Mercer board approve pharmacy graduate program, elects new trustees


MACON – Mercer University’s Board of Trustees approved a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree program, heard reports on the University’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic and elected new trustees during its fall meeting today on the Macon campus.

The new graduate program in the College of Pharmacy on the Atlanta campus is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to perform in academia, in the pharmaceutical industry or in government, and addresses a shortage of entry-level researchers in agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Students must complete degree requirements within three years of matriculation and complete two years in residence.

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Kyle is senior director of media relations at Mercer. In addition to being the primary media contact for most academic and administrative units of the university, he serves as editor of the Mercerian alumni magazine and News@Mercer e-newsletters, and he coordinates hometown and university news releases.