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Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Partners with American Pharmacogenomics Association to Enhance Master's Program

Published: March 07, 2024 | Categories: All News, Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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Western New England University's (WNE) College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is proud to announce its partnership with the American Pharmacogenomics Association (APGxA) to further elevate its Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics program. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in advancing education and research in the field of pharmacogenomics, where the study of how an individual's genetic makeup influences their response to medications is paramount.

The WNE Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics program, housed within the state-of-the-art facilities of the Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy, is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in various sectors, including research, pharmaceutical industry, regulatory bodies, genetic testing labs, and clinical environments. By integrating the expertise and resources of APGxA, the program will offer a comprehensive foundation for students aspiring to excel in this rapidly evolving field.

"We are thrilled to join forces with the American Pharmacogenomics Association to enhance our Master's program in Pharmacogenomics," said MS in Pharmacogenomics Program Coordinator Dr. Shannon Kinney. "This partnership reflects our commitment to providing students with unparalleled educational opportunities and preparing them for successful careers in healthcare and pharmacogenomics related industries."

In addition to enriching the academic curriculum, the partnership will facilitate internships for students at leading companies, providing invaluable professional growth and industry experience. This hands-on approach aligns with the University's mission to produce work-ready and world-ready graduates, poised to make meaningful contributions to their fields upon graduation.

The American Pharmacogenomics Association, renowned as a leading organization in the field, is dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding and application of pharmacogenomics. Through education, research, and collaboration, APGxA plays a pivotal role in integrating pharmacogenomics into clinical practice, ultimately improving patient care through personalized and effective drug therapies tailored to individual genetic profiles.

"APGxA is excited to partner with Western New England University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to foster excellence in pharmacogenomics education and research," said APGxA President Celeste Miranda. "Together, we aim to empower students and professionals to make significant advancements in personalized healthcare, ultimately enhancing patient outcomes and quality of life."

The partnership between Western New England University and the American Pharmacogenomics Association represents a dynamic collaboration between academia and industry, driving innovation and excellence in the field of pharmacogenomics. Through shared expertise and resources, both institutions are committed to shaping the future of healthcare and improving the lives of individuals worldwide.