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Pharmacy Student Administers First COVID Vaccine for Rite Aid Location Pharmacy student Christiana Santos administers a COVID-19 vaccine.

03/03/2021 - As an intern for Rite Aid, second year Wegmans School of Pharmacy student Christiana Santos had the opportunity to administer the community pharmacy’s very first Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. And, coincidentally, she gave it to a very special person: her grandmother.

Wegmans School of Pharmacy Assists in County Vaccine Roll-Out Vials hold the COVID-19 vaccine.

03/03/2021 - Earlier this year, the Wegmans School of Pharmacy partnered with the Monroe County Health Department to assist in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine in the Rochester region.

Three from Fisher Serving on New Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force Dr. Yvette Conyers, assistant professor in the Wegmans School of Nursing and president of the Rochester Black Nurses Association; Dr. Christine Birnie, dean of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy; and Dr. Alex DeLucenay, associate professor in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy and president of the Pharmacy Society of Rochester.

02/08/2021 - Three members of the St. John Fisher College community are serving on the Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force. Dr. Yvette Conyers, assistant professor in the Wegmans School of Nursing and president of the Rochester Black Nurses Association; Dr. Christine Birnie, dean of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy; and Dr. Alex DeLucenay, associate professor in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy and president of the Pharmacy Society of Rochester, joined the task force this January.

Pharmacy Alumna Tapped as Chief Pharmacist for Monroe County Department of Public Health Dr. Joy Snyder

01/21/2021 - Dr. Joy Snyder ’18 (Pharm.D.) was recently tapped to serve as chief pharmacist for the Monroe County Department of Public Health. In this newly created role in the Department, Snyder will help oversee county vaccination efforts and outreach projects that use her skills in both pharmacy and public health.

Fisher Pharmacists Administer COVID Vaccines at Area Hospital Dr. Alex DeLucenay, associate professor of pharmacy practice at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, administers a COVID-19 immunization to a staff member at RGH.

12/18/2020 - Dr. Alex DeLucenay, associate professor of pharmacy practice at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, served on the team of pharmacists administering the first COVID-19 vaccine doses to high-risk colleagues in the intensive care units, emergency department, and COVID floors at Rochester General Hospital (RGH).

Pharmacy Faculty to Launch Yearlong Vaccine Literacy Program in Rochester A patient receives an immunization.

12/18/2020 - Three professors at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College will develop an inclusive, community-centered program, ROC Community Immunity, aimed at educating and counseling the Rochester community about vaccines and immunizations.

Grant Advances Breast Cancer Vaccine Research at Fisher Lipika Chablani

12/16/2020 - Dr. Lipika Chablani, an associate professor in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, will continue to advance her cancer immunotherapy research, thanks to a $25,000 grant from Brander Beacons Cancer Research.

Honoring the Veterans Among Us Alexa Wade

11/11/2020 - On this Veterans Day, College News honors and thanks all veterans and their families, especially those who are members of our campus community.

Pharmacists on Front Lines of Flu Vaccine Efforts A community pharmacist administers a flu shot to a patient.

11/02/2020 - This fall, efforts to avoid a “twindemic” spike in cases of both influenza and COVID-19 have health officials urging individuals to get a flu vaccine. Dr. Beth Sutton Burke, assistant professor in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy and community pharmacist with Wegmans, said the risk of disease transmission and stresses on the health care system are the main considerations for this increased push.

Weeklong Events Celebrate Pharmacy Profession A pharmacy student poses in her white coat.

10/16/2020 - A weeklong series of events at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy will celebrate the pharmacy profession.