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14-DECEMBER-2016

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VALUE OF PHARMACISTS: Dr. Mohamed Jalloh, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences and spokesperson for the American Pharmacists Association, is quoted in a feature by CNBC: "When you have a pharmacist verbally communicating with you, you're more likely to communicate and understand that information." (Source: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/15/duane-reades-need-for-speed-pharmacy-robots-are-on-the-rise.html)

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13-DECEMBER-2016

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KUDOS to Dr. Clipper Young, Assistant Professor of Experiential Education, and his colleagues for their paper, "Improving Nursing Home Compliance via Revised Antipsychotic Use Survey Tool," which is being published in The Consultant Pharmacist.

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KUDOS to Dr. Nathalie Bergeron, Professor of Biological Sciences and Interim Associate Dean for Assessment and Curricular Innovation, and her collaborators for their paper, "Diets high in resistant starch increase plasma levels of trimethylamine N-oxide, a gut microbiome metabolite associated with cardiovascular disease risk," which was published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

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9-DECEMBER-2016

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STUDY BREAK: in Farragut Inn on Monday, December 12. Coffee and other snacks will be available while supplies last from 4:30 PM until the building closes at midnight. (Sponsored by Student Services, Rabbi, and Facilities)

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9-DECEMBER-2016

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BEST WISHES to Lucy Phan and Jonathan Lai who are representing Touro University California in the ASHP Clinical Skills Competition in Las Vegas.

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6-DECEMBER-2016

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KUDOS to Sabah Francis, graduate of our MS program, for her poster presentation at the American Society for Cell Biology conference in San Francisco. Dr. Vanishree Rajagopalan, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, served as her research mentor.

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5-DECEMBER-2016

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FAREWELL: The COP extends our best wishes to Mr. Deshon Williams, a valued member of the COP family. We are grateful for his dedicated service and commitment to the college while at Touro University California. He has been a great ambassador for our programs and we will miss him!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Catherine Song (Class of 2015), Dr. Lindsay Newsom (Class of 2015), and Mylien Hoang (P2) who have been appointed as Resident CE Chairs of the Diablo Chapter of CSHP!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Emily Chan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who has been appointed as Social Chair of the Diablo Chapter of CSHP!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Keith Yoshizuka, Chair of Social, Behavioral and Administrative Sciences and Assistant Dean for Administration, who has been appointed to the Government Affairs Committee of the Diablo Chapter of CSHP!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Alvin Tong and Dr. Catherine Song, alumni of the Class of 2015, who are the new Education Chairs for the Diablo Chapter of CSHP!

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29-NOVEMBER-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Lucinda Chan, Director and Assistant Professor of Experiential Education, who has been appointed to the Community Outreach Committee of the Diablo Chapter of CSHP!

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OPEN HOUSE: Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program Santa Clara is having an open house for their PGY1 Pharmacy Residency on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM (Location: 710 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95051, Medical Office Building Conference Room A3/A4 Combo, wayfinding station 196).

RSVP to ThuyMai.T.Nguyen@kp.org; If you have questions, please contact Amanda Do (amanda.do@kp.org) or Annie Tran (annie.tran@kp.org)

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28-NOVEMBER-2016

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OPEN HOUSE for Kaweah Delta Health Care District PGY1 residency program on December 17, 2016.

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OPEN HOUSE for Kaweah Delta Health Care District PGY1 residency program on December 17, 2016.

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OPEN HOUSE for the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency program at Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Napa-Solano on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 3:30PM. Please RSVP by emailing "Yes, Your Name, School" to amy.x1.hwang@kp.org by Thursday, December 1, 2016. Check your email for additional details.

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22-NOVEMBER-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Lauren Roller, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, on recently passing the Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP) Exam!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Jeremiah Duby, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, on recently passing the Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP) Exam! This is his second board certification, previously earning his BCPC.

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Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

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18-NOVEMBER-2016

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RESIDENCY OPEN HOUSE: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco will be having a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Open House on Friday, December 9 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at 2238 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94115 3rd Floor Diamond Room. Validated parking will be available in the underground parking garage at 2238 Geary Blvd.

Agenda:
3:00 - 3:30 pm - Welcome + Ice Breaker
3:30 - 4:00 pm - Program Overview
4:00 - 4:30 pm - Current Resident and Preceptor Panel (Please come with questions you would like to ask the preceptors)
4:30 - 5:00 pm - Tour

To RSVP, please click here <https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSeLYLsY7I2aW9l0p…/viewform…>

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Emily Chan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, for passing the Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) exam!

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CONGRATULATIONS to the following pharmacy students for their induction into Rho Chi last night:

  • Walid Aljayosi
  • Nicholas Alonzo
  • Amrit Bains
  • Gurjit Bains
  • Xia Li Chen
  • Catherine Cho
  • Yuan Yih Eric Huang
  • James Klag
  • Hui Yu Michelle Kuang
  • Kalvin Lam
  • Lyndon Layoso
  • Stefanie Navarro
  • Jenny Nguyen
  • Krushang Patel
  • Atoosa Rahmanattar
  • Ga Monica Rhee
  • Jamie Russell
  • Sena Shin
  • Mehek Talwar,
  • Qi Xian Annie Xu

Congratulations also to the faculty inductee, Adrian Wong, Assistant Professor of Experiential Education.

Faculty co-advisors of Touro California's chapter or Rho Chi are: Dr. Vani Rajagopalan, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Dr. Terrill Tang, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences.

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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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 16-NOVEMBER-2016

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KUDOS to Dr. Shane Desselle, Professor of Social Behavioral and Administrative Science, and his research team for their publication, "Components of a Measure to Describe Organizational Culture in Academic Pharmacy Derived from a Delphi Procedure," in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. The paper includes 5 co-authors, 3 of whom are students at our program: Brienna Andrews, Julia Lui, and G. Leela Raja.

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RESIDENCY WORKSHOP SERIES: For P3 and P4s, the final session on "The Match/Scramble" is today, Wednesday November 16 at 4:30 PM with Dr. Emily Chan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and her colleague Dr. Verlinden in Lander Hall 212. If you are off-campus and would like to join, please check your email for teleconferencing details.

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 15-NOVEMBER-2016

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RESIDENT MONTHLY TOPIC DISCUSSIONS: Two presentations by PGY1 residents on Wednesday, November 16 from noon-1:00 PM in PPC 112. The presenters and their topics are:

  • Jason Huynh - "Immune Thrombocytopenia"
  • Minh Nguyen - "Pharmacologic Management of Angioedema"

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KUDOS to Dr. Alicia Yeh and her co-authors, Dr. Bijal Shah and Dr. Kajua Lor for their paper, “Evaluation of Medication Regimen Complexity and A1C Goal Attainment in Underserved Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: A Cross-Sectional Study” which was published in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. doi:10.1177/1060028016673652

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KUDOS to Dr. Eric Ip, Associate Professor and Chair of Clinical Sciences, and his colleagues for their research paper on cheating in pharmacy school which was published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. His co-authors include the following student and faculty from Touro University California: Kathy Nguyen, PharmD, Bijal M. Shah, BPharm, PhD,
Shadi Doroudgar, PharmD, and Monica K. Bidwal, PharmD.
http://www.ajpe.org/doi/pdf/10.5688/ajpe808133

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11-NOVEMBER-2016

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The Touro University California College of Pharmacy would like to thank all of our veterans for their sacrifice and service. COP faculty and staff who are veterans include: Dr. Keith Yoshizuka, Associate Professor and Chair of SBA and Assistant Dean for Administration; Mr. Anthony Williams, Recruiter and Outreach Specialist; and Dr. Jasmine Reber, PGY1 Resident.

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OPEN LAB: The Class of 2020 is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity on Wednesday, December 7 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM in the PPC. Attendees are welcome to practice any skills, but the focus will be on Dispensing and Patient Counseling Activities.

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10-NOVEMBER-2016

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The $35,000 Sternfels Prize for Drug Safety encourages professionals, students and researchers to search for causative explanations (e.g. drug-drug, drug-disease, drug-genomic interactions) that if validated courld result in the safer use of existing pharmaceuticals.

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Introducing our SNPhA Board Members for the 2016-2017 school year!

Advisors: Dr. Lauren Roller & Dr. Steven Merrill
Chapter President: Joseph L. Lee
Vice President: Wande Samuel
Secretary: Kim Vo
VP of Finance: Linh Vo
Director of Public Relations: Roland Norona
VP of Community Outreach: Christina Doan & Marianne Moussa
Clinical Skills Competition Chair: Suneet Dhillon
Diabetes Initiative Chair: Diya Manavalan, Jinah Huynh, & Wande Samuel
Operation Immunization Chair: Julia Lui & Ryan Hoh
Power to End Stroke Chair: Emily Vuong, Tony Vu, & Uyen Thai
Project KEEPSAKE (CKD) Chair: Wazhma Mahshour & Sukhpreet Singh
Remember the Ribbon (HIV/AIDs): Chau Huynh & Sohniia Kaur
Legislative Chair: Danielle Fox

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BAGELS WITH BERKLEY (Last one this semester): Monday, November 14 at noon in the Collaborative Section of the Library.

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Thank you to all participants - students and speakers - as well as the organizers for a very successful AMCP Roundtable event!

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Our College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine students gathered in their white coats to raise awareness about diabetes as November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

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8-NOVEMBER-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to Jai Pal (Class of 2017) who was awarded a $1000 Walmart Scholarship for 2016-2017.

