Brian Tsuji, PharmD, professor of pharmacy practice and associate dean for clinical and translational sciences, is the recipient of a 2020 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. Tsuji is an international expert on antimicrobial pharmacology. His superbug research, which has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2008, investigates optimizing drug combinations to maximize antibacterial activity and minimize resistance and toxicity.
Kalpesh Desai, senior research scientist, pharmacy practice, has been appointed the school’s new Director for Diversity Initiatives. He will lead the school’s efforts to increase diversity and foster inclusiveness among our students, staff and faculty.
“I would like to foster an environment at the school where everyone feels that they are welcome to share their ideas and feelings," Desai says. "All of us can learn from each other’s varied experiences and become more equitable and inclusive. When we all act better, humanity benefits.”
Upcoming initiatives include:
More than 100 students from around the world received a virtual in-depth educational program showcasing the ins and outs of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences at our fifth annual UB Pharmacy Summer Institute.
“We were fortunate to have the opportunity to virtually host our program this year,” says Jennifer Rosenberg, UB SPPS associate dean for admissions and advisement.
Save the date!
We are planning to celebrate our postponed 2020 Alumni Reunion next year from June 3-6, 2021, in conjunction with our 2021 Alumni Reunion. The Office of Alumni Relations will be contacting members of the classes of 1960, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016 this fall. Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for reading our Summer 2020 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 later this fall.
James M. O’Donnell, PhD
Dean and Professor