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Albany College of Pharmacy faculty members earn prestigious qualifications
   February 13, 2004


ALBANY, N.Y. – Five assistant professors in the Albany College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice have earned prestigious professional qualifications recognizing leadership and expertise in their practice specialties, President James J. Gozzo, Ph.D., has announced.

Nicole D. Allie, Pharm.D, of Albany, and Jean S. Cottrell, of Clifton Park, have passed the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist exam, establishing their expertise in drug therapy for people over 65. This increasingly large segment of the population has complex medication needs due to the frequency of multiple medications and a decreased ability to process medications. The Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy is an independent credentialing organization founded by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

Michael R. Brodeur, Pharm.D, CGP, of Delmar, has qualified as a fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. The ASCP fellowship is an honor bestowed upon pharmacists who meet the highest standards in senior care pharmacy and demonstrate an extraordinary level of service and dedication in professional practice activities.

Jennifer Cerulli, Pharm.D, BCPS, of Selkirk, has earned re-certification as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, the highest credential in the practice of pharmacotherapy. Dr. Cerulli originally earned certification in 1996 and is among six BCPS-certified faculty members at Albany College of Pharmacy.

Recently joining that group was Macary Barba Weck, Pharm.D, BCPS, of Guilderland, who was among 283 individuals to earn BCPS certification nationally in 2003. There are currently 2,228 BCPS nationwide.

Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy has a long history of serving its students and health care professionals as one of the premier pharmacy colleges in the nation. The college now enters a new era in health care with a focus not only on pharmacy, but also on pharmaceutical sciences (pre-med), biomedical technology and research

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