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LEARN ABOUT OUR 2+2 PHARM.D.: Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, November 9 at 6:00 pm PST. Dr. Kevin Ita, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chair of Admissions Committee, and Mr. Tony Williams, Recruiter and Outreach Specialist, will engage in discussion and Q&A with San Jose State University (Pre-Pharmacy Club) via Zoom. All are invited to participate in this zoom meeting from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android through the following link: https://zoom.us/j/875693176

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SAVE THE DATE: Feeling tired and overwhelmed? Already counting the days until winter break even though you have one more set of exams? A panel of COP, COM, and PA students will talk about their strategies for overcoming burn out. Come join the conversation: Tuesday, November 15 from 12:10-12:50 PM in LH111.

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UC DAVIS: Touro University California College of Pharmacy had a great time connecting with the UC Davis Pre-Pharmacy Club last night. Pharmacy students representing COP Connect, Mr. Tony Williams, and Dr. Jeremiah Duby, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, gave presentations and answered questions. Best wishes to pharmacy's future students and candidates for the Class of 2021!

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RESEARCH IN SOCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PHARMACY: Dr. Shane Desselle, Professor of Social Behavioral and Administrative Science and Editor of the journal, is delighted to announce that RSAP will begin publishing MONTHLY starting in January 2018!!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Anh "Andy" Do (Class of 2014) and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, who recently got promoted to Pharmacy Supervisor - Oncology and Infusion Center Services for Kaiser Permanente Napa Solano service area. He will be Pharmacist-in-Charge and have oversight of the staff for both Kaiser Vallejo and Vacaville outpatient oncology and infusion centers.

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Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. I had a great day, indulging in many of my favorites - catching up with friends and family, working, reading (for fun), and eating unhealthy but delicious food.

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6-NOVEMBER-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to the PGY1 residency program at Touro University California and Ole Health which was accredited by ASHP for three years. Thanks to our colleagues Dr. Tristan Lindfelt and Dr. Kajua Lor who helped make this happen! Best wishes to Dr. Mohamed Jalloh, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, for continued success of the program.

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KUDOs to Dr. Kevin Ita, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ms. Julia Nguyen (P1) and colleagues for their paper, "The Influence of Solid Microneedles on the Transdermal Delivery of Selected Antiepileptic Drugs," which has been accepted for publication in the journal Pharmaceutics.

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4-NOVEMBER-2016

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UCSF PGY1 OPEN HOUSE REMINDER: Friday, November 4 for those who RSVPed.

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PGY1 RESIDENCY OPEN HOUSE: Kaiser Permanente of Santa Rosa will be hosting an Open House on Novmeber 18 from 2:45 - 4:00 PM. Students will be able to mingle with the residency director, coordinators, and preceptors. The Open House will end with a tour of the hospital facility led by the current residents. Please RSVP to Yuliya.Blyakherova@kp.org by November 11 and check your email for additional details.

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SAVE THE DATE: The Golden Spike (Volleyball) Tournament between TUC and TUN will be played in the Lander Auditorium at 7 PM on Thursday, November 17.

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3-NOVEMBER-2016

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ACUTE CARE ELECTIVE FOR P2s: Registration for the course opens November 9; limited to 50 participants. The elective is intended for those who are interested in diving deeper into acute care topics and additional training/tips prior to starting your inpatient rotations. The class is pass/fail, will meet 2-3 times/month during the spring semester, and is co-coordinated by Dr. Monica Donnelley and Dr. Jeremiah Duby. Check your emails for additional details.

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SUTTER HEALTH OPEN HOUSE: Sutter Health will be hosting a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Open House at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley on Thursday, November 10.

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2-NOVEMBER-2016

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SUTTER HEALTH OPEN HOUSE: Sutter Health will be hosting a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Open House at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley on Thursday, November 10.

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CSU SACRAMENTO: Learn more about Touro University California's 2+2 PharmD program. Featuring Dr. Monica Donnelley, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences. Dr. Donnelley is a graduate of CSU Sacramento and Touro University California College of Pharmacy. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy, with added qualifications in infectious diseases, and certified by the American Academy of HIV Pharmacists.

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31-OCTOBER-2016

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UC IRVINE: Mr. Tony Williams from Touro University California College of Pharmacy met with students in the UC Irvine Pre-Pharmacy Club, UCI alumni rep, and TUC COP alumni Dr. Eric Wager in a recent trip to Irvine.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Supannee Sandra Lertpaichaiyon (P3/Class of 2018), who was recently elected as the regional delegate for Region 8 of APhA-ASP!

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28-OCTOBER-2016

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TUC COP RECEPTION AT CSHP: Looking forward to seeing alumni, faculty, students, and other colleagues of the Touro University California College of Pharmacy this evening, October 28: Disneyland Resort Hotel, Magic Kingdom Lawn, 4:30-6:00 PM.

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TOURO UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA AT CSHP: The following faculty and alumni are presenting talks today, Friday, October 28:

  • Ben Malcolm (alumni): Deciphering treatment advances in neuropsychopharmacology (8:00 Magic 1, Fantasy Tower)
  • Shadi Doroudgar (Assistant Professor): Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) treatment alternatives (8:10 Nile, Adventure Tower)
  • Lauren Roller (Assistant Professor) and Jeremiah Duby (Associate Professor): High impact interventions from the med list (8:30 Paradise Pier-Pacific Ballroom C)
  • Monica Donnelley (Assistant Professor): Making the grade, improving adult vaccination rates. Update on new ACIP guidelines (8:00 Mark Twain, Adventure Tower)

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26-OCTOBER-2016

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VISIT US TODAY AT UC RIVERSIDE: Mr. Tony Williams and Mr. Jonathan Trinh from Touro University California College of Pharmacy are at UC Riverside today. Learn more about our 2+2 PharmD program at our table.

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SHARP MEMORIAL: Mr. Tony Williams from Touro University California College of Pharmacy checking in with our colleague Dr. Kristen Herzik, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, in San Diego.

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO: Mr. Tony Williams from Touro University California College of Pharmacy had an enjoyable visit at UC San Diego discussing our 2+2 PharmD program.

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SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY: Mr. Tony Williams from Touro University California College of Pharmacy had a great time visiting with Dr. Tod Reeder, Chair of the Department of Biology, and students.

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24-OCTOBER-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS 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 the journal Molecular Basis of Disease.

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Touro celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with TUC Alum Dr. Richie Duenas.  For Dr. Duenas, owner of Vallejo's Mercury Pharmacy, his goal with the Latino community is to help educate them on their health options. He is doing this by reaching out to various groups and breaking down any reluctance to seek out services. We thank Dr. Duenas in his efforts to do what's best for the people in his community!

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21-OCTOBER-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Nathalie Bergeron, Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Assessment and Curricular Innovation, who has been invited by the Dairy Farmers of Canada/Bureau Laitier du Canada to give a talk entitled, “The DASH Diet: A Model for Healthy Living,” at their annual meetings held in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Moncton.

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SAVE THE DATE: Our next Open House will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017.

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21-OCTOBER-2016

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ASPIRING PHARMACISTS: Learn more about the 2+2 PharmD program at Touro University California College of Pharmacy at upcoming campus visits:

October 26: UC Riverside Graduate Health Science Fair and presentation to Pre-Pharmacy Club
November 2: CSU Sacramento presentation to Pre-Pharmacy Club
November 9: San Jose State University presentation to Pre-Pharmacy Club

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20-OCTOBER-2016

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KUDOS to Dr. Monica Bidwal and her co-authors for their paper, "Evaluation of asthma medication adherence rates and strategies to improve adherence in the underserved population at a federally qualified health center," which was published in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.

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FUN FACTS: At Touro University California, we conduct research on organizational culture to determine how pharmacists can establish policy that will improve patient care.

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19-OCTOBER-2016

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VISIT THE TOURO UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA TABLE: If you are at CSU Eastbay, come by and say hello to Mr. Tony Williams at our table and learn more about our innovative 2+2 PharmD program.

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FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The USC-Allergan Fellowship Open House is scheduled for Friday, November 18, 2016. The Open House is an excellent opportunity for graduating doctoral students who are interested in pursuing an industry post-doctoral position. The Open House will take place between 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all the attendees, and a brief campus tour will follow after lunch. For more information about the program, please visit: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/fellowship/

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OPEN HOUSE INVITATION TO P4s: The University of California, San Francisco Medical Center will be hosting an Open House from 3:00 - 5:30 PM on Friday, November 4 for fourth year pharmacy students who are interested in pursuing a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency. The PGY1 residency in Pharmacy Practice is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and is sponsored by the Medical Center at UCSF and the School of Pharmacy. 

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CSU EASTBAY: Come out and learn more about Touro University California's 2+2 PharmD program TODAY.

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VISIT THE TOURO UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA TABLE: If you are at CSU Eastbay, come by and say hello to Mr. Tony Williams at our table and learn more about our innovative 2+2 PharmD program.

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FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The USC-Allergan Fellowship Open House is scheduled for Friday, November 18, 2016. The Open House is an excellent opportunity for graduating doctoral students who are interested in pursuing an industry post-doctoral position. The Open House will take place between 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all the attendees, and a brief campus tour will follow after lunch. 

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OPEN HOUSE INVITATION TO P4s: The University of California, San Francisco Medical Center will be hosting an Open House from 3:00 - 5:30 PM on Friday, November 4 for fourth year pharmacy students who are interested in pursuing a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency. The PGY1 residency in Pharmacy Practice is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and is sponsored by the Medical Center at UCSF and the School of Pharmacy. Please RSVP no later than October 28, 2016 by clicking on the following link: UCSF PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Open House - RSVP please

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CSU EASTBAY: Come out and learn more about Touro University California's 2+2 PharmD program TODAY.

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VOTER REGISTRATION: If you are not already registered to vote, you may do so TODAY, October 19, in the Lander Hall foyer during lunchtime. TUC students have organized a voter registration drive on our campus. Laptops will be accessible for those who want to register online, as well as paper registration forms. Any California resident may pick up a registration form. You do not need to be a Solano County resident, and you do not need a California driver license to fill out a written form.

