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Pharmacy College Collaborates With Educators From Japan

Pharmacy College Collaborates With Educators From Japan


In the continued effort to extend their global reach, the administration and faculty at the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy recently hosted health care professionals from the Health Professional Development Center at the Chiba University Hospital in Chiba, Japan.

The visitors, Daniel Salcedo, MD, and Tomoko Yamado-Inagawa, PhD, were at UC for four days to observe the Academic Health Center’s best practices for multi-cultural awareness.  Two representatives from Winkle College of Pharmacy acted as hosts: associate professor Alex Lin, PhD, and Pat Achoe, MBA, RPh, Director of Equity and Inclusion.

Lin and Achoe assisted the visitors with the development of a multicultural competency program.

"This visit, along with our other activities this year, align with our goal of expanding our global footprint as a college, " says Neil MacKinnon, PhD, Dean of the Winkle College of Pharmacy. "We are developing deep and ongoing partnerships with select universities and hospitals in select parts of the globe.”

In September, the college signed agreements with two universities in China for collaborative academic programs in cosmetic science and drug development and also sent the first cohort of PharmD students to Chile for a study abroad experience. New study abroad opportunities for PharmD students are being developed in 2018 in Scotland and Italy. 

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