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Archive for January 2013


News

Congratulations to all our Pacific Physical Therapy alumni who achieved Board-certification as clinical specialists! —– Matthew Adam Shaefer (1999), Pediatric Certified Specialist Whitney Erin Davis (2003), Pediatric Certified Specialist Brianna Contreras (2004), Orthopedic Certified Specialist Jennifer Kuznik (2004), Orthopedic Certified Specialist Melissa Kay Smith (2004), Orthopedic Certified Specialist Amy Biersch (2005), Orthopedic Certified Specialist Kate […]

Alumni Receives Board Certifications at CSM 2013

  • Posted:January 29, 2013
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Dean's Blog

Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others? ~Voltaire A core value of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is preparing students to be exceptional health care providers. All of our faculty and staff are committed to providing an education that includes didactic course work, hands-on […]

Letter from the Dean

  • Posted:January 22, 2013
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  1. January 24,2013 at 5:18 pm: Tina Kurtz
    Dear Dr. Oppenheimer, Greg and I are so positively impressed by the education that Abigail is receiving at Pacific. She is indeed being prepared to provide excellent care for the public. Thank you so very much.

News

The Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (IPC) 2012 Member Conference held its second annual conference in Savannah, GA this past June. The conference allows students to engage with owners and experts in the independent pharmacy business. The IPC sponsored 38 students from 12 universities to attend and announced eight recipients to receive a $1500 scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based […]

IPC Conference 2012 Scholarship Award

  • Posted:January 18, 2013
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  • Posted by:Pacific PaHS Alumni

News

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences faculty Sachin A. Shah, Assistant Professor, Regional Coordinator-Travis AFB, Department of Pharmacy Practice, and colleagues from the United States Air Force have established an Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) Center at David Grant Medical Center (DGMC) at Travis Air Force Base (AFB), California. The center is part […]

Pacific Faculty Help Establish New Center


  1. January 24,2013 at 5:23 pm: Tina Kurtz
    I must comment that our daughter speaks very highly of the training she is receiving at Travis Air Force Base. We are grateful that such an excellent educational partnership exists between Pacific and the base.
  2. January 20,2013 at 7:32 am: Gerald Griffin,PharmD,MD,FACME
    Very cool!!...My heartiest congratulations.....HOOAH!!!!! .........

News

Thirteen student pharmacists along with faculty members attended the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Annual Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland on November 6 – 9, 2012. Together they presented a total of five poster presentations which accounted for 12 percent of the meeting’s posters. The posters covered topics such as asthma control, Medicare Part […]

Pacific ASCP Poster Presentations Make an Impression


  1. January 24,2013 at 5:15 pm: Tina Kurtz
    My husband and I were very impressed that the University would provide their students with the opportunity to attend the conference. We were excited and proud that our daughter was invited to present her committee's poster.

Spotlight

Virtu Arora, a practicing physical therapist for the past 15 years, earned her doctorate of physical therapy from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences. She recently made a generous equipment donation to Pacific’s Department of Physical Therapy (PT). Dr. Tamara Phelan ’08, Associate Professor, shared, “The equipment donated by Dr. Arora was so […]

Spotlight: Virtu Arora

  • Posted:January 18, 2013
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Spotlight

Denise Santos Ford ’07, owner of SPEECH, Marin, a private pediatric speech and language clinic in Corte Madera, California, started her speech-language pathology career earlier than most at age 15 working in a clinic for deaf adolescents. Denise left her hometown of Los Altos, California to attend Texas Christian University where she received her bachelor […]

Spotlight: Denise Santos Ford ’07

  • Posted:January 18, 2013
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  1. January 31,2013 at 1:28 pm: sheena
    Thanks for spotlighting Denise. She is a great person who brings her vivacious personality to great use. Her outlook on life has geared her towards a noble profession. Congratulations!

Spotlight

Many times students are offered internship opportunities that not only increase knowledge in their field of study but also provide unique cultural experiences. When Pacific offered Morgan Fry ’12 a chance to travel to Malawi for a physical therapy clinical internship, his first thoughts were “that sounds awesome, but I have no idea where that […]

Student Spotlight: Morgan Fry ‘12

  • Posted:January 18, 2013
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Spotlight

There are several journeys a traveler takes before arriving at a destination. For Tony Mikla ’04, working in physical therapy was just a natural step in his journey. Mikla completed his undergraduate degree at University of Arizona in 2002, where he participated in men’s basketball and received three Pacific-10 Conference championship rings. Mikla’s passion for […]

Alumni Spotlight: Tony Mikla ’04

  • Posted:January 18, 2013
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  1. June 25,2013 at 10:22 am: gynecologist maricopa
    This will help your medical team understand your needs and wants.

News

Student pharmacists never fail to bring distinguished recognition to the School at professional meetings. Whether it means showing up in their orange army polos, often making the most poster presentations, or receiving multiple recognitions for their outreach initiatives, they know how to get things done. Pacific student pharmacists celebrated several successes at the 2012 American […]

Student Pharmacists Leaving Tracks Everywhere They Go

  • Posted:January 18, 2013
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  1. March 29,2013 at 11:05 am: news paper
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