WE OFTEN TALK ABOUT the future of health care. At the College of Pharmacy, we believe that a strong future depends on a foundation of excellence, one built daily through leadership in education, research, and community engagement.
In this issue of our newsletter, you will see evidence of this leadership in the work being done by the Institute for Integrated Health and Innovation to foster research collaborations across the University; in the ongoing commitment of our alumni to support our students through professional mentorships; and in the achievements of students such as Iman Aberra ’17, about to begin her postgraduate training. (For the past five years, the College has beat the national average in residency matching.) We are proud of innovators like Dea Belazi ’01, who are leading the way to the future of pharmacy, and Jay R. Simon ’68, whose own belief in a strong educational foundation inspired him to help create the same for generations to come.
As our graduating seniors begin their next chapter, we look forward to their futures and celebrate their accomplishments. They are the greatest testimony to the culture of excellence our alumni have established.
Congratulations, Class of 2017.
E. Paul Larrat
Dean of the URI College of Pharmacy