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RESIDENCY TOPIC DISCUSSION: Two of our PGY1 residents will be presenting today from 12-1 PM in PPC 112. The presenters and topics today are:

  • Leila Inting: "Safety and Efficacy of Vaxchora" 
  • Jasmine Reber: "Review of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in VTE Prophylaxis for Patients with Obesity"

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17-OCTOBER-2016

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UC SANTA CRUZ: Mr. Tony Williams from Touro University California getting ready to meet pre-pharmacy students.

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UC SANTA CRUZ: Welcomes Touro University California TODAY to share about our 2+2 PharmD program.

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DIABETES CARE: Dr. Mark Gloudeman, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, served on a panel at the recent UC Davis Pre-health Conference to discuss the role of pharmacists in the care of patients with diabetes.

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FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Julianne Knecht is a Pharmaceutical Industry Practice and Education Fellow with the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences. She and her co-fellows invite students who are interested in pursuing a fellowship post-graduation to learn more about the programs offered by University of the Sciences via their webinar which will be offered TOMORROW.

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11-OCTOBER-2016

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OPEN HOUSE: This Friday, October 14. We're looking forward to welcoming our attendees to campus.

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TOURO RECEPTION AT CSHP MEETING: We hope to see all of you who will be attending the CSHP meeting this year in Anaheim at our reception on Friday, October 28 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Bijal Shah, Associate Professor of Social Behavioral and Administrative Sciences, and her research team for receiving a Platinum Award at the AMCP mid-year meeting for their project: "Value Frameworks for the Patient-Provider Interaction: A Comparison of the ASCO Value Framework versus NCCN Evidence Blocks in Determining Value in Oncology." Her co-investigators are Joseph Galanto (P4), Huong Nguyen (P4) and Dr. Robert Ignoffo, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Sciences.

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10-OCTOBER-2016

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KUDOS to fourth year pharmacy students Joseph Galanto and Huong Nguyen for their poster presentation at the AMCP midyear meeting. Their faculty mentors were Dr. Bijal Shah, Associate Professor of Social Behavioral and Administrative Sciences, and Dr. Bob Ignoffo, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Sciences.

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OCTOBER IS PHARMACISTS MONTH: Did you know that California has a pharmacy museum?

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Check out the article by Touro University California PharmD/MPH student Cindy Ngyuen.

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KUDOS to our MS students for their co-investigator contributions to a first prize winning poster at the recent American Osteopathic Association (AOA/OMED)’s Student Poster Competition in Anaheim. COP students Ranim Touma and Kiemia Khosravi-Ashtiani worked with their colleagues in the College of Medicine, Paul Shiu and Mari Ho, and their mentors Dr. Daniel Keppler and Dr. Athena Lin to present their research, "Distinct Kinase Activation Signature Among Ras Isoforms," at the OMED 2016 meeting in September.

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MORE TOURO IDOL: Faculty in the Touro University California College of Pharmacy support our students in countless ways, on and off the clock. Thanks to four special faculty who went above and beyond for Touro Idol. Dr. Shadi Doroudgar, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, was the program's host. Dr. Jeremiah Duby, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, served as one of the judges. Adrian Wong, Assistant Professor of Experiential Education, handled all of the sound and brought in his personal and very professional sound equipment. Dr. Monica Donnelley, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, sang Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift.

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FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Sign up for upcoming webinars to learn more about industry and academic fellowship programs through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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9-OCTOBER-2016

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OCTOBER IS PHARMACISTS MONTH: The TUC chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association is holding a CV workshop today.

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It was great meeting everyone at the Touro University California College of Pharmacy table at the UC Davis Pre-Health Conference yesterday.

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7-OCTOBER-2016

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PHARMACY PRACTICE CENTER: Students at Touro University California learning aseptic technique in our IV lab. We have 8 different laminar air flow hoods which allow our students to learn this essential technique prior to their institutional rotations.

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PROSPECTIVE PHARMACY STUDENTS: October is Pharmacists Month! Learn more about our innovative 2+2 Doctor of Pharmacy program at the upcoming events:

  • October 8: UC Davis Pre-health Conference
  • October 14: COP Open House on the Touro University California campus
  • October 17: UC Santa Cruz
  • October 19: CSU East BayOctober 26: UC Riverside

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UC DAVIS PRE-HEALTH CONFERENCE: If you will be in attendance tomorrow (October 8), check out our very own Dr. Mark Gloudeman, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who will be a panelist describing the role pharmacists play in the care of patients with diabetes. Other panelists include a podiatrist, endocrinologist, and ophthalmologist.

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6-OCTOBER-2016

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FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The USP Global Fellowship Program is a competitive program for doctoral and post-doctoral students (from pharmacy, medicine, dentistry) who may receive awards up to $50,000 to advance new research that contributes to innovative or updated quality standards in the fields of chemical and biological medicines, excipients, dietary supplements, healthcare quality, food ingredients and general research. Since the program's inception in 1981, USP has invested nearly $4 million in more than 240 Fellowship awards. Application instructions can be found at USP’s Global Fellowship website and must be received before 5:00 PM on Friday, October 28, 2016.

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Thanks in part to the advocacy of our students and alumni, Governor Brown has signed AB 1114 (Eggman) allowing pharmacists to bill MediCal for the service component (as opposed to the product reimbursement) for furnishing contraceptives, nicotine replacement therapy and counseling for smoking cessation, furnishing the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, and furnishing travel medicine for international travel (including Mexico).

The Touro University California College of Pharmacy has a history of active advocacy, including strong lobbying to pass SB 493 (Hernandez) in 2013 that increased the scope of pharmacy practice in California, SB 277 (Pan) in 2015 that strengthened the immunization requirements for school aged children in the state, and SB 590 (Stone) in 2015 that updated the requirements for sitting for California Pharmacist Licensing Examination.

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PHARMACY PRACTICE CENTER: Students at Touro University California learning aseptic technique in our IV lab. We have 8 different laminar air flow hoods which allow our students to learn this essential technique prior to their institutional rotations.

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PROSPECTIVE PHARMACY STUDENTS: October is Pharmacists Month! Learn more about our innovative 2+2 Doctor of Pharmacy program at the upcoming events:

  • October 8: UC Davis Pre-health Conference
  • October 14: COP Open House on the Touro University California campus
  • October 17: UC Santa Cruz
  • October 19: CSU East Bay
  • October 26: UC Riverside

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5-OCTOBER-2016

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UC DAVIS PRE-HEALTH CONFERENCE: If you will be in attendance tomorrow (October 8), check out our very own Dr. Mark Gloudeman, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who will be a panelist describing the role pharmacists play in the care of patients with diabetes. Other panelists include a podiatrist, endocrinologist, and ophthalmologist.

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FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The USP Global Fellowship Program is a competitive program for doctoral and post-doctoral students (from pharmacy, medicine, dentistry) who may receive awards up to $50,000 to advance new research that contributes to innovative or updated quality standards in the fields of chemical and biological medicines, excipients, dietary supplements, healthcare quality, food ingredients and general research. Since the program's inception in 1981, USP has invested nearly $4 million in more than 240 Fellowship awards. Application instructions can be found at USP’s Global Fellowship website and must be received before 5:00 PM on Friday, October 28, 2016:

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KUDOS to Dr. Kevin Ita, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for his paper, "Recent trends in the transdermal delivery of therapeutic agents used for the management of neurodegenerative diseases" which has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Drug Targeting.

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TOURO IDOL: Tomorrow, October 6 at 6 PM in the Lander Hall Auditorium. Support your favorite contestants from COP. The show will be hosted this year by Dr. Shadi Doroudgar, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and first year pharmacy students!

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RETIREMENT: The Touro University California College of Pharmacy extends our best wishes to Dr. Paul Perry, Professor of Clinical Sciences, who has retired after a long and distinguished career in academia. Dr. Perry was a founding faculty member and chair in the College. He has been instrumental in building our 2+2 curriculum and clinical department, and we will greatly miss him as a colleague and mentor!

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30-SEPTEMBER-2016

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WELCOME ASPIRING PHARMACY STUDENTS to the Touro University California College of Pharmacy Open House on October 14.

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29-SEPTEMBER-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Rae Matsumoto, Dean, and her colleagues, for being awarded their patent "Mixed mu agonist/delta antagonist opioid analgesics with reduced tolerance liabilities and uses thereof."

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LEARN MORE ABOUT STEM CELL RESEARCH: Join Dr. David Madden, Associate Professor of Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and other researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging on October 15.

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28-SEPTEMBER-2016

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RESIDENCY WORKSHOP SERIES for P3s and P4s: Choosing Letter of Recommendation Writers is TODAY at 4:30 PM with Dr. Jerry Gonzales. If you are in the area, please join us in LH 212. If you are joining from off-campus, please check your email for login instructions.

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22-SEPTEMBER-2016

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KUDOS to Dr. Shane Desselle, Professor of Social Behavioral and Administrative Sciences, who will be presenting the seminar, "Meeting and transcending ACPE’s standards on leadership: What role does organizational culture play?" at the University of Louisiana Monroe School of Pharmacy.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Danielle Thanh, one of seven recipients for CSHP's 2016 Grassroot Advocates Recognition Program, and the only student recognized! She will be recognized during the CSHP Seminar 2016 Awards Ceremony held on Saturday, October 29th in Anaheim, CA.

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20-SEPTEMBER-2016

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KUDOS to Dr. Shadi Doroudgar, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who will be taking part in a safeTALK training this Thursday. The training is open to the public to help communities deal with suicide prevention. Please feel free to sign up if interested.

