Dean's Message

Our school’s mission proudly professes, “The D’Youville College School of Pharmacy prepares students to be tomorrow’s pharmacy practitioners and advances the profession through critical inquiry, research, scholarship and service”.

As dean I promise that the school’s students will benefit from a quality education, as I once did as an undergraduate at D’Youville College. Our school remains staunchly dedicated to excellence in pharmacy instruction. Our program is designed to integrate the natural and social sciences with practice experience in a team-based setting, so that students will be able to learn, remember, and apply what they have been taught. Concurrently, recognizing that the practice of pharmacy is evolving from a product-focused to a patient-focused model, we will prepare our students to be pharmacists that are vital members of a patient's healthcare team. To do so, our students will learn to collaborate interprofessionally with other healthcare practitioners with the goal of effectively helping patients manage and optimize their medication regimens.

Beyond the scope of their practice pharmacists must also embrace myriad responsibilities: to their patients, to other healthcare professionals, to society, and to their profession. Our mission is to produce competent and compassionate practitioners with a strong commitment to these important responsibilities. Guided by a caring and accessible faculty we will continue to live the mission of the college and school, and honor the spirit of St. Marguerite d’Youville by making a positive impact on our community through assistance to the underserved, and by being assertive advocates for our profession and patients.

Collectively we continue to build on the solid foundation created by our founding Dean Dr. Gary P. Stoehr by ensuring that our school has an unwavering dedication to excellence in pharmacy education, and service to our profession and society.

I invite you to explore our website, visit our campus, arrange for a personal visit with our admissions team and spend some time with our students and faculty in- and outside of the classroom. I strongly encourage you to come spend a day with us to learn more about our school and our commitment to training the next generation of pharmacists. 

Dr. Canio Marasco
Dean and Professor
D’Youville College School of Pharmacy 

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Community Service

D'Youville School of Pharmacy faculty and students participate in National Prescription Drug Drop Off Day. In 2011 D'Youville provided the only drive-in drug drop-off site on Buffalo's West Side.

D'Youville Pharmacy faculty and students

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