Dr. Eric Hobson, of the Department of Pharmaceutical, Social & Administrative Sciences, had his poster titled Economics of Reciprocity in Strong NGO-Academic Global Health Partnerships accepted to be presented at the annual meeting Pharmacy Education 2012 of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in July.
As the first step in a longitudinal analysis of strong, long-term medical mission partnerships between NGOs and academic institutions, this qualitative project identifies equity-sensitivity profiles, ROI assumptions, and partnership equity assessments from the organizational leadership of two entities engaged in a long-term, mutually-beneficial medical missions project serving the children of Guatemala: The Shalom Foundation and the Belmont University College of Pharmacy.
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