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KU planning pharmacy school in Wichita

August 12, 2006

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Kansas University is working to open a pharmacy school in Wichita.

Plans are being drawn to add on to the university's existing medical school in Wichita, said S. Edwards Dismuke, dean of the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, in late June.

The biggest obstacle to the school opening is finding an estimated $4 million to fund it. Dismuke said many new buildings at Kansas universities have been funded by private money, which will be sought, but the university also is hoping to get some money from the state.

Kenneth Audus, dean of the KU School of Pharmacy in Lawrence, said the nation was expected to be short 150,000 pharmacists by 2020.

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