Wegmans School of Pharmacy Students, Faculty Present at Conferences

May 30, 2024

The Wegmans School of Pharmacy was well-represented by students, faculty, and residents at the American Pharmacists Association’s (APhA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, held this spring in Orlando, Florida.

Members of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at the American Pharmacists Association鈥檚 Annual (APha) Meeting and Exposition.

A highlight of the meeting was a podium talk delivered by third-year campus pathway student Emily Austin.  She was selected to present on imposter syndrome, and shared her experiences navigating leadership positions.

“Imposter syndrome is incredibly common amongst student pharmacists and recent graduates which allowed me the ability to provide a relatable perspective as the only student presenting in the PharmTalk series,” she said.

Emily Austin delivered a presentation on imposter syndrome.

As president of 澳门六合彩官网开奖’s chapter of APhA, Austin said she experienced moments of self-doubt. She worked to adjust her mindset and realized that its normal to experience those feelings along the leadership journey.

“The goal is to turn these thoughts of ‘I am not ready, I am not perfect, etc.’ to your advantage, something that is able to help you and in turn help others that you are leading,” she explained.

A group of faculty and students also attended the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Assembly in April. This meeting includes educational lectures, poster sessions, a Brain Bowl featuring teams of third-year pharmacy students from pharmacy schools around the state, and an installation dinner for local and state board members.

Several residents also presented their research.  William DePasquale ’22 (Pharm.D.) and Dr. Lisa Avery presented on oral antibiotic therapy in bone and joint infections; Casey Defazio ’22 (Pharm.D.) and Dr. Lisa Phillips presented on Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome; and Cadhan McFadden ’23 (Pharm.D.)  presented on pharmacy-led protocols for oral antibiotic use for patients with uncomplicated gram bacteremia. Phillips also presented a lecture on the fundamentals of research.

Third-year students Christopher Bunk and Sabrina Sarkis took third place in the Brain Bowl.