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 2021-2022

Class of 2022

President: Ali Zahid
Vice President: Gary Vang
Treasurer: Emanuel Jaffe
Course Coordinator: Jasdip Singh

Class of 2023

President: Marisa Masi
Vice President: Mark Yetto
Treasurer: Wiktoria Jedrzejczyk 
Course Coordinator: Dylan Goodwin

Class of 2024

President: Elaine Marji
VP: Emily Bui
Treasurer: Eric Raine
Course Coordinator: Nicole Castoro 

Pharmaceutical Sciences Undergraduate Officers 2020-2021

President: Wensi Wu
Vice President: Leeha Mahmood
Secretary: Peyton Smith

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.

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Corian Hess 
Vice President: Caitlin Harrington 
Treasurers: Paige Moreno, Carmela Ruiz
Secretary: Nick Nawrocki
Senators: Eve Zheng, Julia Settler, Joe MacKinnon, Ally Murchinson
Faculty Advisor: Karl Fiebelkorn, Senior Associate Dean

Professional Student Organizations

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)

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!

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Eve Zheng
President-Elect: Macy Meng
Vice President/Program Chairperson: Gaurav Maini
Treasurer: Salome Mawi
Secretary/Membership Chairperson: Samantha Mei
Student Diplomat/PR: Michael Shenal and Shelby Chan
P3 Liaison: Jonathan Hoosein
P2 Liaison: Emily Diep
Historian: Malalay Haider
P&T Coordinator: Julia Settler 

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

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!

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Sara Salah
President Elect: Komal Siddiqui
Membership VP: Mark Yetto
Finance VP: Allison Kotas
Secretary: Samantha Mei
Professionalism VP: Harris Jalili
Communication VP: Kristine Nguyen
Interprofessionalism VP: Marisa Masi
Policy VP: Wiktoria Jedrzejczyk 
Faculty Advisors: Erin Slazak and Christopher Daly

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

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.

2020-2021 Officers:
Chair: Jue Gong
Vice Chair: Daniel Duran
Treasurer: Ping Chen
Secretary: Yu Zhang
Faculty Advisor: Dhaval Shah

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)

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.

2020-2021 Officers:
President: Katherine Purdy
President-Elect: Paul Stage
Vice President: Ivana Ilievska
Treasurer: Rebecca Meyer
Secretary: Gabrielle Graca
Membership Chair: Paige Moreno
Alzheimer's Committee Chair: QingXiang Mo
Faculty Advisor: Robert Wahler

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI)

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.

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Eric Bianchi
President Elect: Anthony Lee
Treasurer: Shirley Lin
Secretary: Berthliz Rand
Community Outreach Coordinator: Beauty Kolade
Faculty Advisor: Edward Bednarczyk

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP)

CPNP.

Members of CPNP work directly with patients and caregivers to apply specialized clinical knowledge and skills, educate and train healthcare professionals, and develop new knowledge in order to improve health outcomes for those individuals with psychiatric disorders, including substance use and neurologic disorders. Members apply evidence-based, cost-efficient best practices as a member of a treatment team to achieve patient recovery and improved quality of life.

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Chloe Matecki
Vice President: Amanda Whelan
Secretary: Morgan Beres
Treasurer: Lucy Keers
Course Coordinator: Katherine Coli

Dean's Student Ambassadors (DSA)

SPPS.

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.

2021-2022 Officers:
President-elect: Morgan Beres
Vice President-elect: Serena Roberts
Advisor: Jennifer Rosenberg, Associate Dean and Director of Admissions, Enrollment Planning and Pre-Pharmacy Advising

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

Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO)

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.

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Jason Argeseanu
President-Elect: Carly Le
Director, National Engagement: Eric Raine
Director, Professional Programming: Alli Kotas
Director, Social Media & Marketing: Annie Kurdziel
Director, Communications: Navaldeep Singh 
Director, Finance & Fundraising: Hsuan-Yun (Neo) Su
VIP Case Competition Co-Chairs: Christine Akiki and Eve Zheng
Faculty Advisor: Joseph Balthasar

International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF)

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.

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Taylor Poltorak
APhA International VP and IPSF President Elect: Carly Le
Treasurer: Lexis Tudisco 
Secretary: Sarah Winkle
Outreach Coordinator: Sana Raheem
Health Campaign Coordinator: Jonathan Hoosein 
Faculty Advisor: Gina Prescott

Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS)

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.

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Carrie Yu
Vice President: Brandon Tu
Treasurer: Vincent Duong
Internal Secretary: Alain Vu
External Secretary: Claire Heewon Seo
Membership Coordinator: Kristine Nguyen
Service Chair: Vivian Weihua Jiang
Fundraising Chair: Carrie Yu
Social Chair: Winee Li
Historian: Emily Bui
IT Coordinator: Katherine Coli
Professionalism Chair: Donald Lu
Faculty Advisor: Irene Reilly

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

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.

