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August 19, 2008

ULM College of Pharmacy to receive $50,000 donation from GlaxoSmithKline Aug. 20

ULM's College of Pharmacy will receive a $50,000 donation from GlaxoSmithKline Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 10:30 a.m. in the Pharmacy Care Laboratory on the second floor of the College of Pharmacy, located at 1800 Bienville Dr.

The donation will be used for further enhancements to the College’s Pharmacy Care Laboratory.

GSK President Chris Viehbacher spoke on behalf of the company, stating their support for the College of Pharmacy’s emphasis upon ensuring quality patient care. "GSK is pleased to make a contribution to the ULM College of Pharmacy’s Pharmacy Care Laboratory, which is preparing students for valuable hands-on pharmaceutical patient care. The College of Pharmacy at ULM is demonstrating true health care leadership by enhancing their pharmacy school curriculum, as well improving patient outcomes through their various disease management programs."

College of Pharmacy Dean Dr. Lamar Pritchard, praised GSK for helping to enhance the COP facility and its sophisticated technology, ultimately helping the team shape its students into some of the most highly-trained pharmacists in the country.

“We are very proud of our partnership with GlaxoSmithKline. GSK is a true leader in the international pharmaceutical industry. The entire GSK team is totally committed to improving the overall health status of citizens across the globe. GSK is taking a very proactive approach which utilizes many disease prevention strategies to accomplish this laudable goal. Our College embraces the concept of disease prevention as well in our teaching, research and service activities. We can’t thank GSK enough for this generous gift.”

GSK representatives Mark Gugliuzza and Stein Baughman will present the check to the College.

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