Grants were awarded to six applicants in the amount of $20,000 each.
Palm Beach, Fla. — Recognizing the impact of community-based research in helping to improve patient care, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation announced $210,000 in scholarships and grants through its 2015 Pharmacy Partners Program. The recipients were presented with their awards tonight at an event during the NACDS Annual Meeting.
This year’s program awardees were selected from high-quality applications from deans of colleges and schools of pharmacy across the country. Grants were awarded to six applicants in the amount of $20,000 each.
The six winners for the 2015 NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Partners Program are:
In addition, the NACDS Foundation will also award $2,000 in scholarships to 46 additional colleges and schools of pharmacy.
The NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Partners Program is designed to fund prospective projects that hold promise to meaningfully improve patient care. Colleges and schools of pharmacy were asked to submit applications for projects that may include community pharmacy residencies or shared faculty positions, community-based research projects and patient-centered coursework or other innovative curriculum.
“We cannot thank the benefactors enough for their support of the NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Partners Scholarship Program,” said NACDS Foundation President Kathleen Jaeger. “Their generous contributions for this year’s scholarships further illustrate the unwavering commitment by retail pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry to advancing patient care and pharmacy education by supporting the next generation of leaders in community pharmacy.”
The NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Partners Program began in 1997, and since that time has provided more than $3.5 million in scholarships for pharmacy students thanks to the generous support of the program’s benefactors.