The Mylan School of Pharmacy recently announced three administrative changes among its staff. Effective July 1, Dr. Bruce Livengood has been appointed assistant dean for professional programs, Dr. Janet Astle has been appointed assistant dean for student services and Thomas Falcione has been named director of experiential education.
Livengood, who previously served as chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, was instrumental in designing the curriculum that lead the school to adopting its entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy program to meet accreditation standards. A 1976 graduate of the School of Pharmacy, he also developed and implemented the school’s assessment program and has been recognized as an innovator in assessment processes.
A 1980 graduate of the pharmacy school, Astle formerly served as director of experiential education and director of student and government relations for the pharmacy school. She worked in community pharmacy practice for Thrift Drug Company, provided consultation services for a skilled nursing care facility and also researched, authored and produced 30 distinct state pharmacy law manuals for the corporate entity. Astle is the 2008 recipient of the School of Pharmacy Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Pharmacist of the Year Award.
Falcione, who previously served as assistant director of experiential education, served as a preceptor for Duquesne student pharmacists throughout his community practice career. A 1986 graduate of the pharmacy school, he worked in community pharmacy practice, holding various management positions including serving as a district pharmacist trainer. In addition to his work at Duquesne, Falcione is a member on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for Gateway Health.