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February 27, 2007, Volume 53, No. 24

Melody Duffalo, Pharmacist at Presby

Melody L. Duffalo, a pharmacist at Presbyterian Medical Center, died of leukemia on December 28, 2006, at the age of 32.

Ms. Duffalo earned her her B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh and her Pharm. D. from the University of Maryland.  She joined Penn’s Presbyterian Hospital staff in 2001 as a pharmacist, assigned to Presbyterian’s HIV clinic. “Her patients knew her as an advocate, her colleagues as a tireless optimist who never saw problems, only possibilities and new opportunities,” said Kathy Wolff, co-worker and nurse practitioner at Presbyterian Medical Center.

Ms. Duffalo is survived by her husband, Dr. Chad Duffalo; her parents, Patricia and John Slobada; her grandmother, Virginia Slobada; and three siblings, Aaron, Tamara, and Shane Slobada. 

Contributions can be made in her memory by donating to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training fundraising events at www.active.com/donate/tntepa. Her husband, along with Ms. Wolff and Craig Carty will be participating.

A memorial will be held on Friday, March 9 at noon in the Auditorium at Scheie  Eye Building on the Presbyterian campus.


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Almanac - February 27, 2007, Volume 53, No. 24