NYCSHP members and guests celebrated the 51st Annual Installation Dinner at The New Yorker Hotel! Raffle tickets and NYCSHP “Pharmacist Rx-cellent People” t-shirts were available at the registration table for all. Attendees were greeted by a pavilion of industry sponsors eager to meet guests.
Outgoing President, Dr. Yi Guo, thanked her board of directors and awarded them with an engraved globe to highlight their global impact on their communities and to the pharmacy society.
President Guo then proceeded to present her Outgoing Presidential Address reflecting on her successful term as NYCSHP president.
She discussed her goals and initiatives and the accomplishments that came from a year of hard work to achieve them: collaborate, network, and deepen the relationships with our neighboring chapters to strengthen the bond in our pharmacy community.
This year there were 6 collaborative networking and CE events and a collaborative hiking trip by the Hudson River. She thanked her board of directors, committee chairs, and state liaisons for their commitment.
She acknowledged her Montefiore family for their professional guidance and her loving and inspirational husband and family for their support throughout the years.
Immediate Past President, Dr. Amisha Leimbach, presented this year’s awards. The Outstanding Student Awards were presented to Peter M Hoang and Terry Nguyen from Touro College of Pharmacy.
The Outstanding Volunteer Award was presented to Gretchen Marcelino from Touro College of Pharmacy.
President-elect, Dr. Karen Berger; Secretary, Dr. Charrai Byrd; Director at Large, Dr. Nikki Bhogal; and Director at Large, Dr. Maabo Kludze-Forson.
State President Dr. Joe Pinto Installed Dr. Jason Babby as President.
President, Dr. Jason Babby called Immediate Past President, Dr .Yi Guo back to the stage to present to her a plaque thanking her for her dedication and leadership for a successful term as NYCSHP President.
President, Dr. Jason Babby, delivered his Presidential Address highlighting his memorial moments in NYCSHP that helped to build him to where he is now.
His goals include promoting initiatives aimed towards furthering Collaborative Drug Therapy Management (CDTM), Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI) objectives, and to obtain provider status.
Additional goals include hosting a Medical Mission to promote Pharmacy without Boarders, mentoring high school students, and transforming the Residents Collaborative Committee to the New Practitioners Committee.
Article by Jamie Chin
Photos by Elsie Wong and Jamie Chin