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Division of Clinical, Social, and Administrative Sciences

Academic Partners Program

The Academic Partners Program, an integrated team of clinicians with diverse backgrounds of expertise in every facet of pharmacy practice, is dedicated to the improvement of health outcomes through provision of education, the advancement of research, and a commitment to social responsibility. A passion for education insures continued improvement in patient care through enhanced experiential learning to train future pharmacists to continue the tradition of pharmacy practice excellence.

Creating and strengthening relationships with the community is vital to advancing the teaching, research, and service activities of the School. The Academic Partners Program connects School resources, including practice-based faculty, with institutional and community-based pharmacy practice partners.

Since its beginning, the School has formally partnered with regional acute care-based pharmacy, ambulatory and community-based practices to collaboratively augment pharmacy practice throughout the region.

The Academic Partners Program includes:

  • Relationships with community and hospital pharmacies that facilitate the advancement of pharmacy care through medication therapy management, staff development programs, performance indicator systems, state licensing preparation, pharmacist recruitment strategies, drug information and patient education, health and economic research, and software and related technology for medication therapy management and medication safety management.
  • Wellness and disease prevention/management programs.
  • A network of pharmacy care in which patients transition between different levels of care and health providers.
  • Faculty development that includes scholarship/practice opportunities that enhance health outcomes in clinical research; recruitment that encourages qualified individuals to teach in the School of Pharmacy; and residencies/fellowships that enhance teaching outcomes and foster mutually beneficial collaborative research that will improve regional health outcomes.
  • Student pharmacist learning opportunities that include clinical pharmacy clerkships and partner participation in the development of student pharmacist competency testing methods and materials.
  • Partner and faculty publications and presentations of research and process development outcomes.
  • Collaboratively augment pharmacy practice at each partner’s site.

Beginning on September 2007, Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy commenced on a program to integrate its Pharmacy Services Program of Disease Prevention and Disease Management to enhance health outcomes in the region with a new vision titled, the “Academic Partners Program”.

The mission of the School’s Academic Partners Program would be to connect the resources of the School including practice-based faculty to its institution and community-based pharmacy practice partners so as to improve the partners, patient and organizational outcomes, and in turn the pharmacy profession. This provides the School with the platform to continue to enhance the School’s teaching, research and service outcomes.

Our Academic Partners

Academic Partners of the Mylan School of Pharmacy

 

Academic Research Centers. (Administered by School of Pharmacy)

Academic Partners (Administered by Partner/Faculty Provided by School )
Services
  • BLOOD PRESSURE
  • DERMAVIEW

The screening is a non-invasive procedure using a harmless black light to locate and identify dry, oily and other facial conditions.

  • CHOLESTECH LDX

Results include glucose, triglycerides, total, HDL, LDL cholesterol, ALT, and AST measurements from a small amount of blood using a finger stick.

  • TANITA ® BODY COMPOSITION ANALYZER

Tanita® body composition analyzers send a weak electrical current through the body. Individuals who have a seizure disorder, pacemaker, or other internal electrical medical device should not use this product. The weak electrical current may cause such internal devices to malfunction. Pregnant women are also recommended not to use this product. The product will require one to stand on the weighing platform in bare feet.

  • ACHILLES ®

The screening is a non-invasive procedure using a peripheral ultrasound instrument. Screening results will provide an estimate of bone strength in the heel.

  • GENZYME OSOM® STREPTOCOCCUS A SWAB

This is a painless one-step test intended for the qualitative detection of Group A Streptococcal antigen directly from a throat swab. Group A Strep is one of the most important causes of acute upper respiratory tract infection. Early diagnosis and treatment of Group A Strep pharyngitis has been shown to reduce the severity of symptoms and prevent further complications.

  • IVERNES® INFLUENZA A+B SWAB

This is a painless one-step nasal swab intended to aid in the rapid differential diagnosis of influenza A and B viral infections. Negative results should be confirmed with your physician.

  • GENZYME OSOM® MONONUCLEOSIS SWAB

This is a simple, one-step test for the detection of mononucleosis using a throat swab.

  • GENZYME OSOM® PREGNANCY TEST

This is a simple 3 minutes urine dipstick test. Best results are obtained with first morning urine. Negative results may need further assessment.

  • ACCUTEST® HYPOTHYROIDISM ANALYZER

This is a rapid screening for hypothyroidism using TSH levels in your blood. The test uses a fingerstick and results are provided in approximately 10 minutes.

  • ACCUTEST® UTI SCREENING DIPSTICK

This is a rapid screening for urinary tract infections in both men and women. The test administered through a urine sample and results are provided within 3 minutes.

  • HEMOCCULT® ICT

This is painless, non-invasive test for the detection of blood in the stool.

  • PS SELECT® H. PYLORI TEST

This is a simple and safe blood test to detect Helicobacter pylori infection in the stomach and upper part of the small intestine. Positive results should be confirmed with a physician.

  • MULTISTIX® 10SG DIPSTICK

This is a urine dipstick which tests for the following: glucose, bilirubin, ketone,specific gravity, pH, protein, nitrates, urobilinogen, and leukocytes in the urine.

  • DCA 2000® ANALYZER

This is a diabetes management analyzer which tests for Hal1 and macroalbuminuria. The test is administered through a finger stick and results are obtained in approximately 10 minutes.