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Dec. 07, 2013 @ 09:44 PM

MU School of Pharmacy receives diversity grant from Walgreens

HUNTINGTON -- The Marshall University School of Pharmacy received a $10,000 grant from Walgreens Corporation for diversity and inclusion efforts at the school earlier this month.

The grant, to be distributed as scholarships and funding for pipeline programs and other cultural initiatives, is part of Walgreens' national effort to support increasing diversity among professional student programs.

Chris Creamer, R.Ph., and Deborah Harris, Pharm D., both with Walgreens, presented the check to School of Pharmacy representatives including H. Glenn Anderson, Pharm D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

As part of this grant, Walgreens requires the school to report on how the annual funds were used to support diversity initiatives throughout the year.

Since 2008, the company has donated more than $1 million annually to support diversity initiatives at schools and colleges of pharmacy nationwide.

Two Marshall School of Pharmacy students, James Frazier and Priscilla Adjei-Baffour, were awarded scholarships as part of Walgreens gift last year.

MUSOM professor serves as editor for medical school curriculum e-book

HUNTINGTON -- Dr. Aaron M. McGuffin, associate professor in the department of pediatrics at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, and a team of 48 students from 11 medical schools have created a medical curriculum e-book that was released this month online.

"Universal Notes for Medical Students 2013" is available on the Inkling store.

The book's initial concept was created by McGuffin and student editors Becca Hayes, Marshall University School of Medicine; John Corker, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine; Jessica Deslauriers, University of South Florida; Laura Halpin, University of Toledo; and David Savage, University of Texas at Houston. The concept team, which included others from Marshall's School of Medicine, worked to establish a website, www.myuniversalnotes.com, to recruit medical students to write topics for the e-book.

The e-book is the first in a series of projects by Universal NotesTM aimed at revolutionizing the way medical students are educated around the world.

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