NACDS Foundation taps Seth Meyers as speaker

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ARLINGTON, Va. — “Late Night” host and “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Seth Meyers will headline the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Dinner on December 1 in New York City.

During his 13-year tenure as a Saturday Night Live personality and head writer, Meyers was known for his sharp wit and political commentary. In 2014, the comedian was named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most-influential people in the world, the same year in which he hosted the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Meyers won an Emmy Award in 2011 and has earned 13 Emmy Award nominations.

In its 18th year, the NACDS Foundation Dinner and contributions from the foundation’s benefactors help support evidence-based research that advances patient care, pharmacy education, student scholarships and charitable organizations that improve patient outcomes.

The foundation’s initiatives this year include a collaborative response to the Zika virus public health emergency with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC Foundation, the March of Dimes and other stakeholders to raise awareness about Zika and protect at-risk populations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. The foundation is also partnering with more than 100 pharmacies on a point-of-care testing program to chart the health benefits of community-based services.

In addition, a study funded by the foundation is evaluating a model that would improve patient care by increasing access to important HIV and hepatitis C testing. The foundation also provided $230,000 in scholarships and grants through the 2016 NACDS Foundation Scholarship Program.



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