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ONU receives $113,000 grant from Cardinal Health

Sep 15, 2015

Cardinal Health has awarded the Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy a $113,000 grant to provide increased support for current and future pharmacy students with an interest in community and independent pharmacy. 

Ohio Northern was chosen as a recipient based on its commitment to advancing the independent pharmacy profession. The College of Pharmacy’s core curriculum, combined with its experiential learning and student-run organizations, provide unique, focused opportunities to educate students interested in independent pharmacy. Ohio Northern’s local chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has consistently been recognized as a top chapter in the country. 

Steven J. Martin, dean of the Raabe College of Pharmacy, said, “We’re very appreciative of our longstanding partnership with Cardinal Health. This increase in funding from Cardinal Health will help us support students who will become future pharmacy owners as well as students with an entrepreneurial focus. We take a great deal of pride in our college’s history of preparing leaders who advance community-based pharmacy practice.” 

“We understand the impact independent pharmacists have on their communities and the significant role they play in providing cost-effective care that improves patients’ health,” said Jon Giacomin, chief executive officer of Cardinal Health’s Pharmaceutical segment. “Supporting future community pharmacy leaders through this scholarship program is an honor, and we continue to be inspired by the next generation of innovative, patient-focused pharmacy owners as they begin serving their communities.”

About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $103 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products and services to more than 100,000 locations each day and is also the industry-leading direct-to-home medical supplies distributor. The company is a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company operates the nation’s largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked No. 26 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs nearly 35,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.

Pictured are Left:  Chris Lanctot, Cardinal vice president of independent sales, Steven Martin, dean of ONU Raabe College of Pharmacy, Daniel DiBiasio, ONU president and Dan Farrell, Cardinal sales manager, retail/alternate care

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