Duquesne’s Mylan School of Pharmacy Hosts Commencement

The Mylan School of Pharmacy at Duquesne University will host its annual Commencement ceremony during which approximately 200 health care supply chain management and Pharm.D. students will be presented with their diplomas. Dr. J. Douglas Bricker, dean of the pharmacy school, will confer the degrees at the ceremony.

Attorney Craig G. Cochenour, a 1981 pharmacy school graduate and a 1988 Duquesne University law school graduate, will deliver the Commencement address. He is a shareholder of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, where his practice of law focuses on the procurement and enforcement of patent and other intellectual property rights in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical and medical device industries, and on pharmaceutical law.

A registered pharmacist, Cochenour is a pharmacy preceptor for Duquesne University sixth-year students' elective rotation that focuses on pharmacy and patent law. He has established a pharmacy scholarship at Duquesne University that covers the expenses of textbooks for pharmacy students in the professional phase of their studies. Cochenour's career spans retail pharmacy practice with Thrift Drug, hospital pharmacy practice with Westmoreland Hospital and currently with Excela Health.

Saturday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m.

The A.J. Palumbo Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Media who'd like to attend are asked to RSVP and arrange parking by contacting Rose Ravasio, Office of Public Affairs, 412.396.6051/cell 412.818.0234.

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