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UTHSC College of Pharmacy Receives $20,000 Scholarship from NACDS


NACDS Foundation Awards $20,000 Scholarship to UTHSC College of Pharmacy

Memphis, Tenn. (May 14, 2013) – After being selected through the Pharmacy Partners Scholarship Program, the College of Pharmacy at the University of
Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) was recently awarded a $20,000 scholarship from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)
Foundation. The award will be deposited in the College of Pharmacy’s scholarship fund. Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, FCCP, FASHP, dean of the
College of Pharmacy at UTHSC, accepted the award on the college’s behalf.

This year, the NACDS awarded $230,000 overall. With award amounts ranging from $10,000 to $40,000, awardees were selected from 48 applicant pharmacy
schools and colleges nationwide. Scholarships were awarded to 12 accredited pharmacy schools and colleges, based on the awardees’ strength in criteria
such as new and innovative community-based programs; percentage of graduates seeking community pharmacy positions; recent or ongoing community practice
research initiatives; number of community pharmacy residencies and shared faculty positions; and patient-centered coursework such as medication therapy
management certification.

“The College of Pharmacy is more than honored to receive this award,” said Dean Chisholm-Burns. “We are grateful for organizations like NACDS that
support the educational endeavors of our students as we continue to promote patient-centered care in our community and beyond.”

NACDS’ scholarship fund recognizes schools and colleges of pharmacy that emphasize advancing and improving patient care through community pharmacy and
have implemented innovative programs to prepare students for these new roles. Since the inception of the NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Partners Scholarship
Program in 1997, the Foundation has provided more than $3.2 million in scholarships for pharmacy students.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores

is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that serves as the education, research and charitable affiliate of NACDS. The NACDS Foundation
seeks to improve the health and wellness of the people in America. It utilizes education, research and charitable involvement to help people
improve their health and quality of life through an understanding of medication therapy and the importance of taking medications appropriately. For
more information, please visit


As Tennessee’s only public, statewide academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)
is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the
region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. Offering a broad range of postgraduate and
selected baccalaureate training opportunities, the main UTHSC campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences,
Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC also educates and trains cohorts of medicine, pharmacy and/or allied health
students — in addition to medical residents and fellows — at its major sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. Founded in 1911, during its
more than 100 years, UT Health Science Center has educated and trained more than 56,000 health care professionals in academic settings and health care
facilities across the state. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu.