NACDS Foundation provides funds to 12 colleges through Community PREP grant program

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The charitable arm of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced 12 academic institutions have received funding to expand community pharmacy residencies for recent pharmacy school graduates.

The NACDS Foundation said that the following schools received funding for the Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project:

  • Concordia University;

  • Creighton University;

  • Ferris State University;

  • Midwestern University (Glendale);

  • The Ohio State University;

  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy;

  • SUNY Buffalo;

  • University of Charleston;

  • University of Kansas;

  • University of Kentucky;

  • University of Puerto Rico; and

  • University of Southern California.

Each of these academic institutions will receive a $50,000 residency grant.

“The Community PREP grant program was developed to provide expanded opportunities for pharmacy school graduates to pursue community pharmacy residencies and hone their skills in providing patient care services,” said NACDS Foundation president Edith Rosato said. “I commend these 12 institutions for their patient-focused residency programs which help cultivate pharmacy graduates’ abilities to provide innovation in the delivery of patient care services, for the ultimate advancement of public health.”

Back in May, the NACDS Foundation announced grants to Purdue University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of North Carolina.

Fifteen additional awards will be granted in 2012. For more information, click here.

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