PODCAST: ’07 ACPHS Grad Strives to Help Others in Role as Educator, Researcher and Community Pharmacist

Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 -- Dr. Nardine Nakala's career has had one common denominator since her graduation in 2007 from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences — striving to help as many people as possible.

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That desire is seen in her work with students, as a faculty member at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy. Dr. Nakhla’s patient-centered approach also comes through in her research, which has focused on issues like smoking cessation and high-risk nonprescription drug interactions in older people. Her professional writing also reflects her desire to help patients. Dr. Nakhla has authored four chapters for the Canadian Minor Ailments reference, one chapter for the American Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs, and one chapter for the Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy.

In this episode of Occupation Station, which the agency produces for ACPHS, Dr. Nakhla talks about how her career path evolved. She entered ACPHS thinking that she would devote herself to community practice. While she and her husband do own a community pharmacy, she has achieved so much more than she initially envisioned. Hear why she calls her time at ACPHS “magical” and how the school has led to lifelong friendships and meaningful connections with professors.

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