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Newsmaker: Melissa Somma McGivney

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.
Friday, April 26, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

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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