Brian Tsuji, professor of pharmacy practice and associate dean for clinical and translational sciences, is the principal investigator on a five-year $3.92 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his groundbreaking research to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The grant, titled “Novel Strategies for Antibiotic Combinations to combat Gram-negative Superbugs,” is the second largest R01 NIH grant in the history of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the first being Tsuji’s 2014 $4.4 million grant to develop new dosing regimens for polymyxin antibiotics.
Pharmacy Legislative Advocacy Invitational Day (PLAID) is an annual event that gives pharmacy students the opportunity to discuss new legislation that affects health care with area legislators. This year’s PLAID Day, held Monday, Dec. 2, welcomed Senator Michael Ranzenhofer and Senator Patrick Gallivan, along with Legislative Directors Rick Rodgers and Joseph Popiolkowski, to take part in conversations with over 120 first-year pharmacy students.
Thursday, June 4 - Sunday, June 7
Celebrating the classes of 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is proud to announce the recipients of its 2020 alumni awards. The ceremony takes place April 7, 2020, at the Center for Tomorrow on UB’s North Campus.
John Pieper, PharmD ’79, is the recipient of the 2020 Willis G. Gregory Memorial Award. The award is the most prestigious given by the school, honoring an outstanding alumnus who personifies the ideals of service, integrity and profession of pharmacy in the eyes of his colleagues.
He is currently the president of St. Louis College of Pharmacy and a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Pharmacists Association and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). Pieper has more than 80 peer-reviewed research publications and approximately 100 published research abstracts in the areas of cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism.
Andrew DiLuca, BS ‘81, is the recipient of the 2020 Orville C. Baxter Memorial Professional Practice Award. The award acknowledges leadership within the profession of pharmacy, career innovation and dedication to the school and students.
DiLuca is currently Senior Director of Pharmacy for Kaleida Health, where he oversees the pharmacy operations for the 950 bed, four-hospital system. He serves on numerous decision-making committees for the health system, including Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Electronic Medical Record Steering, Quality Leadership and Patient Safety Council, and the Medical/Dental Staff Executive Committee.
As a preceptor, he has helped implement hospital/health-system pharmacy rotations at Buffalo General Medical Center. DiLuca is also an SPPS adjunct assistant professor, a longtime Dean’s Alumni Ambassador, and serves on a number of school-based committees.
Our alumni play a valuable role in the recruitment, application and enrollment process by sharing their positive experiences and advice with prospective students.
Congratulations to the following Dean's Alumni Ambassadors, who have given ten years of service to the program:
Sunday, March 1, 2020
This lecture fulfills the NYS requirement of 3 hours of formal continuing education on strategies and techniques to reduce medication and prescription errors.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Proudly recognizing outstanding faculty, staff, students, and alumni who, over the past year, have contributed significantly to the school's mission and the profession of pharmacy.
May 14-23, 2020
Expert faculty from the University at Buffalo Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences present a series of pharmacometrics workshops.
Thank you for reading our Winter 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 spring.
James M. O’Donnell, PhD
Dean and Professor