Wingate University School of Pharmacy professors receive grant

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Wingate, N.C. – Three Wingate University School of Pharmacy professors are recipients of a $25,000 grant. Drs. Delilah Jackson, Jacky Olin and Michael Manolakis received the grant from the American Pharmacists Association Foundation for a year-long project that will study pharmacist-lead patient care teams for improving the care of people affected by diabetes.
Dr. Jackson is the principal investigator for this research project, which will incorporate collaboration with the Wingate University Physician Assistant Studies Program, the Wingate University health clinic, three Union County based community pharmacies and a free clinic in Matthews. Preliminary work on the project has begun. Wingate University School of Pharmacy was one of 25 sites selected from a national pool of proposals.

About the Wingate University School of Pharmacy
The Levine College of Health and Sciences is currently under construction scheduled to open fall 2011. The new three-story building will enable the University to expand its School of Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Studies program and offer other new programs in the health sciences.

About Wingate University
Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private comprehensive university with more than 2,300 students on two campuses in Wingate and Matthews, North Carolina. The university offers 32 undergraduate majors, 36 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, physician assistant studies and sports administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. Wingate students gain the tools and support they need to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life. The campus community offers in-class learning, out of class experiences, strong mentors, a competitive yet caring environment and rewarding community service opportunities for a complete educational experience.

Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports, and the University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past four years.
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