The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has announced the recipients of the NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Student Scholarship Awards for 2010.


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NACDS Foundation awards pharmacy student scholarships

January 18th, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has announced the recipients of the NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Student Scholarship Awards for 2010.

The foundation said Tuesday that for 2010 it awarded 58 scholarships totaling $190,000 to pharmacy school students representing 39 colleges and schools of pharmacy. The program aims to identify and recognize the next generation of pharmacy leaders, according to NACDS.

"As a pharmacist, it is an honor to award these scholarships to deserving pharmacy students," Edith Rosato, president of the NACDS Foundation, said in a statement. "These students embody the hopes and dreams of every pharmacist and are a testament to the future health and well-being of patients they will serve. Congratulations to the scholarship winners and thank you to the generous benefactors and supporters of the NACDS Foundation."

Among the 2010 NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Student Scholarship Award recipients, eight exceptional students were chosen to receive named-scholarships that honor distinguished pharmacy leaders and companies that share the foundation's commitment to education, research and charitable work.

Erin Coughlin of Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, and Daniel Salzwedel of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy received the Leonard J. DeMino Pharmacy Student Scholarships, the foundation said. And Gabriella Blyumin of Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy and Lisa Dertinger of the North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences, received the Edmond Fougera Scholarships.

In addition, Thanh-Tam Le of the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy, and Marisa Sochacki of the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy were awarded Taro Research Foundation Scholarships, while Justin Balint of Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and Tamkeen Quraishi of the University of New England College of Pharmacy received the Teva Pharmaceuticals Robert J. Bolger Scholarships.

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