and faculty contribute to the community in a variety of other ways, including volunteer work and support for organizations such as the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Boys and Girls Clubs, Make a Wish Foundation, March of Dimes, Meals on Wheels, National Kidney Foundation, Parsons Child and Family Center, Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Toys for Tots, and many more.
For information regarding these programs or to become involved, contact Gil Chorbajian, ACPHS's Director of Marketing and Communications at email@example.com or at (518) 694-7394.