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17-OCTOBER-2017

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Check out COP’s new digital viewbook which features photos of campus and videos of students and alumni:

http://touro.university-tour.com/

Thank you to everyone who participated, and to Tony Williams who coordinated the effort along with Alisa Danyeur and Susan Heimer. Stay safe, stay well.

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13-SEPTEMBER-2017

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MESSAGE FROM ASSOCIATE DEAN TARA JENKINS, who was recruited to TUC from the University of Houston: You might have noticed a box outside the door of my office collecting school supplies for the county that lost all of its schools to Hurricane Harvey. One of my former students at the University of Houston is from that county so she worked with the College and the APhA-ASP chapter to arrange the school supply drive prior to Harvey hitting Houston. When Harvey produced so much flooding, it became nearly impossible for them to continue the drive until the waters receded. The officers of our Touro California chapter of APhA-ASP stepped up to the plate and helped collect school supplies for them. Attached are pictures of over 50 backpacks filled with school supplies and snacks the chapter collected for UH’s drive. I was overwhelmed with the generosity of our students and their families and pharmacies that contributed to make this happen. 
Many thanks as well to the various faculty and staff who have contributed to the school supplies collected or who contributed money that I have used to buy more supplies for them. I will be shipping off all of the supplies on Friday afternoon if anyone has been thinking about dropping in some supplies and hasn’t had a chance yet.
 

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CAREER AND RESIDENCY DAY at Touro University California College of Pharmacy: We look forward to seeing you on Friday, September 15 from 10 am to 1 pm. You will have the opportunity to meet with over 12 companies and residency programs, including Alameda Health System, Sutter Health, Santa Clara Valley, NorthBay, Touro University California, CVS, Safeway, Rite Aid, Walgreens, PharMerica, RxRelief, Kaiser Permanente.

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KUDOS to Dr. Rae Matsumoto, Dean, and her colleagues for their paper, "Deuterated (d6)-dextromethorphan elicits antidepressant-like effects in mice," which was accepted for publication in Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.

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11-SEPTEMBER-2017

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MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST:
Today marks the 16th anniversary of 9/11, a date that will forever be etched into our collective memories. On this solemn day, we honor the memory of those who died and reflect upon the sacrifices of survivors, first responders and volunteers who responded to this tragedy in a spirit of great unity and service.

As you reflect on this national tragedy, I invite you to stand together in unity to defy the ignorance and hatred that brought us September 11, and reach out to those from different cultures and backgrounds to help us create a stronger and more compassionate nation. As a learning community, we have shown how people from diverse backgrounds can work together, learn together, and play together without giving up our ethnic or religious heritage or identity. I am proud to be a part of this community and join you in this day of remembrance.

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8-SEPTEMBER-2017

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Check out alumni Andy Do featured in The Record:
http://tu.edu/aboutus/tuclife/therecord/170905-record.html…

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CSHP-Touro APP: First live program this Sunday, September 10, 2017 on campus.

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6-SEPTEMBER-2017

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Article - Pharmacists Are Now Poised To Ease Physician Shortage - If Only They Could Get Paid For It (KVPR.org - Valley Public Radio)

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KUDOS to Dr. Shane Desselle, Professor of Social Behavioral and Administrative Sciences, and students Brienna Andrews, Julia Lui, and Leela Raja for acceptance of their paper, "The Scholarly Productivity and Work Environments of Academic Pharmacists," for publication in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.

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KUDOS to Dr. Emily Chan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who was appointed to the AACP Pharmacy Practice Section - Resident and Student Engagement Task Force.

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1-SEPTEMBER-2017

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Leadership development and networking opportunity for student pharmacists.

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KUDOS to TUC COP faculty, students, and colleagues (R Ignoffo, L Chan, K Knapp, E Chan, E Ip, J Bandy, K Besinque, J Colbert, JJ Duby, JS Galanto, M Gloudeman, P Havard, G LackeyE , Lozano, J Scott, TL Stewart) for their paper, "Efficient and effective precepting of pharmacy students in acute and ambulatory care rotations: A Delphi expert panel study," which was published in the American Journal of Health System Pharmacy.

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30-AUGUST-2017

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KUDOS to Dr. Kevin Ita, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for his review, "Dissolving microneedles for transdermal drug delivery: Advances and challenges," which was published in Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy.

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KUDOS to Dr. Mohamed Jalloh, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who was quoted in a Healthline article about skin infections.

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27-AUGUST-2017

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WHITE COAT CEREMONY: The College of Pharmacy welcomes our P1 future pharmacists and their guests to campus today! Looking forward to celebrating with the pharmily.

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26-AUGUST-2017

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Eric Ip, Chair of Clinical Sciences, who was recognized as one of twelve clinical researchers in the nation as a Medscape Rising Stars of Healthcare Research.

