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Welcome to SPSSNY from President Michael Austin

Hello fellow pharmacy students!  My name is Michael Austin.  I will be entering my P3 year at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and I just completed my Masters of Business Administration at the University at Buffalo School of Management as part of UB’s Dual Degree PharmD/MBA program.  During my first year of pharmacy school as a P1 student, I got involved in our local student chapter, the Student Pharmacist Association of Western New York (SPAWNY), as a P1 Liaison.  Through my involvement in the local chapter, I was encouraged to attend SPSSNY events like the Mid-Winter and Annual Conferences, as well as Pharmacy Advocacy Day in Albany.  As I continued to increase my involvement as an officer in both the local and statewide organizations, I was exposed to numerous experiences that helped build my professional network and increase my understanding of pharmacy practice.  These experiences have been instrumental in my professional and academic development.

As a SPSSNY member, you will be kept “in-the-loop” about all things pharmacy related in New York State.  From current legislation, lobbying efforts, and advancement of pharmacy practice, to the sharing of new ideas amongst student peers and pharmacists alike, SPSSNY can offer valuable insight about the pharmacy world to anyone who is motivated to get involved.  Additionally, SPSSNY members have the opportunity to bolster their extracurricular credentials through participation in pharmacy business plan competitions and professional research presentations.  Overall, SPSSNY is an incredible organization offering resources to help any pharmacy student in New York State achieve their professional and academic goals.

As incoming president, it is my mission this year to increase communication and collaboration amongst students from every pharmacy school in NYS and ultimately unify and strengthen our voice as future pharmacists.  To anyone who is interested in learning more about how to get involved with SPSSNY, I encourage you to reach out to me or any of your local SPSSNY Chapter officers.  New students are always welcome here at SPSSNY, and I cannot wait for another awesome year working with you all!

Please check out our Facebook page and add yourself to stay connected! @SPSSNY

The Current 2019-2020 SPSSNY Officers are as follows:

SPSSNY Chapters:

Albany College of Pharmacy:

ACPHS Officers 2019-20:


  • PBM Symposium ACPHS Campus Sept 5,2019, 530-730 PM featuring PSSNY President Steve Moore
  • CAPS meeting on campus- Fall Meet and Greet, Sept 5, 2019 - Installation of Officers, CE-Medical Marijuana

Binghamton University:

Binghamton University News: PSSNY chapter formation underway!

D'Youville College:

D'Youville Officers 2019-20

D'Youville News:  Coming Soon!


Long Island University:

LIU Officers 2019-20

LIU News:   Coming Soon!

St. John Fisher, Wegman's School of Pharmacy

SJFC Officers 2019-20:

SJFC News:  

  • Pasta and Policy - with APhA Chapter
  • National Pharmacists' Week October 21-25
  • Immunization Clinic planned with Pharmacists Society of Rochester

St. John's University:

St John's Officers:

St. John's News:  Coming Soon!

Touro College of Pharmacy:

 Touro Officers 2019-20

Touro News: 

  • Career Day October 24
  • White Coat Ceremony October 24


University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences:

 UB Officers 2019-20

UB News:  Coming Soon!

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