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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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Dean's Blog

As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, we’re reminded of all we have accomplished over the years. In the past year –– our faculty, students and alumni were once again recognized for their excellence with scholarships, grants and so much more. See for yourself, just […]

Celebrating 60 Years of Excellence


Dean's Blog

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 […]

Letter from the Dean – Fall 2015


  1. November 20,2015 at 2:02 pm: John Acosta '90, Pharm.D.
    Dear Phil, As a graduate of UOP (Class of 90) I fondly look back at my years there with great admiration, and above all congratulate UOP School of Pharmacy on their sixty years as a preeminent school of pharmacy that has and continues to provide outstanding education for many. John Acosta, Pharm.D.

Dean's Blog

One of my greatest highlights since becoming a proud Tiger at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was becoming the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) president. I sought out this opportunity in order to make an impact in the pharmacy profession because it has always been my […]

Guest Blog: Reginald Ramirez ’16, ASP President

  • Posted:July 30, 2015
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  1. August 04,2015 at 2:15 pm: Fang Pi
    You represent not only Mexicans but also all of Asia in your endeavors. May that idea be the wind beneath your sails.
  2. August 04,2015 at 2:11 pm: Jose
    Hello amigo, you are an inspiration to all of us chicos in school who want to become "El Presidente del Farmacia!" Vaya con Dios, amigo! Jose

Dean's Blog

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: success-centered, leadership-focused and a powerful network. From the beginning of each of our programs, the School has held a major fundamental value that our programs should support the professions and their corresponding associations by empowering our alumni, students, faculty and staff. We believe that it is […]

Letter from the Dean – Spring 2015


Dean's Blog

As we begin a new year I feel like this is a great opportunity to share some of the exciting plans we have for the School and our programs. Like the School, the health care profession has seen tremendous growth in both the need for providers and in the number of institutions providing education programs […]

Dean's Blog

To our Pacific Pharmacy and Health Sciences Family, As 2014 comes to a close, we want to show our gratitude through a story. Click the icon below to see what happens “If You Give a Student Opportunities to Succeed”…

Season’s Greetings


Dean's Blog

PaHS to Give is a month-long campaign with the goal of raising $5,000 for student scholarships and travel grants. An investment in the next generation of health care practitioners is money well spent. In 2014 alone, more than 67 students were honored with scholarships. These students have been given career-building experiences that make the Pacific […]

Pause to Make an Impact

  • Posted:November 25, 2014
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Dean's Blog

I was asked to write a blog for the Dean’s newsletter about our Mobile Medicare Clinics and was thankful for the opportunity. However, shortly after accepting the offer, I realized that there were several different directions in which I could go and so I decided to share a little about our program but spend more […]

Dean's Blog

It is a season of change here at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and, as it is in most times of change, it is bittersweet. Over the summer and fall four of the School’s faculty are retiring; Dr. Richard Abood, Dr. Donald Floriddia ’71, Dr. Paul Williams ’74, and Dr. […]

Letter from the Dean – Summer 2014