NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Partners Program Awards More Than $200,000 for Patient Care Research Projects

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<p><strong>Scottsdale, Ariz.</strong> &ndash; In conjunction with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Annual Meeting, the NACDS Foundation today announced $214,000 in scholarships and grants through its 2014 Pharmacy Partners Program.&nbsp;</p>
<p>This year&rsquo;s program awardees were selected from 35 high-quality applications from deans of colleges and schools of pharmacy across the country.&nbsp; Grants were awarded to six applicants in the amount of $20,000 each.&nbsp;</p>
<p>The six winners for the 2014 NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Partners Program are:</p>
<p style=”margin-left: 0in; text-indent: 0in;”><strong>Idaho State University College of Pharmacy </strong>to develop a pharmacy residency<strong> </strong>program focusing on rural pharmacy care services.</p>
<p style=”margin-left: 0in; text-indent: 0in;”><strong style=”text-indent: 0in;”>Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy</strong><span style=”text-indent: 0in;”> to develop a prototype&nbsp;</span><span style=”text-indent: 0.5in;”>model to facilitate improved patient care and&nbsp;</span><span style=”text-indent: 0.5in;”>enhance public health outcomes.</span></p>
<p style=”margin-left: 0in; text-indent: 0in;”><strong style=”text-indent: 0in;”>The University Of Rhode Island College Of Pharmacy</strong><span style=”text-indent: 0in;”> to research pharmacist-</span><span style=”text-indent: 0.5in;”>led management for high-risk patients following hospital discharge.</span></p>
<p style=”margin-left: 0in; text-indent: 0in;”><strong style=”text-indent: 0in;”>University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy</strong><span style=”text-indent: 0in;”> to develop a pharmacy</span><strong style=”text-indent: 0in;”>&nbsp;</strong><span style=”text-indent: 0.5in;”>services training course, focusing on completion of medication therapy&nbsp;</span><span style=”text-indent: 0.5in;”>management interventions.</span></p>
<p style=”margin-left: 0in; text-indent: 0in;”><strong style=”text-indent: 0in;”>Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and&nbsp;</strong><strong style=”text-indent: 0in;”>Health Sciences</strong><span style=”text-indent: 0in;”> to advance a shared faculty position to &nbsp; &nbsp; study feasibility and inter-professional education of MTM services and improve training exercises for student pharmacists.</span></p>
<p style=”margin-left: 0in; text-indent: 0in;”><strong style=”text-indent: -0.5in;”>Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy</strong><span style=”text-indent: -0.5in;”> to establish a program to provide medication management and other pharmacy care services to a community with unfulfilled health care needs.</span></p>
<p style=”margin-left: 0in; text-indent: 0in;”>In addition, the NACDS Foundation will also award $2,000 in scholarships to <a href=”https://www.nacds.org/pdfs/pr/2014/recipients.pdf”>47 additional colleges and schools of pharmacy</a>.&nbsp;</p>
<p style=”margin-left: 0in; text-indent: 0in;”>The 2014 NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Partners Program was supported by a group of 20 benefactors, comprised of NACDS Chain Members and Associate Members.&nbsp;</p>
<p style=”margin-left: 0in; text-indent: 0in;”>The NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Partners Program is designed to fund prospective projects that hold promise to meaningfully improve patient care.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp;</p>
<p style=”margin-left: 0in; text-indent: 0in;”>&ldquo;These scholarships and grants would not be possible without the generous support of our community pharmacy and pharmaceutical industry benefactors,&rdquo; said NACDS Foundation President Kathleen Jaeger.&nbsp; &ldquo;We appreciate their commitment to the Foundation&rsquo;s Pharmacy Partners Program in helping to advance patient care and pharmacy education by supporting the next generation of leaders in community pharmacy.&rdquo;</p>
<p style=”margin-left: 0in; text-indent: 0in;”>The NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Partners Program began in 1997, and since that time has provided more nearly $3.5 million in scholarships for pharmacy students thanks to the generous support of the program&rsquo;s benefactors. &nbsp;</p>

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