By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy
SPOKANE, Wash. – Student pharmacists Jeff Nye and Patrick Stolz recently received $5,000 scholarships and trips to a national pharmacy owner workshop this fall from Cardinal Health. Associate Dean Linda Garrelts MacLean will speak at the workshop about identifying and serving patient care niches in pharmacy practice.
In addition, Washington State University College of Pharmacy was one of 10 schools nationwide to receive $100,000 from the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarships Program this year.
Cardinal Health, a Fortune 500 company, has a long history of supporting WSU student pharmacists. The money is intended to support those who wish to pursue independent pharmacy.
“We were among the schools to receive this generous gift because we are recognized as a national leader in educating pharmacists to be successful business people,” said Gary M. Pollack, college dean. The college launched a Pharm.D./MBA joint degree program this year to help aspiring pharmacy entrepreneurs develop greater business acumen.
“We continue to be inspired by the next generation of innovative, patient-focused pharmacy owners as they begin serving their communities,” said Jon Giacomin, chief executive of Cardinal Health’s pharmaceutical segment.