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New pharmacy scholarship honors Civello
March 17th, 2014
ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has given the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy $50,000 to establish the Anthony N. Civello Pharmacy Scholarship.
“We are pleased to recognize Tony’s vision for the advancement of public health through this scholarship gift. There is no finer person and no finer leader worthy of this honor,” said NACDS Foundation chairman Steve Anderson.
Civello has spent nearly five decades serving the chain drug industry. He joined the NACDS board of directors in 1998 and served as its chairman from 2005 to 2007. He also served on the NACDS Foundation’s board from 2003 to 2013.
This gift, which honors Civello’s leadership, will help support promising students engaged in meaningful patient-care research.
“Tony has long had the vision of pharmacists as health care providers,” says Patricia Kroboth, dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s pharmacy school. “We are proud to call him a distinguished alumnus of our school of pharmacy and are thrilled to connect our community-research-focused student pharmacists to his legacy through the scholarship that carries his name.”
Civello, who was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Kerr Drug until its sale to Walgreen Co., said he is honored by the scholarship. “This is an important opportunity to serve both the mission of the NACDS Foundation and give back to my alma mater in helping pharmacy students engage in meaningful research focusing on patient-centered care.”