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Melissa Somma McGivney, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA, is Associate Dean for Community Partnerships and Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Dr. McGivney is committed to advancing pharmacist-provided patient care in the community. She has led the development of numerous innovative patient care, learning and research initiatives including the creation of the Community Leadership Innovation & Practice (CLIP) Workshop Series for students, preceptors and alumni, and the Silver Scripts program bringing first and second year students to Pittsburgh area senior centers to provide medication reviews under mentorship.

She initiated the PittPharmacy Community Residency Program has served as Residency Director for 24 Community Pharmacy Residents in partnership with community pharmacy partner organizations. She led the development and coordinates the NACDS Foundation Faculty Scholars Program for community pharmacy faculty nationally, and has been an invited speaker for over 50 presentations at state and national meetings. She serves as a founding member of the Pennsylvania Pharmacist Care Network (PPCN), a Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN), where she leads the research and quality improvement initiatives. Dr. McGivney also directs the PittPharmacy Community Leadership and Innovation in Practice (CLIP) Center that serves as the home to faculty, residents, fellows, students, staff, partners and alumni who are focused on advancing pharmacy practice and the health of people in our communities.

Dr. McGivney has been honored as fellow by both the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association. She has been recognized by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores as Community Faculty member of the year in 2011, the American Pharmacists Association Community Residency Preceptor of the year in 2012, the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015, National Association of State Pharmacy Associations Innovations Award for Pennsylvania in 2018, among other awards.

McGivney received her PharmD degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed an Ambulatory Care Residency at UPMC Presbyterian/University of Pittsburgh. She previously served on the faculty of Wilkes University School of Pharmacy and UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program before joining the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in 2003.

1. Snyder ME, Frail CK, Gernant SA, Bacci JL, Colip L, Ferreri SP, Hagemeier NE, McGivney MS, Rodis JL, Smith MG, Smith RB. Fellowships in Community Pharmacy Research: Experiences of Five Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy. J Am Pharm Assoc 2016; 56: 316-322.

2. Bacci JL, Coley KC, McGrath K. Abraham O. Adams AJ, McGivney MS. Strategies to facilitate the implementation of collaborative practice agreements in chain community pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc 2016: 257-265

3. McCartney EM, Bacci JL, Ossman KL, Richardson RM, DelPizzo DM, DeJames JR, McGivney MS. Mobile application features sought after by patients of a grocery store chain pharmacy. J Am Pharm Assoc 2016;56:62-66.

4. Sakely H, Corbo J, Coley K, McGivney MS, Thorpe C, Klatt PM, Schleiden L, Zaharoff J, Cox-Vance L, Balestrino V. Experience with Pharmacist-led Collaborative Practice for Older Adults Across the Continuum of Care. Am J Health-Sys Pharm 2015;72(8): 606-9.

5. Bacci JL, McGrath SH, Pringle JL, Maguire MA, McGivney MS. Implementation of targeted medication adherence interventions within a community chain pharmacy practice: The Pennsylvania Collaborative. J Am Pharm Assoc 2014; 54(6): 584-93.

6. Kauffman Y, Barkowitz, E, Cerussi N, Pringle JL, McGivney MS. Identifying medication-related needs of HIV patients: foundation for community pharmacist-based services. INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy 2014; 5(1): Article 139.

7. Adams AJ, Clark DR, DeLander GE, Mackinnon GE, Malloy M, McGivney MS, Mobley C, Nuffer, W, Parsons P, Smesny AL, Smith M, Ives TJ. Report of the AACP Task Force on Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations. Am J Pharm Ed 2013;77(7) Article 142.

8. Elrod SE*, Snyder ME, Hall DL, McGivney MS, Smith RB. Practice Change in Community Pharmacy: A Case Study of Multiple Stakeholders’ Perspectives. INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy 2012; 3(3): Article 82.

9. Osborne MA*, Snyder ME, Hall DL, Coley KC, McGivney MS. Evaluating Pennsylvania pharmacists’ provision of community-based patient care services to develop a statewide practice network. INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy 2011; 2(4): 1-9.

10. McGivney MS, Hall DL, Stoehr GP, Donegan T. Silver Scripts: An introductory pharmacy practice experience. Am J Pharm Educ 2011; 75(8): Article 159.

11. Kozminski M*, Busby R*, McGivney MS, Klatt PM, Hackett S, Merenstein JM. Pharmacist integration into the medical home: qualitative analysis. J Am Pharm Assoc 2011;51:173-183.

12. Snyder ME^, Rice KR, Primack BA, Somma McGivney M, Pringle JL, Smith RB. "Exploring Successful Community Pharmacist-Physician Collaborative Working Relationships Using Mixed Methods" J Soc Admin Pharm 2010;6(4):307-323.

