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Dean Bricker Announces Staff Changes

Mylan School of Pharmacy

Several upcoming administrative changes were recently announced by J. Douglas Bricker, Ph.D., Dean of the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy. According to Bricker, Associate Dean Thomas J. Mattei has decided to resign from his position as Associate Dean effective June 30, 2014. He said that Mattei plans to continue serving as a member of the school's faculty.

Effective July 1, 2014, Dr. Bruce Livengood will be appointed Assistant Dean for Professional Programs and Dr. Janet Astle will be appointed Assistant Dean for Student Services. Mr. Thomas Falcione, R.Ph., will assume the position of Director of Experiential Education.

Mattei earned his BS in pharmacy from Duquesne in 1968, and he went on to earn his Pharm.D. at Duquesne in 1970. His professional career has focused on three components: clinical practice, pharmacy education and the development, implementation and management of health care services and educational programs. His research/interest throughout his career has been to assess the value of implemented health care or services changes on the health outcomes, quality of life and health resource consumption.

Mattei has held various positions during his career including practicing as a clinical pharmacist, Director of Pharmacy Services for a health system, and Chief Operating Officer of a regional health system. As an educator, he has served as Chairman of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Division Head for Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences, and is currently the Associate Dean for Professional Programs. He has served as a Hospital Pharmacy Residency (PGY1) Program Director and was instrumental initiating Duquesne University Academic Fellowship in Teaching and Research and its Residency programs.

Mattei participated in the development and implementation of the School of Pharmacy Academic Partners Program and also the formation of several Academic Research Centers. He has been active in professional organizations including holding elected offices in regional, state and national organizations. In addition, he has served in various capacities in the community.

Livengood is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice for the School of Pharmacy. He earned his BS in Pharmacy from Temple University in 1972, and he went on to earn his Pharm.D. degree from Duquesne in 1976.

Astle currently serves as the Director of Experiential Education and the Director of Student and Government Relations for the School of Pharmacy. She earned her BS degree in Pharmacy from Duquesne University in 1980. Upon graduation, she worked in community pharmacy practice for Thrift Drug Company and provided consultation services for a skilled nursing care facility. She also researched, authored, and produced 30 distinct state pharmacy law manuals for the corporate entity. She is the 2008 recipient of the School of Pharmacy Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Pharmacist of the Year Award. She earned her Ed.D. from Duquesne in 2012.

Falcione is currently Assistant Director of Experiential education. He earned his B.S. Degree in Pharmacy from Duquesne University in 1986. Upon graduation, he worked in community pharmacy practice, holding various management positions including District Pharmacist Trainer. He also served as a preceptor for Duquesne student pharmacists throughout his community practice career. In addition to his work at Duquesne, Falcione also currently serves as a member on the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee for Gateway Health.

References:
Mylan School of Pharmacy
Duquesne University Times