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25-AUGUST-2017

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Diversity in Action at Touro University California – September 18, 2017 – Multicultural Night @Lander Hall Auditorium, 5:30-7:30pm.  All colleges welcome.

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APP TRAINING: Touro COP Alumni, see below regarding the 2017 Seminar Registration discount if you sign up for the CSHP-Touro Advanced Practice Pharmacist Certificate Program to be held on October 26, 2017 at Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. We also have other live sessions on campus at Touro University (September 10, 2017) and Sharp San Diego (January 28, 2018). 

http://www.cshp.org/page/CP_APP_Touro

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Congratulations to Drs. Tristan Lindfelt, Mitch Barnett, Eric Ip, Emily Chan, and Shadi Doroudgar for receiving an IRAP award for their project, "Survey of US Pharmacy Faculty Members Regarding Work-Life Balance, Job Satisfaction, and Stress."

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24-AUGUST-2017

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KUDOS to Dr. Shane Desselle, Professor of Social Behavioral and Adminstrative Sciences, who was the keynote speaker at the Nordic Social Pharmacy Conference in Kuopio, Finland.

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KUDOS to Dr. Kelan Thomas, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and his colleagues for their paper, "Substance use education in US schools of pharmacy: A systematic review of the literature," which was accepted for publication in Substance Abuse.

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WHITE COAT CEREMONY: We are looking forward to welcoming the Class of 2021 to the profession of pharmacy at their White Coat Ceremony this Sunday at 1:00. Dr. Monica Donnelley, Class of 2010 and Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, will be our keynote speaker this year!

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11-AUGUST-2017

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KUDOS to Dr. Shane Desselle, Professor of Social Behavioral and Administrative Sciences, and his colleague, for their paper, "Results of the 2015 National Certified Pharmacy Technician Workforce Survey," which was published in the American Journal of Health System Pharmacy.

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KUDOS to Dr. Bill Dager, Professor of Clinical Sciences, and his colleague for their paper, "Bridging with Tirofiban During Oral Antiplatelet Interruption: A Single-Center Case Series Analysis Including Patients on Hemodialysis," which was published in Pharmacotherapy.

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10-AUGUST-2017

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CONGRATULATIONS to our ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge finalists. Representing Touro University California at the national ACCP competition will be Jason Chao, Ryan Hoh, and Truc Huynh. Kudos also to our other finalist teams from our local competition - 2nd place: Danielle Fox, Eric Lau, Jonathan Trinh 3rd place: Thao Tran, Uyen Thai, Emmeline Chan. Dr. Laura Baumgartner, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, serves as the faculty advisor for the TUC chapter of ACCP.

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9-AUGUST-2017

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KUDOS to Dr. Shona Mookerjee, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and her colleagues for their paper, "Positive Feedback Amplifies the Response of Mitochondrial Membrane Potential to Glucose Concentration in Clonal Pancreatic Beta Cells," which was published in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta.

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IN THE NEWS: Dr. Kelan Thomas, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and his psilocybin article... https://www.sciencealert.com/therapy-for-depression-gets-a-significant-boost-when-combined-with-psilocybin

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Eric Ip, Chair of Clinical Sciences, for being nominated for Medscape Up and Coming Clinical Researcher.

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8-AUGUST-2017

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KUDOS to Dr. Shane Desselle, Professor of Social Behavioral and Administrative Sciences, for his presentation "Organizational Culture and Citizenship Behaviors to Facilitate Planning, Faculty Quality of Worklife and Institutional Effectiveness " at the AACP annual meeting in Nashville, TN.

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KUDOS to Dr. Emily Chan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and Adrian Wong, Assistant Professor of Experiential Education, for their presentation "Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE): Planning Pearls, " at the AACP annual meeting in Nashville, TN.

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KUDOS to Dr. Tara Jenkins, Associate Dean for Assessment and Curricular Innovation, for serving as the moderator for "Preparing Your Self-Study for Standards 2016: What We Learned from ACPE Accreditation Visits During 2016-17, " at the AACP annual meeting in Nashville, TN.

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KUDOs to Dr. Mohamed Jalloh, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who was invited to present, "Prescribing Medication and Other Health Related Apps," at the 2018 CPhA Western Pharmacy Exchange.

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SAVE THE DATE for Community Day: August 17 - an opportunity to interact with members of our community and showcase the College of Pharmacy.

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7-AUGUST-2017

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KUDOS to Danielle Thanh, who is being recognized for her patient safety effort at Stanford Health Care ValleyCare.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Lauren Roller, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who was appointed the new Residency Program Director at Highland Hospital.

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APP: The CSHP-Touro APP Program went live on July 24, 2017. The first live session will take place on campus on September 10.

