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Spotlight

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


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Sunny Nagra ‘16 comes from a family of entrepreneurs and has successfully integrated his pharmacy knowledge and entrepreneurial prowess with the development of a mobile application (app) called ‘Immunizations – Find, record, and learn about your next vaccine.’ “The goal of the app is to help give Pacific’s Operation Immunization Committee the potential to impact […]

Student Spotlight: Sunny Nagra ’16


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Mimi Tran ‘04, ‘05 is a speech-language pathology clinical instructor at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Her return to the classroom allows her to reconnect with faculty, serve as a mentor to students and hopefully make a positive impact on her students’ careers. In addition to teaching, her second semester, […]

Alumni Spotlight: Mimi Tran ’04, ’05


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Rebecca DeCarlo ‘16 studied linguistics at University of California, Berkeley but it was an internship working with an aphasia support group at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Martinez that solidified her passion for speech-language pathology. She chose Pacific because of the School’s outstanding faculty and students and family-friendly environment. “Every time I visited [everyone]…seemed so […]

Student Spotlight: Rebecca DeCarlo ’16


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Shivani Bhakta ‘15 began her fascination with speech-language pathology when her cousin received speech therapy for a cochlear implant. While studying linguistics at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) she volunteered at the Speech and Audiology Clinic in its early childhood intervention program. Bhakta chose Pacific for its small class size. She also was impressed […]

Student Spotlight: Shivani Bhakta ‘15


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Kayla Villalpando ’13, ’14 graduated in December from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with a master’s in speech-language pathology (SLP). Villalpando originally came to University of the Pacific as a Division I soccer player where she also received her bachelor of science in speech-language pathology. She loved Pacific so much […]

Student Spotlight: Kayla Villalpando ’13, ’14


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Camille Camargo ’13 recently returned from a trip to the Philippines. She was a Practicum Facilitator for the School and completed her residency at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. The residency included researching falls prevention in collaboration with Dr. William Kehoe ’95, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Psychology and Director for the Office of Academic Success […]

Alumni Spotlight: Camille Camargo ‘13


  1. January 23,2015 at 7:13 pm: Zelda Booth
    rather...'hospital' not hostel. Sorry for the typo.
  2. January 23,2015 at 7:11 pm: Zelda Booth
    Great undertaking for both the hostel and Camille. All the best for her future endeavours.

Spotlight

Inspired by her speech-language pathology experience at University of the Pacific Tracey Tong ’14 is furthering her education at University of Washington. There she’ll obtain her master’s in medical speech-language pathology (SLP). She credits the clinical experience she received at Pacific to her successful transition to graduate school, where she is already far ahead of […]

Alumni Spotlight: Tracey Tong ’14