Published November 8, 2021
The School of Pharmacy Student Association (SPSA) held its annual Fall Networking Event on Thursday, October 28, at the Hotel Lafayette in downtown Buffalo.
The event gives students an opportunity to network with local and regional professionals in a wide variety of fields, including hospital, community, industry, managed care and more.
More than 60 students attended, and all found great value in the event.
“I was able to meet with practicing pharmacists from all different specialties,” says Natalia Kyriakopoulos, PharmD ’25. “As a first-year student navigating this new chapter of my life, I greatly appreciated it!”
The School of Pharmacy Student Association represents the student body and sponsors social functions. It is comprised of the class officers and officers of the other student organizations.
Nicole Paolini Albanese, PharmD, Clinical Associate Professor, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Brian Burns, BS ’94, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Martin Burruano, BS ’86, Vice President of Pharmacy Services, Independent Health Corporation
Christine Chun, PharmD, MS, BCACP, Field Medical Director, Pfizer
Lauren Dascoli, Past Resident
John DeAngelis, BS ’97, Pharmacy Manager, Walgreens
Kalpesh Desai, BSc.Pharm, PharmD, Senior Research Scientist, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Stephanie Englert, PharmD, Director of Clinical Development, CSS Health
Karl Fiebelkorn, BS ’78, MBA, Senior Associate Dean for Student, Professional and Community Affairs, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tina Fiebelkorn, BS ’79, Fiebelkorn Pharmacy Consulting Services, PLLC
Joslyn Gabaldon, PharmD, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, Buffalo Medical Group
James Gaiser, BS ’97, Pharmacy District Manager, Rite Aid
Brian Gucwa, PharmD ’07, Director, Medical Outcomes Specialist, Pfizer
Neal Johnson, BS ’13, PharmD/JD ’19, Associate Attorney, Eagan & Heimer, PLLC
Shahjabin Kureshi, PharmD ’15, Regional Pharmacy Leader, Rite Aid
Anna Mattle, PharmD/MS ’21, Neuropharmacology Fellow, Dent Neurologic Institute
Jason Morath, PharmD, Regional Pharmacy Leader, Rite Aid
James Pufpaff, PharmD/MBA ’21, Clinical Pharmacy Associate, Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions
Ebne Rafi, PharmD ’20, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, Buffalo Medical Group
Christina Ramsay, PharmD ’09, Clinical Pharmacist, Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions
Dana Randall, Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions
Joseph Ryndak, PharmD ’17, Clinical Review Pharmacist, Independent Health Corporation
Maxwell Schmidt, Clinical Pharmacist, CSS Health
Nicholas Smith, BS ’15, PharmD/MS ’18, PhD ’21, Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ying-Fen Swagler, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist, Independent Health Corporation
Dylan Thomas, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Resident, Erie County Medical Center
Robert Wahler, PharmD ’00, Clinical Associate Professor, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences