Medical Marketing Economics LLC Gives $350,000 to Support School of Pharmacy


Medical Marketing Economics has pledged $350,000 to the UM School of Pharmacy. The firm’s partners include (front, left to right) Bill Lobb, Brian Reisetterand Mick Kolassa and (back row) Doug Paul and Kevin Patterson. Courtesy photo.

OXFORD, Miss. – Medical Marketing Economics LLC, a
consulting group based in Oxford, has committed $350,000 to
support the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.

“Faculty, staff and students of the School of Pharmacy are
grateful for the generous support of Dr. Kolassa and the
MME partners,” pharmacy Dean Barbara Wells said. “This gift
will make a meaningful difference for both graduate and
professional students and their faculty. MME provides a
wonderful example for us all – alumni, businesses, faculty
and staff – to emulate. These forward-looking,
community-minded individuals believe in the importance of
supporting the school to ensure that we can provide the
best education possible.”

The gift will support the pharmacy school in three
different ways: $150,000 will create and endow the MME
Fellowship in Pharmacy Administration; another $150,000
will create a general fund to support the school; and the
remaining amount will support the Science Library in the
Thad Cochran Research Center.

“Our company, MME, wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the
Ole Miss School of Pharmacy,” said E.M. “Mick” Kolassa, CEO
and managing partner of MME who holds a Ph.D. in pharmacy
from Ole Miss. “It is where many of us met, the source of
many of our employees and a major source of pride for all
of us. We see this gift as a way for us to give back.”

MME works with pharmaceutical and other health care-related
companies to develop marketing strategies and conduct
product research. Of MME’s seven partners, four hold
degrees from UM’s School of Pharmacy. The company also has
an office in Montclair, N.J.

MME’s gift is part of the university’s MomentUM campaign, a
four-year initiative to raise $200 million. The MomentUM
campaign, which ends in December 2008, already has raised
more than $180 million for scholarships, graduate
fellowships, faculty support, a basketball practice
facility, residential colleges and a new law school on the
Oxford campus. Also in the plans are a cancer center at the
UM Medical Center and a new building to house the School of
Pharmacy, both in Jackson.

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