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Newsmaker: Jamie L. McConaha

Jamie L. McConaha has been named the 2012 Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year in Pennsylvania. The prestigious award was conferred on the Peters, Washington County, pharmacist at the recent meeting of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association. McConaha has been employed three years as Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy.

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By Bill Vidonic
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Noteworthy: McConaha was named the 2012 Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year in Pennsylvania during the recent meeting of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association. The award, sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual Cos., is given annually to a pharmacist in each state for individual excellence and outstanding contributions in state pharmacy association activities and community affairs and in professional practice.

Age: 29

Residence: Peters

Family: Husband, Michael

Occupation: Assistant professor of pharmacy practice in Duquesne University's Mylan School of Pharmacy, where she is also is a clinical pharmacist. She is also a certified geriatric practitioner.

Education: Graduated with a doctorate in pharmacy in 2007 from the Mylan school, and completed her academic teaching and research fellowship at Duquesne between 2007 and 2009.

Quote: “This award was especially rewarding because it represents recognition by my peers across the state.”

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