Student Organizations

Pharmacy student organizations.

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Important Notes

  • Professional fraternities usually require an application and a waiting period during which a candidate must prove worthy of being accepted. This time period may last from two to several weeks, but in no case shall last beyond October 31 of each academic year. 
  • Professional fraternities offer to the student an avenue for personal and professional growth. Hazing is strictly prohibited. See Behavior Policies.
  • Students who fall below a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 may not serve in any elective or appointed leadership position in school, social, honorary or professional organizations until the cumulative grade point average is above this level. See Curricular Policy on Outside Activities.

PharmD Class Officers 2023-2024

Class of 2024

President: Dan Van Oss
VP: Vitor Mourao
Treasurer: Parisa Halaji
Course Coordinator: Nicole Castoro

Class of 2025

President: Raelea Derylak
VP: Kaitlyn Healy
Treasurer: Gustavo Gonzalez
Course Coordinator: Nicole Siwarski

Class of 2026

President: Austin Grzechowiak
Vice President: Thomas Awad
Treasurer: LouLou Khoury
Course Coordinator: Christopher Mayer

Class of 2027

President: Sean Kawa
Vice Presdient: Kaitlyn Vu
Course Coordinator: Jane Chan
Treasurer: Liem Nguyen

Pharmaceutical Sciences Undergraduate Officers 2023-2024

Will be announced soon!

Student Organizations:

School of Pharmacy Student Association (SPSA)

The School of Pharmacy Student Association represents the student body and sponsors social functions. It is comprised of the class officers and officers of the other student organizations.

2023-2024 Officers:

President: Selvi Chhabra
President-Elect: Charly Schmitz
Treasurers: Pooyan Esmaeilishayeh and Donglin Huang
Secretary: Christopher Yau
Senator: Mitchell Koralewski
Advisors: Niki Pizzutelli and Jennifer Rosenberg 

Professional Student Organizations

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)


The AMCP student chapter at UB was formed in 2011 to facilitate the education, development, and promotion of the principles and practices of managed care pharmacy. There are over 18,000 pharmacists working for health plans and pharmacy benefit management companies. It’s their responsibility to make sure that the plan they design provides individual patients with appropriate drugs and drug therapies, conveniently and cost-effectively. It’s a complex job, involving the expert skills of clinically trained pharmacists at every step in the patient-care process. As with pharmacists who practice in other settings, pharmacists in managed care environments are committed to ensuring that medications are used appropriately to improve patient’s health. When you join, AMCP will help you navigate the world of managed care pharmacy, build a professional network, and explore career paths!

2023-2024 Officers:

President: Emily Diep
Vice President: Lokhay Shelby Chan
Treasurer: Ny Ako Ndrianjasoazanany
Secretary: Salome Mawi
President Elect: Xintian Wu
Historian: Nhan Nguyen
Diplomat: Angelene Roberts
Diplomat: Joshua Johnson
Programming Coordinator: Britney Yip
Events Coordinator: Lokhay Shelby Chan
Events Coordinator: Xintian Wu
P-2 Liason: Zacaria Ka
Faculty Advisor: Scott Monte

American Pharmaceutical Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)


The APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) is a division of the American Pharmaceutical Association. Its purpose is to foster the professional development of students. This organization sponsors a number of programs including the Poison Prevention Program aimed at pre-school and early grade school children, the Drug Abuse Awareness Program for grade school and high school students, a hypertension screening program, "brown bag counseling", Big Brother/Big Sister program, and more!

2023-2024 Officers:

President: Raelea Derylak
President-Elect: Hillery Downey
Membership VP: Christopher Yau
Policy VP: Nicole Kayrala
Finance VP: Thomas Awad
Communication VP: Desiree Herman
Professionalism VP: Derek Rossetti
Interprofessionalism VP: Shirley Huang
Secretary: Kevin Pham
Faculty Advisors: Erin Slazak and Christopher Daly

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)


AAPS serves its membership, the pharmaceutical sciences, the biomedical and biotechnological community, the health professions and the interest of public health. This is accomplished by providing open forums for the exchange and dissemination of scientific knowledge by fostering the education and career growth of members and recognizing individual achievement; by influencing the formation of public policy relevant to health and related issues of public concern and, by promoting the pharmaceutical sciences as they relate to health issues of public concern.

2023-2024 Officers:
Chair: Brent Boleslav 
Vice Chair: Se Jin Kim 
Treasurer: Mansi Shah
Secretary: Milagros Riquelme 
Faculty Advisor: Dhaval Shah

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)


ASCP is an organization that seeks to promote the role of the consultant pharmacist as a health-care specialist. The student branch of the New York State chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists was formed in the spring of 1997. The branch functions as a student arm of the state organization and offers opportunities for students interested in consultant pharmacy.

