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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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