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Archive for October 2016


Over 50% of college students consume more than one energy drink per month. Energy drinks have also been related to increasing emergency room visits and deaths. The research team, led by Sachin A. Shah, associate professor  pharmacy practice at University of the Pacific’s Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences have been performing […]

Are Energy Drinks Heart Healthy? Your Support Needed!

Dean's Blog

The fall semester is in full swing here at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, but we’re still basking in the memories of some wonderful events from the summer. We held our annual Scholarship Ceremony on July 12. This year a record number of scholarships were awarded to our pharmacy students. […]

Letter From the Dean – Fall 2016


It was a bomb blast on the other side of the world that inspired Jennifer Elaine-Connsalvi Hodges ’16 to become a speech-language pathologist. Before coming to Pacific Hodges earned a bachelor of arts in child and adolescent development from San Francisco State University in 2008 and worked at the Ronald McDonald House. “While working at […]


The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd, the announcer calling “strike three!” It was the atmosphere at a baseball game that inspired Benjamin Reece ’01, ’08 assistant clinical professor of speech-language pathology, to create Better Speech and Hearing Night at the Ballpark. Professor Reece approached the Stockton Ports Minor League Baseball team […]

Baseball Brings the SLP Community Together


An unquenchable thirst for understanding fitness led Vien Vu ’17, CSCS to pursue a doctor of physical therapy (DPT). He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified personal trainer. “So many times as a personal trainer I got frustrated. I didn’t know the answers to certain problems,” said Vu. He earned a […]

Student Spotlight: Vien Vu ’17


What do an orthopedic surgeon, the president of a local high school and an attorney have in common? The Physical Therapy Leadership Council (PTLC). The members also share a commitment to being invested in their community. The PTLC supports the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program by reviewing marketing materials, participating in events, promoting alumni […]


Ballerina, firefighter, veterinarian, circus performer. How many people grow up to be what they dreamt about at a young age? For Alexa Hukari ’03, DPT her childhood aspiration became a reality. At the age of 12, Hukari decided she wanted to join the circus when she grew up. Hukari recalls thinking, “I have to do […]

Alumni Spotlight: Alexa Hukari ’03, DPT


Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of information you need to understand and remember for an upcoming exam? Having a good study strategy can help you tackle the mountain of information. We asked several student leaders to share with us how they study and what techniques they would recommend. What is your #1 […]


Thirty thousand dollars raised in 30 days was the goal set by the Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) to benefit their foundation. “’30K in 30 Days’ was a fundraising campaign introduced by AAPS in celebration of their 30th anniversary,” said Yifan Lu ’18, chair of Pacific’s chapter of AAPS. “The goal was to raise $30,000 […]


Jamie Legaspi ’18, Andy Szeto ’18, Michaela Vachuska ’18 and Milana Vachuska ’18 share their advice for getting the most out of your first semester at Pacific. 1) Get to you know your professors Michaela Vachuska: “They are an incredibly helpful resource and will give you great advice if you find yourself struggling.” Milana Vachuska: […]

8 Things to Do During Your First Semester at Pacific

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