Bryan Quinn is pursuing a dual degree, consisting of a doctor of pharmacy and master of business administration with a focus in health care at the University at Buffalo. He is interested in the implementation of value-based reimbursement models in the community pharmacy setting. Over the summer, Bryan assisted in data collection for the Independent Health and Pharmacists’ Association of Western New York (PAWNY) Wellness Committee Pilot Program. This program was developed to help improve patient mediation adherence, education, and overall health. Bryan published the results from this study in the PAWNY’s state journal. He has continued his research to collect the level of commitment of community pharmacies to provide value-based services to their patients. Bryan presented a poster publication, Assessment of the Perceptions and Implementation of Patient Care Services Within Community Pharmacies: A Mixed Methods Study, at PAWNY’s annual winter conference, at which Bryan and his team were awarded the best poster and presentation award. Bryan is also heavily active in the American Society of Consulting Pharmacists (ASCP), which specializes in geriatric care. He has volunteered numerous times in wellness clinics run by this club to provide bone mineral density screenings for the elderly. During the fall semester, Bryan and his team presented their bone mineral density data at the ASCP’s national conference.
Bryan is the current president and founding member of UB’s newest interprofessional club, known as the Health Care Management Club. Bryan’s vision for this club is to provide students with the tools and knowledge to help make a professional health-focused interdisciplinary team successful; as well as provide networking opportunities. He is also one of the newly elected treasurers for the School of Pharmacy Student Association (SPSA). This year, Bryan was elected onto the WNY Prosperity Fellowship’s Council, where his role is community outreach and volunteering. Bryan has organized various volunteering events at The Teacher’s Desk, Ronald McDonald House Charities, West Herr Winter Wishes, and Buffalo Hearing and Speech’s Soul Gala. In honor of Bryan’s contributions to Western New York and the field of pharmacy, he received the Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Companies scholarship. Recipients were chosen based on their commitment to practice in either an independent community or in an underserved geographic or cultural community. Bryan seeks to continue his future contributions to the Western New York area, and to grow as a business leader as well as a Buffalonian.