CVS Caremark donates $250K to Chicago State University for new pharmacy student center
CHICAGO — Chicago State University’s College of Pharmacy has announced that CVS Caremark has donated $250,000 for the development of the CVS Caremark Student Center and Technology Laboratory.
“This donation will help to improve the College’s physical space and technological resources, which greatly enhances student success within the College of Pharmacy. To say thank you is an understatement,” stated Dean Miriam Mobley Smith with the College of Pharmacy.
“CVS Caremark is pleased to support Chicago State University’s College of Pharmacy and its mission to educate and train new generations of pharmacists,” stated Papatya Tankut, VP of pharmacy affairs at CVS Caremark. "The CVS Caremark Student Center and Technology Laboratory will help ensure that students are prepared for success in a rapidly evolving pharmacy industry."
The grant, disbursed over a five-year period, will support pharmacy students by providing:
- Integrative learning: This laboratory will provide students with an opportunity for small group hands-on experiences in preparing for and conducting presentations and using new technology in their preparatory efforts;
- Development of practical skills to enhance scholarship: The new center will be used to enhance faculty-student engagement. Through this experience students will improve and expand upon their oral, writing, and research skills; and
- Social interaction: Students will work together to strengthen intercultural language, values and traditions to foster one-team spirit and objectives.
"This gift will create educational opportunities that will enable our pharmacy students to achieve success as individuals and contributors to the global healthcare community," added CSU president Wayne D. Watson. “We are grateful for the generosity of CVS Caremark, who supports our mission of teaching a diverse community of scholars.”
Target sets dates for next round of Canadian store openings
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target Corp. is opening 17 new stores in Canada’s Ontario province Tuesday and four more on March 28, the mass merchandise retailer said Monday.
Target said the soft openings follow the launch of three pilot stores and will allow the company to engage in volume testing ahead of their April grand opening. The company plans to open 124 stores across Canada this year.
"Welcoming the first Canadian guests at our pilot stores was a great moment for all team members at Target," Target Canada president Tony Fisher said. "We have learned quickly from the results of our pilot stores and are committed to delivering on Target’s ‘Expect More. Pay Less.’ brand promise as we approach our grade opening in early April."
Majority of consumers using smart device at shelf
As many as 57% of consumers report using their smart device to make a purchasing decision at the shelf, according to a recent online survey of more than 600 AccentHealth viewers. Of those, 16% use their smart device for pharmacy-related items, including prescriptions and OTCs — making pharmacy products the second-largest category (behind electronics and appliances).
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