A graduate of the doctor of pharmacy program at Long Island University, Babak Bamdad has earned the Pharmacy Residency Excellence Award and the Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety. The chief and director of the pharmacy department of Lincoln Hospital in New York City since 2010, Babak Bamdad belongs to the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).
Founded to promote health on a global scale through the support of scientists in the pharmaceutical industry, AAPS serves members in a diverse range of related fields, including biology, chemistry, and medicine. Every year, the AAPS annual meeting, PharmSci 360, supplies members with an opportunity to network and share ideas.
The 2018 AAPS PharmSci 360 will take place November 4-7 in Washington, DC, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Those who purchase admission to the full conference can attend the welcome and closing receptions, participate in five separate educational tracks covering biomolecular and chemical sciences, and visit an extensive exhibit hall featuring products and services from companies in the pharmaceutical industry.
Since 2010, Babak Bamdad has served as the chief and director of the pharmacy department at Lincoln Hospital in New York. In this role, he oversees operations at the hospital pharmacy and establishes productivity and quality standards. Active in the professional community, Babak Bamdad belongs to industry organizations including the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).
As part of its efforts to help pharmaceutical scientists develop new therapies and products, AAPS hosts numerous meetings and conferences throughout the year. The organization’s premier event is PharmSci 360, an annual gathering that welcomes more than 7,000 pharmaceutical professionals from around the world.
At this event, attendees have the opportunity to visit exhibitors, network with colleagues, and learn from thousands of scientific posters. In addition, the event offers five pharmaceutical sciences tracks, including bioanalytics, preclinical development, and clinical pharmacology, through which attendees can advance their knowledge. These tracks are further split into 10 sub-tracks for a more targeted educational experience. Further, PharmSci 360 has numerous career development sessions for administrators and managers.
The 2018 PharmSci 360 event is scheduled for November 4-7 in Washington, DC. It will focus on such topics as chemical drugs, biomolecular drugs, emerging research tools, and clinical pharmacology. The conference will feature several keynote speakers, as well as plenary speakers Stephan Grupp, MD, PhD, and Dany De Grave.
New York-based pharmaceutical professional Babak Bambad has served as the director of the pharmacy department at New York City’s Lincoln Hospital since 2010. As a professional corollary, Babak Bambad maintains membership in the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).
In its efforts to advance the knowledge and skills of pharmaceutical scientists, the AAPS oversees a variety of programs and activities focused on education, research, and career development. The organization’s educational offerings include in-person workshops and online learning activities such as webinars and eCourses.
The AAPS currently offers 10 eCourses facilitated by leaders in the pharmaceutical industry. Each online course is self-paced and provides insight from practicing scientists. Course topics include biotherapeutic development, regulatory affairs, and drug discovery and development.
In addition to taking part in live webinars, AAPS members can access a number of archived webinars on the organization’s website. AAPS webinars are available online for three years from the date they were first offered. Members also have the opportunity to offer their own webinars on the site by submitting a proposal to the AAPS.
For more information, visit www.aaps.org.
With a doctor of pharmacy from Long Island University, Babak Bamdad serves as the chief and director of Lincoln Hospital’s Pharmacy Department in New York City. Outside of work, Babak Bamdad gives back to his community by supporting local homeless shelters.
According to recent statistics, rates of homelessness in New York City are at the highest levels since the Great Depression. In March 2018, the number of people in the city experiencing homelessness was just under 63,000, including 23,000 children. Many of these individuals and families are served by the city’s municipal shelters, which are seeing 83 percent more people than they were just 10 years ago.
With so many people in need throughout New York, shelters and other nonprofit groups are relying heavily on community support. In addition to donating non-perishable food to community food banks and pantries, individuals can do their part by donating clothing, school supplies, hygiene items, and money to local groups serving the homeless population.
There are also a number of ways to volunteer one’s time to homeless outreach activities. Shelters and other organizations are always in need of volunteers to prepare and serve food and assist with life-skills programs. Volunteers are also needed to conduct citywide homelessness surveys to help outreach teams better assist those living on the street. Other ways to help improve the problem of homelessness in New York include advocating for affordable and supportive housing options, which often face opposition within local communities.
At Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Babak Bamdad’s primary duties involve establishing and maintaining quality, performance, and productivity standards in accordance with those set by Presentation Medical Center.