Panel discussion: Innovation and the future of healthcare delivery

panelists during the discussion
Avaltroni moderates the panel of (L-R) Palamara, Colaizzi, Dolan, and Carlough.

MADISON, N.J. (November 17, 2017) — Fairleigh Dickinson University and the FDU PINNACLE Society hosted an evening of networking and a panel discussion with healthcare industry experts on the future of the healthcare delivery and areas for breakthrough developments.

The PINNACLE Society is comprised of many of FDU’s most prestigious alumni. Honorees are selected each year by past inductees based on success or distinction in one’s field, contributions to society and humanity, and outstanding service to the University.

Capuano greets Governor Cody
President Capuano (left) welcomes former Governor of New Jersey and PINNACLE Richard Codey.
Alumnus and PINNACLE Society member, former New Jersey governor and current New Jersey state senator, Richard Codey attended the event and briefly addressed his fellow guests. Codey is a generous supporter of the University and the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Moderated by Michael Avaltroni, dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the panel of experts discussed trends in the healthcare industry, and took questions from the audience on topics such as the opioid crisis, the future of healthcare insurance, and what potential events could disrupt the current model of prescription delivery.

Panel members included Nancy Palamara, director of pharmacy services at Holy Name Hospital and president of the New Jersey Society of Health System Pharmacists; John Colaizzi, Jr., healthcare specialty supervisor for Walgreens in New Jersey and Pennsylvania; Craig Dolan, vice president of advisory services for McKesson RxO; and Thomas Carlough, manager of analytics for pharmacy and corporate quality, Atlantic Health System.

“It really was a terrific event, and I was thrilled at the level of engagement with the panelists,” said Avaltroni. “I don’t think we could have found four more dynamic and diverse people to represent a cross-section of health care as they do!”

PINNACLE events showcase one of the key centers of academic excellence identified through FDU’s Strategic Plan. This gathering brought together some of FDU’s most prestigious alumni, Trustees, key University leaders, students, alumni, external partners, and friends, all of whom share a common interest in advancing the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

audience for the event
(From left to right: Colaizzi; Paul W. Goebel III, Clinical Pharmacy Manager at Jefferson Health New Jersey Division, Member of the FDU Pharmacy Advisory Board; Palamara; Codey; Dolan; Carlough; Avaltroni