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 firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2008