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$14-million more in good news for FAMU



Still celebrating their recent reaccreditation after a year on probation, Florida A&M has even more to celebrate this week: a $14-million grant for the university's celebrated pharmacy program.

“One of the main criteria used to determine the quality of a university is the amount of research taking place by outstanding faculty and the funding obtained for them to conduct research on a regular basis,” said FAMU President James H. Ammons.  “This announcement proves that Florida A&M University is rising to the occasion and meeting the standards of excellence.”

The National Institutes of Health is giving FAMU's College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the largest U.S. producer of African-American pharmacists, the money to research drugs that might treat diseases and ailments such as Parkinson’s, stroke, cancer, and infectious diseases.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:50am]


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