The Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College held a white coat ceremony on Sunday, January 11, to officially mark the entrance of the Class of 2018 into the profession. A total of 81 first-year pharmacy students participated in this “rite of passage,” which officially welcomed them into the program.
Dr. Christine Birnie, Department Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Associate Professor, has been appointed to serve as Interim Dean of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, effective immediately.
Dr. Scott Swigart, Founding Dean of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College, passed away on Tuesday, December 23, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 58.
Dr. Jack Brown, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice & Administration, has been honored with the 2014 Jerry Siegel Clinical Achievement Award. The award was presented during the 9th Annual Jerry Siegel Clinical Achievement Awards dinner on Monday, December 8, in Anaheim, California.
Earlier this month, Wegmans School of Pharmacy students, with help from faculty, developed an informational video to educate the community about what the flu is, what the vaccination does, its risks, and where to receive the vaccine.
The College's newly formed Educational Assessment Effectiveness Team (EALT) gave a panel presentation at the 2014 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis October 19-21.
Dr. Jane M. Souza, Assistant Dean of Assessment in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, traveled to Milan, Italy in September for the International Association for Medication Education (AMEE) Conference where she presented a workshop.
Dr. Christine Birnie, Department Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences, presented at the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress of Pharmacy in Bangkok, Thailand this past September. The theme for the 2014 congress was “Access to medicines and pharmacists today, better outcomes tomorrow.”
A group of faculty and students from the Wegmans School of Pharmacy and the Biology Department have published a peer-reviewed original paper in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
St. John Fisher College’s Lavery Library recently presented Dr. Mona Gandhi, Assistant Professor in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, with the 5th Annual Dr. Mark Szarejko Faculty Information Literacy Award.