The College of Pharmacy is a leader in experimental therapeutics, drug discovery and drug delivery and is seeking resources that will allow it to transform discoveries into clinical trials and into the treatment of diseases. The college is dedicated to excellence in pharmacy education and to improving human health.
With the cost of tuition and competition for students, it is essential for the College of Pharmacy to offer more scholarship and internship assistance. In addition, the college will partner with Nebraska Medicine to establish a rural health system pharmacy residency program to address a shortage of pharmacists in rural Nebraska.
Despite its success, the college has no fully endowed chairs and just three endowed professorships. Establishing an endowed chair in clinical and translational research will allow UNMC to recruit and retain highly sought-after faculty. Attracting elite faculty is imperative to expanding drug discoveries and improving health care.
Creation of the UNMC Center for Drug Discovery and Development will enhance, organize, oversee and grow drug research at UNMC. This state-of-the-art center will help develop and advance all stages of development, from basic discovery to translational efforts. The center will provide guidance and support to help advance early-stage drug discovery projects.
FOR THE FUTURE WE’LL BUILD
Private support will help the College of Pharmacy attain its greatest and most noble goals. Gifts will provide the resources to recruit and retain the best and brightest students and faculty while equipping them with tools to drive new drug breakthroughs and deliver these discoveries to the patients who need them.
“The UNMC College of Pharmacy is recognized as one of the world’s outstanding institutions for pharmacy education and research. This recognition is a well-earned result of what we do. We are leaders in education and pioneers in research. We not only educate pharmacists and health care professionals with the scientific knowledge, clinical skills, compassion and integrity to deliver the highest-quality patient care, but we also prepare them to thrive in the ever-changing world of health care. We also discover and develop medicines to treat the world’s most devastating diseases.”
–Keith M. Olsen, PharmD
Dean and Professor
UNMC Center for Drug Discovery and Development
Creation of this state-of-the-art center will help develop and advance all stages of drug development from basic discovery to translational efforts. The center also will provide guidance and support to help advance early-stage drug discovery projects.
Student Scholarship Support
The College of Pharmacy currently offers approximately $120,000 in endowed scholarships to its pharmacy students. This ranks among the lowest student financial assistance available from colleges of pharmacy in the Big Ten. To better compete for the best and brightest students, it is essential for the UNMC College of Pharmacy to offer more scholarships to help attract the next generation of pharmacy professionals.
Endowed Chair in Clinical and Translational Research
Establishing an endowed chair in clinical and translational research will allow the College of Pharmacy to recruit and retain the best faculty minds. While the college has demonstrated tremendous success, private philanthropic support will allow the college to fully endow a chair and establish additional endowed professorships among its faculty. Attracting highly sought-after faculty is imperative to expanding drug discoveries and processes to improve health care.
It takes a lot to build a future, so let’s start the conversation now.