| Jan-29-19

A recent article in Wyoming’s Saratoga Sun highlights the progress of pharmacy students participating in a Health Equity Leadership Program funded by the NACDS Foundation.

Two groups of pharmacy students—from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy and the Howard University College of Pharmacy—are gaining firsthand experience in both rural and urban healthcare and access issues. Through the partnership, the students are able to travel outside of the classroom to get a better understanding of the healthcare challenges faced in markedly different areas of the country. In Washington, D.C., where Howard University College of Pharmacy is located, they got a chance to examine inner-city healthcare systems and meet with congressional leaders. In Saratoga Springs, Wyoming, students were able to learn about rural hospitals and healthcare systems.

“I think this program will be transformational and allow participants to work toward the Healthy People 2020 goals. We are empowering the next generation of pharmacists to lead from outside of their comfort zones.”

Kem Krueger, dean of the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy, said, “I think this program will be transformational and allow participants to work toward the Healthy People 2020 goals. We are empowering the next generation of pharmacists to lead from outside of their comfort zones.”

The NACDS Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to fund prospective projects that have the potential to significantly advance patient care. The Program began in 1997 and since then, nearly $4 million in scholarships has been provided for pharmacy education.