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.