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 2022-2023

Class of 2023

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

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

Pharmaceutical Sciences Undergraduate Officers 2022-2023

President: Kimberly Adams
Vice President: Caroline Bosmajian
Secretary: Wensi Wu
Board Members: Max Goulazian and Mansi Shah

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.

2022-2023 Officers:

President: Harris Milanovic
Vice President: Maria Atrashonok
Treasurers: Carmela Ruiz and Adam Smith
Secretary: Nick Nawrocki
Senators: Ally Murchinson, Aaron Lee, Robert Peterson and Karina Ganzhur
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!

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Macy Meng
President - Elect: Emily Diep
Vice President/Program Chairperson: Samantha Mei
Treasurer: Salome Mawi
Secretary: Shelby Chan
Student Diplomat/PR: Rachel Romanowski and Michelle Lin
P3 Liaison and Historian and Regulatory Affairs Expert: Christina Cheng
P2 Liaison and Managed Care Pharmacy News Reporter: TBD
P&T Coordinator: Abby Tarun
Faculty Advisor: Scott Monte

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!

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Komal Siddiqui
President Elect: Raelea Derylak
Membership VP: Preston Lee
Finance VP: Charles Nwugwo
Secretary: Shirley Huang
Professionalism VP: Samantha Minotti
Communication VP: Haneen Rizek
Interprofessionalism VP: Carmela Ruiz
Policy VP: Serena Roberts
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.

2022-2023 Officers:
Chair: Jonathan Perri
Vice Chair: Brent Boleslav
Treasurer: Hsuan Ping Chang
Secretary: Devam Desai
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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Winnie Chu
Treasurer: Stella Bialaszewski
P4 Liaison: Paul Stage
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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Berthliz Rand
Treasurer: Shirley Lin
Secretary: Anthony Lee
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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Emily Bowen
Vice President: Rachel Romanowski
Secretary: Michelle Whiteman
Treasurer: Rylee Tepoel
Course Coordinator: Angelene Roberts

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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President-elect: Serena Roberts
Vice President-elect: Samentha Valmond
Secretary: Abbey Swackhamer
Events Coordinator: Chelsey Case
Advisor: Jennifer Rosenberg, Associate Dean/Director of Admissions, Enrollment Planning, and Pre-Pharmacy Advising; Niki Pizzutelli, Assistant Director of Student, Professional and Community Affairs

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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Carly Le
President-Elect: Priya Karintholil
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: Dhaval Shah

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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Carly Le
APhA International VP and IPSF President Elect: Angelene Roberts
Treasurer: Lexis Tudisco 
Secretary: Samentha Valmond
Outreach Coordinator: Shirley Wu
Health Campaign Coordinator: Shelby Chan
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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Vincent Duong
Vice President: Vivian Jiang
Treasurer: Flora Szeto
Internal Secretary: Amenda Ni
External Secretary: Alain Vu
Membership Coordinator: Angela Jin
Service Chair: Hang Lin
Fundraising Chair: Rebecca Sicat
Social Chair: Callista Hipolito
Historian: Shirley Huang
IT Coordinator: Preston Lee
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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Colette Bertrand
Vice President: Josh Kelly
Treasurer: Jack Zheng
Secretary: Nilay Karatas
Legislative Chair: Samantha Mei
Membership Committe Chairs: Chelsea Okocha and Wyanna Yeung
Social Chair: RongZhen Lu
P3 Liaison: Quang Minh and Vincent Duong

Non-Pharmacy Options (NPO)

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. 

 

2022 - 2023 Officers
President: Alexander Leidolf
Internal Engagement Chair: Preston Lee
External Engagement Chair: Josh Kelly
Treasurer: Caitlin Harrington
Historian: Mark Yetto
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.



 

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Nicole Castoro 
President-Elect: Kaity Healy
Vice President: Alice Voell-White
Secretary:Stephanie Flint
Treasurer: Eliza Zhu
Volunteer Chair: Lucinda Malkiewicz
Social Chair: Ally Murchison 
Fundraising Chair: Minjee Kim
P2 Liaison: Abbey Tallman
P3 Liaison: Michelle Lin
Faculty Advisor: Mary Riedy

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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Kimberly Adams
Vice President: Caroline Bosmajian
Treasurer: Sanika Naware
Secretary: Wensi Wu
Board Members: Max Goulazian and Mansi Shah

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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Anastasia Kurdziel
Vice President: Allison Murchison
Secretary: Autumn Spyhalsky
Treasurer: Samantha Mei
Faculty Advisors: Robert Wahler and Calvin Meaney

Pre-Pharmacy Student Organization

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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Carmela Ruiz
VP: Madeline Mocarski
Secretary: Diamond Orji
Treasurer: Vivian (Weihua) Jiang
Historian: Michelle Maj
Faculty Advisor: Collin Clark

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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Patrick Asamoah
President-Elect: Jasmine Yeoh
Vice President: Emily Bui
Secretary: Livia Chase
Treasurer: Shelby Chan
P3 Liaison: Michelle Maj
P2 Liaison: Shirley Huang
P1 Liaison: TBD
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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Alex Leidolf
President Elect: Shirley Huang
Secretary: Michelle Maj
Treasurer: Emily Bui
IT Chair: Preston Lee
Project Coordinator: Jessica Weaver
Liaisons: Zach Walker and Christina Cheng
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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Aaron Lee
President-elect: Angela (Jingxiu) Jin
Vice President: Vivian (Weihua) Jiang
Secretary: Parisa Dezfuli
P3 Liaison: Hang Lin
P2 Liaison: Angela (Jingxiu) Jin
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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Alice Adachi-Bartholomay
President-elect: Elaine Marji
Secretary/Co-Content Chairs: Olivia Brasser, Natalia Kyriakopoulos, and Suki Zhan
Co-Calendar Chairs: Samentha Valmond, Chelsea Okocha, and Diamond Orji
Communication Chair: Michelle Lin
Faculty Advisor: Kathy Boje
Staff Advisor: Niki Pizzutelli

 

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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Livia Chase
President-Elect: Abby Tarun
Vice President: Alice Voell-White
Secretary: Chelsea Okocha
Historian: Elaine Marji
Service Chair: Marvelous Adegoke
Fundraising Chair: Ridhi Sharma
Treasurer: Amenda Ni
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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Autumn Spyhalsky
Vice President: Sophia Osmond
Secretary: Nicole Siwarski
Treasurer: Eric Raine
Community Outreach Chair: Selvi Chhabra
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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Mona Qureshi (Touro College of Pharmacy)
President-Elect: Rachel Romanowski (University at Buffalo)
Vice President: Sophia Osmond (University at Buffalo)
Treasurer: Selvi Chhabra (University at Buffalo)
Secretary: Nicole Siwarski (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.

2022-2023 Officers:
President: Madeline Mocarski
President-Elect: Callista Hipolito
Treasurer: Rebecca Sicat
Director of Communications: Parisa Halaji
Policy Chair: Aman Patel
Secretary: Harris Milanovic
P3 Liaisons: Madeline Mocarski and Nick Nawrocki
P2 Liaisons: Chelsey Case and Stephanie Flint
Faculty Advisor: Nicole Cieri-Hutcherson