Title III


The Historically Black Graduate Institutions (HBGI) program component of Title III in the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health (CoPPS, IPH) is designed to increase the production of the Ph.D., DrPH and PharmD graduates who are African-Americans and underrepresented minorities, and to enhance the overall quality of the graduate and professional programs. To achieve this goal, the College is engaged in eight (8) additional sub-activities as a part of the Title III Pharmacy Administration Program. They include the following activities:

Title III
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  • Graduate Program Coordination
  • Public Health GIS Laboratory Program
  • Enhancement of Pharmacy Technology
  • Pharmacoeconomics Research Laboratory
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Laboratory
  • Jacksonville Pharmacy Practice Center Laboratory
  • Patient Assessment Laboratory
  • RxCARE Laboratory

Funding received from Title III will allow the program to provide academic, administrative, and financial support  to PharmD, Ph.D., and DrPH learners in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and public health. It also provides a supportive environment reflective of the University’s commitment to excellence in meeting the educational needs of African Americans and other underrepresented minorities.

Title III support has enabled the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to achieve the following milestones:
  • To graduate over 20% of the nation’s African American pharmacists;
  • To enroll the largest number and percentage of African Americans in the PharmD program;
  • To graduate over 60% of the African American Ph.D. recipients in the four areas of the pharmaceutical sciences;
  • To enroll the largest number and the largest percentage of African Americans pursuing a PhD in one of the pharmaceutical sciences;
  • To become the first institution in the State of Florida to offer the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree program;
  • To enroll the largest number of African Americans pursing the DrPH degree in Florida A&M University;
  • To develop state-of-the-art pharmacy technology to support PharmD, Ph.D., and DrPH programs;
  • To acquire state-of-the-art research equipment to provide training to PharmD, Ph.D., and DrPH learners;
  • To achieve the first scholarship endowment by the pharmacy alumni association to support minority learners;

The Title III program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Title III University Website Link: www.famu.edu/index.cfm?a=titleiii