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6-AUGUST-2017

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CONGRATULATIONS to Yewande Samuel (P3) for receiving a Walgreens Diversity Scholarship at the recent SNPhA annual meeting.

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CONGRATULATIONS to alumna Dr. Yvonne Ding (Class of 2016) who was elected as Membership Chair of Quatra CSHP. She just completed a PGY1 residency with Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System.

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5-AUGUST-2017

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KUDOS to Dr. Bill Dager, Professor of Clinical Sciences, and his colleagues for their paper, "Incomplete dabigatran reversal with idarucizumab," which was published in Clinical Toxicology.

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KUDOS to Dr. Kelan Thomas, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and Dr. Priscilla Van Dyke (PGY1 resident 2014-2015) for acceptance of their paper, "Concomitant calcium channel block and antipsychotic therapy in patients with schizophrenia: efficacy analysis of the CATIE Phase 1 data," in the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry.

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4-AUGUST-2017

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CONGRATULATIONS to alumna Dr. Jackie Ho (Class of 2015) who was elected as Newsletter Editor-in-Chief of Quatra CSHP. She just completed a PGY2 residency with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.

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START OFF THE SCHOOL YEAR STRONG: On Tuesday, Dr. Jill Alban will have a group of student panelists talk about their successful study strategies Please join us on August 8, from 12:10-12:50 PM for a brown bag conversation in Library Annex 118.

3-AUGUST-2017

Touro University California College of Pharmacy Class of 2009 – Dr. R. Duenas.

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CONGRATULATIONS to alumnus Dr. Vincent Cheng (Class of 2013) who was elected to Continuing Education Chair of Quatra CSHP. He is currently working at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara.

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KUDOS to Dr. Shadi Doroudgar, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences and Dr. Vani Rajagopalan, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for their poster presentation at the AACP annual meeting in Nashville, TN, "Effect of Personal Background on Perceptions of Professionalism on Pharmacy Student Didactic Years," along with co-authors TUC COP CAPSLEAD team and Dr. Margaret Schulte, Assistant Professor of Experiential Education.

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2-AUGUST-2017

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CONGRATULATIONS to Touro University California's SNPhA teams: All three teams that were sent to the 2017 Kroger/SNPhA National Clinical Skills Competition made it to the final round and placed! Uyen Thai and Jonathan Trinh, and Anna San and Michelle Huang placed First and Second in Division I respectively. In addition, Tony Vu and Khin Htwe placed Third in Division II.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Diana DeVore (P4) who was elected to Legislative Chair for the Quatra California Society of Health System Pharmacists (CSHP).

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Kristen Herzik, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, for earning her Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

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Kudos to Dr. Deanna Gee for her poster presentation at the AACP meeting in Nashville, "Individual Development Plans: A Tool to Address the Accreditation Standard for Personal and Professional Development," with co-authors Drs. Margaret Schulte and Rae Matsumoto.

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Kudos to Dr. Emily Chan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, for her poster presentation at the AACP meeting in Nashville, TN, "Assessing Pharmacy Educators' Ability to Reliably Assign Bloom's Taxonomy Categories to Their Exam Questions," with co-authors Drs. Eric Ip and Mitch Barnett.

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26-MAY-2017

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SCRIPT YOUR FUTURE: Touro University California College of Pharmacy was named both a National Challenge Award Finalist and Communication and Media Outreach Award Finalist. TUC, which has received recognition in all six annual Challenges, produced an excellent animated video about the importance of medication adherence and tips to improve adherence.
YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N58o4_kiEUU
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/scriptyourfutureTUC/

Script Your Future Team: Ashley Saclolo (P1), Diana Nguyen (P1), Christina Doan (P2), Jimin Lee (P2), Stefanie Navarro (P3), Timothy Phan (P4).

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Commencement 2017: Thank you to the faculty, staff and administrators of Touro University California.

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GRADUATION RECEPTION: Class of 2017 getting ready to become new PharmDs.

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18-MAY-2017

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Touro University California End of Year Celebration Awards

2017 PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR:

Dr. Adrian Palisoc (COP 2019) and Dr. Mike Ellerby (COP 2020)

T5 (PHARMACY PRACTICE) PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR:

Dr. Margaret Schulte (COP 2019) and Dr. Terri Wong (COP 2020)

T4 (CLINICAL SCIENCES) PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR:

Dr. Laura Baumgartner (COP 2019) and Dr. Eric Ip (COP 2020)

T3 (SOCIAL BEHAVIORAL ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES) PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR:

Dr. Keith Yoshizuka (COP 2019) and Dr. Shane Desselle (COP 2020)

T2 (PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES) PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR:

Dr. Alison McCormick (COP 2019) and Dr. Mike Ellerby (COP 2020)

T1 (BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES) PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR:

