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Dr. Shoichi Shirakawa: visiting professor from Kobe-Gakuin University

Mylan School of Pharmacy

Dr. Shoichi Shirakawa (Sho) is a visiting professor from Kobe-Gakuin University Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is fulfilling a faculty/student exchange agreement that Duquesne University has had in place since 1992. During his visit, he will be assisting in classes involving physical assessment and patient simulation exercises in the Giant Eagle Center for Pharmacy Practice.

Dr. Shirakawa is a physician by training, and he has been working with the School of Pharmacy in Japan with their change in curriculum to provide a more patient-based comprehensive education for pharmacists. His clinical background is very useful to help teach students the skills of patient interactions.

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