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FAMU Sends Aid Team to Haiti

Florida A&M University will become the first HBCU to send a team to Haiti, when a group leaves this week on behalf of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Henry Lewis, dean of the college, will be traveling to Haiti along with three or four pharmacy faculty members and two nurse practitioners from the School of Nursing. The team intends to provide medication, medical supplies and pharmaceutical care services for earthquake victims in Haiti.

Due to liability concerns, senior doctoral pharmacy students are unable to take the trip. The team will set up three tents with computers and generators and help assist with the other clinics in passing out prescriptions.

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Obama nominates FAMU VP for NOAA Leadership

A man Florida A&M University administrators, faculty and students relied on to lead the university during one of its darkest periods has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve in a top commerce spot.

Larry Robinson, FAMU’s vice president for research, has been nominated by Obama to become the country’s assistant secretary of commerce for conservation and management at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA is one of 12 bureaus that make up the U.S. Department of Commerce. One other assistant secretary with NOAA was nominated about a month ago, Justin Kenny with the bureau’s office of public affairs said.