Recognizing the Need
To address a critical healthcare need, Notre Dame established a distinctive School of Pharmacy in fall 2008. An aging population, increased medication use, sophisticated medication therapies, and the current pharmacist shortage have converged to create a healthcare crisis. If unaddressed, the shortage of pharmacists and pharmacy educators will significantly compromise the level and availability of high quality healthcare for our community. With eight to ten qualified applicants for every one opening in America’s pharmacy schools, there is a clear demand—nationally and regionally—for this new professional school.
Solution to the Crisis
The new School of Pharmacy demonstrates Notre Dame’s leadership in response to our region’s critical healthcare needs by establishing the nation’s first Doctor of Pharmacy program on a women’s college campus. Providing a distinctive focus on leadership development and women’s healthcare across the lifespan, the School of Pharmacy will educate pharmacists to be excellent clinicians, critical thinkers and competent, caring, ethical leaders and contributors in their community. The School of Pharmacy will prepare its graduates to practice as pharmacists in community-based, institutional, corporate, industrial, governmental and other specialized practice settings.
In fall 2009, the School of Pharmacy at Notre Dame of Maryland University welcomed its inaugural class of 70 students. This new generation of pharmacists, with the requisite leadership and clinical skills, will assume important roles in our changing healthcare system upon graduation. Led by founding dean Anne Lin, Pharm.D., the School of Pharmacy will employ 46 faculty and staff housed in a 39,000-square-foot facility. The School will attain full capacity of 280 students in 2012.
Make a Gift Today
The University will raise $15 million in gifts for the capital costs associated with establishing the School of Pharmacy.
Join us in our commitment to excellence and leadership in the education of pharmacists who will be ready to meet the challenges of future healthcare demands. Your charitable contribution to this fundraising initiative benefiting the School of Pharmacy will have a profound impact on the next generation of pharmacy leaders as well as our community and the entire region.
Charitable contributions to this fundraising initiative may include outright gifts and multi-year pledges. Naming opportunities are available within the new School of Pharmacy. Charitable gifts are tax-deductible in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code.
To discuss ways to give, contact Terri Meekins, Director of Philanthropy for the School of Pharmacy at 410-532-5564 or firstname.lastname@example.org.