The Pharmacy Building is a state-of-the-art educational and research hub located on the historic University at Buffalo South Campus.
Opened in 2012 after extensive renovations, the building’s first and second floors have classrooms, lecture halls, laboratories and a model pharmacy, while the third and fourth floors serve as a research center.
The Pharmacy Building is certified gold under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.
Seventy-five percent of the 160,000 sq. ft. building receives natural sunlight, one of its many eco-friendly design features.
This is a casual seating area that overlooks the first floor café. There are several display cases that surround all columns in the lobby. There is also a glass wall looking into the model pharmacy. Plenty of comfortable couches and chairs are available for students to meet, work or relax.
In 1993, our turn-of-the-century apothecary was created to complement the school's museum, further illustrating the evolution of the field of pharmacy in the US from the late 1700s to the mid-1900s. The Apothecary also serves to preserve various pharmaceutical artifacts from Western New York and its surrounding areas—many of these items were donated by alumni
This is a multi-use space for community- and hospital-based pharmaceutical activities. In this simulated real-life working environment, students perform counseling from the counter, dispensing, packaging, order intake and narcotics processing.
This room is a quiet study area. There are study carrels, comfortable furniture, and wireless printer stations. There are three breakout spaces with a table and four chairs intended for group study, small student club/organization meetings, and faculty/student meetings.
This is a large classroom/breakout space that includes 12 patient assessment rooms. In this simulated real-life working environment, each room contains an exam table, computer cart with laptop, wall-mounted camera and microphone, and exam tools (blood pressure cuff, mock charts, etc.). In this room, students assess a patient and make a recommendation. This interaction is videotaped and can be viewed live as well as stored for future educational purposes.
The instructional technology in our computer labs includes a teaching podium, computers and printers. There are several printers throughout the Pharmacy Building, which can be accessed from lab computer workstations or personal laptops.
The Pharmaceutical Sciences Shared Instrumentation Facility is a core laboratory that provides access for students, staff and faculty of the school, as well as regional research scientists, to major state-of-the-art instrumentation. Currently the facility houses three liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry systems for characterization and quantification of small-molecule drugs or peptides, a variety of instruments for analysis of drugs and therapeutic proteins by fluorescence, infrared, and circular dichroism spectroscopy, thermal analysis instruments such as differential scanning calorimetry and differential thermal analysis, and a nanoparticle sizing instrument.
In the compounding lab, students learn to make drugs, including powders, capsules, suppositories, lip balm, cough syrup lollipops and more. In this simulated real-life working environment, each workstation includes a computer, intra-classroom phone network, custom-made cabinetry with product storage, and compounding tools. The high-tech teaching station at the front of the lab contains a camera capture unit which broadcasts any exercise/ demonstration the professor is conducting to all the computer monitors at the work stations, enabling students to work side-by-side with the pharmacist.
There are two large lecture halls in the building—the Ronald J. Isaacs Lecture Hall in Room 125 and the Room 190 Lecture Hall—and both contain the following:
Apothecary Café in the Pharmacy Building is a great place to take a break between classes! Enjoy a wide selection of Grab & Go sandwiches, salads and snacks. The cafe also proudly serves Starbucks and an assortment of beverages including sodas, teas and water.