DeLucenay Given Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award
Dr. Alexander DeLucenay ’06, ’10 (Pharm.D.), associate professor in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, was selected as the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York’s (PSSNY) 2018 Distinguished Young Pharmacist. DeLucenay was formally honored during a banquet and award ceremony as part of PSSNY’s annual convention.
The national award that was created in 1987 to encourage newer pharmacists to become involved in association activities and community service. DeLucenay joins 18 other young professionals selected by their state associations to receive the honor.
“Alex DeLucenay’s passion and dedication to community pharmacy is extraordinary. Alex is truly an exemplary pharmacist, driving the advancement of our profession through patient care and very deserving of the recognition,” said Debbi Barber, president of PSSNY, in a press release announcing the honor.
A double Cardinal, DeLucenay earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Fisher in 2006 before completing his Doctor of Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy. He continued his training as an ambulatory care pharmacist in a PGY1 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at Mission Hospital and the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, North Carolina. He is currently a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist.
He has a deep passion for underserved populations and working with chronic disease states, and at his practice site at the outpatient clinic of Rochester General Hospital, he participates in interdisciplinary team-based management of various disease states including diabetes, hypertension, and anticoagulation. He has developed a collaborative drug therapy management protocol with the attending physicians at his site, allowing for the co-managing of chronic disease states by permitting him to write prescriptions for both medications as well as related labs.
He is a member of the Pharmacy Society of Rochester Board of Directors and serves the profession through legislative advocacy, and mentoring students in advocacy.
DeLucenay has participated in many medical mission trips to Central America to serve the people of El Salvador, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. As a faculty member, he has joined Drs. Christine Birnie, Mindy Lull, and Amy Parkhill in leading the annual trip to El Salvador for a week-long medical mission trip to provide medical services in an interdisciplinary team, and most recently, he traveled to Mexico with Dr. Fernando Ontiveros-Llamas for a week with pharmacy, biology, and nursing students.