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School of Pharmacy Hosts Health and Wellness Fair

Mylan School of Pharmacy

Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy representatives hosted a Health and Wellness Fair on October 15 in Downtown Pittsburgh's Market Square. Students, faculty, residents, and staff representing the Center for Pharmacy Care, Center for Pharmacy Service and 12 Duquesne University pharmacy student organizations provided health care screenings, risk assessments, education, and immunizations at the event which was held in celebration of American Pharmacists Month. Four pharmacy student organizations donated funds to underwrite the cost of flu vaccines for residents of Wood Street Commons, a facility that provides housing for an underserved population.

"We are so very proud of our students and student organizations who continue to represent the School of Pharmacy in such a professional manner," said Dr. Janet Astle, Assistant Dean for Student Services.

The School of Pharmacy was joined by Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, who were promoting White Cane Awareness Day.

Leslie K. Montgomery, Director of Development and Public Relations for Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, said that they day was "a fantastic opportunity for us, and we do hope we can partner with {the School of Pharmacy} again next year. She added that "the students of the School of Pharmacy are just amazing young people. Our world is bright with them as our future."

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Mylan School of Pharmacy (photos)

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