2023-2024 Officers:
President/Event Coordinator: Sam Lazarus 
Vice President/Event Coordinator: Karina Babina
Vide President/Event Coordinator: Joan Wang
Treasurer/Event Coordinator: Caroline Mak
Secretary: Joan Wang
Event Coordinator: Patrick Mueller
P4 Liaison: Winnie Chu
Faculty Advisor: Robert Wahler

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI)


The CPFI Student chapter at UB was formed in December of 2009 to provide fellowship among like-minded professionals in the health-care and medicinal sciences. We hope to challenge and promote spiritual growth centered on Jesus Christ by integrating faith into the professional and personal lives of pharmacists and students.

2023-2024 Officers:
President: Kiera Chibuzor
Vice President/President-Elect: Karina Babina
Secretary: Michelle Whiteman
Treasurer: Jabra Altarazi
Community Outreach Coordinator: Eddie Kuang
Fundraising Chair: Alice Shao
Faculty Advisor: Edward Bednarczyk

American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacist Collegiate Chapter (AAPP)


The American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacist Collegiate Chapter (AAPP UB Collegiate Chapter) is an organization made up of professionals with the common goal of improving health outcomes for people with psychiatric and neurological disorders. Members of AAPP aim to apply specialized clinical knowledge to train healthcare professionals and provide improved patient care. The AAPP chapter started in 2017.

2023-2024 Officers:
President: Lexy Delanoy
Vice President: Robert Peterson
Secretary: Michelle Whiteman
Treasurer: Pooyan Esmaeilishayeh
Historian: Angelene Roberts
Faculty Advisors: Tammie Lee-Demler and Samara White

Dean's Student Ambassadors (DSA)


Dean’s Student Ambassadors are a voluntary public relations organization of students who assist in the promotion of the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to prospective students, their families, alumni, preceptors, and the university and external communities.

2023-2024 Officers:

President: Chelsey Case
Vice President: Abbey Swackhamer
Secretary: Madison Blesy
Events Coordinator: Chelsey Case
Advisors: Jennifer Rosenberg, Christine Stumm, Tyler Bingham and Niki Pizzutelli

Refer to Dean's Student Ambassadors webpage for application, information and instructions.

Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO)


The Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO) believes that pharmacists' scientific training, medication expertise, clinical acumen, patient focus and experience as healthcare providers make us ideally suited for a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmacists play a key role in professional organizations by making valuable contributions to drug development and optimal medication utilization. IPhO works with its members to advocate for advancing industry-based pharmacists to leadership positions by increasing awareness and recognition among employers, senior management, colleagues, thought leaders, educators and students of what pharmacists have to offer.

2023-2024 Officers:
President: Priya Karintholil
President-Elect: Klaudi Lekaj 
Director of National Engagement: Eric Raine
Director of Finances and Fundraising: Tahreem Kamal
Director of Social Media and Marketing: Nidhi Soman 
Director of Professional Programming: Thomas Awad 
Director of Communications: Ny Ako Ndrianjasoazanany
VIP Case Competition Co-Chair: Francesco Luppino 
VIP Case Competition Co-Chair: Jessica Hockler
Faculty Advisor: Dhaval Shah

International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF)


The UB International Pharmaceutical Students Federation is an organization focused on outreach initiatives to underserved populations on the local, national, and international level. The organization is responsible for organizing annual international medical mission trips, annual medical mission trips to areas within the United States, and local outreach in the Western New York area throughout the year. Students also have the opportunity to attend the annual Global Missions Health Conference in November.

2023-2024 Officers:
President: Angelene Roberts
International VP: Imran Muhammad
Treasurer: Priya Duraisamy
Outreach Coordinator: Katelyn Hilko
Health Campaign Coordinator: Nhan Nguyen
Faculty Advisor: Gina Prescott

Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS)


Lambda Kappa Sigma is an international professional pharmacy fraternity whose mission is to promote the profession of pharmacy among women and advance women within the profession by developing its members as individuals and leaders through the support of fellow members, while encouraging a high standard of professional ethics and scholarship.