Dr. Shankar Chinta (COP 2019) and Dr. Susan Heimer (COP 2020)

BEST DRESSED PROFESSOR:

Dr. Monica Donnelley, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences (COP 2019) and

Dr. Nathalie Bergeron, Professor of Biological Sciences (COP 2020)

TOO SMART FOR EVERYONE:

Dr. Jeremiah Duby, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences (COP 2019 and COP 2020)

BEST PERSONALITY:

Dr. Shadi Doroudgar, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences (COP 2019) and

Dr. David Evans, Professor of Biological Sciences (COP 2020)

MOST ENTERTAINING PROFESSOR:

Dr. David Madden, Associate Professor of Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COP 2019 and COP 2020)

COP 2020 STUDENT OF THE YEAR:
Julia Nguyen

COP 2019 STUDENT OF THE YEAR:
Andrew Robello

COP 2020 UNSUNG HERO:
Jimmy Ly

COP 2019 UNSUNG HERO:
Christine Duong

COP 2020 MOST LIKELY TO BE YOUR BOSS:
Tony Lotte

COP 2019 MOST LIKELY TO BE YOUR BOSS:
Mylien Hoang

COP 2020 MOST ENTERTAINING:
Robert Saykhu

COP 2019 MOST ENTERTAINING:
Kimberly Bohnert

COP 2020 WALKING ENCYCLOPEDIA:
Jimmy Ly

COP 2019 WALKING ENCYCLOPEDIA:
Tony Vu

COP 2020 MOST ATHLETIC:
Bryan Okereke

COP 2019 MOST ATHLETIC:
Tony Abuyagi

COP 2020 BEST DRESSED:
Denise Yeung

COP 2019 BEST DRESSED:
Wande Samuel

COP 2020 BEST PERSONALITY:
Jacob Long

COP 2019 BEST PERSONALITY:
Ava Mahan

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18-MAY-2017

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KUDOS to Dr. Emily Chan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and Adrian Wong, Assistant Professor of Experiential Education, who will be presenting at the 2017 AACP Annual “Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE): Planning Pearls.”

9-MAY-2017

CONGRATULATIONS to the 19 new members of Phi Lamba Sigma, the national honor society for pharmacy leadership:

Brienna Andrews, Candice Manabat, Cindy Duong, Danielle Fox, Gabriela Young, Hannah Mae Chuang, Helen Berhane, Jason Xie, Jimin Lee, Joseph L. Lee, Joseph Y. Lee, Jovana Mercado, Kevin Cheung, Michelle England, Mylien Hoang, Naziha Hussain, Tran Nguyen, Trang Tran, and Tony Vu.

Also, Dr. Shadi Doroudgar, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, was inducted as an honorary member and Xuan Falah as recognized as the member of the year.

8-MAY-2017

KUDOS to the CAPSLEAD team for presenting their poster, "Effect of Personal Background on the Perceptions of Professionalism in Pharmacy School Didactic Years," at the Touro University California Research Day. The team was comprised of Tran Nguyen, Christopher Yee, Danielle Fox, Helen Berhane, Pamela Lekhter, Brienna Andrews, Gabriela Young, and Caroline Farr. Mentoring the group were Dr. Shadi Doroudgar, Dr. Vani Rajagopalan, and Dr. Margaret Schulte.

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SAVE THE DATE: Pinning ceremony to celebrate the transition of the P2s from the didactic portion of the curriculum to rotations will be held on Wednesday, May 17 in the Grove.

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KUDOS to Aaron Newman, master's student in the College of Pharmacy, for being a student shark tank competition finalist at the Touro University California Research Day. The title of his study was, "Investigating latent membrane protein antigens as potential vaccines against Epstein-Barr virus diseases." His mentor is Dr. Alison McCormick, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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KUDOS to Dr. Shadi Doroudgar, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, for serving as a panelist for the CPNP Annual Meeting 2017 Resident Programming Panel: "What I wish I knew" Roundtables.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Adrian Palisoc, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, for earning his certification as an Advanced Practice Pharmacist.

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1-MAY-2017

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CONGRATULATIONS to Julia Lui for being awarded a $2500 Walgreens Multilingual Scholarship!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Ivy Yu for being awarded a $2500 Walgreens Diversity Scholarship!

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KUDOS to Helen Berhane for being awarded the 2017 College of Pharmacy Diversity Scholarship for her outstanding achievements and commitment to underserved populations.

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KUDOS to Anu Adebayo for being selected for an experiential clerkship at the FDA – Office of Generic Drugs during the 2017-2018 academic year.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Fu Sang Luk for being awarded a Dymaxium Managed Care Research Internship.

