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Newsmaker: Melissa Somma McGivney

| Friday, April 26, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Melissa Somma McGivney, an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, was elected to the board of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation.

Noteworthy: Elected president of the board of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation. Its mission is to foster research, education and the development of practice models that advance patient care.

Age: 39

Residence: O'Hara

Family: Husband, Phil, and son, Joseph.

Occupation: Associate professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, and director, Community Pharmacy Residency Program.

Background: She also has taught at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre and UPMC St. Margaret near Aspinwall. She has been at Pitt for 10 years.

Education: Received Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed residency in ambulatory care at UPMC Presbyterian.

Quote: “I don't know that everyone knows that they can expect more from their pharmacists, not just getting a prescription behind a counter. Our students are trained to take care of people and teach them how and why they're taking medications.”

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