Edith A. Rosato R. Ph.
National Association Of Chain Drugstores
Supporting the nation’s 119 colleges and schools of pharmacy, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation has awarded $280,000 in student scholarships. The scholarship announcement took place at the Pharmacy Partners Scholarship Program held during the 2010 NACDS Annual Meeting this week.
The NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Partners Scholarship Program will contribute to each pharmacy school’s scholarship fund to assist students in paying for their education. Scholarship awards – which were generously supported by 35 chain pharmacy and supplier benefactors – range in value from $1,000 to $20,000.
Edith Rosato, President of the NACDS Foundation, comes on the show to discuss NACDS and their community support.
Ms. Rosato brings 25 years of leadership and experience in the pharmaceutical industry to her position as Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Affairs and NACDS Foundation. As a registered pharmacist, she has a deep commitment to the advancement of community pharmacy and the integral role of the pharmacist in the health care delivery system.
Ms. Rosato leads the Pharmacy Affairs department in addressing the current and future challenges of operational and pharmacy practice issues in order to assist chain member companies to advance the effectiveness and profitability of their business and to deliver the highest quality, cutting edge health care to patients.
Ms. Rosato also oversees the activities of the NACDS Foundation, the education, research and charitable affiliate of NACDS. It provides scholarships for pharmacy students and supports pharmacy education programs that address the needs of community pharmacy practitioners. Through its charitable giving, the Foundation supports community initiatives that can improve the health and welfare of patients. The Foundation also awards grants for research programs that utilize pharmacist’s expertise in medication therapy to improve patient health outcomes.
Melanie Cole, M.S.
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