FDUís School of Pharmacy to Participate in Diabetes Walk

MADISON, NJ (September 15, 2011) Ė Fairleigh Dickinson Universityís Medco School of Pharmacy is teaming up with the American Diabetes Association in its ďStep Out Walk: to Stop DiabetesĒ on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 at 10 a.m.. This years fundraising walk will be held at the campus of one of the sponsoring organizations, Becton Dickinson in Franklin Lakes, N.J.

The annual Step Out walk raises funds for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes research and education. Diabetes affects the lives of nearly 25.8 million Americans living with the disease.

The general public is encouraged to join FDUís team by registering at Diabetes.org. Participants can choose between one mile and three mile routes. Donations to the FDU Medco School of Pharmacy team are welcomed.

The next step for FDUís Medco Pharmacy School will be to open its doors in August 2012 as New Jerseyís first pharmacy school associated with a private university. The curriculum will offer a variety of classroom, lab, and other various experience-based opportunities to ensure successful careers.

When it opens, the Medco Pharmacy School will offer students the options to earn a Masterís in Science, a Masterís in Arts, a Masterís in Business Administration, or a Masterís in Public Administration in conjunction with the Doctorate in Pharmacy.

For more information contact the Dean of the Medco School of Pharmacy, Dr. Ruth Nemire, at (973) 443-8789 or by emailing rnemire@fdu.edu

For Immediate Release

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