Giving the world

“Giving our students a global experience is a passion of mine,” said pharmacy professor Dhiren Thakker. “It is my hope that their experience in the GPS program will be transformative, opening their hearts to the health-care challenges of people who are less fortunate and their minds to learning from the rich diversity of people and cultures around the globe.”

With a $100,000 pledge, Thakker and his wife will provide funding for six students participating in the Global Pharmacy Scholars Program each year for the next five years.

Read the complete Carolina Story from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy…

This is story number 195 in the Carolina Stories 225th Anniversary Edition magazine.

The Eshelman Institute for Innovation is made possible by a $100 million gift from Fred Eshelman to accelerate the creation and development of ideas leading to discoveries and transformative changes in education, research and health care. To learn more about the EII’s impact, visit

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