Distinguished Alumni

Scott R. Drab, ’89

Scott R. Drab

Scott R. Drab PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy & Therapeutics and Past Director of University Diabetes Care Associates. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989 and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University.

Drab’s efforts in contributing to pharmaceutical care led to the creation of one of the first pharmacist−run diabetes care centers located in a community independent pharmacy. As a Certified Diabetes Educator and director of the clinic, he was responsible for care plan development, education, and patient follow up. He has managed the care of hundreds of patients with diabetes over the years, improving clinical health outcomes. In addition to the direct patient care responsibilities, Drab is responsible for providing drug information to the surrounding medical community and provides outreach education to benefit the greater good of the community. 

Drab’s teaching responsibilities at the school of pharmacy involve clinical instruction as well as classroom teaching. His classes are centered on collaborative and inquiry-based learning while he strives to provide a classroom environment that simulates the practice environment. 

Drab currently serves on several School and University committees including the Experiential Learning Committee, Academic Performance Committee and the University Senate Community Relations Committee. 

He is a four-time award recipient of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year Award in 2003, 2008, 2014 and 2017. He was also selected as the 2007 Recipient of the Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacist’s Joe E. Smith Awardand in 2014 he was selected and the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Pharmacist of the Year.  Both awards recognize Drab’s dedication to the profession of pharmacy, his time and effort to the various professional organizations, and commitment to the profession of pharmacy through community service. 

Pamela D. Garzone, ’81, ’87

Pamela D. Garzone

Pamela D. Garzone is a respected pharmaceutical executive and currently serves as Chief Medical Officer of Calibr, a division of Scripps Research.  In this role, she leverages drug development expertise in the therapeutic areas of oncology, hematology, immunology, neuroscience, cardiovascular, and infectious disease to strategically guide Calibr to achieve its mission. Prior to joining Calibr, she was Vice President, Group Asset Team Lead at Pfizer, serving on multiple leadership teams in an early oncology clinical research department. 

Prior to Pfizer, Garzone was Senior Director of Clinical Development at Elan Pharmaceuticals, focusing on early assets. She has led and managed preclinical and clinical functional lines such as ADME, toxicology, pharmacology, clinical pharmacology, translational sciences and clinical research. Recognized for her industry and regulatory expertise, she has provided consulting services to countless executives in the area of drug development for over a decade. Garzone taught undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh, conducting clinical research and actively participating as a member of the University’s faculty senate. 

Garzone has filed more than 20 successful Investigational New Drug Applications, 2 successful New Drug Applications, and 2 successful Biologics License Applications. She has authored, co-authored, or reviewed more than 200 regulatory submissions. Garzone has comprehensive experience providing trusted leadership on boards and committees for a variety of organizations, including outstanding achievements as National Sponsorship Chair of Women in BioScience. She has been profiled in Clinical Leaderand served as a member of its Advisory Board. She currently is on the scientific advisory board of Temple Therapeutics, a private clinical stage biotechnology company.

Garzone earned a PhD in Clinical Science and MS in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS in Pharmacy from Purdue University.She has also obtained certificates in administration and management and non-profit board governance. 

Laura M. Hungiville, ’84

Laura M. Hungiville

Laura Hungiville graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Pharmacy in 1984.   Her career started with Eckerd drugs, where she worked as a Pharmacy Manager, District Pharmacy Manager[HL1] , Managed Care Account Manager and Clinical Operations Manager.  In her role in clinical operations, she helped to implement pharmaceutical care practices in the retail setting and received APHa’s Pinnacle award.  During this time, she earned her doctor of pharmacy from the University of Florida, graduating magna cum laude in 2003.  

In 2004, she started at WellCare Health plans in the role of Director of Pharmacy.  She was instrumental in the launch of WellCare’s PDP plan and was promoted to Vice President of Operations.   In 2008, she became the head of the pharmacy department assuming the role of Vice President of Pharmacy and Chief Pharmacy Officer. In later years, she also assumed the general manager role for the stand alone PDP product.  She was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Pharmacy Officer and currently holds that role.

Carla Y. White, ’89

Carla Y. White

Carla White is a pharmacist and Associate Dean of Organizational Diversity and Inclusion at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her strategic leadership, versatility, and relentless drive for innovation have become hallmarks of her tenure at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Under White’s vision to build innovative education and program models, she was able to craft a high impact institutional strategy. White has achieved national prominence for her work, including numerous invited speaking engagements and publication of a number of peer-reviewed articles on leadership, strategy development, health communication, diversity and inclusion.

White pioneered various program initiatives including the Pharmacy College Admission Test Reviews, Recruitment Ambassadors Program, Carolina Pre-Pharmacy Club, Alumni Symposiums, the Leadership, Excellence and Development programs, Leadership Academy, and Mentoring Future Leaders in Pharmacy Program, which expanded the presence of UNC. She also established the first postdoctoral education fellowship at the School, and designed and developed two health communications courses.

White led the strategy development for a successful marketing campaign to recruit new talent to the School, which included the “Who’s Your Hero” publication and the creation of four video productions. One of the videos entitled “Is Pharmacy for You” received national recognition and was featured on the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and the Pharmacy Centralize Application Service to U. S Schools of Pharmacy (PharmCAS) websites respectively.

Prior to her current role, White served as the director of the Pharmaceutical Care Labs, a five-course sequence at the School. White is the recipient of several leadership, teaching, mentoring and media awards and served as the health team pharmacist at WRAL TV in Raleigh, North Carolina from 1999-2005.

Carla’s aspirations are to impact human health worldwide.