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Archive for April 2016


Dean's Blog

Last fall, we began celebrating a momentous occasion; the 60th anniversary of the 1955 founding of the School. To mark this milestone, the School launched a year-long series of programs and activities, beginning with a reception at Homecoming. The anniversary year also included a full program of receptions in conjunction with professional meetings commemorating the […]

Dean’s Letter – Spring 2016

  • Posted:April 28, 2016
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Spotlight

Can you predict if a student will be successful in graduate school even before they step foot in a classroom? That is the question that Larry Boles, PhD, CCC-SLP Graduate Director and Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology wanted answered. He presented a poster entitled, “Predicting Graduate School Success” outlining the finding of his research […]

Faculty Spotlight: Larry Boles, PhD, CCC-SLP


Outreach

“Pangani chonchi.” “Do it like this.” Over the past decade Casey Nesbit, PT, DPT, DSc, PCS Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy has had many opportunities to use the phrase “pangani chonchi” as she trains healthcare workers in the Republic of Malawi, a landlocked country in southeast Africa. “I originally went […]

News

The doctor of physical therapy Class of 2016 has a vision of forging a lasting legacy through an endowment fund. Dean Phillip R. Oppenheimer, PharmD believes that the Physical Therapy Visionary Endowment of the Class of ’16, ’17, ’18, ’19 and ’20 reflects the culture of philanthropy that has been exhibited by the current classes […]

PT Students with a Vision for Giving Back


Spotlight

“Human subjects research is a human process conducted with other human beings,” said Todd Davenport, DPT, MPH, OCS Associate Professor of Physical Therapy. “Human subject based research gives us a chance to explore questions that are specific and meaningful to people.” Dr. Davenport has been appointed co-chair of the University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). The […]

Outreach

Pacific has partnered with the Stockton Unified School District to offer an after-school program for elementary school students. During the spring and summer academic semesters pharmacy students have the opportunity to give presentations on a wide range of health-related topics. The groundwork for this program was laid by Sian Carr-Lopez ’85, PharmD and currently the […]

Spotlight

Recently there has been a notable increase in the number of emergency room visits related to energy drinks. As of June 2014, the Center for Science in Public Interest reported 34 deaths related to energy drinks. In a recent analysis of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System, cardiac and neurological […]

Faculty Spotlight: Sachin A. Shah, PharmD


News

Mental health is a key aspect of healthcare and Pacific pharmacy students now have an exciting new opportunity to gain hands-on experience in this area through a community outreach program. The School has been awarded a grant of $15,000 by San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services to develop a program of educational activities in mental […]

Grant Creates Opportunities for Mental Health Outreach


News

Here at Pacific our faculty are committed to preparing students to be practice-ready professionals who are equipped to take on leadership roles in their profession. Two of our pharmacy alumni share with us the role that Pacific played in their careers and share advice with the next generation of pharmacists. Paul J. Oesterman ’76, PharmD […]

Pharmacy Alumni Q&A

  • Posted:April 28, 2016
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Spotlight

For Michael Dessel ’15, DPT his physical therapy (PT) experiences have been a study in contrasts. In 2014 he accompanied Casey Nesbit, PT, DPT, DSc, PCS Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Meiying Lam ’15, DPT and Katherine Samstag ’15, DPT on a service-learning trip to Malawi. For his final clinical […]