The University at Buffalo announced the appointment of Gary Pollack, PhD ’84, as the 12th dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, effective August 15, 2021. We are pleased to begin this new chapter of the school’s history under the leadership of Dean Pollack.
Dr. Pollack, who currently serves as dean and professor of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Toledo, brings to this role extensive leadership experience, exceptional scholarly and teaching accomplishments, a collaborative approach to leadership, and an innovative and ambitious vision for the school.
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences held its 2021 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 15. The outdoor, limited capacity event took place on the UB North Campus. 156 degrees were conferred:
Our 2021 Awards Ceremony was held virtually on April 15, and was attended by more than 150 including faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends.
Award recipients recognized include these distinguished alumni award winners:
Kathryn Gentz, PharmD/MBA '22, was chosen for the Western New York Prosperity Fellowship for the third time in a row. The Fellowship Program assists undergraduate and graduate students at UB and Canisius College who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth in the Western New York area.
Gentz was also featured in a Buffalo Business First article about broadening her horizons in the field of pharmacy. In addition to working towards her PharmD/MBA degree, she became part of the WNY Prosperity Fellowship program, did a year’s graduate assistantship in UB’s Blackstone Launchpad powered by Techstars initiative, completed an internship at Circuit Clinical and is now employed at Praxis Communications as a clinical trial protocol analyst, blending the business and clinical side of healthcare.
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is partnering with the University at Buffalo, for a variety of free virtual alumni events June 1-6, 2021.
A Virtual Golden Reunion event for 50+ year classes is also being held on June 4, with a special breakout session for pharmacy alumni.
Thank you for reading our Spring 2021 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.
It has been a pleasure sharing our school’s successes with you these past seven-and-a-half years.
James M. O’Donnell, PhD
Dean and Professor