Continuing its efforts to help prepare interested New York City
high school students for the profession, the College of Pharmacy
and Health Sciences at St. John’s University has embarked on a
formal affiliation with the Union Square Academy of Health Sciences
“This collaboration fosters the mutual missions of St. John’s
University and U.S.A. in reaching out to the youth of our diverse
metropolitan communities to offer opportunity and excellent
programs,” said S. William Zito, Ph.D., Acting Dean of the College
of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The College formally entered upon
the agreement with the new technical and career school on December
The Academy opened in September to educate students for careers as
dental assistants, dentists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists.
It is located at Union Square facility formerly occupied by
Washington Irving High School, which has closed. Its advisory board
includes associate professors from the Clinical Pharmacy Practice
Department at St. John’s: Sharon See, Pharm.D., BCPS; Regina
Ginzburg ’99P, ’01Pharm.D.; and John Conry ’96P, ’98Pharm.D.
They assist U.S.A.’s principal, Bernardo Ascona, in developing a
strong pharmacy-based curriculum.
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