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RESIDENT MONTHLY TOPIC DISCUSSIONS: Drs. Deanna Gee (PEA Fellow) and Stephanie Chin (PGY1 Resident at LifeLong Medical Center) will be giving their monthly topic discussion this Wednesday, September 21st from 12- 1 PM in PPC 112. Please join (or send your students) if available. The topics being presented are:

  • Deanna Gee - "End of Life Option Act" 
  • Stephanie Chin - "Safety and Efficacy of Sodium Glucose Cotransporter 2 inhibitors"

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KUDOS to Dr. Kevin Ita, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for his review, "Transdermal delivery of vaccines - Recent progress and critical issues," which was published in Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy.

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KUDOS to Dr. Shane Desselle, Professor of Social Behavioral and Administrative Sciences, who will be speaking at the University of Louisiana Monroe School of Pharmacy Rho Chi Induction Ceremony on "Finding the leader within: Looking both ways."

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19-SEPTEMBER-2016

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: A $1000 Walmart Scholarship will be awarded to one TUC COP student for the 2016/2017 school year. Keep an eye on your email for additional details. Selection criteria include:

  • A Pharmacy student with high scholastic standing in his/her last three years of school.
  • A financial need, to help the student with tuition, books, etc. Students who have received a “full scholarship” that covers all expenses should not be awarded this scholarship.
  • A student that has shown the ability to lead others.
  • A student that shows a desire to enter community practice upon graduation and has current/previous experience in community practice. Preference to Walmart Interns or students that completed their IPPE Rotation at Walmart or Sam’s Club
  • The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

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KUDOs to Vivian Dao (P1) and Jeff presenting their driving and hyperglycemia study at the American Osteopathic Medicine OMED Convention in Anaheim on Sunday.

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16-SEPTEMBER-2016

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MO' JALLOH: See another quote from Dr. Mohamed Jalloh, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, at TUC COP.  (Article)

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WELCOME: We are pleased that Anh "Andy" Do, Class of 2014, continues to be part of the Touro California family as a new Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor. Andy completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, a PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency at Palomar Health, and the ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Leadership Academy (2015 graduate). He is currently an Oncology Operations Pharmacist at Kaiser Vacaville Medical Center.

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The Alaska Pharmacists Association is pleased to offer a $1,500 scholarship to an Alaskan student pursuing a degree in the field of pharmacy. Additional information on the scholarship and the application are posted on their website at www.alaskapharmacy.org/html/resources/scholarships.php .

The application deadline is November 1, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their status by December 15, 2016. The award will be paid directly to the University usually in January 2017.

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14-SEPTEMBER-2016

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See the quote from Dr. Mohamed Jalloh of TUC COP in the news. (Time Magazine article)

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Monica Donnelley, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who will be presenting a poster at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) meeting “ID Week” in New Orleans in October: “Nonbronchoscopic-BAL for Suspected Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Factors that Drive Unnecessary Antimicrobial Prescribing.”

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REMINDER to P3s and P4s: The second session for the Residency Prep Series on Cover Letters is TODAY at 4:30 PM with Dr. Laura Baumgartner, Director of Residency Programs. If you are in the area please join us in LH 212. If you are off-campus, please check you emails for options and codes for connecting remotely.

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12-SEPTEMBER-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Mark Gloudeman, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who was invited to speak at the UC Davis Pre-Health Conference on October 8.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Emily Chan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who has been elected the new Diablo CSHP Social Chair.

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KUDOS to Dr. Mohamed Jalloh, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, for his paper, "Dietary supplement interactions with antiretrovirals: A systematic review," which is in press in the International Journal of STD & AIDS.

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7-SEPTEMBER-2016

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CAREER AND RESIDENCY DAY: Looking forward to welcoming representatives from the following organizations to campus on Friday, September 9:
  • Rite Aid,
  • CVS Pharmacy,
  • Kaiser Permanente,
  • NorthBay Healthcare Group Pharmacy,
  • Alameda County Medical Center (Highlands Campus),
  • Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy,
  • Safeway, SaveMart Companies,
  • Touro University California,
  • Walgreens,
  • Wal-Mart Health and Wellness,
  • Asereth Medical Services,
  • Napa State Hospital,
  • St. Joseph Health,
  • Sutter Health East Bay,
  • Rx Relief,
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

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RESIDENCY WORKSHOP SERIES for P3s and P4s: Since Block Exams are taking place this week, the next session on Cover Letters with Dr. Laura Baumgartner, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, is taking place NEXT WEDNESDAY at 4:30 PM. Be on the look out for an email next week with the conference number and Zoom link for the session.

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KUDOS to Dr. Kevin Ita, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for his review, "Insights into the percutaneous penetration of antidiabetic agents," which was published in the Journal of Drug Targeting.

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THANK YOU to Rabbi Tenenbaum for his support and prayers in the classrooms this morning beforethe P1s and P2s commenced their block exams!

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2-SEPTEMBER-2016

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KUDOS to Dr. Bijal Shah (Associate Professor of SBA), Joseph Galanto (P4), Huong Nguyen (P4), and Dr. Robert Ignoffo (Professsor Emeritus). The research team has been selected to do a Research Podium continuing pharmacy education session on "Value Frameworks for the Patient-Provider Interaction: A Comparison of the ASCO Value Framework versus NCCN Evidence Blocks in Determining Value in Oncology" at the AMCP Nexxus meeting in Maryland next month.

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1-SEPTEMBER-2016

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KUDOS to Janet Chang (Class of 2017) for her article on drug take back which appeared in the August edition of Drug Topics Magazine.

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31-AUGUST-2016

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NICE WORK EVERYONE: 100% downloads in preparation for the Track 1 Block A exam! Best wishes to the P1s and P2s.

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30-AUGUST-2016

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RESIDENCY PREP SERIES for P3/4s: The first session will focus on CV development and be held tomorrow at 4:30 PM in Lander Hall 212. Dr. Melissa Kirkpatrick and Dr. Lauren Roller will be leading the session. Please check your email for details to use online and call-in options.

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SAVE THE DATE: Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program will be on campus on Tuesday, September 13 from noon - 1 pm in PLC 170.

This post-doctoral fellowship program is highly recognized and consists of 19 partner companies (including several of the top ten global companies) in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. The Fellowship program provides intensive, hands-on training to develop skills and experience in a variety of disciplines, including clinical pharmacology, clinical research, regulatory affairs, medical information, medical affairs, market research, and marketing.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Alex Cullum for being awarded a California Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (CSHP) Student Leadership Award.

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28-AUGUST-2016

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Touro University California College of Pharmacy Class of 2020.  White Coat Ceremony

College of Pharmacy - Class of 2020

 


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Touro University California College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony - Class of 2020

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Touro University California College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony - Class of 2020

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26-AUGUST-2016

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REHEARSAL REMINDER to the P1s for the White Coat Ceremony. Meet in front of Lander Hall today at 11:30 for the class picture - bring your white coats. Rehearsal will follow in the auditorium, with ice cream afterwards.

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24-AUGUST-2016

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KUDOS to Dr. Monica Donnelley, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who will be presenting, "Making the Grade, Improving Adult Vaccination Rates. Update on New ACIP Guidelines," at the upcoming CSHP annual meeting in Anaheim, CA.

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23-AUGUST-2016

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KUDOS to Dr. Lauren Roller, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who will be presenting "Traumatic Brain Injuries: Pharmacotherapy Challenges" as part of the Critical Care Program at the upcoming CSHP annual meeting in Anaheim.

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KUDOS to Dr. Rae Matsumoto, Dean, and her colleagues for getting their paper, "Behavioral and biochemical effects of ketamine and dextromethorphan relative to its antidepressant-like effects in Swiss Webster mice," accepted for publication in Neuroreport.

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KUDOS to Dr. Jeremiah Duby, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, who will be presenting "Opioid-Sparing Analgesia in the ICU: Special Tools and Tactics" as part of the Critical Care Program at the upcoming CSHP annual meeting in Anaheim, CA.

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WELCOME Dr. Mohamed Jalloh, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, as the newest addition to our TUC COP pharmily; he will be contributing his expertise as an ambulatory care pharmacist at Ole Health. Dr. Jalloh earned his PharmD at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania and completed a post-graduate drug information research fellowship at Creighton University in Nebraska before joining us here on Mare Island!

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19-AUGUST-2016

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KUDOS to Dr. Emily Chan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who has been invited to present, "Patient-Centered Hepatitis C Management and Practice: Connecting the Dots from the Primary Care Clinic to the Pharmacy," at the California Pharmacists Association West Coast Exchange.

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KUDOS to Dr. Ashley Butler Rogers (Class of 2016) and her co-authors which included Dr. Patricia Shane, Professor of Social, Behavioral and Administrative Sciences, for their paper, "Comprehensive Medication Management Programs: 2015 Status in Southern California," which was published in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.

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16-AUGUST-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS: I am pleased to announce that Dr. Nathalie Bergeron, Professor of Biological Sciences, has been appointed Interim Associate Dean for Assessment and Curricular Innovation. Dr. Bergeron's many contributions to the college, university and Touro system is widely recognized and we look forward to working with her in this new role until our permanent Associate Dean is hired.

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KUDOS to Dr. Monica Donnelley, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and Dr. Keith Yoshizuka, Chair of Social Behavioral and Administrative Sciences, who will be presenting "Antimicrobial Stewardship Updated Guidelines and Your Legal Responsibility to the Patient," at the upcoming CSHP meeting in Anaheim.

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KUDOS to Dr. Shadi Doroudgar, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who will be presenting "Calling the Shots: Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) Treatment Alternatives," at the upcoming CSHP meeting in Anaheim.

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SAVE THE DATE: The College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 9:00 AM in the Lander Hall Auditorium. We are proud to feature as our keynote speaker, our very own alumnus Dr. Richie Duenas (Class of 2009), CEO of Mercury Distribution and owner of Mercury Pharmacy's two locations in Vallejo and Fairfield, CA.

