APhA-ASP Midyear Regional Meeting held in Buffalo

APhA-ASP MRM

Photo courtesy of Heather Garr, '21

By Kara Sweet

Published November 13, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. — For the first time in seven years, the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Region 1 Midyear Regional Meeting was held in Buffalo, NY, coordinated by APhA-ASP regional officers (and our own PharmD students) Stephanie Lanza, ’20, and Laurie Diaz-Ordaz, ’21, and UB chapter president Johanna Sulesky, ‘20.

Over 150 student pharmacists from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont attended the three-day event, which focused on career development and leadership training.

Dean James O’Donnell, PhD, provided opening remarks and Edward Bednarczyk, BS ’84, director of the Center for Health Outcomes, Pharmacoinformatics and Epidemiology, hosted a Q&A session. A “Buffopoly” social event gave out-of-town attendees a chance to learn fun facts about the Queen City.

UB’s APhA-ASP Patient Care Project–Operation Heart–received a regional award for exemplifying creative ideas to impact the community regarding cardiovascular health. Rachel Mesina, ’21, was elected Region 1 APhA-ASP Regional Delegate for the 2018-2019 year.

The mission of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists is to be the collective voice of student pharmacists, to provide opportunities for professional growth, to improve patient care, and to envision and advance the future of pharmacy.

For over 130 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been 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 is the No. 1 ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and No. 22 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.