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Dr. Michael Perry, Visiting Professor at Kobe-Gakuin University in Japan

During the month of April, faculty member, Dr. Michael Perry, traveled to Japan to teach a course on the management of cardiovascular disease states to pharmacy students attending Kobe-Gakuin University. As part of our international agreement with the university, Perry helped promote our international relations, as well as broaden the international perspectives of our respective faculties.

While visiting Japan, Perry stayed in Kobe, but was given the opportunity to visit many other cities in Japan, including, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima and even was accompanied by students and fellow faculty members to a Hanshin Tigers baseball game.

"I had the privilege to work with the amazing students and faculty members of Kobe Gakuin University. They made my time in Japan one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional career," added Perry when talking about the experience.

The faculty exchange program first began in 1992. After more than a decade of successful collaboration, a student exchange program was launched with Kobe-Gakuin University. The Mylan School of Pharmacy welcomed the first group of Japanese pharmacy students to Duquesne's campus in 2005. In addition to attending classes and participating in labs, the students explored various areas of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical manufacturing in the U.S. Students from Kobe-Gakuin will visit our campus again in 2015.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.