UB Pharmacy Graduates Recognized at Commencement

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: June 4, 2003 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Eighteen graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences received 34 awards during the school's recent commencement ceremony.

The award winners were:

o Danielle Blais of Peppertree Drive, Amherst, received the Lilly Achievement Award, the GlaxoSmithKline Patient Care Award and the UB Pharmacy Alumni Association Award.

o Kimberly Bennett of Peppermill Lane, Liverpool, received the Robert Mantsavinos Award and the A.B. Lemon Memorial Award.

o Tetyana Lysiak of Oakview Avenue, Toronto, received the Phi Lambda Sigma Chapter Member of the Year Award, the Eino Nelson Award, the Academy of Students of Pharmacy National Patient Counseling Award and the Ambulatory Care Professional Experience Program Award.

o Amber Jakubowski of Tudor Way, Farmington, received the Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals Outstanding Leader Award and the McKesson Leadership Award.

o Douglas Zingaro of Clearfield Drive, Williamsville, received the Michael E. Crawford Award.

o Eric Haas of Michael Road, Orchard Park, received the David E. Guttman Award.

o Kimberly Meyers of Jill Road, Highland Mills, received the Mylan Pharmaceuticals Excellence in Pharmacy Award.

o Joy Wagner of San Jose Court, East Amherst, received the Renee A. Dederich Memorial Award, the Robert M. Cooper Memorial Award, the Western New York Society of Health-system Pharmacists Award and the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Recognition Award.

o Paul Juang of 73rd Street, Brooklyn, received the Francis P. Taylor Award, the Merck Award and the Roy M. Barr Award.

o Sarah Motiwala of Spring Creek Drive, Victor, received the AphA-ASP Mortar and Pestle Professionalism Award Sponsored by McNeil Consumer Healthcare and the Academy of Students of Pharmacy Certificate of Recognition (for 2003).

o Elizabeth Rogers of Cambray Drive, Fairport, received the Robert H. Ritz Award and the Merck Award.

o Angela Vinti of Powers Road, Orchard Park, received the National Community Pharmacists Association Outstanding Student Member Award and the Facts and Comparisons Award of Excellence in Clinical Communications.

o Swati Patel of New Seabury Drive, Vaughan, Ontario, received the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Nonprescription Drug Therapy Award and the Roche Pharmacy Communications Award.

o Sara Shaben of Millard Bassett Road, Fulton, received the Samuel J. Bauda Award.

o Sudhir Reddy of Via Del Sole, Williamsville, received the Pharmacists' Society of the State of New York Award.

o Kathryn Gillis of Gulch Road, Morrisville, received the Margaret C. Swisher Memorial Award.

o Jennifer Graham of Westgate Road, Kenmore, received the Acute Care Professional Experience Program Award.

o Kiran Dole of Avalamcje Crescent, Brampton, Ontario, received the Pharmacists' Association of Western New York Award.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York system. UB's more than 26,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students pursue their academic interests through more than 100 undergraduate programs, 112 master's programs and 98 doctoral-level programs. It offers the only degrees in law, pharmacy and architecture in the SUNY system, and is the home of the only comprehensive public school of engineering in New York State. UB's athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division I level.