Husson University's School of Pharmacy Hosts Lecture on Diversity in Healthcare

Husson University's School of Pharmacy Hosts Lecture on Diversity in Healthcare

Date of Release: September 28, 2011

Husson University's School of Pharmacy will host a lecture by Nancy A. Alvarez, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA on October 5th at 12pm in the Gracie Theatre. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The lecture, entitled " Working Together Towards Diverse Patient-Centered Care " is part of the Walgreen's Diversity in Health Care Lecture series. This is the first lecture in the series, which will be held annually in conjunction with National Pharmacy Month. The lecture series is made possible by a diversity grant from Walgreen's Pharmacy.

Dr. Alvarez is the Director of Medical Information in the Medical Affairs Department at Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. Prior to 2001, she had a community practice with Walgreen's upon completion of pharmacy school and later was part of an innovative and progressive hospice/palliative care practice. She earned a PharmD degree from The University of Arizona in 1992 and is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

"We make a concerted effort to expose our students to issues surrounding diversity and provide them with opportunities to explore the topic," states Dr. Eric Jarvi, Associate Dean of Pharmacy. "We are pleased to welcome Dr. Alvarez to our campus to share her expertise and insights, so that our students are better prepared for their future careers."

The School of Pharmacy encourages members of the public to attend, particularly those who are working in healthcare related fields.

For more information, please contact Amanda Kitchen at 207-992-4925 or via cell at 207-649-4647.

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