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DiLuca Honored with UB Pharmacy Alumni Association Award
Congratulations to Andrew DiLuca, R.Ph., senior director of Pharmacy Services for Kaleida Health, who is the recipient of The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciencesís (SPPS) 2020 Orville C. Baxter Memorial Professional Practice Award. The award acknowledges leadership within the profession of pharmacy, career innovation and dedication to the school and students.
DiLuca began his career as a pharmacy technician at Buffalo General Medical Center. After graduation and a PGY-1 residency, he was promoted to clinical pharmacy specialist for the former Deaconess Hospital of Buffalo. During his tenure at Buffalo General and Kaleida Health, he has worked in various administrative roles, including staff pharmacist, satellite coordinator and pharmacy manager.
In his current role, DiLuca oversees the pharmacy operations for all of Kaleida Health. He serves on numerous decision-making committees for the system, including Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Electronic Medical Record Steering, Quality Leadership and Patient Safety Council, and the Medical/Dental Staff Executive Committee.
As a preceptor, he has helped implement hospital/health-system pharmacy rotations at Buffalo General Medical Center for many pharmacy students. DiLuca is also an SPPS adjunct assistant professor, teaching a course on medication safety. He is a longtime Deanís Alumni Ambassador and serves on a number of school-based committees, with remarkable participation on the Clinical Practice Committee, the driving force behind Transitions of Care initiatives.
DiLuca is highly active in pharmacy professional organizations. He is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and the New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists. He is also a member of the Western New York Society of Health System Pharmacists, where he has served as a presidential officer and New York State delegate. He is currently a member of the Professional Affairs Committee for the New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists.
About the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
For over 130 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and is the number one ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and number 22 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.