McKesson Foundation Awards $4.1 Million to Pharmacy Schools

The grants will support pharmacy school education and community outreach programs across five U.S. universities.



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The McKesson Foundation announced it is donating more than $4.1 million to pharmacy schools to help increase diversity of the pharmacy workforce and improve overall health outcomes for vulnerable populations. Funding will support eight pharmacy programs across five U.S. universities, including Hampton University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and University of New Mexico.

The Foundation sought partnerships that would support one or more of the following:

  • Increase diversity recruitment and retention;
  • Prepare students for the role of modern pharmacist; and
  • Develop and leverage pharmacists’ extensive training, community presence, and public trust to serve vulnerable and rural patient populations.

For more information, read the full press release. The learn about the McKesson Foundation, click here.

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