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20-APRIL-2017

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KUDOS to Drs. Tristan Lindfelt, Eric Ip, Mitch Barnett M and P4 student Alejandra Gomez (Class of 2017) for their paper, "The impact of work-life balance on intention to stay in academia: Results from a national survey of pharmacy faculty," which was published in Research in Social and Admistrative Pharmacy.

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KUDOS to TUC COP students, alumni and faculty Lucy Phan, JoAnna Souksavong, Annie Tran, Janet Chang and Kajua Lor for their paper, "Impact of the Act FAST stroke campaign delivered by student pharmacists on the primary prevention of stroke," which was published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.

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14-APRIL-2017

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KUDOS to Dr. Bob Ignoffo, Dr. Tristan Lindfelt, and Eric Lozano for their paper, "Novel Systemic Therapies for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer," which was published in the Journal of Hematology Oncology Pharmacy.

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13-APRIL-2017

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KUDOs to Dr. Bill Dager, Professor of Clinical Sciences, for his paper, "Filtering Out Use of DOACs in Hemodialysis," which was published in Annals of Pharmacotherapy.

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KUDOS to Drs. Eric Ip, Bijal Shah, Shadi Doroudgar, Paul Perry, former MS student Michael Yadao, and colleagues for their paper "Polypharmacy, Infectious Diseases, Sexual Behavior, and Psychophysical Health Among Anabolic Steroid-Using Homosexual and Heterosexual Gym Patrons in San Francisco's Castro District," which was published in Substance Use & Misuse.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Anu Adebayo who was selected for a rotation with the US Food and Drug Administration in the Office of Generic Drugs.

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TUC COP LEGISLATIVE DAY: Wednesday, April 19, 2017. See you in Sacramento.

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LATE BREAKING SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY WITH GENENTECH: Genentech, Inc. in partnership with the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation is supporting the AMCP Foundation/Genentech, Inc. Evidence for Access Summer Internship Program for two student pharmacists. Ideal candidates will be currently enrolled as a full-time Doctor of Pharmacy and/or a joint MBA, MPP (Master of Public Policy), or MPH (Master of Public Health) degree program. DEADLINE: APRIL 21, 2017

This program will provide a unique opportunity for interns to contribute to meaningful projects and interact with industry experts within the Evidence for Access Team US Medical Affairs at Genentech, while gaining knowledge of the biotechnology industry. Following a competitive selection process, two student pharmacists will spend 10-12 consecutive weeks at the Genentech campus in South San Francisco, Calif., under the supervision of a preceptor/manager. Complete program details and access to the online application is available at apply.amcpfoundation.org or www.amcpfoundation.org.

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11-APRIL-2017

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KUDOS to Dr. Bill Dager, Professor of Clinical Sciences, and Dr. Linda Banares, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, for their paper, "Reversing the Anticoagulation Effects of Dabigatran," which was published in Hospital Practice.


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10-APRIL-2017

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VALOR PROGRAM MARTINEZ: Deadline coming up April 14, 2017. Check your email for details.

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PASSOVER GREETING FROM THE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

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KUDOS to Drs. Eric Ip, Bijal Shah, Shadi Doroudgar, Monica Bidwal, and Ms. Kathy Nguyen for the publication of their paper, "Motivations and Predictors of Cheating in Pharmacy School," which was published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

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KUDOS to Dr. Kelan Thomas, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and his colleagues for their paper, "Curriculum in Psychiatry and Neurology for Pharmacy Programs," which was accepted for publication in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

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UC Berkeley Pills Conference: It was great to see everyone this past Saturday. Representing Touro University California College of Pharmacy were Mr. Anthony Williams, Dr. Kevin Ita, and P3 student Danielle Thanh.

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3-APRIL-2017

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2017 TOURO UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA SCRIPT YOUR FUTURE VIDEO

https://youtu.be/N58o4_kiEUU

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24-MARCH-2017

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KUDOS to Dr. Jeremiah Duby, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, and his colleagues for their paper, "Dexmedetomidine for Refractory Intracranial Hypertension," which was published in the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Helen Berhane for being awarded a $10,000 COP Diversity Scholarship from Touro University California. She will be recognized for her achievements during the upcoming campus Mosaic Celebration on April 5.

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22-MARCH-2017

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: CVS Health and National Medical Fellowships (NMF) are offering a new CVS Health/NMF Pharm.D. Scholarship to support African American students who are in financial need and display a commitment to practicing in a community setting. This award provides $2,500 to one student pursuing a doctoral degree in pharmacy and applications open on April 24: www.nmf.fluidreview.com. Information about additional scholarship opportunities and instructions can be found by
visiting: https://www.nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/general-scholarships-awards/

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20-MARCH-2017

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CONGRATULATIONS to Maria Arella (Class of 2017) for earning the United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award. This award recognizes pharmacy students who make significant contributions to public health.

