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Dr. Karen Fancher Joins Faculty

Karen Fancher, PharmD, BCOP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice in Oncology Acute Care joined the Mylan School of Pharmacy on December 3, 2012.

She is a graduate of Duquesne University and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, followed by a Specialty Residency in Oncology Pharmacy Practice at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

She then spent almost 10 years as a Clinical Pharmacist in the Blood & Marrow Transplant Division at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center before returning to Pittsburgh to work with the West Penn Allegheny Oncology Network.

Dr. Fancher's current practice site is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at Passavant Hospital. She serves on the Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association’s CE Accreditation Review Panel, routinely lectures at both the collegite and national levels, and has been nominated for ASHP’s Preceptor of the Year Award. Dr. Fancher’s research interests include hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and the management of chronic iron overload.

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Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.