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Over 50% of college students consume more than one energy drink per month. Energy drinks have also been related to increasing emergency room visits and deaths. The research team, led by Sachin A. Shah, associate professor  pharmacy practice at University of the Pacific’s Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences have been performing […]

Are Energy Drinks Heart Healthy? Your Support Needed!


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It was a bomb blast on the other side of the world that inspired Jennifer Elaine-Connsalvi Hodges ’16 to become a speech-language pathologist. Before coming to Pacific Hodges earned a bachelor of arts in child and adolescent development from San Francisco State University in 2008 and worked at the Ronald McDonald House. “While working at […]

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An unquenchable thirst for understanding fitness led Vien Vu ’17, CSCS to pursue a doctor of physical therapy (DPT). He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified personal trainer. “So many times as a personal trainer I got frustrated. I didn’t know the answers to certain problems,” said Vu. He earned a […]

Student Spotlight: Vien Vu ’17


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Jamie Legaspi ’18, Andy Szeto ’18, Michaela Vachuska ’18 and Milana Vachuska ’18 share their advice for getting the most out of your first semester at Pacific. 1) Get to you know your professors Michaela Vachuska: “They are an incredibly helpful resource and will give you great advice if you find yourself struggling.” Milana Vachuska: […]

8 Things to Do During Your First Semester at Pacific

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  1. October 20,2016 at 3:27 pm: PharmD Student Leaders Share Study Tips: Who They Are and What They Recommend « The Online Home For PaHS Alumni & Friends
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Musical festivals set Benjamin Thompson ’18 on the path to a career in audiology. “I began to wear earplugs at music festivals after a close friend recommended I consider protecting my hearing,” said Thompson. “Soon after I began personal research into the effects of noise on our auditory pathway. Audiology resonated with me because I […]

Student Spotlight: Benjamin Thompson ’18


  1. December 06,2016 at 7:30 pm: Kathy Shillaber
    Hi Ben! I knew about your Sierra Club events but was interested to learn of the seminar in Chas. and the walk on the John Muir Trail that you organized. You have one proud mama! Congratulations on being featured in this article and for the wonderful internship coming your way next year!
  2. December 06,2016 at 6:47 pm: Pamela Storey
    What an interesting Audiology student! It is so interesting how the love of music brought him to audiology. His leadership skills in both public health/education and volunteering are inspiring! What a fantastic future UoP alum!!

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For Michael Dessel ’15, DPT his physical therapy (PT) experiences have been a study in contrasts. In 2014 he accompanied Casey Nesbit, PT, DPT, DSc, PCS Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Meiying Lam ’15, DPT and Katherine Samstag ’15, DPT on a service-learning trip to Malawi. For his final clinical […]

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From the beginning the School’s faculty and students set a precedent for establishing chapters of professional organizations soon after programs were launched. The doctor of audiology (AuD) program continued in this tradition when Pacific’s chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) was formed in November 2015, only a few months after the program launched. […]

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At the 70th Grand Council August 4-9, 2015, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Alpha Psi Chapter of Phi Delta Chi received the Emory W. Thurston Grand President’s Award. Logan Brodnansky ’17, President of Phi Delta Chi, Alpha Psi Chapter, explains that being the recipient of the Thurston Cup is “the highest honor our fraternity can […]

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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