NACDS Foundation provides grants for new Community PREP

October 2, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation is providing 15 additional academic institutions with educational grants for the Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project (Community PREP).

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation is providing 15 additional academic institutions with educational grants for the Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project (Community PREP). The $1.5 million grant program, established in 2010, will expand post-graduate community pharmacy residency opportunities for recent pharmacy school graduates. 

The following institutions will receive a $50,000 educational grant:

Auburn University, with practice sites at Adams Drug Good Neighbor Pharmacy

Midwestern University-Chicago, with practice sites at Supervalu, Inc.

Northeastern University, with practice sites at Walgreen Co.

Pacific University, with practice sites at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

Rosalind Franklin University, with practice sites at Northshore University Health System

Southwestern Oklahoma State University, with practice sites at Walgreen Co.

University of Mississippi, with practice sites at Funderburk’s Pharmacy

University of New England, with practice sites at Martins Point Health Center

University of North Carolina, with practice sites at The Kroger Co.

University of Pittsburgh, with practice sites at Giant Eagle

University of Rhode Island, with practice sites at Rite Aid

University of Texas-Austin, with practice sites at H-E-B

Virginia Commonwealth University, with practice sites at Jefferson Good Neighbor Pharmacy

West Virginia University, with practice sites at The Kroger Co.

Western New England University, with practice sites at Big Y Foods Inc.

With this expansion, Community PREP now has provided funding to create 30 new, post-graduate community pharmacy residencies through grants to nonprofit schools and colleges of pharmacy.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to improve patient health outcomes, the Foundation is excited to give community pharmacy residents a strong platform of post-graduate educational opportunities,” said NACDS Foundation President Kathleen Jaeger. “We congratulate these 15 institutions for their outstanding residency programs, which foster a learning environment focused on innovations in the delivery of patient care services.”

The grant recipients are chosen based on the recommendations of an independent review committee comprised of representatives from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American Pharmacists Association, and the NACDS Foundation.

For more information on the NACDS Foundation’s Community PREP grant program, visit the NACDS Foundation website.