Mercer Pharmacy Graduate Student Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

October 20, 2009

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ATLANTA — Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences graduate student Delaram Moshkelani has been awarded one of four prestigious 2009 AAPS-AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowships supported by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).

“To receive one of four fellowships out of all the pharmacy schools in the nation is an important achievement for our college,” said Dr. Hewitt W. “Ted” Matthews. “It also is a testament to the quality of research being carried out by Delaram and her major professor, Dr. Hailing Zhang. It is an honor for her to be recognized in such a significant way, and it enhances the national prominence of our Ph.D. program in pharmaceutical sciences.”

The purpose of the pre-doctoral fellowships is to encourage outstanding pre-doctoral students, who have completed at least three semesters of graduate study and have not more than three years remaining, to continue their studies and earn the Ph.D. in the pharmaceutical sciences at a U.S. school or college of pharmacy.

About the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education
The AFPE’s mission is to support the education of pharmaceutical scientists and to strengthen pharmaceutical sciences education at schools and colleges of pharmacy. AFPE relies on annual tax-deductible contributions from pharmacy and pharmaceutical science companies, foundations, associations, alumni, and friends to fund the annual AFPE pharmaceutical education awards program.

About the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, a professional, scientific society of more than 12,000 members employed in academia, industry, government and other research institutes worldwide. Founded in 1986, AAPS provides a dynamic international forum for the exchange of knowledge among scientists to enhance their contributions to public health. AAPS offers timely scientific programs, on-going education, information resources, opportunities for networking, and professional development.

About the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Mercer University
Founded in 1903, the independent Southern School of Pharmacy merged with Mercer University in 1959. It became the first school in the Southeast to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree as its sole professional degree in 1981. In addition to the Doctor of Pharmacy, the college has one of the largest concentrations of Ph.D. students in pharmaceutics among colleges of pharmacy in the United States. In 2008, the college introduced a Physician Assistant program.

About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,000 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at three regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit www.mercer.edu.
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