USC School of Pharmacy expands clinic with grant

first_imgUSC’s School of Pharmacy received a grant of $401,370 from UniHealth Foundation last week, a non-profit organization whose stated mission is to facilitate community-based activities. The foundation has already funded much of the school’s involvement in safety net clinics.The grant will fund the “Pharmacist Clinical Service Delivery Expansion and Medication Safety Improvement” project, in which the school looks to bolster its Center for Community Health clinic near Skid Row. Besides improving the clinic’s quality of care, the funds will also provide for full-time, residential pharmacists and student volunteers. The ultimate goal of the grant is to increase patient coverage.“It has been tremendous for the School of Pharmacy and the community that UniHealth has supported us through our work in these clinics,” said Kathleen Johnson, chair of the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy, in an interview with USC News.The UniHealth Foundation initially helped build the program from the bottom up — a program that has been succeeded by more than 100 safety net clinics.“The USC School of Pharmacy’s commitment to safety net providers is exemplary,” said Mary Odell, president of the UniHealth Foundation, in an interview with USC News.In addition to the clinic on Skid Row, the USC School of Pharmacy is also helping run several other safety net clinics around Los Angeles County, including South Central Family Health Center and Clinicas Del Camino Real in Oxnard, Calif.last_img read more

David De Gea has the ‘right profile’ for Real Madrid, claims Hunter

first_img1 Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has the “right profile” to play for Real Madrid, according to talkSPORT’s Spanish correspondent Graham Hunter.The 24-year-old has been linked with a move to the Bernabeu and has just 18 months remaining on his current deal at Old Trafford.However, despite the arrival of Victor Valdes at United, Hunter does not believe Real Madrid would be willing to sign the former Atletico Madrid shot-stopper due to the two “high-class goalkeepers” already at the club.“It would be David De Gea, he’s the right profile,” said Hunter. “His talent has never been in question.“It would be a devastating blow to the neighbours Atletico Madrid to bring back the keeper who was brought through as an Atletico fan prodigy.“But for the people who want credibility in transfer stories you have to put into the case that Madrid have two high class keepers at the moment.He added: “Do Real Madrid genuinely cause another fuss by bringing in De Gea and relegating [Iker] Casillas? I’m absolutely clear from briefings that Manchester United want to keep De Gea.” Manchester United David De Gea last_img read more