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Funding Priorities

Scholarship Funds

In keeping with Duquesne’s Spiritan heritage, Advancing Our Legacy places an unprecedented emphasis on increasing endowed funds for student scholarships. Our founders and sponsors were determined that the benefits of a Duquesne education should be available to all, regardless of ability to pay. Endowed scholarships ensure that Duquesne can attract and retain the most talented and motivated students for generations to come. Consider a gift to one of the Pharmacy School's scholarship funds.

Unrestricted Funds

Unrestricted gifts allow the dean to direct resources to the School’s most critical needs and to respond to unexpected opportunities. The vast majority of gifts to the Pharmacy School are designated for a specific program or purpose, making such discretionary funds particularly valuable.

Programmatic Support

Center for Pharmacy Services

The School is the first in the nation to operate a community pharmacy. Located in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, the Center is a site for student experiential education, research, and most of all, service. Its unique approach to patient counseling helps residents of this traditionally underserved community to manage their medications and adopt healthier lifestyles. Funding is sought to support operations; high-level commitments could establish an endowment for a perpetual impact.

Learning Technology

The School seeks funding for educational technology and software to enhance student learning and teaching outcomes. The development of more interactive lectures and patient simulations will enhance student problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Entrepreneurial Education

The entrepreneurial spirit has been the impetus for improving health and financial outcomes through pharmacy innovations, including work fl ow solutions and robotics, design and delivery of medications, and the ability to provide services in a cost-effective manner while enhancing patient care. Interdisciplinary initiatives will plant the seeds of innovation and independence by integrating entrepreneurial education throughout the curriculum. All pharmacy students will increase their knowledge in emotional and social intelligence and skills in marketing, management, problem solving, and development of business plans to fully develop their innovative ideas. In keeping with Duquesne’s mission and values, students will develop a keen appreciation of ethical issues and practices of business and pharmacy. Duquesne pharmacy graduates will be uniquely qualified to start their own business or bring entrepreneurial skills to established employers. Resource funds have already been secured, supporting faculty efforts to study and adapt best practices, develop courses and teaching tools, and build partnerships within and outside the University.

Center for Pharmacy Care

This academic research center provides pharmacist-directed programs and services for disease prevention and health management for the campus community, employers, and the Pittsburgh community. Recognized as a model in pharmacist-directed wellness by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the Center offers publications, seminars, health screenings and followup counseling. The Center seeks to expand its community practice education, research, and service efforts in underserved neighborhoods. Giving opportunities include naming of the Center and funding for outreach programs.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology

Federal regulatory initiatives are encouraging drug manufacturers to implement Process Analytical Technology (PAT), a scientific framework designed to promote innovation, efficiency and quality. This, in turn, creates a need for a new breed of pharmaceutical process chemists with skills in chemical engineering, pharmaceutics and analytical chemistry. As one of only 11 academic institutions participating in the Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education, Duquesne seeks to meet this growing need through the integration of teaching, training and basic research, and by fostering cooperation among universities, industry and government. Campaign support will help Duquesne to develop both programs and facilities that will keep the school and its students at the leading edge of this initiative.

Chairs and Professorships

Endowed Dean’s Chair

Provides support for administrative leaders.

Endowed Chair

Enables Duquesne to retain outstanding faculty members and attract new faculty “stars.”

Endowed Visiting Professorship

Brings scholars from around the world to Duquesne to share their experiences and expertise during an academic year or other time period.

Endowed Term Professorship

Supports a tenure-stream faculty member for a term of year(s) as specified by a dean or the provost and confirmed in a commitment agreement. Can be used to recognize Duquesne’s young “rising stars” and help the University retain them.

Endowed Fund for Faculty Leadership

Enables the University to attract or retain prominent professionals.

Faculty and Student Resources

Endowed Contingency Fund for Faculty Support

Provides income to be spent at the discretion of a dean or department head.

Endowed Fund for Student Resources

Establishes a fund for books, lab fees, travel, awards, or other educational expenses in a selected department.

Learn more about funding priorities or contact Jim Miller about making your gift, today.