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Creighton Selects Pharmacist for Alumni Award

Creighton Selects Pharmacist for Alumni Award

Nelly Amelia Nigro, of Los Angeles, has been named recipient of the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions 2008 Alumni Merit Award. She will receive the award at an Oct. 3 Alumni Reunion Banquet.

Nigro received her bachelor of pharmacy degree from Creighton in 1945. Following her retirement, she attended the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), where she earned a master’s degree in public health in 1991.

From 1955 to 1986, she served as a pharmacist with the UCLA hospital and clinics, assisting in the opening of the UCLA Medical Center in 1955. She was a research assistant at UCLA School of Public Health, 1991-94.

Nigro serves on two committees – health/nutrition and emergency preparedness – of the City of Los Angeles Council of Aging. The health/nutrition committee is developing an HIV/AIDS educational program for seniors.

The City of Los Angeles, the American Tinnitus Association and the California State Board of Pharmacy have recognized Nigro’s professional and volunteer activities with certificates of appreciation.

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