Announcing the Harvey Burman, PHR ’59 PREP Pathways Scholarship Fund at the Temple University School of Pharmacy








Steve Burman, RPh honored his father by donating to establish the Harvey Burman, PHR ’59 PREP Pathways Scholarship Fund at the Temple University School of Pharmacy. The younger Burman is a graduate of the former Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (now University of the Sciences in Philadelphia) who took over his father’s independent community pharmacy, Burman’s Pharmacy, after he graduated in 1983. His father opened the pharmacy in 1965 in the City of Chester, Pa. Today, Vincent Canzanese, PHR ’93 owns and operates the legacy pharmacy (now Summit Health Pharmacy) in Brookhaven, Pa. Watch a video honoring the 50th anniversary of Burman's Pharmacy.

The PREP Program is a week-long “boot camp” type pre-matriculation program for incoming pharmacy students that is held prior to the start of the fall semester. Van Hellerslia, PharmD, clinical associate professor, coordinates and leads the program. Dr. Hellerslia will leverage the scholarship opportunity to combine her PREP Program efforts with her endeavors to expand health and education opportunities for underrepresented populations. The scholarship is meant to build upon the work of the PREP Program by providing funding and mentoring for Doctor of Pharmacy students who are among populations that are underrepresented in academia/research and who have demonstrated leadership ability and a commitment to serving medically underserved communities.

Burman’s founding pledge of $25,000 will be matched by the Richard J. Bryan Matching Gift Challenge Fund to meet the minimum of $50,000 to establish an endowed scholarship fund at Temple University. The matching opportunity remains open to all who would like to create or contribute to endowed funds at the School of Pharmacy.