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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 […]


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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  “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 […]


To see cutting-edge technology, hear world-class speakers, meet alumni and connect with future colleagues, physical therapists should plan on attending the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM). On February 15-18, 2017, over 14,000 health care professionals and students converged in San Antonio, Texas, for the 2017 meeting. This year’s conference hosted over […]

Something for Everyone at CSM 2017


We deeply regret and sincerely apologize for incorrectly identifying Peter E. Koo ’92, PharmD, as a passing member of the Pacific Family in the latest edition of the annual alumni magazine, Interactions. It was our error and we take full responsibility. The error was a result of a press release regarding the passing of another […]

Interactions Retraction: In Memoriam

  • Posted:February 17, 2017
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The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is proud to announce that Loriann DeMartini ’84, PharmD has been named the Pacific Pharmacy Alumni Association (PPAA) Alumna of the Year. Dr. DeMartini earned her doctor of pharmacy from University of the Pacific in 1984. Dr. DeMartini will be honored at the Pacific Pharmacy […]


Meeting a prospective employer for the first time can be a nerve-racking experience. There is the pressure to make a good first impression, give eloquent answers and ask thoughtful questions. One of the ways that Pacific prepares students for the career opportunities that lay ahead is through events where they can practice navigating interactions with […]

Making the Most of Career Development

  1. February 09,2017 at 6:17 am: DONNA BERG
    What a wonderful thing to do for these hard working students. Dinner and learning all at once. Great idea.


“We love what we do and we love doing it together as a family,” said Kevin Chan ’19. The spirit of camaraderie is interwoven throughout the rich history of the Alpha Psi chapter of Phi Delta Chi. In 2016 the chapter celebrated their 60th anniversary. This milestone was celebrated at the Alpha Psi Diamond Jubilee […]

Phi Delta Chi’s Alpha Psi Chapter Celebrates Their Diamond Anniversary

  1. February 02,2017 at 8:07 pm: Greg "The Animal" Matzen
    Let me add my plaudits to my Alpha Psi chapter of Phi Delta Chi. Dean Rowland and his First Lady, Helen, are woven deeep in the threads of my education and vocation. What a blessing to have been a student and officer of Alpha Psi while Dean Rowland over saw completion of a new campus North of the mighty Calaveras River, but serving as an Associate Professor as the second pharmacy law professor at the School of Pharmacy after beloved Brother Max Polinski and Director of Internships following in the Grand Poo Bah Ralph Saroyan's footsteps are honors and a privilege I shall always cherish. Thanks Pacific!! AAAE Brothers both now and forever!!!


The graduates from the doctor of pharmacy Class of 2016 are pursuing a wide variety of exciting opportunities ­­- from a fellowship at the preeminent pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly to a residency at Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. As Commencement approaches we asked them to take a moment and reflect on their time at Pacific […]

Doctor of Pharmacy Graduates’ Future Plans


Equipped with a master of science in speech-language pathology our graduates are pursuing careers all across the United States. As Commencement approaches we asked them to take a moment and reflect on their time at Pacific and their path ahead.   Kimberly Kamada ’15 is currently working as a clinical fellow in speech pathology at […]

Speech-Language Pathology Graduates’ Future Plans