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School of Pharmacy Wins International Publications Award

Mylan School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy publication Advancing Pharmacy, Changing Lives was awarded a Gold MarCom Award. The international awards competition recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals. There were over 6,500 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and 15 other countries in the 2014 competition.

The Advancing Pharmacy, Changing Lives publication, developed as part of the 2015 strategic plan, was designed to promote and reposition the school in order to differentiate it from key competitors and to attract the best potential pharmacy students and the highest quality faculty.

"I was extremely happy to learn that our publication was recognized by MarCom Awards. To be recognized by industry professionals for our efforts tells us that all that hard work is paying off. It is an honor," Debra DiBiasi, director of communications.

MarCom entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers. The competition has grown to perhaps the largest of its kind in the world.

MarCom Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The international organization consists of several thousand creative professionals. The Association oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges and sets standards for excellence.

As part of its mission, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of creative professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations. Over the past several years, AMCP has donated over $100,000 in grants to support the efforts of its members. That money was used for marketing materials for homeless shelters, orphanages, day camps, community theaters, art centers, programs for the elderly and for child care and educational endeavors for the underprivileged.

Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.

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