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11-AUGUST-2016

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STUDENT PROGAMMING AT CSHP MEETING: Your fearless faculty, Dr. Lauren Roller, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and Dr. Jeremiah Duby, Associate Professor of Clinical Science, will be presenting on topics related to the Medication Administration Record (MAR). See them live in Anaheim!

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10-AUGUST-2016

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POST-DOC POSITION AVAILABLE: Exciting opportunity in the laboratory of Dr. Alison McCormick, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Deadline for applications: September 1, 2016.

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KUDOs to Dr. Eric Ip, Chair and Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, and his colleagues for their book chapter, "Beta-adrenoceptor antagonists and antianginal drugs," which is being published in "Side Efects of Drugs Annual, Volume 38."

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We appreciate the generosity of Walgreens which allowed us to award scholarships to P1 students in recognition of their commitment to diversity. CONGRATULATIONS to the following P1 students who received Walgreens Diversity Pipeline Awards: Fatima Hernandez, Miri Nissan, Tatiana Ouabo and those recognized with Walgreens Diversity and Inclusion Awards: Allison Morse, Diana Nguyen, Minh Dang, Manpreet Kaur.

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9-AUGUST-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Shona Moorkerjee, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and her colleagues for getting their paper, "Measurement of the Absolute Magnitude and Time Courses of Mitochondrial Membrane Potential in Primary and Clonal Pancreatic Beta-Cells," published in PLoS One.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Laura Baumgartner, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and her colleagues for their paper, "Hypersensitivity Reaction Following Administration of Low Dose Oral Vancomycin for the Treatment of Clostridium Difficile in a Patient with Normal Renal Function," which is being published in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice.

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8-AUGUST-2016

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LOAN REPAYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The California State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) SLRP increases the number of primary care physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, pharmacists, and licensed mental/behavioral healthcare professionals practicing in federally designated California Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). SLRP assists with the repayment of qualified educational loans for eligible primary healthcare professionals in exchange for working in a HPSA.
2016 SLRP Application Cycle: The 2016 SLRP application cycle is now open. Applications will close on October 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Apply online through CalREACH.
SLRP Certified Eligible Site (CES): SLRP requires all potential Certified Eligible Sites (CESs) to submit an application to verify the site is in a HPSA, is in compliance with federal requirements, and is willing to match award funds. Clinical practice sites can recruit and retain providers who provide care in underserved communities by becoming a SLRP CES.

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KUDOS to Dr. Kelan Thomas, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and his collegues, for their book chapter, "Lithium" which is being published in "Side Effects of Drugs Annual, Volume 38."

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KUDOS to Dr. Melissa Kirkpartick, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who has been invited to present, "New Medications in End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)," at the National Kidney Foundation 48th Annual Medical Symposium.

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5-AUGUST-2016

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Hello Touro,
Save the date for Club Day on Tuesday August 23rd from 3:30 to 7:00 pm at The Grove (Grassy area).  There will be FOOD, GAMES and raffle PRIZES!!!  
Club day this year will be a drop in event.  Colleges that end class early will be the early arrivals and colleges that end class late will be the late arrivals.  Food will be set up at 3:30 and 4:30.  I will provide more information at the senate meeting on 8/9in LHB and will send out more details when it comes close.
Make the time to come out and learn about all our clubs and organizations on campus! This is a great chance to meet everyone from different colleges! 
Looking forward to seeing you all there! 
-SGA

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KUDOS to Michael Phorth, MPH/PharmD Class of 2016, for his article, "Pharmacists should get training in naloxone use now."
http://drugtopics.modernmedicine.com/drug-topics/news/pharmacists-should-get-training-naloxone-use-now
Per Fred Meyer, this article will be used for their PPSI/MCPhA California Board of Pharmacy training programs and naloxone use, that is being given by Aglaia Panos, PharmD, MCPhA president.

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KUDOS to Dr. Emily Chan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who was selected to be member of the AACP Continuing Professional Development Section for the 1) Strategic Planning Committee and the 2) Program Committee.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Adrian Palisoc (Class of 2012), Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who was promoted to Inpatient Supervisor at San Leandro Kaiser!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ms. Christina Monasterio, Post-Graduate Programs Coordinator. Wishing her a day filled with wonderful memories!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Laura Baumgartner, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and her colleagues for their paper, "Thiocyanate Accumulation in Critically Ill Patients Receiving Nitroprusside Infusions," which was published in the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.

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4-AUGUST-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to Jonathan Trinh and Danielle Fox who took second place in the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) Clinical Skills Competition! Dr. Lauren Roller, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, serves as their SNPhA advisor.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Kevin Ita, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for his paper, "Insights into the percutaneous penetration of antidiabetic agents," which was accepted for publication in the Journal of Drug Targeting.

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1-AUGUST-2016

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KUDOS to Dr. Tristan Lindfelt, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, whose research was presented at the recent AACP meeting as a poster: "Factors Impacting Job Retention and Turnover Among Pharmacy School Faculty."

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KUDOS to Dr. Eric Ip, Associate Professor and Chair of Clinical Sciences, who presented two posters at the recent American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) meeting in Anaheim, CA: "Are Female Pharmacy Faculty from Venus and Males from Mars?" and "Do Pharmacy Students Cheat? A Survey of Motivations and Predictors of Cheating."

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30-JULY-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Alison McCormick, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and her colleague Dr. Aradhana Tiwari of NYMC, who received a Seed Grant from the Touro College and University System for their project, "A Novel Approach of Targeted Immunotherapy in Combination with an EBV Vaccine Against EBV Positive B Cell Lymphoma.”

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CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES to Danielle Fox and Jonathan Trinh for making it to the final round of the 2016 SNPhA National Clinical Skills Competition!

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29-JULY-2016

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KUDOS to Diana DeVore (P3) who represented the CAPSLEAD team and Touro University California presenting their research project at the annual American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) meeting in Anaheim, CA. Dr. Shadi Doroudgar, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, served as a mentor for the project and also as the school's faculty delegate for the meeting.

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A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT to Punam Patel, Jeffrey Shu, Kathy Nguyen, Danielle Fox, and Jonathan Trinh who are representing us at the 2016 SNPhA National Conference. Best wishes especially to Punam and Jeffrey who comprise Team Touro California in the Clinical Skills Competition!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Monica Bidwal, Dr. Kajua Lor, and Dr. Eric Ip of our Department of Clinical Sciences for their paper, "Evaluation of Asthma Medication Adherence Rates and Strategies to Improve Adherence in the Underserved Population at a Federally Qualified Health Center," which was accepted for publication in Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Jeremiah Duby, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, and his colleagues for their paper, "Inadequate Sedation During Therapeutic Paralysis: Use of Bispectral Index in Critically Ill Patients," which was published in Drugs – Real World Outcomes.

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BEST WISHES to Dr. Tristan Lindfelt, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, who has begun a new position at Athena Health. We appreciate her outstanding service to the College for the past 5.5 years. Dr. Lindfelt will remain a part time faculty member with the school to assist with the transitioning of our new Residency Program Director.

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WELCOME new students! The College of Pharmacy welcomed 103 new Pharm.D. and 9 M.S. students to campus today. The faculty and staff in the College are looking forward to working with them during the coming months and years in their journey to becoming health care providers and scientists.

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KUDOS to Dr. Eric Ip, Associate Professor and Chair of Clinical Sciences, who was quoted in yesterday's edition of The Guardian (national/international newspaper) regarding recent systematic anabolic steroid use by Russian athletes. [Article - Russian Olympic team's drug usage could have long term effects on athletes' health by Olga Oksman, 28-July-2016]

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Jasmine Reber, Class of 2016, who was recently appointed as a member of the ASHP New Practitioners Forum (NPF) Advisory Group for 2016-2017.

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18-JULY-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Alicia Yeh who received the Excellence in Research Award from the Touro University California College of Pharmacy residency program. Dr. Yeh, who successfully completed her residency at Ole Health is now a full-time ambulatory care pharmacist with Kaiser Permanente in Napa/Solano and a part-time faculty with the school.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Laura Baumgartner, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who has been named our new Residency Program Director.

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WELCOME: Dr. Kristen Herzik, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, has joined the Touro University California team at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego. Dr. Herzik is an exemplary alumni from our Class of 2013 and we are looking forward to having new generations of students and residents benefit from her expertise as a care transitions pharmacist.

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9-JULY-2016

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WELCOME to Dr. Deanna Gee, who has joined the Touro University California College of Pharmacy as an Academic Fellow. Dr. Gee is a recent graduate of the University of Rhode Island.

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6-JULY-2016

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I am sad to announce that Dr. Kajua Lor will be leaving our Touro COP program to be closer with her family in Wisconsin starting July 8th. She has been an outstanding faculty member, teacher, clinician, and role model these past 6 years. She helped establish and expand clinical pharmacy services at Ole Health, was the residency site coordinator at Ole Health, and coordinated and established an intensive research training program for our post-graduate residents/fellows.
Below is a list of some of her many accomplishments: 
- accepted into the prestigious PRIDE Scholar Program (2012-2014)
- won the APhA One-to-One Patient Counseling Recognition Award
- 2013 Touro Clinical Sciences Professor of the Year
- multiple Script your Future National Awards for Touro
- SNPhA Advisor of the Year 2015

She is well-known for her high quality work, innovation and proactive approach and will be greatly missed by our department and the College. Below are some words she would like to share with the rest of the College.

We wish her all the best and are very fortunate to have been able to work with her,
Eric

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Dear colleagues and friends, 

It’s with a heavy heart that I must share with you that I am leaving my position at Touro University California College of Pharmacy. 