2023-2024 Officers:
President: Jingxiu Jin
Vice President: Weihua Jiang
Treasurer: Xintian Wu
Internal Secretary: Gahyun Youn
External Secretary: Tim Le
Membership Coordinator: Corrina Quach
Service Chair: Shengyang Ma
Fundraising Chair: Kwok Hing (Clark) Chen
Professional Chair: Clara Liparisa
Social Chair: Christopher Louie 
Historian: Amy Huang
IT Coordinator: Eui beom (Paul) Shin
Faculty Advisor: Irene Reilly

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)


The National Community Pharmacists Association represents the interests of pharmacists who practice in independently owned pharmacies. The student chapter promotes the educational and practice interests of students interested in community pharmacy practice in the independent pharmacy setting.

2023-2024 Officers:
President: Allison Chan
Vice President: Andres Garcia
Treasurer: Bryan Flores
Secretary: Megan Callahan
Legislative Chair: Brandon Fajardo
Membership Committe Chair: Zachary Larson
P2 Liaison: Lucas Couto
P3 Liaison: Ezinne Nwosu
Advisor: Anthony Pattin

Non-Pharmacy Options (NPO)


The mission of Non-Pharmacy Options (NPO) is to promote the three pillars essential to a successful community; unity, inclusion, and engagement. This club will function as a social support system separate from those tied to a parent organization or academic mission and is open to all pharmacy students. 


2023 - 2024 Officers
President: Austin Grzechowiak
Internal Engagement Chair: Kaylee Atehortua
External Engagement Chair: Brandon Fajardo
Treasurer: Alexander Leidolf
Historian: Christopher Mayer
Advisor: Niki Pizzutelli

Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA)

PPA logo.

The mission of PPA is to promote safe and effective medication use in children through collaboration, advocacy, research and education.


2023-2024 Officers:

President: Kaity Healy
President-Elect: Nicole Kayrala
Vice President: Abbey Tallman
Treasurer: Yana Prokopechko
Secretary: Stephanie Flint
Fundraising Chair: Nusrat Samiya Mithila
Volunteer Chair: Julia Beutel
Social Chair: Kaylee Aterhoura
P2 Liaison: Desiree Herman 
P3 Liaison: Sophia Benedisuk
Faculty Advisor: Mary Riedy

Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Association (PGSA)


The Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Student Association (PGSA) provides a voice for pharmaceutical sciences graduate students. The Pharmaceutical Sciences GSA organizes student activities and provides information concerning departmental and university-wide happenings to make your experience at UB more enjoyable. One of the important activities we sponsor is the “Alumni Symposium” where a PharmSci alumnus is invited to provide current graduate students with insights into the pharmaceutical industry, FDA, or Academia. PGSA also sponsors annual events such as ice skating, pumpkin carving, and bowling.

2023-2024 Officers:
President: Caroline Bosmajian
Vice President: Wensi Wu
Treasurer: Mfonabasi Ette
Secretary: Priyanka Jangied
Board Members: Aneesh Rajwade and Bao Quoc Ly

Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society (PLS)


The purpose of the society is the encouragement, recognition and promotion of leadership in pharmacy. Members are selected by peer recognition. Eligibility for membership includes high moral and ethical character, a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and successful completion of first professional year.

2023-2024 Officers:
President: Nicole Siwarski
Vice President: Rachel Romanowski 
Treasurer: Lokhay (Shelby) Chan
Faculty Advisor: Robert Wahler 

Pre-Pharmacy Student Organization


The Pre-Pharmacy Club at UB welcomes all students who are interested in pursuing a career in the pharmacy profession.

Advisor: Sara Robinson, Director of Undergraduate Advisement and Recruitment

Rho Chi Honor Society

Rho Chi.

The Rho Chi Society is a national pharmacy honor society. On the basis of their academic standing (top 20% of their class), students may be invited to membership in their P-2 year in the School. A major purpose of Rho Chi is to promote high scholarship in pharmacy.

2023-2024 Officers:
President: Gustavo Gonzalez
VP: Kyle Koenig
Secretary: Kaitlyn Healy
Treasurer: Dennis Liu
Historian: Sara Baldwin
Faculty Advisor: Collin Clark

Student Association of Specialty Pharmacy (SASP)


The Student Association of Specialty Pharmacy is the student division of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy, which was created to invest in the future of specialty pharmacy practice by promoting student engagement in specialty pharmacy through education, professional development, and networking with members and affiliated partners of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy.  SASP strives to educate students about career paths within the field of specialty pharmacy, and increase student awareness of current issues and topics of interest in the specialty pharmacy field through guest speakers and student engagement projects.

