Duquesne University Staff And Alumni Recognized At Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Virtual Conference

Several members of the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy family were recognized and received awards at the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) Annual Conference held virtually last weekend.

Gerard O'Hare (P'81), was named the 2020 recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia Award, which honors a Pennsylvania pharmacist who has demonstrated sustained commitment to community service, apart from his or her specific identification as a pharmacist,, according to the PPA website.

Amy Woods (Pharm.D.'12), Assistant Director of Experiential Education, received the George H. Searight Community Service Award, which is presented to an individual who has shown outstanding devotion and service to PPA, and his or her own county or local association, and for outstanding community service which has enhanced the image of the profession of pharmacy within his or her community, according to the PPA website.

Finally, Stephanie Mrozek (Pharm.D.'11) received the Pauline Montgomery Leadership Award, which is presented to a female owner, manager, or employee of an independent pharmacy who is part of Value Drug Company supply chain and who demonstrates leadership in all of the following areas: pharmacy, politics/advocacy and community.

In addition to their individual awards, Dr. Woods and Dr. Mrozek were named to the Top 10 Under Awards, which recognizes the top ten pharmacists practicing for less than ten years that demonstrate commitment to advancing the profession, involvement in PPA and other pharmacy associations, and/or service to their community. School of Pharmacy alumni Ben Andrick (Pharm.D.'15) and Ann Johnson (Pharm.D.'12) were also named to the list.

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