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17-MARCH-2017

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TOURO RESIDENCY PROGRAMS: We look forward to welcoming the following individuals who will be joining us next year for our Touro University California affiliated residency programs:
Joyce Ho (TU) - LifeLong Primary Care
Andrew Ray (TU) - LifeLong Psychiatry
Disnay Castrejon (UOP) - OLE Health
Terry Pang (TU) - Highland Hospital
Mark Mendiola (U of Arizona) - Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Vivian Li (TU) - Sutter Health
Gina Novak (UOP) - Northbay

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CONGRATULATIONS to the 37 students from Touro University California who matched during Phase I with ASHP residency programs in California, Illinois, Michigan, Oregon, Texas, and Washington! Looking forward to more matches during Phase II.

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16-MARCH-2017

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The deadline for applications for the VALOR Program in Martinez is April 14, 2017. The VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) will be hosting ONE VALOR student in 2017. Please check your email for details.

VALOR is a paid internship program that enables pharmacy students to experience clinical and administrative leadership through participation in pharmacy projects and other activities under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Pharmacy Service. The Martinez campus houses outpatient clinics, a Pharmacy Call Center, a Community Living Center (CLC), a pharmacoeconomics program, and pharmacy administrative offices.

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Huffington Post contribution from Dr. Alan Kadish, President of the Touro College and University System, which includes Touro University California

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15-MARCH-2017

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Representing TUC and pharmacy with pride – SNPhA regional conference, Sacramento, California

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10-MARCH-2017

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Margaret Schulte, Assistant Professor of Experiential Education, for passing the Geriatrics Certification Exam.

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10-MARCH-2017

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ASHP SPOKESPERSON: Dr. Mohamed Jalloh, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences and ASHP spokesperson, was recently quoted in Lifezette.com regarding insurance co-pays.

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9-MARCH-2017

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CONGRATULATIONS to PharmD (P3)/MPH student Diana DeVore for being honored with the 2017 Touro University California Public Health Hero (Student) Award. This award highlights her significant contributions and commitment to public health service during her academic tenure in the Master's of Public Health Program.

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8-MARCH-2017

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KUDOS to Dr. Jeremiah Duby, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, and his colleagues for their paper, "Prevalence and Course of Atrial Fibrillation in Critically Ill Trauma Patients," which was published in the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.

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8-MARCH-2017

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CONGRATULATIONS: The California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) granted Touro University California its 2017 Chapter of Excellence Award. This is the second year in a row that our students received this award, which was announced at the Westcoast Pharmacy Exchange last week in Palm Springs.

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3-MARCH-2017

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BIG GAME: It was a fierce competition last night! I was so proud of the COP members of TUC's team: Tony Abuyaghi, Bryan Okereke, Edward Wang, and Nathaniel Calloway. Their hard work, discipline, team spirit, quiet leadership, sportsmanship, and professionalism were on display for all to see. Kudos also to Dr. Gordon McCarter, Assistant Dean of Pharmacy Student Services, who travelled with the team as a chaperone.

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KUDOs to Tony Williams and Dr. Susan Heimer, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, who represented Touro University California College of Pharmacy at the University of California Irvine's 4th Annual Pre-Pharmacy Day. The event was highly successful and we received great commentary from the attendees about TUC COP after the event. We are proud of the achievements of our UCI alumni and look forward to continued collaborations with UCI's outstanding pre-pharmacy organizations and programs.

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2-MARCH-2017

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CONGRATULATIONS to the following students in the College of Pharmacy who were awarded Student Government Association (SGA) Travel Funds Scholarship (TFS) for Spring 2017: Brienna Andrews, Helen Berhane, Michelle England, Ampreet Gill, Ryan Hoh, Julia Lui, Yewande Samuel, and Jason Xie.

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BIG GAME: Tonight in Las Vegas. Cheer on TUC at Coronado High School or live stream the event: http://tu.edu/biggame/. Representing the College of Pharmacy are: Nathaniel Calloway, Edward Wang, Bryan Okereke, and Tony Abuyaghi.

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28-FEBRUARY-2017

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FACULTY AND STAFF TOWN HALL: Shelley Berkley, CEO & Senior Provost and Dr. Marilyn Hopkins, Provost & COO invite all faculty and staff to a Town Hall today: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Noon in the Lander Hall Auditorium.

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FREE CE: Bi-annual AHS CE day will offer 4 hours of CE credit.
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Place: Highland Hospital (1411 E. 31st Street, Oakland) - Highland Care Pavilion Conference Room A, B, C
Cost: FREE!

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24-FEBRUARY-2017

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VALOR PROGRAM: The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) Pharmacy Service is now accepting applications for its Pharmacy VA Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR). The program gives well qualified, P3 students an opportunity to get an “insider’s view” of VA Pharmacy, with 400 hours of experience in many aspects of VA pharmacy practice including Inpatient and Outpatient Pharmacy, IV Room experience, and Ambulatory Care. The deadline for applications is March 17, 2017.
Please check your email for additional information.

