What does it take to become great in your field?  Certainly motivation, dedication and creativity are important, but what about inspiration?  For young scientists that inspiration can come from a variety of places, including interactions with colleagues and especially the top scientists in their field.

Students pursuing a career in pharmacy now have an accelerated path to complete both a bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Pharmacy degree in seven years through a new partnership agreement between Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and Kent State University.

The Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) College of Pharmacy and Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will enter into an articulation agreement on Monday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. The signing will take place in the Urban Conference Room, located on the second floor of the Kent State University Library in Kent, Ohio.

This partnership will make it possible for students to obtain their undergraduate and Pharm. D. degrees in just seven years, rather than the typical eight years it takes to complete both.

Kent State University’s College of Nursing presents “Driving the Future 2013,” an event focused on inspiration and innovation and their roles in the education, science and healthcare of the future. The event will take place on Monday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will feature a series of TED TALK-style presentations. The event will take place at the Kent Student Center with morning sessions at the Kiva. Registration is required by Wednesday, Feb. 27.