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Walgreens Supports UHCOP with $10,000 Diversity Scholarship Program Gift

UH College of Pharmacy's commitment to developing a diverse pharmacy workforce recently received welcome assistance through a $10,000 gift from the Walgreens Diversity Scholarship Program.

photo of Walgreens and UHCOP reps
Walgreens District Supervisor Junaid Chowdhury, Pharm.D., presents a $10,000 Diversity Scholarship Program gift to UHCOP Dean F. Lamar Pritchard, UHCOP Director of Development Matt Perkins and UH Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Robin Seth.

Walgreens’ gift is designed to increase the availability of education assistance for underrepresented students enrolled in pharmacy programs; to support the development of pipeline and recruitment programs targeting minority students; and to support awareness initiatives and programs that focus on building a diverse, supportive and inclusive culture.

Since 2008, Walgreens has provided more than $1 million each year to accredited pharmacy schools around the country to help support diversity initiatives. With these gifts, Walgreens hopes to encourage more students to consider becoming a health professional on the frontline of care.

"Walgreens has been a valued partner of UH College of Pharmacy for many years, and we are very appreciative of its continued support for our students and our programs," said UHCOP Dean F. Lamar Pritchard, Ph.D., R.Ph. "Whether giving financial assistance to our students, furnishing our students with seasonal flu vaccines and supplies to provide immunizations and wellness screenings to the underserved, or supporting our collaborative community pharmacy practice residency program focused on transition of care for patients discharged from the hospital back into the community. UH College of Pharmacy and Walgreens are continually seeking opportunities to enhance patient care throughout our communities and training the next generation of leaders in our profession."