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Higginbotham Named Director of Center for Pharmacy Care

Dr. Suzanne K. Higginbotham has been appointed as the director of Duquesne University’s Center for Pharmacy Care.

Established in October 2002, the Center for Pharmacy Care provides wellness, disease prevention and medication therapy management programs, focusing on hypertension, cholesterol issues, diabetes and osteoporosis.

“I’m very excited to be helping to facilitate the management of our programs here,” said Higginbotham, who comes to the position from an academic and research fellowship in Duquesne’s Mylan School of Pharmacy. “In addition to outreach sites across the city, faculty, staff and administrators can come to the center for health screenings and proactive education on disease prevention. Community members from the Hill District and Uptown can also take advantage of our services on a walk-in basis.”

Higginbotham received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the Mylan School in 2008 and a B.S. in biology from The Ohio State University in 2005. In addition to her skills in teaching and researching, she brings her experience as a staff pharmacist for CVS to the position.

Unique in that it is completely run by pharmacists, the Center for Pharmacy Care serves as a resource to augment the services of a physician in that patients can come to the center for counseling about medication and to take advantage of wellness services. The center also provides immunization services, flu shots and wellness services to local residents and Duquesne employees alike. It is located in the Muldoon Building at 1000 Fifth Ave., and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“It’s important to us to continually provide our pharmacy students with more hands-on experience so they understand more than just dispensing medications—they understand the health of their patients and the human side of disease management and disease prevention,” said Higginbotham.

Higginbotham and her husband, Paul, reside in Wexford.

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