UB joins the Academia-CPESN Transformation Pharmacy Collaborative

ACT Pharmacy Collaborative.

By Kara Sweet

Published July 23, 2019

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, under the direction of Christopher Daly (PharmD/MBA ‘12), clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, has joined the Academia - Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network Transformation (ACT) Pharmacy Collaborative.


The ACT Pharmacy Collaborative is an operational learning and acting collaborative between schools and colleges of pharmacy and clinically integrated networks of community-based pharmacies. The goal is to support the transformation of community-based pharmacy practice from a product-based care model to a community-based pharmacy care delivery model.

The ACT Pharmacy Collaborative will achieve this by:

  • Uniting schools and colleges of pharmacy and pharmacist leaders nationwide with a common focus to transform community-based pharmacy practice.
  • Mobilizing stakeholders and resources to support and facilitate implementation of community-based pharmacy care.
  • Amplifying the development and implementation of sustainable community-based pharmacy care delivery.

“The association with the ACT Collaborative will lead to greater collaboration with local area pharmacies on student rotations, grant applications, data analytics and more,” says Daly.

The UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is one of the first schools of pharmacy in the country to join this initiative.

For over 130 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and is the No. 1 ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and No. 22 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.