McGlynn gives inspirational presentation to PharmD students


Published April 25, 2017

Alumnae Margaret Hempling McGlynn, BS '82, MBA, '83, visited Kapoor Hall on Friday, April 21, to speak to first-year PharmD students about being successful in their career.

“Remember what inspired you to enter pharmacy, and be relentless in finding a way to achieve your passion to do good.”
Margaret Hempling McGlynn, BS '82, MBA, '83

During her time at UB, McGlynn took advantage of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences' dual degree program, graduating with a BS and an MBA. This allowed her to take on leadership roles in the pharmaceutical industry, including chief executive officer of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and president of the Global Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at Merck.

She stressed the importance of the role of pharmacists in today's healthcare landscape, and reminded students that they have the opportunity to make a tremendous difference in their patients' lives through education and collaboration.

McGlynn will receive an honorary doctorate of science at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ commencement ceremony on May 20.

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and ranked as one of the top 25 schools of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences in the United States.