AACP Academic Pharmacy Now: Knowledge Travels Roundtrip

AACP Feature

Published July 13, 2018

From Academic Pharmacy Now 2018, Issue 3

An international university collaboration provides University at Buffalo pharmacy students and faculty with opportunities to make an impact on Jamaican healthcare education and practice.

Developing global pharmacy leaders is no small task, but the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UB SPPS) is accomplishing its mission through a collaboration with The University of the West Indies (UWI).

The affiliation agreement was established in 2016, though the two universities had been building a partnership since the SUNY Global Health Institute was formed in 2013. The UWI Mona campus has served as the central hub for this partnership and has worked with the University at Buffalo to establish educational initiatives in Kingston, Jamaica.

The UB SPPS has worked with the UWI Faculty of the Medical Sciences to assist in many innovative educational initiatives between the two universities. These initiatives were driven by an in-country global health implementation research fellow, which was established through the collaboration, and holds a dual appointment at both universities.