Working with the Touro family for the past 6 years has been such a rewarding experience and I have grown so much as an academic practitioner. I am leaving with wonderful memories of the time we spent together; from winning regional & national awards, establishing the clinical practice site at OLE Health, developing innovative teaching activities, to expanding my research skills and sharing the fundamentals of research with students/residents/fellows. Thank you all for your guidance, support and mentorship. 

I will be moving to the Midwest to be closer to family and will continue my career as an academic practitioner. I hope our paths cross again and I look forward to collaborating on projects in the future.

Warmest Regards,
Kajua

LinkedIn: Kajua Lor, PharmD, BCACP
Gmail: kajua.lor@gmail.com

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29-JUNE-2016

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Touro University California ~ College of Pharmacy will be participating in the “Early Decision” (ED) status through PharmCAS (pharmcas.org). The early decision admissions process means students ~ future pharmacist will have the opportunity to get accepted early providing all admissions requirements are vetted through PharmCAS before September 2016. For more information contact Tony Williams – Recruiter - anthony.williams@tu.edu 

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28-JUNE-2016

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Congratulations to Dr. Shadi Doroudgar, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, Dr. Paul Perry, Professor of Clinical Sciences, Dr. Kelan Thomas, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, along with pharmacy students Hannah Mae Chuang, Joanne Canedo and Kimberly Bohnert for getting their paper, "Driving performance comparing older versus younger drivers," accepted for publication in Traffic Injury and Prevention.

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I am pleased to announce that Dr. Daniel Keppler, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, has been named the new Director of the Graduate Program. Dr. Keppler has a strong history of commitment and engagement with our master’s program. As the Director of the Graduate Program, Dr. Keppler will also be part of the College’s management team and chair the Graduate Program Committee. We look forward to further expansion and development of our graduate program under his leadership.
We also extend our sincere gratitude to Dr. David Evans for his strong leadership, growing our master’s program to its current size of 15 students and positioning it for further expansion. We wish him well as he embarks on a well-deserved sabbatical and look forward to his continued service on the Graduate Program Committee when he returns.
Rae R. Matsumoto, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Pharmacy
Touro University California

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The College of Pharmacy wishes Dr. Paul Goldsmith a sincerely thank you and best wishes as he leaves us. As a founding member of the Touro University California College of Pharmacy and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, Paul played an instrumental role in building the college’s programs over the years. He will be remembered fondly for his collegiality and mentoring efforts, and the legacy he has left us in the form of our 2+2 program. We wish the best for Paul and the Goldsmith family and hope he has many opportunities to pursue whatever makes his heart sing.
Rae R. Matsumoto, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Pharmacy
Touro University California

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20-JUNE-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Melissa Kirkpatrick, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who recently passed the Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacy examination!

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18-JUNE-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Shadi Doroudgar, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who was appointed as our Residency Research Coordinator. 

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Kudos to Dr. Shengquan Liu, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences: a compound that he synthesized is now in Phase 0 trials in twelve women with ovarian cancer!

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Congratulations to Dr. David Evans, Professor of Biological Sciences, and his colleagues for their paper, "Pseudomonas aeruginosa outer membrane vesicles triggered by human mucosal fluid and lysozyme can prime host tissue surfaces for bacterial adhesion," which was recently published in Frontiers in Microbiology. 

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14-JUNE-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Alison McCormick, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for being awarded a $246,250 R21 grant from the NIH for her project, "Preclinical development of a multivalent tularemia vaccine," which is being conducted in collaboration with her colleague Dr. Chandra Bakshi at New York Medical College.

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10-JUNE-2016

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Staff Appreciation lunch with Dean Matsumoto

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Click here to view photographs from the 2016 Touro University California College of Pharmacy - Class of 2018

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25-MAY-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Tristan Lindfelt who has been approved for promotion to Associate Professor! We are grateful for her outstanding contributions to the College of Pharmacy, especially her efforts on behalf of our residency and fellowship programs.

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24-MAY-2016

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End of Year Celebration Awards

  • Professor of the Year awarded to DR. ADRIAN PALISOC by the Class of 2018
  • Professor of the Year awarded to DR. MICHAEL ELLERBY by the Class of 2019
  • Most entertaining professor: Awarded by the Class of 2018 and 2019 to DR. DAVID MADDEN!
  • T1 teaching award from the Class of 2019 - DR. SUSAN HEIMER
  • T1 teaching award from the Class of 2018 - DR. NATHALIE BERGERON
  • T2 teaching award from the Class of 2019 - DR. VANISHREE RAJAGOPALAN
  • T2 teaching award from the Class of 2018 - DR. SHENGQUAN LIU
  • T3 teaching award from the Class of 2018 and 2019 - DR. KEITH YOSHIZUKA
  • T4 teaching award from the Class of 2018 - DR. LAURA BAUMGARTNER
  • T4 teaching award from the Class of 2019 - DR. ERIC IP
  • T5 teaching award from the Class of 2018 and 2019 - DR. MARGARET SCHULTE

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19-MAY-2016

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College of Pharmacy Pinning Ceremony - Class of 2018
COP PINNING CEREMONY: Congratulations to members of the Class of 2018 for successfully transitioning from the didactic portion of the PharmD curriculum to rotations. Go to the following YouTube link to share this celebration. A big thank you to Bridget Canfield for spearheading the production of this video.
@The Grove, Mare Island (Vallejo), California.  [ Download MP4 ]

 

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18-MAY-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS: Touro University California was named a finalist in the National Challenge Award category of the fifth annual Script Your Future contest. This national medication adherence campaign honors student leaders in an annual multi-profession challenge.

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17-MAY-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Kajua Lor, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who has been approved for promotion to Associate Professor!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Susan Heimer, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, who has been approved for promotion to Associate Professor!

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END OF YEAR BANQUET: The faculty and staff of the College of Pharmacy are looking forward to an evening of celebration with the P1 and P2 class!

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LEGISLATIVE DAY HIGHLIGHTS: Students from Touro University California College of Pharmacy had face-to-face meetings with legislators in Sacramento on April 13, 2016 to advocate on behalf of the pharmacy profession.
Pictured with Senator Jeff Stone (a pharmacist) are: Supannee Lertpaichaiyon (P2), Naziha Hussain (P2), Nancy Hwang (P2), Alice Ouyang (P2), and Katie Wang (P2).
Pictured with Senator Ed Hernandez (an optometrist) are: Steven Tran (P2), Hannah Mae Chuang (P1), Cindy Nguyen (P1), Thy Vu (P1) and Hei Shing Wong (P2).

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16-MAY-2016

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COP CLASS OF 2018 PINNING CEREMONY: Join us in the Grove on Thursday, May 19th at 4:00 PM to commemorate the transition of the P2 class from the didactic to the experiential portion of the PharmD curriculum. The ceremony begins at 4:00 PM with greetings and remarks from Rabbi Tenenbaum, Hon. Shelley Berkley, Dr. Marilyn Hopkins, and features Dr. Kajua Lor and Ms. Crytal Diep as faculty and student speakers. The event is sponsored by our LIFE partners, Rite Aid and CVS Health.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Shadi Doroudgar, Dr. Vani Rajagopalan, Dr. Margaret Schulte and the CAPSLEAD team (Amrit Bains, Xia Li Chen, Diana De Vore, Khin Htwe, Michelle Nguyen, Ga Rhee, Jamie Russell) who got their poster presentation, "California Pharmacy Schools: Minority Enrollment Trends and Barriers" accepted for the School Poster presentations at the AACP Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California on Saturday, July 23 from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Anaheim Marriott.

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12-MAY-2016

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Touro University California College of Pharmacy Pledges to Educate Future Practitioners on Preventing and Treating Prescription Drug Abuse: AACP reports that Touro California is among the 54 colleges and schools of pharmacy that have committed to joining the fight against prescription drug abuse by educating and training student pharmacists about life-saving overdose interventions, including how to counsel patients and their loved ones on appropriate use of these life-saving medications.

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15 YEARS AT TOURO: Best wishes to Dr. Ingrid Lopes, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, for being recognized by the university for 15 years of service at Touro! We're glad to have her as part of the COP family!

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11-MAY-2016

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10 YEARS AT TOURO: CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Mark Gloudeman, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and Dr. Bijal Shah, Associate Professor of SBA, for being recognized for 10 years of service to the College of Pharmacy!

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10 YEARS AT TOURO: THANK YOU to the following faculty in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences for their ten years of service with the College of Pharmacy: Dr. Maggie Louie, Associate Professor; Dr. Alison McCormick, Professor; Dr. Shengquan Liu, Associate Professor; and Dr. Kevin Ita, Associate Professor!

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5 YEARS AT TOURO: CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Lucinda Chan, Director of Experiential Education, and Dr. Susan Heimer, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, for being recognized by the university for their 5 years of service. We are glad that you are a part of COP and grateful for all you do!

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10-MAY-2016

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SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: Touro University California College of Pharmacy is grateful to our partner Albertsons Safeway, Inc. for enabling us to award two $1000 scholarships to students in our Pharm.D. program with an interest in community pharmacy practice. CONGRATULATIONS to Ahn Le (P2) and Hui Yu (Michelle) Kuang (P2)!

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9-MAY-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Shankar Chinta, Assistant Professor of Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, for his co-authored paper, "Regulation of ATP13A2 via PHD2-HIF1α Signaling Is Critical for Cellular Iron Homeostasis: Implications for Parkinson's Disease," which was published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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Congratulations to Dr. Rae Matsumoto, Dean, for her co-authored publication, "Salubrinal reduces oxidative stress, neuroinflammation and impulsive-like behavior in a rodent model of traumatic brain injury," which was published in the journal Brain Research.

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Congratulations to our master's students who did a great job with their research presentations today!

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6-MAY-2016

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WELCOME BACK TO CAMPUS our P3 students for their Call-back presentations! Stop by to say hello at the Farragut this afternoon.