13. Rickles NM, Brown TA, McGivney MS, Snyder ME, White KA. Adherence: a review of education, research, practice, and policy in the United States. Pharmacy Practice (Internet) 2010 Jan-Mar;8(1):1-17.

14. Snyder ME^, Meyer SM, Somma McGivney M, Smith RB. A Pilot Study: The Design and Preliminary Evaluation of Web-based Materials to Teach Pharmacist-Physician Collaboration During Community-based Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. International J Pharm Ed & Prac (Internet) 2010:6(1).

15. Harriman McGrath S*, Snyder M*, Garcia G*, Pringle JL, Smith RB, Somma McGivney M. Physician Perceptions of Pharmacist-Provided Medication Therapy Management (MTM): A Qualitative Analysis. J Am Pharm Assoc 2010;50:67-71.

16. Garcia G*, Snyder M^, Harriman S*, Smith RB, Somma McGivney M. Generating Demand for Pharmacist-Provided Medication Therapy Management: Identifying Patient Preferred Marketing Strategies. J Am Pharm Assoc 2009;49:611-616.

17. Snyder ME, Somma McGivney MA, Smith RB. A Model for Preparing Community Practice Pharmacy Faculty: Establishment of a Community Practice Research Fellowship American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Am J Pharm Educ 2009;73(7): Article 126.

18. Somma McGivney, M. Building an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Site for Doctor of Pharmacy Students. Curr Pharm Teaching & Learning. 2009;1:25-32.

19. American Pharmacists Association; National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation. Bennett MS, Chater RW, Croley KS, Deck R, Delafuente JC, Downard SL, Giuliano M, Glenn Z, Joyce MC, Leal S, Marciniak MW, McDonough RP, McGivney MS, Mohall R, Provenzano A, Sherry M, Simenson ST, Wall DS, Wong W, Bluml B, Burns A, Hauser R, Lennartz C, Owen J, Yurkon A. Medication therapy management in pharmacy practice: core elements of an MTM service model (version 2.0). J Am Pharm Assoc 2008;48(3):341-53.

20. Blair MM, Freitag RT, Keller DL, Kiser TH, Marrs JC, Somma McGivney MA, Mohammad RA, Twedt EL. ACCP White Paper: Proposed revision to the existing specialty and specialist certification framework for pharmacy practitioners. Pre-publication draft: November, 2008.

21. Harris, IM, Baker, EK, Berry, TM, Halloran, MA, Hughes, DB, Lindauer, K, Ragucci, KR, Somma McGivney, M, Taylor, T, Haines, ST. ACCP White Paper: "Business-Practice Model for Clinical Ambulatory Practice Outline." Pharmacotherapy 2008;28(2): 7e-34e.

22. Somma McGivney, M, Meyer S, Duncan-Hewitt, W, Hall, DL, Goode JR, Smith, RB. Medication therapy management: Its relationship to patient counseling, disease management, and pharmaceutical care. J Am Pharm Assoc 2007;47:620-628.

23. Culhane NS, Brooks A, Cohen V, Couchenour R, Ferreri S, Garrett A, Jackson E, Marciniak MW, Roller L, Ross LA, Roth M, Somma MA, Young EW. “Medication Therapy Management Services: Application of the Core Elements in Ambulatory Settings.” ACCP Commentary May, 2007.

24. Somma, MA, Meyer S. Evidence of a “Community of Learning” in Experiential Education. Am J Pharm Educ 2007;71(1): Article 19.

25. Somma, MA. STEPS – Ethinyl Estradiol/Drospirenone (Yasmin): A Newer Oral Contraceptive. American Family Physician 2004;69(10):2425-6.

26. Chandel, R***, Somma, MA. Reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics through community education [Letter]. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2002:59(24):2454-2455.

2018 ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) Academic Leaders Network - University of Pittsburgh representative
2017 National Association of State Pharmacy Associations Excellence in Innovation Award for Pennsylvania
2015 University of Pittsburgh Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award
2015 APhA-APPM Presentation Merit Award for best poster at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting (team award)
2014 Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association (FAPhA)
2012 American Pharmacists Association Community Residency Preceptor Award
2012 American Pharmacists Association Wiederholt Prize (co-author) best paper in Social and Administrative Sciences in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association in 2012
2011 Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Pharmacist of the Year Award
2011 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Community Faculty of the Year Award
2009 Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP)
2007 American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) Professional Merit Award
2007 University of Pittsburgh Bands - Alumnae of Distinction
2006 University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year
2006 Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award - Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA)
2001 Outstanding Faculty Award of Merit - Wilkes University