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Pharmacy schools awarded Cardinal Health scholarships
August 9th, 2013
SEATTLE – Six pharmacy schools nationwide will receive more than $625,000 in funding via the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program.
Cardinal Health Inc. said Friday that the funding is part of its commitment to supporting future pharmacists. The company has donated nearly $2.2 million to more than 20 universities through the program since its launch in June 2011.
The six schools receiving pharmacy scholarship funding from the Cardinal program this year were Chicago State College of Pharmacy (Chicago), Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Des Moines, Iowa), Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy (Puerto Rico), Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (Columbus, Ohio), South Carolina College of Pharmacy (Columbia, S.C.) and the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Aurora, Colo.).
These institutions were selected based on their commitment to advancing the independent pharmacy profession, according to Cardinal. The schools offer curricula focused on operating an independent pharmacy; support student-run chapters of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA); endorse internship and co-op programs with local independent retail pharmacies; and demonstrate high post-graduate placement rates in community pharmacy settings, the company said.
"Cardinal Health is dedicated to supporting the essential role community pharmacists play in delivering superior care to patients every day," Mike Kaufmann, chief executive officer of Cardinal Health's pharmaceutical segment, said in a statement. "These universities are leaders in developing the future of independent pharmacy, and we're proud to support the growth and education of their best and brightest students."