Events Celebrate Pharmacy Profession

October 11, 2023

This month, a series of events and activities at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy will celebrate the pharmacy profession.

Pharmacy students pose with Cardinal at the Pharmacy Week celebration event.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists designates the week of October 15-21 as an opportunity to educate the public about the role of pharmacists as members of the health care team and advance the profession (ASHP National Pharmacy Week). The week also coincides with the American Pharmacists’ Association’s designation of October as American Pharmacists’ Month (APhA American Pharmacists Month).

“National Pharmacy Month is a way to celebrate the profession and raise awareness of the work pharmacists are doing on the frontlines every day,” said Dr. Christine Birnie, dean of the School.

Pharmacy Month Events

Celebrating and Serving

Noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, Pharmacy Atrium
Enjoy pizza and make cards with the Office of Campus Ministry, along with giveaways and fun in the Pharmacy Atrium.

Educating the Community

Noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, Pharmacy Atrium
Members of the School of Pharmacy will host a health fair with information and resources for the University community.

Get the Word Out: Taking it to Social Media

Wednesday, Oct. 18
Pharmacy students, faculty, preceptors, and alumni are encouraged to take a selfie in a pharmacy setting and share on social!

Roc Immunity: Donut Worry Get VAXX’D

Noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, Pharmacy Atrium
Dr. Ramil Sapinoro will offer immunization education and of course – donuts!

Wellness Friday

Friday, Oct. 20
Stop by for wellness education and take an afternoon hike through campus with the Pharmacy Wellness Committee.

Lectures, Diocesan Mass for Healthcare Professionals

2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great
Attend a plenary address from Cynthia Jones-Nosacek, MD, followed by a keynote presentation by Mike Aquilina. Attendees are then invited to Mass with the Most Rev. Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, where medical professionals, including nurses, allied health professionals, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician associates, and physicians will unite to profess Annual Promises as Catholic Medical Professionals. A light reception will follow Mass.

Dean’s Hour Guest Speaker Dr. Leigh A. Briscoe-Dwyer

Noon, Tuesday, Oct. 31, Zoom
Dr. Leigh A. Briscoe-Dwyer, PharmD, BSPharm, BCPS, FASHP is the system director of pharmacy for the UHS Hospitals System in Johnson City, New York, and serves as the president-elect for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.