In 2006, three distinguished Pharmacy professionals proposed
that they create an alumni group to build support for St. John’s
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and its Industrial Pharmacy
Program. With the goal of inspiring and training the next
generation of research scientists, Salah Ahmed ’85GP, ’91Ph.D.,
Navnit Shah ’73GP, ’81Ph.D. and Abu Serajuddin ’82Ph.D. formed the
Together they conceptualized the Dr. Charles I. Jarowski Industrial
Pharmacy Symposium, which would act as a dynamic forum for the
exchange of information among distinguished research scientists.
The Symposium would be an annual event designed to offer our world
class alumni the opportunity to explore topics relevant to the
changing dynamics within the pharmaceutical industry. It would also
act as an opportunity for networking and professional development
between students, alumni and industry representatives.
R.Ph. ’92Ph.D. was the first of many distinguished alumni to
present at the Jarowski Symposium. He would subsequently become a
key member of the Industrial Pharmacy Planning Committee.
Today, the Symposium has evolved into a major event for both the
University and distinguished scientists in Pharmacy and the related
professions, attracting over 100 participants annually. The theme
for the Symposium is chosen by the Industrial Pharmacy Planning
Committee each year to reflect the current trends in the
Each year, selected graduate students in the Industrial Pharmacy
Program have the honor of presenting their research findings to
attendees, affording them the opportunity to develop their
presentation skills, seek career guidance and engage in networking
with their peers and world class scientists.
Pharmaceutical industry suppliers and manufacturers also have
the opportunity to sponsor the Symposium. In recognition of their
support, they are given the chance to set up tables to demonstrate
their products and showcase their technology to their key
customers, our alumni.
Since its inception, the Dr. Charles I. Jarowski Symposium has
become one of the largest academic forums for Industrial Pharmacy
in the Northeast.
For more information on the Dr. Charles I. Jarowski Industrial
Pharmacy Symposium, please contact Gregory Ardison-Gardner at (718)
990-1992 or by e-mail email@example.com.
To read about the Seventh Annual Dr. Charles I. Jarowsky
Industrial Pharmacy Symposium that was held on Wednesday, June 19,