AUBURN – Target has awarded a grant to the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy to support a program developed by Mobile pharmacy students to help the Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy meet the needs of the uninsured residents of Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia counties.
Allison Chung, associate clinical professor at the Harrison School of Pharmacy’s Mobile campus, said student pharmacists discovered a need for medication therapy management, or MTM, services after running a health screening fair at the non-profit pharmacy last December.
Chung said student pharmacists screened 53 patients in four hours and identified two cases of hyperglycemia and two cases of hypertensive urgencies as a result of inappropriate management of medication therapies. A severe case of pancreatitis was also identified as a result of a duplicated therapy, she added.
AUBURN – The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $425,000 Challenge Grant to the Encyclopedia of Alabama, a free online resource on Alabama’s history, culture and natural environment. The Encyclopedia of Alabama was one of 215 humanities projects named in the federal agency’s recent announcement of $21 million in grants nationwide and the only Alabama project selected in its most recent award cycle.
“The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a remarkable humanities project and its online format makes it an especially beneficial resource for Alabama’s students and educators,” said Royrickers Cook, assistant vice president for University Outreach, where the editorial offices are located. “This National Endowment for the Humanities grant is an opportunity to create an endowment that will enable the Encyclopedia of Alabama to adapt to and take advantage of technological advancements in the years to come.”
AUBURN – The Scott-Ritchey Research Center at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and Vaxin Inc., a clinical stage vaccine development company, have received a $1 million Michelson Grant award from the Found Animals Foundation to continue development of a vaccine that may provide an alternative to surgical spay and neuter for cats and dogs.
Henry Baker and Nancy Cox of Auburn University and Kent Van Kampen of Vaxin are the lead investigators of the grant project. The Scott-Ritchey Research Center at Auburn is dedicated to research for improving the health of companion animals.
AUBURN - An Auburn University professor has been awarded a $580,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture, or NIFA, to study the effects of climate change on agriculture and forest production.
Professor Lisa Samuelson, director of the Center for Longleaf Pine Ecosystems in Auburn’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, received the funding as part of a $20 million, five-year grant awarded to a collaboration of 12 institutions. More than 50 investigators from universities and federal agencies are participating in the project.
AUBURN – Hal Nix ’41 and Margaret Nix, of Matthews, NC, recently donated two endowed scholarships to the Auburn University Scholarship Campaign. The scholarships will be allocated to general scholarships at the university for students from North Carolina.
The gift will support the Auburn Scholarship Campaign which hopes to raise $15 million by December 2011 to strengthen Auburn’s merit scholarship program for exceptional undergraduate students.
AUBURN – The College of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University has received a $25,000 gift from the Montgomery chapter of Construction Specifications Institute to establish two annual scholarships within CADC. One scholarship will be in architecture and one in building science and will be awarded to students who meet both the financial and academic requirements.
“With this new scholarship endowment, we look forward to our continued partnership with the Montgomery Chapter of CSI,” said Dan Bennett, dean of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. “Scholarships continue to be important for our students and for our programs.”