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Pharmacology Alumni Named Associate Dean

Friday, May 11, 2018

Jennifer Mathews in front of ACPHS LogoJennifer Mathews, PhD has been named the Associate Dean for the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Vermont Campus.

Dr. Mathews earned her doctorate in Pharmacology from the University of Rochester in 2007, her field(s) of interest as a student were Neuropharmacology, Opioid receptors, Pain, Tolerance, Antinociception

Her responsibilities will include execution of the pharmacy program; supervision of faculty; campus operations; and coordination of the development, implementation, and assessment of initiatives that support the programs on the Vermont Campus, which also include a Master’s program in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Congratulations to Dr. Mathews!

Read More: Pharmacology Alumni Named Associate Dean

Alumni Spotlight on Dana Olzenak, PhD ‘15

Monday, March 26, 2018

Dana Olzenak McGuire, who graduated with a PhD in Epidemiology from the 2015 class was recently appointed to the role of public health director in St. Lawrence County. As public health director, Dr. Olzenak McGuire supervises about 30 employees including nurses, the county coroners and administrative staff.

Dr. Olzenak McGuire brings a wide range of disciplines into the new role with degrees in Physical therapy, an MBA and the PhD in Epidemiology.

Visit our Epidemiology PhD Program to learn more. Congratulations Dana!

"Epidemiology just sounded really interesting to me, It covers all diseases from environmental to infectious to chronic." - Dana Olzenak McGuire

Read More: Alumni Spotlight on Dana Olzenak, PhD ‘15

First Networking Event Photos

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Center for Professional Development (CPD) in partnership with the Gwen M. Greene Center for Career Education and Connections, URBEST Program (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training), and the University of Rochester Alumni Relations Office hosted a networking event for graduate students, postdocs and alumni on Wednesday, February 28th at The Beer Market in College Town.  The goal of the event was to encourage graduate students and postdocs to practice their networking skills by connecting with alumni, and for alumni to share experiences and provide perspective. This will also be a great opportunity to network with other alumni. Over 50 individuals attended the event including seven alumni from both the Schools of Arts, Science, and Engineering and the School of Medicine and Dentistry. For more information about this event, please contact Eric Vaughn.

View Networking Event Photos