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We wish all of the P1 students the best as they attend the Kaiser CPP tour today.

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THANK YOU to all of our staff and faculty who do such a great job supporting COP! The university is holding a FIESTA in honor of its Employee Appreciation Celebration TODAY (May 6) from noon - 2:00 PM in the Grove. All faculty and staff are invited to the celebration!

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Congratulations to Dr. Rae Matsumoto, Dean of the College of Pharmacy, for her paper, "Pharmacology of dextromethorphan: Relevance to dextromethorphan/quinidine (Nuedexta®) clinical use," which was published in Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

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WEBINAR FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Please contact Mr. Anthony Williams (anthony.williams@tu.edu) to sign up for our next webinar dedicated to the incoming class. Links to previous webinars, including the most recent one on financial aid and housing, can also be obtained through Mr. Williams.

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Message to incoming students:  We are looking forward to welcoming our new Class of 2020 in the Fall! Please note that the TouroOne portal is experiencing intermittent technical difficulties. If you are affected, please email nonstop@touro.edu with a brief description and/or screen shots. It could take up to 48 hours for a response. Please bear with us as these issues are resolved and sign up (anthony.williams@tu.edu) for our next webinar dedicated to the incoming class.

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5-MAY-2016

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KUDOS to Dr. Bonnie Lau, Adjunct Assistant Professor, for her paper, "Tumor microenvironment: the culprit for ovarian cancer metastasis?" which is being published in Cancer Letters.

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4-MAY-2016

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CPhA: Touro University California's chapter of CPhA has been busy! Check out our page in the CPhA journal, California Pharmacist.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Lucy Phan for being named the Member of the Year by the Phi Lambda Sigma Gamma Omicron Chapter.

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CONGRAULATIONS to Dr. Joy Chaudhry for being named Alumnus of the Year by the Phi Lambda Sigma Gamma Omicron Chapter.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Mark Gloudeman, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, for being named an Honorary Member of Phi Lambda Sigma.

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PHI LAMBDA SIGMA: Congratulations to the following new initiatiates to this prestigious pharmacy leadership organization - Walid Aljayosi, Amrit Bains, Gurjit Bains, Alex Cullum, Diana De Vore, Xuan Vu Falah, Golnoush Golshan, Khin Htwe, Yuan Yih Eric Huang, Supannee Sandra Lertpaichiyon, Kathy Nguyen, Nam Andy Pham, Jeffrey Shu, Mehek Talwar, Danielle Thanh, Steven Tran, Bichuyen Winnie Trieu, and Hanuel Hannah Yang.

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2-MAY-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to our Walgreens scholarship recipients for 2015-2016! Thao Tran (P1/Class of 2019) was awarded the Walgreens Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award ($2000). Hanuel Yang (P2/Class of 2018), Janet Chang (P3/Class of 2018), and Myan Tran (P4/Class of 2016) each received a Walgreens Diversity Scholarship ($1000 each). We appreciate our longstanding partnership with Walgreens and its active role in promoting diversity and inclusivity in the pharmacy profession.

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 27-APRIL-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Kevin Ita, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for his article, "Current status of ethosomes and elastic liposomes in dermal and transdermal drug delivery ," which has been accepted for publication in Current Pharmaceutical Design

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CONGRATULATIONS to Kristen Parker (P4/Class of 2016) for being awarded an Indian Health Services PGY-1 residency at Whiteriver Indian Hospital in Arizona!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Bijal Shah, Dr. Chad Bradford, Dr. Patricia Shane, student pharmacists Nicole Wachi (P4) and Kamy Sahota (P1) for their team effort which resulted in a Platinum Award for their presentation, “Patient and Care Characteristics that Heighten Risk for 30-Day Readmission in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure.” The Platinum level award was given to four projects out of over 500 abstracts presented at the 2016 AMCP Annual Meeting

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20-APRIL-2016

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Best wishes to the P2 class on their upcoming PCOA and PACE exams.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Winnie Trieu (P3) who was accepted into the highly competitive VA Palo Alto's VALOR Program!

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19-APRIL-2016

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Kudos to Dr. Kajua Lor, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, for her presentation, "Understanding herbal medicine use among a Northern California geriatric population," at Research Day 2016. Co-authors include P3 students Winnie Trieu, Kia Lor, and Crystal Diep. Their study found that over 20% of adults over 65 reported using herbal medicines within the past year. The majority of herbal medicine users consumed herbal medicines daily and also took prescription medications (75.7%) and over-the-counter medications (73%). These results emphasize the need for health care providers to consult with geriatric patients about the proper use, benefits, and side effect risks of taking herbal medicines.

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BEST WISHES: We wish Ms. Alisa Danyeur safe travels as she visits her mother in New York.

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NEW FACULTY: The Touro University California College of Pharmacy is pleased to welcome Dr. Shankar Chinta who has joined our faculty as an Assistant Professor of Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences!

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18-APRIL-2016

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Kudos to Sabah Mary Francis for her presentation, "Screening of SHetA2 analogs on breast and prostrate cancer cells," at Research Day 2016. Together with her collaborators and mentors Hongye Zou, Maggie Louie and Vani Rajagopalan, they discovered two second generation SHetA2 analogs with significant growth inhibition properties that are accompanied by reduced expression of key cell cycle regulators. Contact Dr. Vani Rajagoplan and Maggie Louie, Associate Professors of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for additional information.

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Kudos to Paul Kuk (MS-COP) for his presentation, "Codrug designs and synthesis of SHetA2 analogs as novel anticancer agents," at Research Day 2016. Together with his research mentor Dr. Shengquan Liu, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 13 new analogs were synthesized with improved yields using 4-nitrophenyl isothiocyanate reactions compared to previously used 4-nitrophenyl isocyanate reactions. For more information, contact Dr. Shengquan Liu.

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Kudos to Julia Nguyen (MS-COP) for her presentation, "Transdermal drug delivery of tiagabine hydrochloride using solid microneedles," at Research Day 2016. Together with her research mentor Dr. Kevin Ita, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, she achieved improved delivery of this antiepileptic drug in a porcine skin model system using microneedle-mediated dellvery compared to passive delivery. Contact Dr. Kevin Ita for further information.

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Kudos to Johnny Liu (MS-COP) for his presentation, "Development of a multi-antigen tuberculosis vaccine using the tobacco mosaic virus," at Research Day 2016. Together with collaborators Aisha Shakeel, Gladys Heard, Hardeep Kaur and mentor Dr. Alison McCormick, the team discovered that some of their multi-antigent vaccines elicit stronger immunological responses in mice compared to single antigen vaccines for most of the TB antigens tested, and that the addition of certain adjuvants can further improve the immune response. For further details, contact Dr. Alison McCormick.

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15-APRIL-2016

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Kudos to Aisha Shakeel (MS-COP) for her presentation, "Development of a multi-antigen subunit vaccine against tularemia," at Research Day 2016. Together with her research mentor, Dr. Alison McCormick, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, they successfully prepared F. tularensis specific subunit vaccines using the tobacco mosaic virus (plant-based virus) as an antigen carrier, and demonstrated that they stimulate antigen specific immunity. Contact Dr. Alison McCormick for more details.

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Kudos to Dr. Shona Mookerjee, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for her Research Day 2016 presentation, "Quantitative estimation of ATP production by oxidative and substrate-level phosphorylation using extracellular flux analysis."

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Kudos to our CAPSLEAD team, who presented their project, "California pharmacy schools: minority enrollment trends and barriers," at Research Day 2016. The team is comprised of: Nicholas Alonzo, Amrit Bains, Xia Li Chen, Diana De Vore, Khin Htwe, Michelle Nguyen, Ga Rhee, Jamie Russell, and mentors Drs. Shadi Doroudgar (Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences), Vani Rajagopalan (Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences), and Margaret Schulte (Assistant Professor of Experiential Education). Their study found that California underrepresented minority (URM) enrollment remains lower than the national average and identified common barriers that pharmacy schools need to address to improve URM enrollment.

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Kudos to Marvin Ortanez (MS-COP) for his presentation at Research Day 2016, "Confirmation of anabolic steroid abuse among homosexual men in the San Francisco Castro district." Co-authors included Drs. Bijal Shah (Associate Professor of Social, Behavioral and Administrative Sciences), Shadi Doroudgar (Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences), Paul Perry (Professor of Clinical Sciences), and Eric Ip (Chair of Clinical Sciences). Contact Dr. Eric Ip for more information.

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COP'S GOT TALENT: Jonathan Trinh (P1) at Touro's Got Talent 2016.

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14-APRIL-2016

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Since the passage of California’s Senate Bill 493 in 2013, Touro University California College of Pharmacy has taken a proactive approach to ensure our students will be well-prepared to practice within the full scope of practice allowed by the state, including such services as furnishing hormonal contraception. During the first two years of our Pharm.D. curriculum, we provide students both didactic foundation and hands-on practice through simulated experiences (e.g. interviewing and assessing patients interested in hormonal contraception, determining safe and effective options, and educating/counseling patients on their contraceptive medication). As California community pharmacies begin to initiate hormonal contraception delivery at their sites, our students will have the opportunity to play a direct role in enhancing safe contraception access for women while on their pharmacy practice rotations during the last two years of our Pharm.D. curriculum, and upon graduation.

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13-APRIL-2016

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TOURO IPE and RESEARCH DAY: Thursday, April 14, 2016. IPE in the morning (PPC118/119), research in the afternoon (Farragut). Come and see our master's students research projects.

