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Duquesne Professor Named State Pharmacist of the Year

Janet K. Astle, an instructor in the division of clinical, social and administrative science at Duquesne’s Mylan School of Pharmacy, was named the 2008 Pharmacist of the Year by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA).

This honor is presented to the pharmacist who has demonstrated dedication to the profession and its organizations. The PPA promotes the pharmacy profession through advocacy, education and communication to enhance patient care and public health.

Astle, who also is interim director of the Office of Experiential Education at the Mylan School, has been instrumental in mentoring the practice experiences of more than 2,000 Duquesne students. She plays a vital role in the development of Duquesne University’s pharmacy practice sites and has created and implemented many preceptor training programs. As adviser to the PPA–Allegheny County Pharmacists Association student chapter at Duquesne, Astle has led the group to win multiple national and state chapter awards.

A member of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Pharmacy Schools, Astle is Duquesne’s adviser and liaison to the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association-Allegheny County Pharmacist Association Academy. She earned her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Duquesne in 1980.

She resides in Allison Park with husband DuWayne and daughter Melinda.

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