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URI’s pharmacy school received $6.3 million in NIH grants in 2009

BY Alaric DeArment

KINGSTON, R.I. The University of Rhode Island’s pharmacy school ranks 18th in the nation in grant money from the National Institutes of Health, according to published reports.

The Good 5 Cent Cigar, URI’s campus newspaper, reported Friday that the school received $6.3 million in NIH grants last year alone. The NIH list includes 68 schools.

The newspaper also reported that construction had started for the College of Pharmacy’s new building, a five-story, 145,000-sq.-ft. building being constructed at a cost of $65 million and expected to open in 2012.

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Caraco adds new member to board

BY Alaric DeArment

DETROIT Caraco Pharmaceutical Labs has appointed a new member to its board of directors.

 

The generic drug maker announced Wednesday the appointment of former KPMG accountant Eddie Munson to its board of directors.

 

 

Munson, who served in various positions for KPMG, will serve on Caraco’s board of directors for a term ending at the 2011 annual meeting of shareholders.

 

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Novo Nordisk featured in Working Mother’s ‘100 Best Companies’ list

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PRINCETON, N.J. Working Mother magazine has named drug maker Novo Nordisk one of the best companies in the country for family-friendly benefits, the company said Thursday.

 

The U.S. subsidiary of the Danish drug maker was named a Working Mother 100 Best Company for programs designed to help families balance work-life needs, such as adoption reimbursement, health benefits, paid time off and assistance for families sending their kids to college.

 

 

“It is an honor to be named as a Working Mother 100 Best Company,” said Novo Nordisk VP human resources Jeff Frazier. “This recognition shows our commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive work environment, where everyone has an opportunity to participate in creating business success and people are valued for their unique skills, experiences and perspectives.”

 

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