This year the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the University of the Pacific are celebrating a milestone. Sixty years ago the School of Pharmacy admitted the first class of 16 students with the promise that, by providing an outstanding education, they would become practice-ready pharmacists. The School’s founders also made a promise to society that, through innovative research, we would contribute to the provision of quality patient care in our community.
As I reflect on the success of our students and faculty, the leadership of our alumni and the continually expanding network that is the Pacific PaHS Family over the last 60 years I realize we are celebrating the fulfillment of those promises and our renewed commitment to them.
Phillip R. Oppenheimer, Pharm. D. Professor and Dean
Thomas J. Long
School of Pharmacy
and Health Sciences