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Lt. Gov. releases $33M for UH Hilo College of Pharmacy


Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, as acting governor, has announced the release of $33 million for the construction of a 35,000-square-foot instructional and research facility for the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii (UH) at Hilo.

“This facility will provide the space needed for students and faculty to learn and discover the wonders of science,” Tsutsui said. “I am confident that achievements made in this building will benefit the Big Island community, the State of Hawaii and the world.”

Identified by the state Legislature, these funds will finance the construction of a new building that will include classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, offices, and related spaces in accordance with Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education standards and guidelines.

When complete, it will house UH Hilo’s largest graduate program and the most vibrant doctoral program on campus

Prior to 2007, Hawaii was one of only a few states in the nation that did not provide pharmacy education.

The construction of the College of Pharmacy building will allow local students to remain in Hawaii and eventually help the state’s need for more professionals in this field.

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