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<p><strong>Arlington, Va. &ndash; </strong>In recognition of a career dedicated to the advancement of public health, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation announces a gift of $50,000 to the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy to establish the <a href="http://www.nacds.org/email/images/pr/2014/civello1.jpg">Anthony N. Civello</a> Pharmacy Scholarship.</p>
<p>Civello&rsquo;s leadership spans nearly five decades serving the pharmacy and chain drug industry.&nbsp; He joined the NACDS Board of Directors in 1998 and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2005-2007. He also served on the NACDS Foundation Board from 2003 &ndash; 2013.</p>
<p>This gift to the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy honors Civello&rsquo;s leadership and commitment to the NACDS Foundation. &nbsp;It is the Foundation's hope that this fund will help support promising students engaged in meaningful patient-care research.</p>
<p>Civello was instrumental in realigning the Foundation&rsquo;s vision and mission to focus on evidence-based research that advances public health.&nbsp; Since 2010, the NACDS Foundation has invested more than $3 million into groundbreaking research initiatives with partners such as Harvard University, the University of Iowa, and The University of Nebraska Medical Center, among many others. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p>&ldquo;We are pleased to recognize Tony&rsquo;s vision for the advancement of public health through this scholarship gift.&nbsp; There is no finer person and no finer leader worthy of this honor,&rdquo; said NACDS Foundation Chairman Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE. &nbsp; &ldquo;I read somewhere that people should strive not only to be successful, but to be &lsquo;people of value.&rsquo;&nbsp; Tony Civello has been both.&nbsp; However I would like to edit that to read that people like Tony are people with values &ndash; with an &lsquo;s&rsquo; &ndash; whose character is of the highest integrity.&rdquo;</p>
<p>Dean Patricia Kroboth of the University of Pittsburgh remembers conversations with Tony Civello that date back to the early 1990s. &ldquo;Tony has long had the vision of pharmacists as health care providers; through his endeavors, he has changed the face of community pharmacy. We are proud to call him a Distinguished Alumnus of our School of Pharmacy and Legacy Laureate of the University and are thrilled to connect our community-research focused student pharmacists to Tony Civello&rsquo;s legacy through the scholarship that carries his name.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p>
<p>Chairman, President and CEO of Kerr Drug, Inc. Anthony Civello stated, &ldquo;I am deeply honored to receive this scholarship designation.&nbsp; This is an important opportunity to serve both the mission of the NACDS&rsquo; Foundation, and give back to my alma mater in helping pharmacy students engage in meaningful research focusing on patient-centered care.&rdquo;</p>
<p>Click <a href="http://www.nacds.org/email/images/pr/2014/civello1.jpg">here</a> for a photo of Tony Civello.</p>