Wilkes University


Nicole Pezzino of Wilkes University’s Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Named a 2018-2019 Faculty Scholar by the National Association of Chain Drugstores Foundation

Nicole Pezzino, an assistant professor in the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University, has been named a 2018-2019 Faculty Scholar by the National Association of Chain Drugstores Foundation. Pezzino is one of only five faculty from across the country selected for the program.

The faculty scholars program offers assistant professors at accredited U.S. schools or colleges of pharmacy who are interested in patient-centered research in community pharmacies the opportunity to engage in an 18-month mentorship program. Participants in the faculty scholars program will bring their research idea from concept to manuscript over the course of the program through a starter grant provided by the foundation. Each recipient receives a $2,500 grant and travel support to participate in the program. Nicole Pezzino

Recipients also receive mentorship from experienced University of Pittsburgh researchers and have opportunities for networking with thought leaders and attendance at national conferences.  Pezzino' s colleagues, Dan Longyhore and Julie Olenak, both associate professors in Wilkes’ Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, will serve as on-site mentors. They also assisted Pezzino with her submission.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores advances a pro-patient and pro-pharmacy agenda. For the ultimate benefit of the consumers served by association members, its mission is to advance the interests and objectives of the chain community pharmacy industry by fostering its growth and promoting its role as a provider of healthcare services and consumer products.

Pezzino was featured in a story in the February 6, 2018 edition of the Times-Leader. To read the story, please click on the following link:

Wilkes University Prof Tapped for National Pharmacy Research Program