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Cardinal Health Continues Support of Future Pharmacists with 2015 Scholarship Funding Exceeding $1 Million
In past four years, company has donated more than $5 million to 28 universities through its nationwide pharmacy scholarship program

DUBLIN, Ohio, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continued commitment to supporting future pharmacists, Cardinal Health announced that 10 pharmacy schools across the country will collectively receive more than $1 million in funding through the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program in 2015.

The company has donated more than $5 million to 28 universities through this program since its launch in June 2011. All scholarship winners will also receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend a pharmacy ownership workshop at University of South Carolina.

The schools selected to participate in this year's Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program were chosen based on their commitment to advancing the independent pharmacy profession. These schools offer curricula focused on operating an independent pharmacy; support student-run chapters of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA); endorse internship and co-op programs with local independent retail pharmacies; and demonstrate high post-graduate placement rates in community pharmacy settings.

"We understand the impact independent pharmacists have on their communities, and the significant role they play in providing cost-effective care that improves patients' health," said Jon Giacomin, chief executive officer of Cardinal Health's Pharmaceutical segment. "Supporting future community pharmacy leaders through this scholarship program is an honor, and we continue to be inspired by the next generation of innovative, patient-focused pharmacy owners as they begin serving their communities."

The Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program schools that earned funding in 2015 include:

  • Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee
  • North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota
  • Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio
  • Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama
  • South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota
  • University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia
  • University of Montana in Missoula, Montana
  • Washington State University in Pullman, Washington
  • Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California
  • Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina

About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $91 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products and services to more than 100,000 locations each day and is also the industry-leading direct-to-home medical supplies distributor. The company is a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company operates the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #26 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs 34,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at www.cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.

SOURCE Cardinal Health

For further information: Media: Courtney Tobin, (614) 553-3539, Courtney.Tobin@cardinalhealth.com; or Investors: Erika Wadlinger, 614-757-5035, Erika.Wadlinger@cardinalhealth.com

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