Rosslyn Farms Resident is Director of DU’s New Community Pharmacy
The First-of-its-Kind Pharmacy is Slated to Open This Fall in the Hill District
Duquesne University’s Mylan School of Pharmacy welcomes Terri Kroh as director of its new community pharmacy slated to open this fall in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood. The initiative is the first off-campus, community pharmacy in the nation designed and operated by a school of pharmacy.
Kroh, a 1988 graduate of Duquesne’s School of Pharmacy, is responsible for overseeing all facets of the pharmacy’s operations, including clinical pharmacy services, medication therapy management, health and wellness education and screenings, medication adherence counseling, and management of staff and student pharmacists. She also will work to strengthen partnerships with neighborhood community groups and local government leaders to address the most pressing community-identified needs.
“The community pharmacist is often the bridge between science and real life that some patients need to make their medications work,” said Kroh. “But in order to improve health outcomes, we must first understand and respect our patients’ needs.”
Kroh has more than 20 years of experience in many facets of pharmacy practice including retail, hospital, specialty, and pharmaceutical sales. She has also managed federal 340B pharmacy programs that enable certain grant-funded entities to provide lower-cost medications to their patients through a contracted pharmacy arrangement.
Prior to her appointment at Duquesne, Kroh worked as the HIV clinical pharmacy specialist at the Positive Health Clinic of Allegheny General Hospital. She is one of a limited number of pharmacists credentialed by the American Academy of HIV Physicians.
Currently, Kroh is working closely with the School of Pharmacy and University administration on preparations for the pharmacy’s opening. She also plans to meet with community leaders, residents and health care providers to gather their input about the services they want and need.
Kroh resides in Rosslyn Farms, Pa.
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