next Welcome!

There is a lot to explore on this website. Here are some great
places to begin. Enjoy your visit!

Welcome, PaHS Alumni & Friends! Click to view website highlights

Spotlight

“Pacific gave me a lot of confidence,” said John H. Acosta ’90, PharmD. “I believe Pacific prepares all students to enter their careers, the only limiting factor is themselves. I would encourage every student to explore every facet of pharmacy to find what interests them.” A class that altered the trajectory of Dr. Acosta’s career […]

Alumni Spotlight: John H. Acosta ’90, PharmD

  • Posted:August 10, 2017
  • Keywords:
  • Posted by:Pacific PaHS Alumni

Spotlight

Doctor of audiology (AuD) students Phillip Inouye ’19 and Esther Pugh ’19 were the recipients of the A. Stephenson/Parker Diversity in Audiology Endowed Scholarship. Inouye is from Puyallup, Washington. He earned a bachelor of science in chemistry and a bachelor of science in health sciences from Whitworth University. Inouye has extensive experience with pediatric and […]

Student Spotlight: Phillip Inouye ’19 and Esther Pugh ’19

  • Posted:August 10, 2017
  • Keywords:
  • Posted by:Pacific PaHS Alumni

Spotlight

Stephanie Nguyen ’20 dreamed about coming to Pacific since the sixth grade. She was inspired by her cousin, Lien Tran ’01, PharmD. “I recently completed the undergraduate portion of the 3+3 Pre-Pharmacy program and I’m excited to begin pharmacy school in Fall 2017,” said Nguyen. “In my three years at Pacific, I’ve really grown as […]

Student Spotlight: Stephanie Nguyen ’20

  • Posted:August 10, 2017
  • Keywords:
  • Posted by:Pacific PaHS Alumni

Spotlight

Doctor of physical therapy (DPT) student Anthony “Tony” Laurel ’17 decided to pursue a career in physical therapy when he discovered that the profession matched his personality and interest in health care. “I was injured a lot as a cross country runner,” said Laurel. “I got really frustrated with being injured and how it affected […]

Student Spotlight: Anthony “Tony” Laurel ’17

  • Posted:August 10, 2017
  • Keywords:
  • Posted by:Pacific PaHS Alumni

Spotlight

Pharmacist, physician, brigadier general, author and educator — the resume of Gerald “Jerry” Dieter Griffin ’71, MD, PharmD is as unique and surprising as the man himself. Dr. Griffin’s professional career has spanned from an assistant pharmacist to the Chippewa Nation in Minnesota to an emergency department physician for both the U.S. Army and several […]

Q&A with Gerald “Jerry” Dieter Griffin ’71, MD, PharmD

  • Posted:August 10, 2017
  • Keywords:
  • Posted by:Pacific PaHS Alumni

Spotlight

Nathan “Nate” Hunsaker ’97, PT, MSPT, DPT, Cert MDT, CSMT approaches his work as a physical therapist the same way he approaches a summit like the Grand Teton — with determination, skill and grit. “I’m from Wyoming and since they didn’t have a physical therapy program at the time they would fund you to go […]

Spotlight

Edlen Wong ’07, PharmD, FCPhA, joins a long list of Pacific alumni who have received the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Distinguished New Practitioner of the Year award. The award recognizes an outstanding new practitioner who encourages others to actively participate in professional, political and/or community affairs related to the practice of pharmacy. Dr. Wong’s enthusiasm for […]

Alumni Spotlight: Edlen Wong ’07, PharmD, FCPhA


Spotlight

From California to New Jersey and back to California, Tobias “Toby” Damron ’14, PharmD has come full circle. “Following graduation, I joined Novo Nordisk as a post-doctoral fellow,” Dr. Damron said. “It was rewarding to grow as a professional and diversify my skills. I was really surprised by the number of doors that a fellowship […]

Alumni Spotlight: Tobias “Toby” Damron ’14, PharmD


Spotlight

Dean Phillip R. Oppenheimer, PharmD has been a dedicated educator, administrator and ambassador of pharmacy for over 40 years. With his induction to the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Hall of Fame, he joins 34 pharmacists who have garnered this distinction and is one of three deans who have received this recognition. He earned his doctor […]

Dean Oppenheimer Inducted to CPhA Hall of Fame


Spotlight

Few people have as many stamps in their passport as Brenda Riser ’85, PharmD. By specializing in contract work and utilizing her experience in pharmacy she has been able to see the world. “Contract work has allowed tremendous flexibility during my career,” said Dr. Riser. “It allowed me to experience and enjoy new towns and […]

Alumni Spotlight: Brenda Riser ’85, PharmD


  1. April 26,2017 at 5:16 pm: Tom Maez
    Congratulations Brenda! It was an honor that was well deserved. I have enjoyed working with you for all these years. We are very proud of you and all of your accomplishments. Tom Maez