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Exposure to research can provide students opportunities to follow their interests, gain diverse laboratory skills and make contributions to their field of study. While deciding on the next step in her career, Beverly Pappas ‘17 carefully considered programs where she could make an impact on patients and the community. Pappas earned a bachelor of science […]

Beverly Pappas ‘17 Seeks to Help Patients Through Research


In 1997, Dr. Jim Mansoor, Professor – Department of Physical Therapy, and his colleagues from UC Davis launched a research project to study the effects of pirfenidone on a deadly lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), in animal models. The research was funded by Marnac, Inc., which has since sold the rights to sell pirfenidone […]


Dr. William Chan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, has received a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for his research titled “Investigating the molecular mechanisms in controlling the aryl hydrocarbon receptor protein levels.” This $367,000 grant is […]

Dr. William Chan Receives NIH Grant


Aphasia is a condition that robs people of the ability to communicate and can affect one’s ability to express and understand verbal and written language. This condition is typically found in individuals who have suffered brain damage from illnesses such as a stroke, and affects more than two million individuals in the United States. Dr. […]


Growing up, Ben Larson ‘14 aspired to be a physical therapist for a professional sports team because he was a multi-sport athlete and had his share of visits to the physical therapist and athletic trainer. “I remember thinking to myself, ‘wow, this could be something I would have fun doing as a career.’” Larson can […]

Physical Therapy Student to Participate in Giants Training Camp

  • Posted:July 22, 2014
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CHRISTINE R. WILSON Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences,  Department of Physical Therapy 11 Years of Service  Wilson’s circuitous route to a career in physical therapy included pursuing a dancing career in New York City and studying movement analysis and notation at the Laban Institute for Movement Studies before earning her bachelor’s […]

Honoring Dr. Christine R. Wilson


PAUL WILLIAMS ’74 Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences,  Department of Pharmacy Practice 31 Years of Service  Williams received his doctor of pharmacy from University of the Pacific in 1974 and his master of science from the University of North Carolina in 1984. He joined the Pacific faculty in 1982. He is […]

Honoring Dr. Paul Williams ’74

  1. July 24,2014 at 3:42 pm: Dennis Tribble
    Paul, You aren't allowed to retire! We graduated together and I am still working!!! Seriously, congratulations on a long a successful career, and best of luck in retirement. Let me know how it goes! Dennis A. Tribble, Pharm. D, FASHP
  2. July 24,2014 at 3:24 pm: Mike Namba, '85
    Dr. Williams, I still have PTSD after your CLAPAT class!! Don't you know I went into pharmacy so I wouldn't have to touch patients??? Seriously, thanks for being a great instructor in CLAPAT and therapeutics!! You made learning fun, easy, and relevant!!! I had a blast on that psych rotation with your buddy Jerry Brown!! And as I've always told you, you're too YOUNG to retire!!!! Enjoy your richly deserved retirement!!!


DONALD FLORIDDIA ’71 Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry  45 Years of Service Dr. Floriddia joined the Pacific faculty in 1968 and earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences at Pacific. Appointed executive director of the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical fraternity in 1972, he led a complete overhaul of […]

Honoring Dr. Donald Floriddia ’71

  1. August 02,2014 at 9:10 am: Jeanie Barkett, (nee White) '74
    Hey Denny, I'm planning on the 40th this year. Hope you can make it too?? ~Jeanie Barkett >
  2. August 02,2014 at 9:09 am: Jeanie Barkett, (nee White) '74
    Dear Don, The last of my class advisors and teachers. I hope to make the 40th reunion this year. I trust you'll be around to greet some of your "early years" students! Congratulations on your retirement, contributions to pharmacy practice (not just in the state, but to the planet!), support of students and learning. My best, ~Jeanie Barkett Portland, OR


RICHARD ABOOD Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences  Department of Pharmacy Practice 23 Years of Service Abood holds a B.S. in Pharmacy and J.D. from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has worked in both community and hospital pharmacy practice in addition to teaching pharmacy practice at Pacific. Prior to coming to Pacific, he […]

Honoring Dr. Richard Abood

  1. July 25,2014 at 12:13 pm: Novena T. Kwok Pharm.D.
    You are a wonderful teacher and mentor. Now that I have been practicing pharmacy for 20 yrs, I can truly thank you for your insights and wisdom in pharmacy law practice. May the best days yet to come.


Communication is the focal point of making friends, resolving issues, and raising awareness across the globe. Inhibiting communication can have disastrous effects on our relationships and our ability to cope with what’s going on in the world. Imagine a world where there is no communication; there would be no transfer of ideas and civilizations would […]

Brett Snyder ’14: Many Paths, One Dream

  • Posted:April 24, 2014
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  1. May 01,2014 at 10:27 am: Darlene
    Ia 'oe e ka maua Keiki Aloha. Mai ka ho'omaka o kau ka'ahele o ke ola, ua 'ike le'a 'ia ke kukui wena pio 'ole i loko 'ou e paio no ka lanakila. A meia kukui, ua 'a 'ia ke ala au e ola pono ai. A ua lanakila no! Na no 'oe lilo a pa'a, e ho'a 'oe kela kukui i loko 'ou, a paio no na mea apau o ke ola. Ha'aheo maoli no makou ia 'oe. A mai poina, "A'ohe hana nui ke 'ale 'ia." Ke aloha nui ia'oe, Mom & Dad Mahalo to Nani, who captured our feelings and composed this for us. To you, Our beloved son, From the beginning of your journey of life, there was a light in you that could be seen from a distance. A light that would guide you to success. And with that light, you lit a path to a better future. And you succeeded! If ever you find yourself stuck in a situation, ignite that light within you and strive for the best that life may throw at you. We are beyond proud of you. And don't forget like our kupuna have said ''There is no work to great unless you try'' With our greatest love... Mom & Dad
  2. April 29,2014 at 9:24 pm: Sheila F
    I always knew you had "it" in you. You are compassionate with everything that you do. Your passion to teach and help those with their speech is self-fulfilling. Your continued ambition and drive has kept you on a successful path and doors will continuously open for you and these will be filled with opportunities. Brett Snyder, you set an example for us all and for this I am proud to be part of your Ohana. Much aloha, Aunty She~