Greg Dewey

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr Dewey - headshot.jpgGreg Dewey, Ph.D., became the ninth president of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) in 2014. Since joining the College, Dr. Dewey has introduced a number of strategic initiatives to distinguish the school and provide enriching learning opportunities for students. These initiatives include establishing the Center for Biopharmaceutical Education and Training, the first center of its kind at a pharmacy college, to provide a skilled workforce to help advance the biopharmaceutical industry and establish the Capital Region as a biopharma hub.

Dr. Dewey also created The Collaboratory, a community health resource based in Albany’s South End, and two student operated pharmacies at Federally Qualified Health Centers in Schenectady (College Hometown Pharmacy) and in Albany (College Parkside Pharmacy). ACPHS is the only college in the country that operates two such pharmacies. These experiential learning sites provide ACPHS students opportunities to get hands-on experience providing pharmacy and public health services to medically underserved areas.

Dr. Dewey’s efforts to improve access to care and address health disparities in the Capital Region’s underserved communities led to recognition from several community organizations and nonprofits. These honors include Community Champion Award from Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region; Celebration of Progress Award from AVillage; and HHC Innovator Award from Hometown Health Centers.

To help guide the direction of the two student operated pharmacies and The Collaboratory, Dr. Dewey created the Community Council. This council is comprised of individuals representing local health clinics, community based organizations, and government agencies who help ensure the services offered at these facilities are well matched to the needs of the local communities.

Dr. Dewey was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University, earned his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Rochester, and his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Carnegie-Mellon University.

He lives in Voorheesville with his wife Cindy. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.