Cureatr funds student enrichment program aimed at broadening awareness of the pharmacy and health science professions among New York City’s high school students from underrepresented minority backgrounds
New York, NY - January 28, 2021 – Today, Cureatr, Inc., a comprehensive medication management and optimization technology and services company, announced a charitable donation in the amount of $10,000 made to St. John’s University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The $10,000 gift is meant to support and expand the College’s Changing Faces of Pharmacy Student Enrichment Program. Founded under St. John’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Urban Institute in 2012, this innovative program introduces and broadens the understanding of the pharmacy and health sciences profession for high school students from underrepresented minorities, specifically Black or African American and Latinx or Hispanic. The funds are to expand the program’s awareness and membership and fund its operational costs.
As a part of the donation, Cureatr has also pledged ongoing support to the Changing Faces of Pharmacy Program by means of marketing assistance.
“Equity in healthcare is at the very foundation of St. John’s Urban Institute and the Changing Faces of Pharmacy program,” said, John M. Conry, Pharm.D., Clinical Professor and Chair, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, St. John’s University and Director of the Urban Institute. “Establishing partnerships, collaborations and strategic alliances with like minded organizations is critical to fulfill our mission to engage and inspire underrepresented minority high school students to consider a career in pharmacy and other health professions. We are delighted to collaborate with Cureatr to continue, expand, and raise awareness of the Changing Faces of Pharmacy Program.”
“The lack of equity and diversity in healthcare delivery is a critical concern that has cascading implications for patient care, witnessed by an abundance of scientific studies and countless anecdotes from patients and providers,” said Richard Resnick, CEO of Cureatr. “This problem concerns Cureatr so deeply that in 2020 we committed ourselves to change by incorporating equity in healthcare as a core value of the company. Our active search for internal and external programs that address the issue directly led us to the doorstep of St. John’s Changing Faces of Pharmacy program. It is a shining example of a student enrichment program that focuses on diversity and inclusion for our next generation of pharmacists, and we are pleased and proud to support it.”
About St. John’s University
St. John’s University is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic University founded in 1870 by the Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentians), with its main campus located in Queens, NY. St. John’s University also has campuses and locations in Staten Island and Manhattan, and in Hauppauge, NY; in Rome, Italy; in Paris, France; and in Limerick, Ireland. St. John’s University is comprised of six colleges, including the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, The School of Education, and the School of Law. As of Fall 2020, the University has 1,400 full-time and part-time faculty, 15,693 undergraduate students, and 4,450 graduate students who come from 45 states and 121 countries.
During the 2019–20 academic year, 98 percent of undergraduate and graduate students received $417 million in financial aid with $303 million coming directly from the University. St. John's offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs, including 14 doctoral programs.
Cureatr is a comprehensive medication management (CMM) solutions company dedicated to repairing the United States’ $528 Billion suboptimal medication management problem. Using our technology, we ensure that prescribers have real-time, accurate current medication lists when they write new prescriptions and perform medication reconciliations; by making it easy to draw their attention to potential drug therapy problems, like therapeutic duplication, non-adherence, and substance abuse; and by generating real-time notifications for care managers when patients pick up new, potentially dangerous medications, or fail to pick up their maintenance meds. We also offer clinical services that put our technology into the hands of our own board-approved clinical pharmacists, enabling them to provide ongoing care coordination of their complex medication therapies because our vision is a world where people who need medications can access and use them safely, and effectively so that they can live long healthy lives, in the real world rather than the hospital. Visit www.cureatr.com to learn more.