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UIW to partner with Brazilian institutions

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas announced an exciting partnership that will help Pharmacy School graduates to build experience in international business.

This is a great opportunity for both San Antonio and Brazil as they build their relationship. This announcement is especially exciting because Brazil has been one of San Antonio’s strongest growth markets for exports in recent years.

Students from UIW and PUCPR will get to build a professional and business network that reaches across the Americas, hopefully leading to more interaction between our two regions

From a workforce perspective, this fits the needs expressed by San Antonio’s businesses. While meeting with local exporters for the San Antonio Export Plan, many of them expressed a need for workers who have real experience and knowledge in regulation, product registration, and international trade.  This program can help build a local talent pool that really knows how to do business with Brazil.

UIW to partner with Brazilian institutions on pharmaceutical initiative

The University of the Incarnate Word’s Feik School of Pharmacy has entered into a partnership with Brazilian generic pharmaceutical company Prati-Donaduzzi.

Prati-Donaduzzi, University of the Incarnate Word and University Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana will work to create the first experiential pharmacy education on regulatory affairs involving the Food and Drug Administration and Brazilian regulatory agency ANVISA.

Prati-Donaduzzi will provide eight fourth-year pharmacy students with a fully paid six-week industrial rotation at Prati-Donaduzzi in Brazil. Those students will participate in an innovative venture that bridges education and its application to comparative drug development with a global perspective.

“UIW is embracing globalization by bringing together eight Brazilian and eight American students,” says Marcos A. Oliveira, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at UIW’s Feik School of Pharmacy. “These students will tackle the real-world needs of private organizations that need employees who can maneuver through complex regulations in both countries and develop solutions to product registration in Brazil and in the U.S.”

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