The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences recently received a major gift as part of the Boldly Buffalo campaign from alumna and South Buffalo native Margie Hempling McGlynn to create the Margaret Hempling McGlynn Endowed Chair in Clinical Pharmacy.
The new endowed chair position established by McGlynn’s gift will enable UB to create and implement innovative, far-sighted programs providing pharmacy and other health sciences students with the opportunity to experience the importance of interprofessional care firsthand. UB will recruit a scholar to the role who will mentor students, explore new avenues of discovery for patients and families struggling with rare pediatric disorders, and will help elevate the care provided to children with metabolic and other genetic disorders in Western New York.
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, School of Management and School of Nursing partnered with the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana to offer students a virtual medical mission trip during the Fall 2020 semester.
The “trip” was comprised of four immersive experiences that allowed students to work with others internationally through educational and clinical projects, and learn how cultural differences impact patient care.
Jamie Latko, BS ’89, knew she had an obligation to the community. Her business, Niagara Apothecary, was already registered as a limited service laboratory for COVID-19 point-of-care (POC) testing. She had the supplies, the staff and the skill. She spent her Thanksgiving holiday planning a testing model for the schools, bringing nurses, technicians and support staff on board.
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James M. O’Donnell, PhD
Dean and Professor