News and Announcements

Nicholas Fusco, clinical associate professor, pharmacy practice, and assistant director, experiential education, was chosen by the PharmD Class of 2020 to receive the annual Faculty Recognition Award.
BUFFALO, N.Y.—The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences graduated 150 students at its 173rd commencement ceremony on May 16, 2020. It was the first virtual commencement ceremony in the school’s history.
University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Clinical Research Program students virtually presented defenses for their theses on May 13, 2020.
The Omega chapter of Rho Chi Honor Society granted new membership to 28 students and two faculty members at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Qing Ma, PharmD, PhD, associate professor of pharmacy practice, received a five-year $4 million award from the National Institute on Aging in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to examine the effects of drug toxicity on cognitive disorders in older adults with HIV.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Nicholas Fusco, PharmD ’10, clinical associate professor, pharmacy practice, is the recipient of a 2020 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Emerging Teaching Scholar Award.
Jake Kinley, PharmD/MBA ’21, was appointed Regional Student Officer for the Northeast Region of the Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO) for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Kira Voyer, PharmD '21 candidate at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, was elected as one of the Members-at-Large of Phi Lambda Sigma, the pharmacy leadership society, on April 19, 2020, during the 45th House of Delegates.

The studies will examine drug toxicity and cognitive disorders in HIV patients, urgent therapies to superbugs, the disease of obesity and COPD treatments.

People have many reasons for wanting to become a pharmacist, ranging from personal encounters with pharmacists and witnessing experiences of friends and family members to stories they have read online about the profession. One commonality for most pharmacy students, however, is that they enroll in pharmacy school to help people.

The project with Roswell Park and Catholic Health aims to determine which patients will develop severe symptoms.


As coronavirus threatens food security, UB Food Lab researchers are working with community partners to respond.

A group of extraordinary alumni from the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Class of 1981 are leaders in local area healthcare systems—and their roles have taken on new meaning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Gisela Canales (PharmD ’21) recalls carefully filling a prescription in Belize for Albendazole, a medication used to treat gastrointestinal issues caused by poor quality drinking water.

Antifungals, antibiotics and other drugs were found in water in urban and rural areas, raising concerns about the spread of antifungal and antimicrobial resistance.