School Of Pharmacy To Host White Coat Ceremony

The Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy welcomes over 180 students into the professional phase of the program at the 2016 White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in the A.J. Palumbo Center in front of a crowd of family and friends.

Students wear the white coats in laboratory classes and during experiential education rotations. The ceremony includes a reciting of a pledge or professionalism.

Dr. John GrabensteinDr. John Grabenstein (P'80), a former Colonel in the United States Army and current Executive Director of Global Health and Medical Affairs for Merck Vaccines, will deliver the keynote speech at the ceremony. At Merck, Grabenstein provides scientific advice to reduce the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases worldwide and boasts over 300 published articles and eight books primarily on immunization, public health and leadership. As a Colonel in the Army, Grabenstein oversaw Department of Defense immunization programs for 9 million troops, retirees and family members across four continents and dozens of ships at sea.

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