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UNC School of Pharmacy Receives $2.5 Million Gift From Alumnus PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 March 2012 09:07

RALEIGH, SGRToday.com - He graduated from the UNC Chapel Hill pharmacy school four decades ago, but this week Fred Eshelman continued his commitment to the school with a $2.5 milion gift. The donation will be used to expand research programs and and transform the classroom experience, according to a UNC news release. 

The new donation brings Eshelman's support to more than $35 million. He is the founder of Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc and is now the founding chairman of Furiex, a drug development collaboration company spun out of PPD in 2010.
“In every respect, the school is just going up, up, up,” Eshelman said in the release. “I'm very fortunate to be a part of this, but it has precious little to do with me. I just put the gas in the car. The school is driving it.”
Chancellor Holden Thorp announced Eshelman’s gift at a meeting of the University’s Board of Trustees.
“It is difficult to overstate the dramatic effect of the contributions he has made,"  said Bob Blouin, dean of the pharmacy school. "The generous backing of our alumni and friends—combined with strong state support—is one of the key reasons this school is regarded as one of the best in the nation.”
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