The Mercer College of Pharmacy was awarded yesterday a $20,000 scholarship by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation to provide first-year student pharmacists an immersive experience in cultural competency through a partnership with the Clarkston Refugee Clinic. The clinic serves the most diverse one-square mile population in the nation.
Six merit-based scholarships were awarded in the amount of $20,000 to fund patient-centered, community-based coursework or other curriculum innovations. The other award recipients were Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy, St. John’s University College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy and Howard University College of Pharmacy.
Mercer’s project is headed by Dr. Joshua Kinsey.