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CPHS Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs works collaboratively with faculty, students, and administrators within the College to create an environment that fosters learning and personal development.  A broad array of academic and student services, well-being programs, activities, and additional opportunities are offered to help our pharmacy, health sciences, and/or graduate students stay informed, get involved, and network.  Supporting student development is achieved through networking opportunities and transformative learning experiences offered via co-curricular programming, the CPHS Alumni Mentoring Program, the Alumni Insider’s View, and career development programming. 


We strive to help students succeed, not only during their time as a student within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences but also after graduation. 


The Division of Student Affairs empowers students to thrive by fostering a dynamic and inclusive community, where students feel valued, inspired, and equipped to reach their fullest potential.


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Joseph V. Etzel, Pharm.D. 
Associate Dean of Student Success
Associate Clinical Professor 
Pharmacy Practice 
St. Albert Hall, Room 171 
[email protected] 


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Diana J. Patino, MA 
Assistant Dean of Administration and Student Success 
St. Albert Hall, Room 171 
[email protected] 



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William Maidhof, Pharm.D. 
Associate Professor-Industry Professional 
Pharmacy Practice
[email protected]



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Nicole Bradley, Pharm.D. 
Assistant Clinical Professor 
Pharmacy Practice 
[email protected] 



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Career Services

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has dedicated support from University Career Services, a division of Student Affairs.

We serve as a resource to students, offering career advising, job-readiness skills training, internships and employment services. University Career Services is open to St. John’s University matriculated undergraduate and graduate students. We encourage you to begin utilizing Career Services early and often in your college career.

Career Services Main Website



Click here for the walk-in schedule and additional information.

Handshake is the University’s platform used by Career Services to connect students & alumni to our resources, events, career fairs, and our employer partners!

  • Search & apply for opportunities from our employer partners
  • Search & register for events
  • Build your profile to be searchable for employers

To get the most out of your Handshake Profile:

  1. Complete your Profile – Filling in your career interests brings better results and recommendations to your homepage, and allows employers to find you by your previous skills & experience. We also send relevant exclusive opportunities to students who complete their profile and career interests.
  2. Upload Your Resume/CV – So that you can apply to opportunities at a moment’s notice!
  3. Explore Companies & Jobs/Internships – Create a saved search, or favorite your dream companies to be the first to know when new opportunities are posted, or if they’ll be on campus!
  4. Check out the Resources section under “Career Center” for other tools, and articles specific to your major.
  5. Download the Handshake Jobs & Careers  iOS App, or add to the Handshake mobile page to your home screen for Android Devices.

Career Services Main Website

Counseling Services

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences works in collaboration with the Center for Counseling and Consultation (CCC) in the Division of Student Success.

The center offers free, confidential, and unlimited counseling sessions to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at St. John’s University. It provides skill groups, referral assistance for more specialized or long-term support, and walk-in hours to assist students who are in emergent need. We prioritize the mental wellness of our students and encourage you to utilize the services provided by the CCC.

Nicole Peraica, LMHC, NCC
Staff Counselor, Division of Student Success 
Center for Counseling and Consultation 
Marillac Hall, Room 130

St. John’s University 
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
[email protected]

Interested in Research?

The Andrew J. Bartilucci Undergraduate Research Scholarship was established through the generosity of Dr. Andrew J. Bartilucci, whose roles at St. John’s included, Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, Executive Vice President to the University, and Special Assistant to the President. Dr. Bartilucci's career at St. John's began as a student in 1940. Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He returned to receive his master's degree from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. His tenure as a faculty member and Dean at St. John’s University spanned more than 34 years. In his profession, Dr. Bartilucci has also served as a member of the New York State Board of Pharmacy, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and a variety of other organizations. His dedication to St. John’s University, particularly to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and to scholarship through research, served as important motivators in establishing this scholarship. 

Applications for this research opportunity are sent annually at the end of the Spring semester. 


Each semester the College offers a three-evening hybrid series entitled Financial Literacy and Wellness: Basic 101. This program is intended to introduce students to important concepts regarding financial decision-making that will assist students as they prepare to make short and long term plans post-graduation. Topics that are covered in this series range from paying off student loans to planning for retirement. 

The sessions are led by Joseph Sciabica, Managing Director at Wealth Advisory Group LLC and Bina Patel, Financial Representative at Wealth Advisory Group LLC.

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Bina Patel
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Joseph Sciabica

The Executive Leadership Certificate Program is virtual, interactive program that is intended to introduce pharmacy and healthcare students to key concepts and essential principles that are necessary for success in a leadership position within the healthcare industry.  Successful leaders in healthcare will share their experiences and introduce the participants to leadership theories and practices and help students make connections between classroom learning and practical leadership activities.  Concepts to be introduced will include developing a personal statement of purpose, strategic planning, creating a mission and vision, effective communication, conflict resolution, and leading organizational change.   

 The virtual Executive Leadership Certificate Program will consist of 4 leaders speaking for 45 minutes and allowing for 15 minutes of Q&As.

Mental Wellness Programming

Learning to take care of yourself –mind, body and spirit is very important. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.  


Key Strategies to Ensure Mental Well-Being (PDF)

Alumni Insider’s View

The Alumni Insider’s View (AIV) is an amazing way to help students succeed by providing them with a behind-the-scenes look at what alumni or friends of the College do, as well as how to land a job in one of today’s most exciting fields. This is a hybrid program provides a unique opportunity to meet and network with fellows, alumni, and friends of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as students learn about pharmacist roles in industry, professional associations, and government.    

In the past, students have had an opportunity to visit the National Institute of Health (NIH), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), AstraZeneca, United States Pharmacopeia, American Pharmacists Association (APhA) headquarters, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and attend networking receptions with our alumni.  

Are you interested in learning about different career paths? 

Are you still deciding on whether to pursue a residency or fellowship upon graduation? 

Are you considering relocating outside of New York? 

Get answers to these questions and more at the 45th Annual Alumni Insider’s View (AIV) in Washington, D.C.


Application Process

Eligibility: P1-P4  



Interview Process: Applicants will be invited to schedule a 30-minute interview with Ms. Diana J. Patino, Assistant Dean for Administration and Student Success. Interviews will be held in person. Students should bring a copy of their resumes and dress in professional attire. *Selected students will be responsible for notifying their professors and making up any class time or assignments.  

Diana J. Patino  
Assistant Dean for Administration and Student Success
[email protected]