UB SPPS showcases research and scholarship at 2023 ACCP Annual Meeting

By Samantha Rzeszut

Published December 6, 2023

UB SPPS student and fellow presenting research poster at ACCP 2023.

L-R: Berhliz Durand, PharmD’24 and Yael Marks, PharmD, SPPS Global Health Fellow, “Development of an Approach to Counseling on Short-Term Experiences in Global Health Utilizing Health Literacy Tools.”

Faculty, residents, fellows and students from the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) attended the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX, from November 11-14 to showcase our school’s research and scholarship with the national clinical pharmacy community.


The ACCP Annual Meeting features a variety of educational sessions, networking opportunities with clinical pharmacy leaders across the nation, and access to the latest information affecting clinical practice and research, as well as policy issues facing the profession.

At this year’s annual meeting, our SPPS faculty, residents, fellows and students presented nearly 25 research posters, 2 presentations and received 2 awards.

Hang Lin, PharmD’24, was a finalist for ACCP’s Best Student Poster award for his research poster titled, “Trends in hyperpolypharmacy and prescription expenditures among U.S. older adults, 2002-2017.”  

Olivia Denny, PharmD, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, UB SPPS/Buffalo Medical Group, received a Trainee Travel Grant from the ACCP Endocrine & Metabolism Practice and Research Network to help support her cost of travel and attendance at the conference, where she presented a research poster and presentation titled, “Efficacy and safety of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor continuation in patients with type 2 diabetes and late-stage chronic kidney disease."  

Awards were given to Ashley Woodruff, PharmD, director of Interprofessional Education and clinical associate professor, and Calvin Meaney, PharmD, clinical associate professor and interim division head, Division of Outcomes and Practice Advancement, both of the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Woodruff was awarded the 2023 Adult Medicine Practice and Research Network Mentoring Award. Meaney was named a Fellow of ACCP and was also recognized as a 2023 Outstanding Reviewer for ACCP’s Pharmacotherapy Journal.

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy is a professional and scientific society that provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources enabling clinical pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice, research and education. It is the professional home for clinical pharmacy practitioners, scientists, educators, administrators, students, residents and fellows from more than 60 countries committed to excellence in clinical pharmacy.

For over 135 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education and is the No. 1 ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and No. 14 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.