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Celebrating the 5th Annual Student Research and Creative Work Symposium A student looks into a microscope in a science lab.

04/16/2021 - For the fifth year, St. John Fisher College will celebrate students excelling with their own independent projects during the annual Student Research and Creative Work Symposium. Undergraduate and graduate student scholars will begin sharing their work on Wednesday, April 28.

Pharmacy Day of Service Gets New Twist Two pharmacy students volunteer at the RRH COVID0-19 vaccine clinic.

04/08/2021 - A hallmark of the Pharm.D. program, the annual Wegmans School of Pharmacy Service Day brings students, faculty, and staff together to volunteer in the community. This year, the event saw two big changes: a new two-day format to accommodate a wide range of projects planned and a virtual component.

Countdown to Commencement 2021: Albania Mitchell Albania Mitchell (left) with two classmates from the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.

03/22/2021 - Soon-to-be Dr. Albania Mitchell, a P4 student in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, is the next member of the Class of 2021 to be featured in the “Countdown to Commencement” series. Mitchell was nominated by two faculty members in the School of Pharmacy; Dr. Amy Parkhill and Dr. Mindy Lull.

Fisher Receives Scholarship Support from Thiem Charitable Foundation Kearney Hall

03/08/2021 - St. John Fisher College received $125,000 from the Alvin F. and Ruth K. Thiem Foundation to support three scholarship programs.

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.

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