The more than 1,200 recently hospitalized patients had been discharged and sent home. For many, it was a time of confusion and uncertainty: patients missed taking their medications or were uncertain about their dosage, had been reluctant to make follow-up appointments and also may have wondered if a return trip to the hospital was in their near future. One by one, these patients were getting phone calls from about two dozen University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences fourth-year advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) students who worked vigorously to prevent lapses in care.
Four University at Buffalo PharmD/MBA students have been named 2019-20 Western New York Prosperity Fellows. The fellowships, which are made possible through support from the Prentice Family Foundation, are awarded to college and graduate students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York.
Marty Burruano (BS '86), Vice President of Pharmacy Services at Independent Health, was honored as the University at Buffalo Office of Alumni Engagement's "Graduate of the Game" on October 26. Marty was recognized for being a consistent donor for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, supporting UB Athletics through football season tickets and Bricks for Bulls, hosting our pharmacy students at his worksite, and being an avid supporter of our student scholarship golf tournament for many years. UB President Satish K. Tripathi presented Burruano with a football signed by the UB Bulls Football team.
Our annual School Awards Ceremony, held every April, recognizes outstanding faculty, staff, students, and alumni who, over the past year, have contributed significantly to the school's mission, the profession of pharmacy and scholarly achievements.
Please consider nominating an alumnus/alumnae for our most prestigious alumni awards noted below. The deadline for nomination for our 2020 awards is Dec. 1, 2019.
Willis G. Gregory Memorial Award Nomination Form
This award bears the name of our school's fourth dean and is given annually to an outstanding alumni pharmacist who personifies the ideals of service and integrity in the profession of pharmacy. This is the Alumni Association's most prestigious award.
Orville C. Baxter Memorial Professional Practice Award Nomination Form
This award bears the name of a long-standing faculty member who was extraordinarily dedicated to the professional practice of pharmacy. It is given to an outstanding practicing alumni pharmacist who demonstrates high ideals of professionalism and whose practice demonstrates genuine concern for patients. The recipient must be a practicing pharmacist with at least five years of experience and have a BS in Pharmacy or a PharmD degree from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
December 3, 2019
Enjoy the latest Resurgence craft beers with the company of fellow UB alumni!
UB Night at the New Resurgence Brewing
December 10, 2019
Join fellow alumni for a reception during the American Society of Health‑System Pharmacists Mid-Year Meeting.
January 19-21, 2020
A fun-filled learning getaway with classes, speakers, golf and sunshine with your UB family.
June 4-7, 2020
Classes of 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 & 2015
Reconnect with your former classmates and enjoy campus and city-wide events!
Thank you for reading our Fall 2019 edition of Buffalo Pharmacy eNotes. Please stay in touch! Send us updates on your own personal and professional accomplishments by filling out our alumni update form.
Look for our next edition of eNotes early next year.
James M. O’Donnell, PhD
Dean and Professor