American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) is a national pharmacy organization dedicated to excellence in clinical pharmacy practice, research and education. The Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences ACCP Student Chapter familiarizes students with the field of clinical pharmacy by providing information about careers and opportunities within the field of clinical pharmacy; promoting dedication to excellence in patient care, research and education; and encouraging the professional development necessary to function within an interdisciplinary team. The chapter also encourages student participation in ACCP at the national level and with the New York state chapter.
Advisor: William Eggleston, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice
American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)
The American Pharmacists Association (AphA) is one of the first and largest pharmacy organizations in the country. Members of the student chapter will have access to tools and resources, as well as advocacy and patient care opportunities.
Benefits of membership in APhA-ASP include:
- Leadership roles at the chapter and national level
- Networking with pharmacy professionals at some of the many annual meetings
- Participation in patient care projects such as Generation Rx, Operation Diabetes,
- Operation Heart, Operation Immunization and OTC Medicine Safety
- Career development
- Advocacy resources
- Scholarships and awards
Co-advisors: Sarah Lynch, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice and director of skills education; Erin Pauling, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice; and Emily Leppien, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) represents pharmacists, pharmacy students and pharmacy technicians throughout their careers in health-system, acute care and ambulatory care settings through education, practice and research. The Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS) established a Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) chapter to promote pharmacy student involvement and help prepare future pharmacists for careers in health-system pharmacy. Our chapter is an official ASHP-SSHP recognized student society and was the recipient of the 2018 ASHP-SSHP Development Grant.
The Binghamton University SOPPS SSHP chapter offers numerous opportunities including, but not limited to:
- To learn from pharmacists in a variety of different health-system settings and clinical specialties
- To discuss pharmacy residency programs and learn from current pharmacy residents
- To engage in multiple student leadership opportunities and student committees
- To participate in clinical skills competitions
- To attend regional, state and national professional meetings and conferences
Co-advisors: Wesley Kufel, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, and Amanda Mogul, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Apothecary Curators is a student organization at Binghamton University's School of
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences comprised of students with a creative eye and
desire to look into pharmacy’s past. This group organizes pharmacy artifact donations
and creates a rotation of displays within the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical
The organization’s responsibilities are to:
- Create an extensive inventory for each artifact
- Find ways to make the display look aesthetically appealing
- Research the artifacts to better understand their history and significance
- Create a rotation of artifacts to be on display each semester
- Enjoy and appreciate the evolution of pharmacy!
Co-presidents: Brian Kam and Raisa Nishat
Binghamton University SOPPS Student Government
The Binghamton University SOPPS Student Government is an overarching organization
at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences that oversees the SOPPS student
organizations and functions as a student advocacy group and liaison between students
and administration, and as a group that promotes student life and well-being.
The organization’s objectives are to:
- Facilitate communication and collaboration between students, faculty, staff, administration and community partners.
- Create an environment that supports personal, professional, educational and social development.
- Foster personal responsibility among students toward their peers, faculty, staff, administration, community partners, campus resources and campus community.
- Coordinate professional and social activities to promote well-being and foster growth among students and faculty beyond their academic lives.
- Support communication, coordination and development of activities by individual student organizations that operate within the Binghamton University SOPPS.
- Champion leadership development opportunities for students of the Binghamton University SOPPS.
- Provide representation to the Binghamton University campus community and the Graduate Student Organization (GSO), on behalf of the Binghamton University SOPPS student body.
Co-advisors: Kimberly Coleman, associate director for student affairs, and William Eggleston, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice
College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP)
The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) is a professional membership association of pharmacists who work directly with patients and caregivers to apply specialized clinical knowledge and skills, educate and train healthcare professionals and develop new knowledge in order to improve health outcomes for those individuals with psychiatric and neurologic disorders. Members apply evidence-based, cost-efficient best practices as a member of a treatment team to achieve patient recovery and improved quality of life. The vision of CPNP is that every individual living with a psychiatric or neurologic disorder has a care team that includes a neuropsychiatric pharmacist accountable for optimal medication therapy. The mission of CPNP is to serve as the voice of the specialty and advance the reach and practice of neuropsychiatric pharmacists.
Through its strategic planning processes, CPNP focuses significant resources on five core goals that have the potential to transform the organization and the specialty, including:
- Our profession: We will actively promote inclusion of neuropsychiatric pharmacists as an important component of the healthcare team in improving outcomes for those living with mental illness.
- Our expertise: We will advance our various educational products to remain innovative and to provide the best value to our members.
- Our organization: We will maintain a fiscally and operationally effective organization as well as cultivate new leaders, improve committee structures, and enhance the member and volunteer experience through involvement and participation.
- Our membership: We will focus on connecting members with the peers and resources most important to them.
- Our voice: We will improve our visibility by establishing the Mental Health Clinician (MHC) as a respected peer-reviewed journal.
Co-advisors: Bennett Doughty, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, and Emily Leppien, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Oncology Pharmacy Student Organization (OPSO)
The Oncology Pharmacy Student Organization (OPSO) is a new student organization whose mission is to allow pharmacy students to make an impact in fighting cancer and promoting oncology pharmacy practice. The vision of the organization is to assist and advocate for all individuals affected by cancer and to help students interested in oncology to be able to practice as oncology pharmacists.
Advisor: Tracy Brooks, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences and Menner Family Endowed Faculty Fellow
Pediatric Pharmacy Association
The Pediatric Pharmacy Association at the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy is a student chapter whose vision is to provide a platform for incoming pharmacy students to further educate themselves on the importance of this special population and what impact they can make on the profession of pharmacy. Our purpose is to engage more pharmacy students in understanding what the field of pediatrics has to offer. At the end of the day, we as pharmacists want to prove ourselves as good healthcare professionals and expand our scope of practice to provide better patient-centered care.
Advisor: Luke Probst, executive dirctor of pharmacy services, Upstate University Hospital, and clinical assistant professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Medicine
The Pre-Pharmacy Association at Binghamton University is an organization where individuals come together to learn
about the field of pharmacy, to create a community of knowledge sharing and to join
with peers in tackling the pharmacy school application process. The Pre-Pharmacy Association
is not only for people pursuing a career in pharmacy, but is designed for Binghamton
University students to learn more about career options in the field of medicine and
to assist in building strong résumés and interviewing skills.
Advisor: KarenBeth Bohan, professor of pharmacy practice
Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)
The Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), founded in 1972 on the campus of Florida A&M University, is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about the profession of pharmacy, healthcare issues, and the poor minority representation in these areas.
The purpose of SNPhA is to plan, organize, coordinate, and execute programs geared toward the improvement of the health, educational, and social environment of minority communities.
The organization's objectives are to:
- offer student members the opportunity to develop leadership and professional skills.
- educate students about, and promote active participation in national healthcare issues.
- develop the role of the minority health professional as a vital member of the healthcare team.
- develop within communities a positive image of minority health professionals.
- educate communities on better health practices and to increase their awareness and understanding of diseases.
Advisor: Angela Riley, executive director of experiential education and assistant dean