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23-FEBRUARY-2017

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FROM CSHP: Two scholarships are available for California Pharmacy Students - Application deadlines are June 30, 2017. Scholarships will be awarded at Seminar 2017 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

Joseph H. Beckerman Memorial Scholarship - Joseph H. Beckerman was devoted to health-system pharmacy as a profession. He was recognized as a mentor to hundreds of students and young pharmacists. The scholarship fund's purpose is to continue his vision of health-system pharmacy as an integral component to the delivery of health care in this country.

John J. Carbone Memorial Scholarship - John J. Carbone was a founding member of the CSHP Research and Education Foundation and committed to education, leadership and the pharmacy profession. This scholarship will provide academic scholarships to future pharmacy leaders who demonstrate characteristics of ethical behavior, professionalism, leadership, caring and compassion.

If you have any questions regarding these applications please email foundation@cshp.org or call the office at 916-447-1033.

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AMCP P&T COMPETITION FINALISTS: The Touro University California College of Pharmacy Team, comprised of Jinjing Cheng, Kevin Cheung, Jason Xie, and Tony Vu will be competing in Denver against teams from the following schools: Mercer University, Ohio Northeastern University, UNC Eschelman, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, University of the Pacific, and University of Washington.

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22-FEBRUARY-2017

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ALUMNI SOCIAL: All alumni (plus a guest) who live or work in Solano County are invited to attend on Monday, February 27 at the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce. The deadline to RSVP has been extended to this Friday, February 24.

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21-FEBRUARY-2017

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SUPPORT YOUR AMCP P&T TEAM: On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Farragut Inn, the members of Touro University California's Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Pharmacy and Therapeutic (P&T) Competition team will be presenting their winning project for the school. Jason Xie, Kevin Cheung, Jinjing Cheng, and Tony Vu will be representing TUC COP at the national competition in Denver, CO this March.

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NEW IPhO CHAPTER: Congratulations to the leadership team of Danielle Thanh and Dr. Mohamed Jalloh, who spearheaded the effort to get approval for a new Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO) chapter at Touro University California.

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17-FEBRUARY-2017

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FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: in Health Economics, Outcomes Research and Pharmacogenomics.

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16-FEBRUARY-2017

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KUDOS to Brienna Andrews, Pamela Lekhter, Helen Berhane, and Caroline Farr who are representing Touro University California's CAPSLEAD team in presenting their research, "Effect of personal background on the perceptions of professionalism in pharmacy school didactic years," as a poster presentation at the upcoming CPhA meeting in Palm Springs.

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15-FEBRUARY-2017

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KUDOS to Diana Devore (P3/Class of 2018) who was invited as a CSHP representative at the Califonia Department of Public Health (CDHP) Diabetes Program meeting in Sacramento.

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Diablo Society of Health-System Pharmacists for receiving the maximum $1000 award from the CSHP Regional Chapter Grant Program to support their Annual Diabetes Community Outreach Program.

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14-FEBRUARY-2017

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KUDOS to Dr. Emily Chan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who will be giving the following talk, "Patient-Centered Hepatitis C Management and Practice: Connecting the Dots from the Primary Care Clinic to the Pharmacy" at the upcoming CPhA meeting in Palm Springs, CA.

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The Touro University California College of Pharmacy is offering a $10,000 Diversity Scholarship to one student for this 2016/2017 academic year. The College of Pharmacy Diversity Scholarship recognizes an exemplary student from an underrepresented or disadvantaged background who is committed to serving people from all backgrounds with respect, compassion, and distinction. Deadline: Friday, March 17. Check your email for additional information.

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CONGRATULATIONS to the following members of the Class of 2020 who were selected to represent Touro University California in this year's CAPSLEAD (California Pharmacy Student Leadership) program: Manpreet Kaur, Jacob Long, Fu Sang Luk, Jordan Mar, Diana Nguyen, Tatiana Ouabo, Jasmeet Singh, and Bobby Wu.

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13-FEBRUARY-2017

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KUDOS to Dr. Shane Desselle, Professor of Social Behavioral and Administrative Sciences, for getting his special session proposal, "Organizational Culture and Citizenship Behaviors to Facilitate Planning, Faculty Quality of Worklife, and Institutional Effectiveness" for presentation at the 2017 AACP Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN.

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8-FEBRUARY-2017

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STUDY APPS: Come and learn about different study apps that may help enhnce your studies. Firecracker, Osmosis, Anki, Quizlet,and Mind mapping will be discussed. February 16 from 12:10 –12:50, in the Library Annex 118.