2023-2024 Officers:

President: Jasmine Yeoh
President-Elect: Brandon Fajardo
Vice President: Shirley Huang
Secretary: Brianna Bialy 
Treasurer: Nhan Nguyen
P3 Class Liaison: Salome Mawi
P3 Class Liaison: Bryan Flores 
P1 Class Liaison: TBD; Fall 2023
Professional Development Committee Chair: Austin Grzechowiak
Social Media and Marketing Committee Chair: Ashutosh Patel 
Community Engagement Committee Chair: Sarah Ahmed
Regulatory Affairs Committee Chair: Jessica Hockler
Faculty Advisor: Thomas Steele

Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP)


The purpose of SCCP is to increase student awareness in the area of clinical pharmacy by providing information about opportunities and careers within the field. The organization promotes the development of leadership and other skills necessary to perform duties required by a clinical pharmacist as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, encouraging excellence in patient care, research and education.

2023-2024 Officers:
President: Shirley Huang
President-Elect: Tim Le
Treasurer: Weicong Kuang
Secretary: Jasmine Yeoh
P2 Liaison: Weicong Kuang
P2 Liaison: Michelle Jabbour
P3 Liaison: Alice Shao
P3 Liaison: Elisabeth Milk
Project Coordinator: Ricky Zheng
IT-Chair: Yan Pan
Faculty Advisor: Calvin Meaney

SIGNA: Student Digital Yearbook


The graduating class publishes SIGNA, the school’s yearbook. SIGNA is an exciting record of student experiences here at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

2023-2024 Officers:

President: Jingxiu Jin
Treasurer: Weihua Jiang
President-Elect: Amy Huang
Secretary: Corrina Quach
Faculty Advisor: Niki Pizzutelli

The Formulary is a publication written for and by pharmacy students. It is a stepwise approach to pharmacy school and student life at the University of Buffalo. It includes pharmacy-related news, editorials, and humor. The Formulary provides a way for organizations to showcase what they do and for pharmacy students to have a voice that could be instrumental to improving the program.

2023-2024 Officers:

President: Shelby Chan
Vice President: Natalia KyriaKopoulos
Lead Calendar Chair: Puteri Qisthina
Lead Content Chair: Olivia Brasser
Lead Content Co-Chair: Christopher Liaw
Co-Calendar Chairs: Chloe RichardsSara Ahmed
Co-Content Chairs: Salome Mawi, Tina Lin
Co-Communication Chairs: Hillery Downey, Jennie QinLinda ChenChristopher Mayer
Faculty Advisor: Kathy Boje
Staff Advisor: Niki Pizzutelli

Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)


The Student National Pharmaceutical Association is an educational and service association of students who are concerned about pharmacy issues, professional development, and the lack of minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related professions.

2023-2024 Officers:

President: Abby Tarun
President-Elect: Corrina Quach
Vice President: Tahreem Kamal
Secretary: Kiera Chibuzor
Treasurer: Gurcharan Grewal
Historian: Amarachi Kanu
Fundraising Chair: Nicole Kayrala
Service Chair: Syrena Than
Faculty Advisor: Kalpesh Desai

Pharmacists Association of Western New York (SPAWNY)


SPAWNY is an organization of students of pharmacy dedicated to the advancement of the profession of pharmacy. Increased membership and leadership resources, proactive political action, comprehensive community outreach, enhancement of student skills and education and networking with community practitioners will provide a solid foundation that promotes the contemporary concepts of pharmaceutical care. SPAWNY will encourage the development of student abilities to enter the profession of pharmacy upon graduation. Members are represented at the annual Pharmacy Day in Albany to advocate progressive legislation and regulation that supports public health.

2023-2024 Officers:

President: Sophia Osmond
Vice President: Katherine Beikirch
Treasurer: Selvi Chhabra
Secretary: Nicole Siwarski

Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (SPSSNY)


SPSSNY is the student chapter of PSSNY – Pharmacists Society of the State of New York. The aim of this society is to unite the pharmacists of the state for mutual assistance, encouragement, and improvement in order to maintain the standard of pharmacy practice at a high professional and ethical level.

2023-2024 Officers:

President: Rachel Romanowski
Vice President: Sophia Osmond
Treasurer :Selvi Chhabra
Secretary: Nicole Siwarski
Faculty Advisor: Chris Daly

Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP)


SSHP is the student chapter of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The organization promotes active student membership in local, state and national health-system organizations, stimulates student interest in health-system pharmacy/academia careers, encourages students to pursue post-graduate residency training, and facilitates career development and professionalism among students.

2023-2024 Officers:

President-Elect: Derek Rossetti
Secretary: Ben Colin
Policy Chair: Rachel Romanowski
Director of Communications: Stephanie Flint
Treasurer: Dennis Liu
Faculty Advisor: Nicole Cieri-Hutcherson