Approximately 200 health care supply chain management and Pharm.D. students will be presented with their diplomas at the Mylan School of Pharmacy Commencement ceremony this weekend.
Dr. J. Douglas Bricker, dean of the pharmacy school, will confer the degrees at the ceremony, which will be held at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, May 21.
Attorney Craig G. Cochenour, a 1981 pharmacy school graduate and a 1988 Duquesne law school graduate, will deliver the Commencement address. He is a shareholder of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, where his practice of law focuses on the procurement and enforcement of patent and other intellectual property rights in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical and medical device industries, and on pharmaceutical law.
A registered pharmacist, Cochenour is a pharmacy preceptor for Duquesne University sixth-year students’ elective rotation that focuses on pharmacy and patent law. He has established a pharmacy scholarship at Duquesne that covers the expenses of textbooks for pharmacy students in the professional phase of their studies. Cochenour’s career spans retail pharmacy practice with Thrift Drug, hospital pharmacy practice with Westmoreland Hospital and currently with Excela Health.
The pharmacy Commencement will be preceded by a Mass at 8 a.m. in the University Chapel.