PittPharmacy class of 2015 is excited to receive a $5,000 grant from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) in conjunction with the Million Hearts Campaign.  (Photo above, left to right, project directors Ukwen Akpoji, Trey Draude, Gordon Watkins, Kyle McGrath, Andy Nguyen, and Joni Carroll.)

The announcement was made during their POP6 class with faculty member Melissa A. Somma McGivney, PharmD, FCCP and Nick Dorich the manager of pharmacy care and foundation programs at NACDS via FaceTime. PittPharmacy_MillionHearts2014_0019This project started with a $1,000 grant awarded last year for patient care screenings involving blood pressure, aspirin therapy, smoking cessation, and immunizations. Through class wide efforts, PittPharmacy students managed to reach nearly 1,000 patients at over 80 community pharmacy sites across Allegheny County. Out of the 48 projects submitted to NACDS from across the country, the University of Pittsburgh was selected as the national recipient of the additional $5,000 grant to go towards future projects that are now under development.


A video was created to highlight last year’s health screenings which can be found using the following link:


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