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6-FEBRUARY-2017

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KUDOs to Jenny Nguyen who was accepted for a rotation in the Office of Bioequivalence, Office of Generic Drugs at the Food and Drug Administration.

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Invitation to our Spring 2017 Open House - Friday, February 24, 2017 

Questions? / RSVP - anthony.williams@tu.edu

 

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13-JANUARY-2017

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College of Pharmacy students elected to the Student Government Association (2017-2018), effective 2/1/2017:

President: Catherine Weir
VP of Student Affairs: Katherine Farley
VP of Archives: Christina Choy-Sanchez (COP, Class of 2020)
VP of Finance: Justin Nguyen
VP of Alumni Affairs: Jesse Nguyen (COP, Class of 2020)
VP of Academics: Samantha Antonio (COP, Class of 2020)
VP of Communications: Michelle Huang (COP, Class of 2020)
VP of Social: Mohammad Habib
VP of Information Technology: Kshma Kulkami
VP of Insurance/Student Health: Katelyn Dang (COP. Class of 2020)
VP of Community Outreach: Diana Nguyen (COP, Class of 2020)
VP of Athletics: Nathaniel Calloway (COP, Class of 2020)

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5-JANUARY-2017

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KUDOS to Dr. Nathalie Bergeron, Professor of Biological Sciences, Dr. Sebastian Al-Saiegh (Class of 2016), and Dr. Eric Ip, Chair of Clinical Sciences, for acceptance of their paper, "Do California Pharmacy and Medical Students Practice What They Preach? An Analysis of Dietary and Lifestyle Practices, " in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

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KUDOS to Dr. Rae Matsumoto, Dean, and her colleagues for publication of their paper, "Benzylideneoxymorphone: A new lead for development of bifunctional mu/delta opioid receptor ligands" in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters.

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KUDOS to Dr. Kevin Ita, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for acceptance of his paper, "Dermal/transdermal delivery of small interfering RNA and antisense oligonucleotides- advances and hurdles," in the journal Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Adrian Palisoc, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, on recently passing the Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP) Exam! This is his second board certification, previously earning a BCPS.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Anh "Andy" Do, TUC COP Class of 2014, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, and Pharmacy Supervisor - Oncology/Infusion Center Services for Kaiser Permanente Napa Solano service area, who has been elected to the DSHP (Diablo chapter of CSHP) position of New Practitioner Director.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Keith Yoshizuka, Associate Professor and Chair of Social Behavioral and Administrative Sciences and Assistant Dean for Administration, who has been elected to the DSHP (Diablo chapter of California Society of Health-System Pharmacists) position of President Elect!

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 4-JANUARY-2017

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Alison McCormick, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, who was awarded a two-year, $413,125 R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her project: “Virus-DNA-Virus Hybrid Vaccines for the Prevention of Influenza.”

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SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The 2017 AMCP Foundation/ Allergan Plc Specialized Summer Internship Program in Health Outcomes deadline is coming up: January 20, 2017. PharmD students enrolled full-time in an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy during the 2016-2017 school year with anticipated graduation in 2018 or 2019 are eligible: apply.amcpfoundation.org.

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SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The 2017 AMCP Foundation Pfizer Summer Internship application deadline has been extended to January 27, 2017. PharmD students enrolled full-time in an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy during the 2016-2017 school year with anticipated graduation in 2018 or 2019 are eligible to apply: apply.amcpfoundation.org.

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During a time when Americans’ confidence in many U.S. institutions has declined, the public rated pharmacists as the second most honest and ethical profession in America, with an 67 percent rating of high/very high, according to a recently released Gallup survey.

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KUDOS to Yewande Samuel, Helen Berhane, Jonathan Khakshooy, and Trang Tran for acceptance of their presentation at the upcoming APhA meeting in San Francisco: "Health Care Providers’ Perspectives on Effective Written Communication for Clinical Practice." The project was conducted under the mentorship of Dr. Shane Desselle and Dr. Patricia Shane of Touro University California and Dr. David Latif at the University of Charleston.

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KUDOS to Leela Raja, Brienna Andrews, and Julia Lui for acceptance of their presentation at the upcoming APhA meeting in San Francisco: "A Measure of Organizational Culture in Academic Pharmacy Derived from a Panel of Experts." The project was conducted under the mentorship of Dr. Shane Desselle, Professor of Social Behavioral and Administrative Sciences.

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KUDOS to Ryan Hoh, Amanpreet Gill, and Lemuel Zamora for acceptance of their presentation at the upcoming APhA meeting in San Francisco: "Characterizing the Commitment of CPhTs: A Nationwide Study." The project was conducted under the mentorship of Dr. Shane Desselle, Professor of Social Behavioral and Administrative Sciences, along with collaborators Meagen Rosenthal and Erin Holmes at the University of Mississippi.


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