URI Scholarship To Help Black Pharmacy College Students

(Kingston, RI)--One of the first doctor of pharmacy graduates of the University of Rhode Island is establishing a new scholarship to help lessen racial disparity in the pharmacy profession.Kenneth Lawrence, who is black, received his doctorate in 1990 and has worked as a clinical pharmacist and in pharmaceutical development.The university says his fifty-thousand-dollar gift will be invested in the URI endowment.The scholarship will support College of Pharmacy students with a preference for African-Americans or other historically-underrepresented populations.

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