BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Salix Pharmaceuticals ("Salix"), one of the largest specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world committed to the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, today announced that it will launch the Salix Gastrointestinal Health Scholars Program, a new, annual scholarship program designed to provide financial support to outstanding students living with GI disease, as they pursue their higher education goals.
The Salix Gastrointestinal Health Scholars Program will award 10 recipients, including students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees, up to $10,000 each. The commitment is part of a series of Salix-related announcements taking place at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW), the world's largest meeting of GI healthcare professionals.
"The Salix Gastrointestinal Health Scholars is aimed at providing financial support to outstanding students who have not allowed GI disease to stand in the way of their academic achievements. We're proud to support these high achievers as they continue their studies," said Mark McKenna, president, Salix Pharmaceuticals.
Salix plans to open applications for the Salix Gastrointestinal Health Scholars Program in the fall of 2019 and fulfill its commitment of awarding 10 recipients starting in the spring of 2020. Winners will be announced annually by Salix at DDW beginning in 2020.
Salix is one of the largest specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world committed to the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. For 30 years, Salix has licensed, developed, and marketed innovative products to improve patients' lives and arm health care providers with life-changing solutions for many chronic and debilitating conditions. Salix currently markets its product line to U.S. health care providers through an expanded sales force that focuses on gastroenterology, hepatology, pain specialists, and primary care. Salix is headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
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