Stony Brook University looking to open pharmacy school

December 4, 2014

Months after New York’s governor set aside money for a pharmacy school at Binghamton University, yet another school in the Empire State has announced plans to open a pharmacy school.

Months after New York’s governor set aside money for a pharmacy school at Binghamton University, yet another school in the Empire State has announced plans to open a pharmacy school.

Stony Brook University on Long Island recently announced it has started the approval process to open its School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, which would be housed in the Department of Pharmacological Sciences. No date was announced for the school’s opening.

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“A school of pharmacy would draw outstanding Stony Brook students from the undergraduate campus who are seeking careers in the health sciences,” Kenneth Kaushansky, senior vice president for the health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, told the Statesman.

“There is a need in New York State for an additional school, as there are only seven schools of pharmacy in New York,” Kaushansky said. “The need for pharmacists locally in Suffolk County remains strong, as Suffolk has fewer pharmacists per capita than the rest of the state.”

Kaushansky said Stony Brook’s pharmacy school would also be used as a research and learning facility.