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Joseph MacKinnon
Vice President: Colette Bertrand
Treasurer: Hardeep Kalkat
Secretary: Josh Kelly
Immunization Chair: Bayan Alnajebi
Legislative Chair: Ume Farwa Wasim
Wellness Committee Coordinator: Sana Raheem
P2 Liaison: Preston Lee

Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Committee (PPAG)

PPAG.

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



2021-2022 Officers:

President-Elect: Nicole Castoro 
Vice President: Rahul Kapoor 
Secretary: Alice Voell-White
Treasurer: Ally Murchison 
Faculty Advisor: Nicholas Fusco

Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Association (PGSA)

SPPS.

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.

2020-2021 Officers:
President: Shengjia Wu
Vice President: Mokshada Kumar
Treasurer: Kimberly Adams
Secretary: Prabhas Jagdale
Senator: Daniel Duran, Izumi Hamada

Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society (PLS)

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.

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Caroline Irwin
Vice President: Anastasia Kurdziel
Secretary: May Thandar
Treasurer: Sara Salah
Faculty Advisors: Robert Wahler and Calvin Meaney

SPPS.

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

Advisor: Sara Robinson, Associate Director of Admissions and Advisement

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.

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Hien Lam
VP: Lauren Lacoursiere
Secretary: Sarah Winkle
Treasurer: Eva Huang
Historian: Chloe Matecki
Faculty Advisor: Karl Fiebelkorn

Student Association of Specialty Pharmacy (SASP)

NASP.

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.

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Michael Grosshans
President Elect: Macy Meng
Vice President: Lydia Lee
Secretary: Brian Ho
Treasurer: Ammar Ahmed
P3 Liaison: Gabby Hansen
P2 Liaison: Emily Bui
P1 Liaison: TBD Fall '21
Faculty Advisor: Karl Fiebelkorn

Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP)

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.

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Samantha Mei
President Elect: Preston Lee
Secretary: Thomas Sulli
Treasurer: Emily Diep
IT Chair: Christine Akiki
Project Coordinator: Lissa Stein
Faculty Advisor: Calvin Meaney

SIGNA: Student Digital Yearbook

SPPS.

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.

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Hien Lam
President-elect: Vivian Jiang (Vivian)
Vice President: Kiet Nguyen
Secretary: Kristine Nguyen
P3 Liaison: Katherine Coli
P2 Liaison: Vincent Duong
Faculty Advisor: Karl Fiebelkorn

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.

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Panjie Chen
President-elect: Alice Adachi-Bartholomay
Secretary/Co-Content Chairs: Chioma Jude-Ibe and Jacqueline Tseng
Co-Calendar Chairs: Samentha Valmond and Geoffrey Chen
Faculty Advisor: Kathy Boje
Staff Advisor: Kara Sweet

Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)

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.

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Ajongako Atabong
President-Elect: Livia Chase
Vice President: Melissa Stein
Secretary: Alice Voell-White
Historian: Hadijat Bhadmus
Service Chair: Marvelous Adegoke
Fundraising Chair: Saoudatou Barry
Treasurer: Anthony Liang 
Faculty Advisor: Kalpesh Desai

Pharmacists Association of Western New York (SPAWNY)

PAWNY.

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.

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Anastasia Kurdziel
Vice President: Autumn Spyhalsky
Secretary: Selvi Chabra
Treasurer: Eric Raine
Legislative Advocacy Chair: Rebecca Winski
Community Outreach Chair: Gabriella Leto
Director of Member Engagement: Alice Adachi-Bartholomay
Faculty Advisor: Karl Fiebelkorn

Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (SPSSNY)

PSSNY.

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.

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Divya Sarvaiya (Touro College of Pharmacy)
President-Elect: Momina Qureshi (Touro College of Pharmacy)
Vice President: Autumn Spyhalsky (University at Buffalo)
Treasurer: Gabriella Leto (University at Buffalo)
Secretary: Rebecca Winski (University at Buffalo)
Faculty Advisor: Karl Fiebelkorn

Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP)

ASHP.

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.

2021-2022 Officers:
President: Lauren Lacoursiere 
President-Elect: Madeline Mocarski
Treasurer: Panjie Chen 
Director of Communications: Koheleth Seidman
Policy Chair: Paige Moreno 
Secretary: Lydia Lee
P3 Liaisons: Jin Hong and Lauren Lacoursiere
P2 Liaisons: Nicholas Nawrocki and Madeline Mocarski 
Faculty Advisor: Nicole Cieri-Hutcherson