An alliance between pharmacy schools around the world
Monash University in Victoria, have joined forces with the University College London (UK) and the University of North Carolina (USA), to form an alliance which aims to advance and transform research, education and practice in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences.
The PharmAlliance partnership will form new research collaborations that will enable them to more effectively and rapidly address major international issues in the fields of drug discovery, nanomedicine development and nanotechnology. Forming this partnership enables the alliance to access research funds that each nation allocates for international research partnerships.
Professor Bill Charman, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash, said the alliance would address issues too complex for one institution. "We have similar philosophies and ambitions for our field, and we see collaboration as the best means to rapidly and effectively address them in a global context."
Professor Robert Blouin, Dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, said the strategic partnership would enhance the three institutions, access to resources, talents and opportunities: "These are the leading pharmacy programs on three continents."
Professor Duncan Craig, Director of the UCL School of Pharmacy, said the geographic and quality aspects of this alliance allowed a global perspective on pressing healthcare issues: "The possibilities afforded by the partnership are unprecedented, and we are very excited to begin exploring these activities."