UH Hilo College of Pharmacy awarded $1.5 million grant

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Date: Friday, September 3, 2010
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Pharmacy will begin new health care initiatives in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific region thanks to a $1.5 million congressionally-directed grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

“I have watched the College of Pharmacy grow over the past few years, and it is very gratifying to see what a critical difference it is making in Hawaiʻi and throughout the Pacific,” said Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. “Improvement in health care is very important to me and I am very glad we can help the College of Pharmacy fulfill its critical mission. I know the financial support will be put to good use and the College will continue to make us proud.”

The two-year grant period began September 1, 2010.

“Thanks to this congressionally-directed support provided by the Department of Education, we will be able to significantly accelerate the pace of fulfilling our mission of improving health care in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific region,” said Dr. John M. Pezzuto, dean of the College of Pharmacy. “The new educational opportunities provided by this support are extraordinary. The activities described in the application are not easy but we will keep our promises. These are the types of actions that make a Top 25-ranked college, and that’s what we intend to be.”

For more information about the College of Pharmacy, call (808) 933-2909 or email pharmacy@hawaii.edu.


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