Kos Continues Funding of Cardiology Residency
Kos Pharmaceuticals has provided a $10,000 grant to support the School of Pharmacy’s cardiology specialty residency for the fourth year.
T. Don Marsh, PharmD, FASHP, associate director of medical affairs at Kos and former director of pharmacotherapy at the Mountain AHEC, has been instrumental in securing the funding for the program, says assistant professor Jo Ellen Rodgers, PharmD. She is one of the residency’s coordinators along with clinical assistant professor Debbie Montague, PharmD.
“There are only a handful of cardiology specialty residencies are available in the U.S.,” Rodgers says. “These residencies are critically important helping us achieve our mission of elevating the quality of patient care for the people of North Carolina.”
The resident provides clinical services on the General Cardiology Service and the Cardiomyopathy/Cardiac Transplant Service at UNC Hospitals as well as in the Heart Failure Clinic at the UNC Heart Center. The resident also teaches in the Clinical Skills Lab at the School, precepts fourth-year pharmacy students on rotation, and has lectured at the Schools of Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Nursing.