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Archive for April 2017


Dean's Blog

In February I had the honor of being inducted into the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Hall of Fame. Being an active member of professional organizations such as CPhA has afforded me so much more than I can explain in a few sentences. In essence, what I have learned is that as health care professionals we […]

News

On March 1, 2017, the Department of Physical Therapy presented the Sanderson Lecture at University of the Pacific featuring keynote speaker Bennet Omalu, MD, MBA, MPH, CPE, DABP-AP, CP, FP, NP. The event was sponsored by Dignity Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Pacific Arts and Lectures, the School of International Studies, College of the […]

News

On February 24, 2017, at the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Western Pharmacy Exchange in Palm Springs, Dean Phillip R. Oppenheimer, PharmD was inducted into the CPhA Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honor recognizes individuals for their inspiration, distinguished service and innovative contributions to the practice of pharmacy in California. Read more. Several Pacific […]

Pacificans Honored by the California Pharmacists Association

  • Posted:April 25, 2017
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News

  “We should consider the type of sugar we are consuming, because different sugars behave differently in our body,” said Roshanak Rahimian, PharmD, MSc, PhD, professor of physiology and pharmacology. Dr. Rahimian, along with Sonali Shaligram ’17 and Farjana Akther ’19, collaborated on a study with researchers from University of Barcelona. “Our goal was to […]

Spotlight

Nathan “Nate” Hunsaker ’97, PT, MSPT, DPT, Cert MDT, CSMT approaches his work as a physical therapist the same way he approaches a summit like the Grand Teton — with determination, skill and grit. “I’m from Wyoming and since they didn’t have a physical therapy program at the time they would fund you to go […]

Spotlight

Edlen Wong ’07, PharmD, FCPhA, joins a long list of Pacific alumni who have received the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Distinguished New Practitioner of the Year award. The award recognizes an outstanding new practitioner who encourages others to actively participate in professional, political and/or community affairs related to the practice of pharmacy. Dr. Wong’s enthusiasm for […]

Alumni Spotlight: Edlen Wong ’07, PharmD, FCPhA


Spotlight

From California to New Jersey and back to California, Tobias “Toby” Damron ’14, PharmD has come full circle. “Following graduation, I joined Novo Nordisk as a post-doctoral fellow,” Dr. Damron said. “It was rewarding to grow as a professional and diversify my skills. I was really surprised by the number of doors that a fellowship […]

Alumni Spotlight: Tobias “Toby” Damron ’14, PharmD


Spotlight

Dean Phillip R. Oppenheimer, PharmD has been a dedicated educator, administrator and ambassador of pharmacy for over 40 years. With his induction to the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Hall of Fame, he joins 34 pharmacists who have garnered this distinction and is one of three deans who have received this recognition. He earned his doctor […]

Dean Oppenheimer Inducted to CPhA Hall of Fame


Spotlight

Few people have as many stamps in their passport as Brenda Riser ’85, PharmD. By specializing in contract work and utilizing her experience in pharmacy she has been able to see the world. “Contract work has allowed tremendous flexibility during my career,” said Dr. Riser. “It allowed me to experience and enjoy new towns and […]

Alumni Spotlight: Brenda Riser ’85, PharmD


  1. April 26,2017 at 5:16 pm: Tom Maez
    Congratulations Brenda! It was an honor that was well deserved. I have enjoyed working with you for all these years. We are very proud of you and all of your accomplishments. Tom Maez

Outreach

“Refreshing,” said Benjamin Thompson ’18. “Incredible,” said Eun “Rudi” Kim ’18. “Joyful,” said Susanna Marshall ’18. The experience of providing hearing health care to patients in rural Guatemala impacted each of the three doctor of audiology students in a unique way. Pacific’s audiology program partnered with Entheos Audiology Cooperative to send a team of 30 […]

Outreach Opportunity Takes Audiology Students to Guatemala


  1. May 02,2017 at 4:26 am: Monica (Lewis) Grant
    As an alum of Pacific, and as an audiologist of 36 years, it is truly heartwarming to see the next generation of audiologists finding the true reward of the profession. No textbook can teach what they learned on this trip.