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Melissa McGivney, the associate dean for community partnerships at the School of Pharmacy, says making vaccines accessible and getting everyone vaccinated is the key to a healthier community.

‘A way to give back to our community’: Pitt vaccine clinics continues to distribute shots

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer June 2, 2021
Despite the majority of Pitt students leaving campus for the summer, Jack Corey, a third-year pharmacy student, said he hasn’t noticed a significant decrease in visitors to the University’s vaccine clinics this summer.
Second-year pharmacy student Jake Murawski administered his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in December at UPMC Presbyterian, making him the first pharmacy intern in Pennsylvania to administer a COVID-19 vaccine.

‘Surreal’: Student pharmacists administer COVID-19 vaccines

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer February 3, 2021
Numerous pharmacy students at Pitt have used a new state rule to administer vaccines at UPMC hospitals and clinics, including one Pitt hosted last week that vaccinated 800 health care professionals across Pittsburgh.
Jesabel Rivera-Guerra, the Community Health Director at the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association in Pittsburgh, speaks about how to subvert norms to resolve complex problems in and out of the workplace. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

Pharmacy students told to the break rules

By Amanda Finney | For The Pitt News October 3, 2017

Students gathered in a lecture hall Monday night to hear a health care professional tell them to defy authority. Looking out at about 30 students assembled before her, Jesabel Rivera-Guerra summarized...

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