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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 […]

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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


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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


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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


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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

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Michael A. Pastrick ’73, BS Pharm, who was inducted into the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Hall of Fame in 2014, was formally recognized at the CPhA Western Pharmacy Exchange Awards Ceremony in Palm Springs on February 24, 2017. “It’s a humbling experience to suddenly be included in the same group of pharmacists you’ve always considered to […]

Alumni Spotlight: Michael A. Pastrick ’73, BS Pharm


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“I have been to all 50 states and over 20 countries,” said Erica Barr, PharmD, who joined Pacific last December as assistant clinical professor of pharmacy practice. She believes that it is important for health care professionals to “get some kind of exposure to different cultures and their views on medicine.” She adds, “America being […]

Faculty Spotlight: Erica Barr, PharmD


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The San Francisco Giants, Delta Gamma and University of the Pacific — spend time with Carol Hirota ’77, ’79, MA, CCC-SLP and one is likely to hear about her passion for baseball, education or alumni engagement. When describing her Pacific experience Hirota uses an expression: “From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it; from […]

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On February 24, 2017, K. Scott Guess ’83, PharmD, MSPharm, RPh, DAAPM received the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Cardinal Health Generations Rx Champions award at the CPhA Western Pharmacy Exchange in Palm Springs. The award recognizes a pharmacist who has demonstrated excellence in community-based prescription drug abuse prevention. This honor recognizes Dr. Guess’ outstanding efforts […]

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Pharmaceutics and parenting inspired Melanie A. Felmlee, PhD, assistant professor of pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry, to pursue a grant for research of monocarboxylate transporters. Dr. Felmlee was awarded the 2017 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy New Investigator Award (NIA) for her proposal entitled “Maturation and spatial expression of intestinal MCT1 in obesity.” Dr. Felmlee […]