Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Receives $450,000 Grant from...

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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Receives $450,000 Grant from King Saud University

BOSTON--(Business Wire)--Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)
announced today it has received a $450,000 grant from King Saud
University (KSU) in Saudi Arabia to assist KSU's College of Pharmacy
in developing clinical practice faculty, implementing a Doctor of
Pharmacy curriculum, creating post-graduate residency and fellowship
programs and conducting research. On January 7, 2008, MCPHS President
Charles F. Monahan, Jr. and KSU Rector Abdullah A. Al-Othman signed
the agreement at a ceremony on the University's sprawling campus in
Riyadh.

   "We are very impressed with the quality of pharmacy education and
practice at King Saud University and its clinical sties," said
President Monahan, who was accompanied by Dr. George Humphrey, Vice
President for College Relations, and Dr. Caroline Zeind, Chair and
Professor of Pharmacy Practice at MCPHS-Boston. "This collaboration
will provide both institutions with a unique opportunity to develop
cross-cultural and international perspectives on pharmaceutical care."

   In addition to meetings at King Saud University, the MCPHS
delegation met with officials at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and
Research Center, King Khalid University Hospital, the Saudi Food and
Drug Authority and the Ministry of Health.

   With almost 80,000 students on several campuses, King Saud
University - established in 1957 as Riyadh University - is the largest
institution of higher education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its
College of Pharmacy is the oldest in the country.

   Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston's
oldest college, is a private, coeducational institution offering
graduate, professional and undergraduate degrees in the health
sciences. With campuses in Boston, Worcester, and Manchester, New
Hampshire, the College enrolls approximately 3,800 students, who are
drawn from 35 states and 34 foreign countries, and employs over 350
faculty and staff.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Michael R. Ratty, 617-732-2130
Director of Communications
michael.ratty@mcphs.edu

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