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Dean's Blog

It is a season of change here at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and, as it is in most times of change, it is bittersweet. Over the summer and fall four of the School’s faculty are retiring; Dr. Richard Abood, Dr. Donald Floriddia ’71, Dr. Paul Williams ’74, and Dr. […]

Letter from the Dean – Summer 2014


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.