NACDS Grant to Fund New PGY1 Residency Site in Asheville
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has received a $50,000 grant from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation to establish a new community pharmacy residency site in Asheville, North Carolina.
The grant comes via the NACDS’s Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project, a $1.5 million program established in 2010 that seeks to create thirty new, fully accredited post-graduate year-one (PGY1) community pharmacy residencies through grants to nonprofit schools and colleges of pharmacy. Grant recipients are determined based on the recommendations of an independent-review committee comprised of representatives from the American Association of College of Pharmacy, the American Pharmacists Association, and the NACDS Foundation.
The School was one of the program’s first three grant recipients and will use its grant to fund part of the salary for a resident at a new PGY1 community pharmacy residency site at Kerr Drug in Asheville. Andria Eker, PharmD, who graduated from the School’s satellite campus at Elizabeth City State University in 2011, will be the resident, while Anthony Pudlo, PharmD, an alum of the School’s community pharmacy residency program, will be the preceptor.