By Emily Keeler, 6/23/11
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is one of 13 pharmacy schools from across the nation that have been selected to receive funding from the new, $1.1 million Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program.
Universities that were selected to participate in the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program offer strong nuclear, independent or hospital pharmacy curricula. Each school received an endowed scholarship ranging from $50,000 to $125,000.
“Cardinal Health serves more than 7,000 community pharmacists across the country, and we’re one of the nation’s largest employers of nuclear and hospital pharmacists,” said Mike Kaufmann, chief executive officer of Cardinal Health’s Pharmaceutical segment. “We passionately believe in the essential role pharmacists play in making sure patients receive safe, high quality healthcare. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Ohio State to invest in developing tomorrow’s pharmacy leaders.”
“The College of Pharmacy is thrilled to continue the partnership between Ohio State and Cardinal Health,” said Robert Brueggemeier, dean of the College. “We are committed to providing our students the best training possible, and this gift will aide students in becoming the future leaders in pharmacy.”
Ranked #19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health is a health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. More information about the company may be found at cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy was established in 1885 and was one of the original six colleges on campus. Its mission is to advance pharmaceutical care for the people of Ohio and the global community through teaching, research, and service. For more information visit pharmacy.osu.edu.