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Sarah Lynch

Director, Skills Education and Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Background

Sarah Lynch is originally from Horseheads, N.Y., and joined Binghamton University as a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice and the director of skills education. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency with Albertsons Companies and Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Ill.

Lynch practices at Wegmans Pharmacy in Johnson City, N.Y., where she participates in clinical services such as immunizations, medication therapy management, employee wellness services and community education. She has a strong interest in public policy that will elevate the role of the community pharmacist in New York state in areas such as contraceptive prescribing and provision of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-waived laboratory tests.

Lynch is active in several pharmacy organizations. She has served as a New York state delegate for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and is a reviewer for several APhA educational programs. She is a co-advisor of the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences student chapter of APhA-ASP.

Recent Publications

  • Kooner M, Joseph H, Griffin B, Lynch S, Vest K, Stewart-Lynch A, Weaver K. Hormonal contraception prescribing by pharmacists: 2019 update. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2020 Mar 3.
  • Mogul A, Laughlin E, Lynch S. Sharks Off the CAPE: Using a ‘Shark Tank’Style Co-Curricular to Introduce Innovation and Entrepreneurship. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2020 Mar 18.
  • Vest K, Lynch S. Endometriosis. In: DiPiro JT, Yee GC, Posey L, Haines ST, Nolin TD, Ellingrod V. eds. Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 11e New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; http://accesspharmacy.mhmedical.com.proxy.binghamton.edu/content.aspx?bookid=2577§ionid=226724883.
  • Lynch S. (2019). How birth control pill prescriptions by a pharmacist could broaden access and keep costs down. [online] The Conversation. Available at: https://theconversation.com/how-birth-control-pill-prescriptions-by-a-pharmacist-could-broaden-access-and-keep-costs-down-118654.
  • Mayer D, Lynch S. Bremelanotide: New Drug Approved for Treating Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2020 Jan 1:1060028019899152.
  • Lynch S, Vest K, Griffin B. Sign of the Times: Preparing Students for Emerging Roles With a Contraceptive Prescribing Activity [176]. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2018; 82 (5) Article 7158.

Education

  • PharmD, University at Buffalo

Research Interests

  • Women's health
  • Pharmacy policy
  • Pharmacy education/healthcare simulation

Awards

  • APhA-APPM Presentation Merit Award, Pharmacy Practice Contributed Research (2020)
  • Teacher of the Year, Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2018-19)
  • Teacher of the Year 2017-18, Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2017-18)
  • Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) Pharmacy Leadership Society (2014)

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