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Preeti Oza, PT, PhD, NCS, believes that there is nothing that can compare to hands-on experience in preparing DPT students to be practice-ready upon graduating. Research studies are valuable not only for advancing the field of physical therapy, but also for giving students the opportunity to work side-by-side with experienced professionals. Oza says, “one of […]

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Chris Wolfinger ’15 has come a long way from when he first played ice hockey at the age of five. He now holds the position of Head Athletic Trainer at the San Jose Barracuda Hockey Club, an AHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks. For Wolfinger this is a dream come true. He explains, “It’s […]

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Anna Barrett ‘16, student physical therapist, received the Team Osan Spouses’ Club Continuing Education Scholarship. The $2,250 scholarship recognizes military personnel or their dependents for their leadership, honors and community service. Barrett met her husband, Matthew, while studying exercise biology at University of California in Davis. “He loves to remind me of the fact that […]

Student Spotlight: Anna Barrett ’16


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Melanie Felmlee, PhD, admits she teaches a class that isn’t a student favorite: Pharmacokinetics & Advanced Drug Delivery Systems. Yet, students’ initial thoughts don’t deter her. As an assistant professor of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, Dr. Felmlee chose the teaching profession because it is “flexible and fun.” She uses students’ perceptions to help her create […]

Faculty Spotlight: Melanie Felmlee, PhD


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As a professional trumpet player, Gabriella Musacchia, PhD, became interested in psychobiology of music which led her to study how live music changes the way people perceived a song. Recently, Dr. Musacchia joined the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology as an assistant professor. She received her bachelor of arts in psychobiology from University of […]

Faculty Spotlight: Gabriella Musacchia, PhD


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April Nguyen ‘16 means business when it comes to her role as the 2014-2015 vice president of legislative affairs. Originally drawn to the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for its accelerated program, Nguyen spent time considering other options but found the School to have the most efficient and challenging pharmacy program […]

Student Spotlight: April Nguyen ’16


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In March, Zachary Contreras ‘88, PharmD, took his son to Pacific for the annual summer soccer camp. Little did he know, it would land him the role as keynote speaker for the Pacific Latino Graduation Ceremony. The ceremony is an annual bilingual celebration that honors more than 100 Latino graduates and welcomes more than 200 […]

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Diagnostic ultrasound imaging is changing the landscape of the physical therapy profession. Once used primarily for musculoskeletal rehabilitation research, it is now heavily used in clinical research and becoming more accessible to physical therapy clinics. Tamara Phelan ‘08, PT, EdD, FAAOMPT, professor of physical therapy, secured a $25,000 University of the Pacific Technology in Education […]

Faculty Spotlight: Tamara Phelan ’08


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Kate O’Dell, PharmD, the new director of professional programs and vice chair of pharmacy practice, has many years working in experiential pharmacy education and has worked as a regional coordinator for the past 10 years. As a current preceptor, she prides herself in her ability to support students as they apply classroom knowledge to practical […]

Faculty Spotlight: Kate O’Dell


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Seth Turner ‘15 put all his eggs in one basket when he applied solely to the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He was so amazed by the School that he did not feel the need to apply anywhere else. Fortunately, he is now a second year speech-language pathology graduate student. “[The] […]

Student Spotlight: Seth Turner ’15