2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Pharmacy (PHM)

Pharmacy

270 Kapoor Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
Ph: 716-645-2825
F: 716-829-6568
W: www.pharmacy.buffalo.edu
James O'Donnell
Dean
Kathleen M. Boje
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Edward Bednarczyk
Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Jennifer M. Hess
Associate Dean for Admissions, Enrollment Planning, & Pre-Pharmacy Advising
Sara Robinson
Academic Advisor for Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Learning Environment

The PharmD curriculum integrates the latest technologies throughout the professional coursework. Students enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, laboratories, "smart" classrooms, and centers for research. Thanks to a 10-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, students work side-by-side with faculty. It's all part of an environment based on community and teamwork to create an atmosphere of active collaboration, professional development, and mentorship.

The coursework is integrated with progressive patient-centered practice experiences. It is capped by a 9-month experiential program. This program in pharmacy leads to licensure in any state provided that the graduate passes and obtains licensure.

About Our Facilities

In 2012, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences moved to Kapoor Hall on the UB's South Campus. This building, designed specifically for SPPS, provides high-level teaching and research facilities. In addition to lecture halls and seminar-style classrooms, students gain hands-on experience in the Pine Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center Classroom and Patient Assessment/Counseling Rooms, the Model Pharmacy, and Compounding Lab.

Additional details about the learning spaces in Kapoor Hall:

  • simulated hospital pharmacy complete with a drug information center, an IV preparation area, and an inpatient hospital room
  • professional practice lab and a sterile preparation laboratory
  • community pharmacy area
  • patient assessment rooms for clinical counseling and assessment
  • video monitoring facility for immediate feedback and review
  • pharmacogenetics laboratory¬†
  • general research laboratories

About Our Faculty

Our faculty are recognized as academic leaders by virtue of their many distinguished professor appointments, professional teaching awards as well as recognition by our students. Our faculty are leaders in their fields of science and clinical health and we are proud to have members of ranks including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Science Foundation awardees, ISI Most Highly Cited List members, and many Distinguished Investigator awardees.

Faculty in the Department of Pharmacy Practice conduct research as part of the school's Pharmacotherapy Research Center. Some of the areas of study include the following patient care environments, many funded through federal grants and contracts:

  • adult medicine
  • pediatrics
  • geriatrics
  • nephrology
  • transplantation
  • infectious diseases
  • HIV
  • oncology
  • neurology
  • psychiatry

Clinical trials are performed, incorporating pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics principles coupled with mathematical modeling.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Pharmacy department website for additional information about our faculty.

PHM Courses


  • PHM 201LEC Roadmap to Pharmacy
    Lecture

    For pre-pharmacy students, presents an overview of career opportunities in the various pharmacy fields. Prepares students for the admission process by discussing the elements of a competitive application to the professional program in pharmacy.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • PHM 311LR Pharm Calculations
    Lecture

    Pharmacy Calculations (PHC 409 and PHM 529) is a class taken by incoming pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy majors. The course provides the foundational knowledge that prepares students to take licensing examinations and to be efficient, effective and accurate practicing pharmacists in diverse practice settings. It develops competencies in techniques for identifying, analyzing and solving real-life pharmaceutical and pharmacy problems involving calculations. The material covered provides the prerequisite background for other courses such as Physical Pharmacy and Pharmacokinetics. This course is the same as PHC 311 and PHC 409 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • PHM 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    To provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to independently research with a member in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

    Credits: 1 - 6
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Varies

Pharmacy

270 Kapoor Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
Ph: 716-645-2825
F: 716-829-6568
W: www.pharmacy.buffalo.edu
James O'Donnell
Dean
Kathleen M. Boje
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Edward Bednarczyk
Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Jennifer M. Hess
Associate Dean for Admissions, Enrollment Planning, & Pre-Pharmacy Advising
Sara Robinson
Academic Advisor for Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Pharmaceutical Sciences
Published: May 25, 2018 08:14:43 AM