NACDS Foundation President Kathleen Jaeger, Lisa Deziel, Pharm.D., Ph.D., dean of NSU’s College of Pharmacy, NACDS President & CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, and Jeffrey Hampton, Senior Vice President and General Manager, US and Latin America, Apotex, Inc. receiving the award check during the NACDS Annual Meeting.

The NACDS Foundation presented $230,000 in scholarships and grants through its 2017 NACDS Foundation Scholarship Program at this year’s NACDS Annual Meeting. The eight awardees were selected from more than 40 general and diversity scholarship applications submitted from deans of accredited colleges and schools of pharmacy across the country. Some of the winning institutions have released their own public announcements.

The Ohio State College of Pharmacy reported on the award it received to support the Pharmacy Ambassadors Program, a resource for refugees and immigrants, and the Opioid Patient Education Program (OPEP), a program that allows pharmacists to help educate patients who are prescribed an opioid prior to the medication being dispensed.

The Nova Southeastern University reported on its award, which will provide pharmacy students with cutting-edge, practice based experience in the college’s new “Adherence, Transitions of Care and Medication Therapy Management Center.”

The Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy announced that its award will support a two-year program to utilize the college’s Mobile Health Clinic to screen 1,000 underserved patients in Hardin County for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

The NACDS Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to fund projects that hold promise to meaningfully improve patient care. Accredited colleges and schools of pharmacy were asked to submit applications for projects that may include community-based research projects and patient-centered coursework, or other innovative curriculum.