IMPACTING THE FUTURE OF
Giant Eagle Pharmacy has an established residency program with both Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. The purpose of these partnerships is to educate and mentor students entering the pharmacy profession. Giant Eagle pharmacists serve as role models and prepare the residents by training and challenging them to improve patient care in their communities.
Proud Community Partners
“We are proud of the long-standing relationship that Duquesne University School of Pharmacy has with Giant Eagle Pharmacy that dates to the late 1980’s. Giant Eagle has helped Duquesne to educate and train hundreds of pharmacists through experiential education and internship programs. Giant Eagle has also provided a forum for administrators and faculty to develop programs of innovation for pharmacy practice and has led the way in finding healthcare solutions for the patients they serve. Collaboration with Giant Eagle helps us to operationalize our Mission of … improving health outcomes in patients and their communities. We are very grateful for the mutual collaboration.”
— J. Douglas Bricker, Ph.D., Dean and Professor, Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy
“We are proud to partner with Giant Eagle Pharmacy in developing leading-edge pharmacist-provided patient care, conducting evaluation and research of medication-related care, and training future pharmacists. Our Giant Eagle Pharmacy partnership enables us to solve ‘real-world’ problems together.”
— Dean Patricia D. Kroboth, Ph.D., Dean and Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
One current example of innovative collaboration and research opportunity involves a newly-hired senior program manager, which is a shared faculty position between Giant Eagle Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and Pitt’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). The focus of this role is to improve health and wellness, while increasing access for patients to Giant Eagle pharmacist provided-care from rural upper Appalachia, to suburban and urban communities with diverse sociodemographic characteristics, and advance the work of the PA Cares for Us Precision Medicine Initiative Grant. Precision medicine is a groundbreaking approach to disease prevention-based treatment based on people’s individual differences in environment, genes and lifestyle.