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Melissa Krause Receives PPA Award

Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association

Harrisburg, PA --- The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) recently presented Melissa Sherer Krause, Pharm D, with the George H. Searight Community Service Award during PPA's 2013 Annual Conference held at the Wyndham Gettysburg on September 28, 2013, in Gettysburg, PA.
The George H. Searight Community Service Award is presented to an individual who has shown outstanding devotion and service to PPA, and his or her local association, and for outstanding community service, which has enhanced the image of the profession of pharmacy.
Dr. Krause is a past recipient of PPA's Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award. Krause is highly devoted to PPA and to Allegheny County Pharmacists Association as she currently serves on PPA's Educational Foundation, Education Committee, Public Relations Committee and New Practitioners Advisory Board. In the past, she chaired the Alternative Practice Academy and Conference Committee.
In her local community, she is a two-term president of the ACPA, and has served ACPA in numerous other roles. Krause is also a member of the Duquesne University Pharmacy Alumni Association where she serves as Treasurer.
In addition she serves as secretary of the North Hills Toastmasters Club and has participated in Toastmasters speech competitions at the local level. Krause has used her public speaking skills to make numerous presentations at PPA Mid-Year Conferences and has led Lambda Kappa Sigma pharmacy fraternity events.
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.

Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association

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.