Two pharmacy schools announce new programs

January 16, 2008

Purdue and Massachusetts colleges obtain grants for new programs

Funded by a $25 million grant from Lilly Endowment, Purdue University has set up a program called PharmaTAP. The program draws on Purdue's faculty in pharmacy, nursing, engineering, and management to help healthcare providers improve patient safety and to optimize pharmaceutical product packaging to ensure safe distribution and delivery, among other things. The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (MCPHS) has also received a grant—his one in the amount of $450,000 from King Saud University (KSU) in Saudi Arabia. KSU's college of pharmacy wants MCPHS to help it develop its faculty, implement a Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, create residency and fellowship programs, and conduct research.

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