LIU Pharmacy Faculty Receive Prestigious Awards from NYS Council of Health-system Pharmacists


Long Island University has announced that two of its faculty members have received highly prestigious awards from The New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists (NYSCHP) Research and Education Foundation, in recognition of notable contributions to the field of pharmacy. The awards were recently presented at the NYSCHP 57th Annual Assembly in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Robert V. DiGregorio, associate dean, clinical affairs and professor of pharmacy practice at the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (LIU Pharmacy), was the recipient of the NYSCHP Pharmacy Achievement Award. According to the organization, the NYSCHP Pharmacy Achievement award is given to “an individual of high moral character, good citizenship and high professional ideals, who has made significant contributions to health-system pharmacy; or an outstanding single achievement; or a combination of accomplishments benefiting health-system pharmacy, and through it, humanity and the public health.”

Billy Sin, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at LIU Pharmacy, also received two awards for his research projects from the NYSCHP Research and Education Foundation.  He was presented with the Critical Care Award for his project entitled, “The use of high dose nitroglycerin for sympathetic crashing acute pulmonary edema.” He also received the Clinical Pharmacy Award for his work, “Implementation of a novel practice model to mitigate opioid utilization in the emergency department.” Dr. Sin is an accomplished researcher whose scholarship includes 16 publications since 2015.

“These awards clearly underscore the outstanding leadership and valuable contributions to the field of pharmacy of our faculty,” said Dr. John Pezzuto, dean of LIU Pharmacy and vice president for LIU Health and Research. “We have a strong commitment to invest in research at LIU Pharmacy and a world-class team of researchers and scholars who make crucial contributions to global health and well-being.”

The Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (LIU Pharmacy) trains researchers who contribute to the fields of drug discovery, development and delivery. In addition, researchers investigate the molecular pharmacology of different disease states to provide a better understanding of underlying mechanisms that cause diseases and improve treatment responses. The college offers M.S., Ph.D. and Pharm.D. programs, serving as a leader in pharmacy education through its innovation in teaching, scholarship and service.

About LIU Pharmacy
The Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (LIU Pharmacy) is currently home to three state-of-the-art research institutes: the Lachman Institute for Pharmaceutical Analysis, the Joan B. and Samuel J. Williamson Institute for Pharmacometrics, and the Natoli Engineering Institute for Industrial Pharmacy Development and Research. LIU Pharmacy is also a member of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education, joining 15 other top schools of pharmacy from across the United States in a shared mission to improve human health by advancing quality, safety, affordability and speed to market of medicines through collaborative research.

LIU Pharmacy, which was founded in 1886 as Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, offers M.S., Ph.D. and Pharm.D. programs.