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Duquesne Wins PPA Government Relations Award

Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association

Harrisburg, PA --- The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) recently awarded the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy with the Government Relations Award during PPA's Annual Conference held at the Wyndham Gettysburg on September 28, 2013, in Gettysburg, PA.

This award appropriately salutes the school which has gone above and beyond in the area of advocacy work. Points were awarded for participation in legislative day, meetings with legislators, PAC awareness, and other innovative advocacy efforts.

Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy participated in 33 appointments on legislative day to advocate for advancing pharmacy practice, had five students at PPA's Annual Government Relations in Advocacy Student Program (GRASP), and sent Christmas cards to legislators. Not only did they hold a pharmacy day at the courthouse, their entire second year pharmacy (P2) class took a legislative trip to Washington DC.

Founded in 1878, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is a professional membership organization of more than 2,000 pharmacists and pharmacy students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, representing almost all facets of pharmacy practice. As the leading voice of pharmacy in Pennsylvania, it promotes the profession through advocacy, education, and communication to enhance patient care and public health.

References:
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association
Pittsburgh Business Times
Duquesne University Times

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 10 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.