Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is a professional organization with a mission to improve patient health by ensuring access to high-quality, cost-effective medications and other therapies. AMCP is the professional association leading the way to help patients get the medications they need at a cost they can afford. AMCP advocates at the local, state and national levels for developing and applying evidence-based medication-use strategies that improve access to medication, enhance patient and population health outcomes, and safeguard the wise use of healthcare dollars. 

Benefits include: 

  • Information and education about the profession of pharmacy through e-newsletters and the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
  • Networking locally and nationally at chapter advents, annual conferences and through chapter committees
  • Professional development through a managed-care IPPE or APPE, a managed-care internship, a managed-care residency or through the AMCP chapter leadership academy
  • Advocacy through member-only legislative action centers, legislative/regulatory briefings and AMCP staff who focus specifically on legislation
  • A P&T competition to test managed-care knowledge with a cash prize for the top three teams

Advisor: Leon Cosler, associate professor, health outcomes and administrative sciences

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, assistant professor, 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

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 Sciences. 

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! 

President: Anna Fink

Binghamton University School of Pharmacy Student Government

The Binghamton University School of Pharmacy Student Government is an overarching organization at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences that oversees the School of Pharmacy 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 School of Pharmacy.
  • Champion leadership development opportunities for students of the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy.
  • Provide representation to the Binghamton University campus community and the  Graduate Student Organization (GSO), on behalf of the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy student body.

Co-advisors: Sarah Khalil, director for student affairs, and William Eggleston, assistant professor, 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

Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO)

The Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO) is dedicated to preparing its student members for pharmaceutical industry-focused career opportunities. IPhO believes that pharmacists’ scientific training, medication expertise, clinical acumen, patient focus and experience as healthcare providers make them ideally suited for a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Being involved with IPhO will help you learn more about the industry route of pharmacy, engage in excellent networking opportunities, develop professional skills and make you a better candidate for fellowships.

Advisor: Leon Cosler, associate professor, health outcomes and administrative sciences

Johnson City – Community in Action (JC-CIA)

The purpose of this club/organization is to provide an opportunity for students of the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to actively participate in a volunteer organization that collects debris from the streets and sidewalks of neighboring communities. This will give students a chance to involve themselves within the community, take a leadership role and collaborate with classmates/other community members. This organization will work diligently to help clean the neighborhood that surrounds the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy building. In the future we hope to progress to accomplish more tasks that can advance the neighborhood.

Advisor: Sarah Khalil, director of student affairs

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, associate 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.

Co-advisors: Luke Probst, executive director of pharmacy services, Upstate University Hospital, and clinical assistant professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Medicine; and Mohammad Ali, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences

Phi Delta Chi

Phi Delta Chi, one of the largest pharmacy fraternities in the country, is an organization whose mission is to provide a lifelong home for pharmacy professionals inspiring brotherhood, leadership, service and scholarship. The organization strongly emphasizes purpose-driven leadership, a lifelong membership, selfless service and continuous learning.

The fraternity's vision:

  • Is a diverse, committed and engaged brotherhood of students and alumni
  • Is widely recognized for empowering brothers to lead and serve
  • Offers programs and experiences that support brothers across all stages of their lives
  • Has a vibrant national network of both collegiate and alumni chapters
  • Sustains a strong pipeline of leaders actively engaged in the pharmacy profession
  • Has a robust and agile infrastructure to support growth in a dynamic environment
  • Maintains a closely aligned partnership with the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute (PLEI) to deliver value to the brotherhood

Advisor: Sara Spencer, director of experiential education and clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice

Phi Lambda Sigma

The purpose of Phi Lambda Sigma, also known as the national Pharmacy Leadership Society, is to promote the development of leadership qualities, especially among pharmacy students. The mission of the organization is to support pharmacy leadership commitment by recognizing leaders and fostering leadership development though:

  • Ensuring the continuing availability of student and practitioner leaders for the profession of pharmacy.
  • Acknowledge leadership achievement and award membership to leaders recommended by the Society
  • Enhance the talent, skill, and effectiveness of leaders for the profession of pharmacy
  • To support and encourage the development of programs, services and resources to sustain leadership commitment

Advisor: Leon Cosler, associate professor, health outcomes and administrative sciences

Pre-Pharmacy Association

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. 

Co-advisors: KarenBeth Bohan, professor of pharmacy practice; and Tony Davis, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences

Student Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (SPSSNY)

The Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (PSSNY) is the largest pharmacy association in New York state with a mission statement “To unite and empower the profession of pharmacy through advocacy, education, networking and interprofessional collaboration.” Members of the Student Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (SPSSNY) are an active group and attend the annual Midwinter Conference, where they are able to sit on the house of delegates, attend a pharmacy business plan competition and participate in the poster competition. In January 2020, the SPSSNY executive board competed in an OTC Jeopardy competition and placed first among all of the schools in New York state! Other initiatives include letter-writing campaigns to advocate for both local and federal legislation that would expand a pharmacist's field of practice.

Co-advisors: Danielle Cabral, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice; and Kelsey Hennig, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice

United Multicultural Pharmacists Association

Our mission is to educate future pharmacists about the importance of cultural competence, highlight diversity within pharmacy and understand cultural factors in healthcare decisions. In doing so, we can acclimate the knowledge we have obtained into our careers, not only to better understand our patients but to also effectively serve them.

Advisor: Yetrib Hathout, professor and graduate director of pharmaceutical sciences

Women in Healthcare

The purpose of this organization is to provide an opportunity for students of the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to promote an active interest in the advancement of women in the pharmacy profession and to provide an avenue for communication among those interested in the healthcare field. This organization will help individuals build professionalism, give back to the community, network with other health professionals and develop members’ leadership skills. Women in Healthcare strives to empower women by encouraging, respecting, and supporting each other. This organization is not limited to only pharmacy students.

Advisor: Rachael Perry, assistant dean of enrollment management and student affairs