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CONGRATULATIONS to the new 2016-2017 SNPhA Board Members: Jonathan Trinh (President), Joseph L. Lee (Vice President), Kim Vo (Secretary), Dieu Linh Thi Vo (VP of Finance), Roland Norona (Director of Public Relations), Christina Doan and Marianne Moussa (VPs of Community Outreach), Suneet Dhillon (Clinical Skills Competition Chair), Diya Manavalan, Jinah Huynh, Wande Samuel (Diabetes Initiative Chairs), Julia Lui, Ryan Hoh (Operation Immunization Chairs), Emily Vuong, Tony Vu, Uyen Thai (Power to End Stroke Chairs), Roland Norona and Wazhma Manshour (Project KEEPSAKE (CKD) Chairs), Chau Huynh (Remember the Ribbon (HIV/AIDs), Danielle Fox (Legislative Chair).

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CONGRATULATIONS to the members of the new 2016-2017 ISPOR Executive Board: Jason Chao (President), Cindy Duong (Vice President), Kam Tam (VP Membership), Nicholas Wong (VP Communications), Victor Mendoza (Treasurer), Ava Mahan (Secretary), and Nicole Luu, Kamalpreet Sahota, and Trang Tran (Research Co-Directors).

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12-APRIL-2016

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TOURO'S GOT TALENT: Looking for something to do after Legislative Day? Join co-host Vivian Dao as Touro students and faculty showcase their talents on Wednesday, April 13 from 8-10 PM in the Lander Hall Auditorium. Cost: FREE.

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LEGISLATIVE DAY: Best wishes to all who will be visiting with our legislators on Wednesday, April 13 for Touro University California College of Pharmacy's Legislative Day!

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ASHP VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR: April 19, 2016. For a full list of employers, please visit the Virtual Career Fair candidate registration page.

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10-APRIL-2016

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HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to Dr. David Madden, Associate Professor of Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences!

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9-APRIL-2016

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Kudos to Huong Nguyen whose journal club summary on pioglitazone therapy was featured in the Quatra/CSHP first quarter newsletter!  "Conclusion: Pioglitazone therapy showed superiority over placebo in reducing the composite of stroke/MI in patients who experienced a recent stroke, had no history of diabetes mellitus, but demonstrated objective evidence of insulin resistance. However, pioglitazone recipients were more likely to experience excessive weight gain, edema, and bone fracture leading to surgery or hospitalization."

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ASSOCIATE DEAN OF ASSESSMENT AND CURRICULAR INNOVATION INTERVIEWS: The first of three candidates who have been invited for on-campus interviews is Dr. Shane Desselle, Professor of Social, Behavioral and Administrative Sciences, on Monday, April 11. Please attend his seminar at 12:15 PM in PPC 112 and provide your input for this important position.

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8-APRIL-2016

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Congratulations Michael Wong, JoAnna Souksavong, Jasmine Reber and Brigitte Ouabo (Class of 2016!

  • MICHAEL WONG who matched for a PGY-1 academic track residency at Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System in San Jose, CA!
  • JOANNA SOUKSAVONG who matched for a PGY-1 residency at Sutter Health in Oakland
  • JASMINE REBER who matched for a PGY-1 residency with Sutter Health in Oakland!
  • BRIGITTE OUABO who matched for a PGY1-Community residency with Golden Gate Pharmacy!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Sebastian Al-Saiegh who matched for a PGY1 residency with the University of Toledo! It was his first choice in his chase for a tertiary care institution.

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7-APRIL-2016

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PCOA reminder: P2s should have received an email today (Thursday) at the email address you provided when you created your e-Profile IDs (registered for the PCOA) from a company called FastTest. The FastTest email will contain a practice test code, and an embedded link to download some software (known as "WebLock" software). IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU TAKE THE PRACTICE TEST (earlier is better) - at the very least, to ensure that your computer is compatible with the testing software. If you did not receive the email, contact Dr. Mike Ellerby, Professor and Chair of BPS; if the practice test does not load or you experience technical glitches, contact Mr. Deshon Williams.

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SECOND INTERVIEW DAY: will occur on Friday, April 15, starting at 10 AM in Lander Hall. The following five vendors are interested in interviewing P4 students for grad intern/ pharmacist positions: CVS Health, Rite Aid, Safeway, Walgreens, Walmart. Sign up to optimize your chances of landing that first job as a full-fledged pharmacist. Check your email for further details and contact Dr. Clipper Young, Pharmacy Student Development Specialist/Assistant Professor, for additional information.

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 6-APRIL-2016

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Congratulations to Dr. Bill Dager, Professor of Clinical Sciences, for his paper, "Current knowledge about measuring the anticoagulant effect and managing bleeding with direct oral anticoagulants," which is being published in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.

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BABY LOFHOLM: Dr. Brigette Lofholm, Assistant Professor of Experiential Education, will be visiting the College on Thursday around noon with Baby Peyton.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Nathalie Bergeron, Professor of Biological Sciences and co-PI, on a recently awarded $745,812 two year grant from the Dairy Research Institute to study the "Effects of a modified high‐fat Mediterranean dietary pattern on lipoprotein and inflammatory markers of CVD risk in adults."

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CONGRATULATIONS to Danielle Thanh (P1/Class of 2019), who was selected as a student representative on the ASHP Public Policy Council. We are very proud to have Touro represented on this national committee!

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5-APRIL-2016

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We are happy to announce that Dean Emeritus, Dr. Kathy Knapp will be the commencement speaker for the Class of 2016!

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BABY KIRKPATRICK IS HERE: Best wishes to Dr. Melissa Kirkpatrick, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and her family! They welcomed Hazel Avery Kirkpatrick to their family on April 2, 2016 at 6:35 am. Baby Hazel was 6lb 2oz, 19.5 inches. Everyone is doing well.

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Best wishes to Dr. Kajua Lor, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and her team at Ole Health, as they undergo their upcoming ASHP accreditation site visit this week. We are proud of all of their accomplishments.

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Best wishes to the ISPOR research team from Touro University California College of Pharmacy who will be presenting their poster, "A transitions of care collaboration between pharmacy academia and a community health system," which examines the role of transitional care pharmacists in reducing readmission rates, at the 21st annual international meeting in Washington, DC.

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Congratulations to Dr. Alison McCormick, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for her journal article, "A single dose TMV-HA vaccine protects mice from H5N1 influenza challenge" which was accepted for publication in SOJ Vaccine Research.

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4-APRIL-2016

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CONGRATULATIONS to the newly elected P2 Class Board for next year: Jonathan Trinh (President); Kamalpreet Sahota (Curriculum Chair); Christopher Yee & Emily Vuong (Curriculum Reps); Ryan Hoh & Julia Lui (Finance Chair); Tony Vu (Historian); and Mai Nguyen (Social Chair).

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Congratulations to Dr. Shona Moorkerjee, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for getting her paper, "Determining maximum glycolytic capacity using extracellular flux measurements,” accepted by the journal PLoS One!

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3-APRIL-2016

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Congratulations to Leo Cheung (P2/Class of 2018) who was accepted in to the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Chapter Leadership Academy!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Deshon Williams! Hope it's a good one!

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2-APRIL-2016

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CVS SCHOLARSHIPS: Thank you to CVS Health for allowing us to recognize outstanding students who have a strong desire to pursue careers and have experience in community pharmacy practice, and a commitment to serving underserved populations. Four $1000 scholarships were awarded to: Brigitte Ouabo (P4/Class of 2016), Timothy Phan (P3/Class of 2017), Yamilette Mendez (P3/Class of 2017), and Thao Tran (P1/Class of 2019).

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Congratulations to Dr. Shane Desselle, Professor of Social, Behavioral and Administrative Sciences, who has been invited to be a speaker at a Pre-Conference Symposium on Pharmacy Technicians at the FIP World Congress in Buenos Aires.

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Visit representatives from TOURO UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA at the 10th Annual Northern California Pre-Pharmacy Symposium. Presented by the UC Berkeley Pre-Pharmacy Informational Learning and Leadership Society (PILLS). Dr. Susan Heimer, Mr. Tony Williams, and Jonathan Trinh (P1/Class of 2019) from TUC COP will be providing information and free give-aways.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 | 8:30am-4:30pm | Stanley Hall at UC Berkeley

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31-MARCH-2016

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P2 (CLASS OF 2018) TOWN HALL REMINDER: Today at noon, in Lander Hall 170.

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 30-MARCH-2016

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P1 (CLASS OF 2019) TOWN HALL REMINDER: Today at noon, Lander Hall 160.

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CONDOLENCES are extended to Dr. Gordon McCarter, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Pharmacy Student Services, who lost his mother last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

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29-MARCH-2016

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LEGISLATIVE BANQUET: RSVP by Monday, April 4. Check your email for additional details or contact Julian Aurigui.

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Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Ita, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for his article, "Perspectives on Transdermal Electroporation" which was published in the journal Pharmaceutics.

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Dr. Keith Yoshizuka, Chair of Social, Behavioral and Administrative Sciences, has been invited to participate in the roundtable discussion on Pharmacist Liability for Prescriptive Authority on Tuesday, July 26th at the American Associate of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) meeting in Anaheim, CA. The title of his presentation will be "Pharmacist Liability for Prescriptive Authority."

This is a timely topic because Oregon and California have passed laws allowing pharmacists to "prescribe" contraceptives. Many other states have passed laws permitting collaborative practice agreements wherein pharmacists are able to adjust and/or initiate drug therapy.

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 26-MARCH-2016

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So grateful to our wonderful partners, old and new!

Special thanks to Pharmacist-in-charge Arthur Metu and Pharmacy technician Robyn Costello from Capital City Pharmacy for supporting Script Your Future! Check them out in our Script Your Trip video. Also, please stop by and welcome Capital City Pharmacy to Vallejo! They've just opened at 339 Georgia Street.

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2016 “Script Your Trip” Video: Produced by I-Kuan Hsu (P3/Class of 2017) and Benjamin Yu (P3/Class of 2017) Link: https://youtu.be/DAXOz6aW6Z

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MEDICATION ADHERENCE DAY: We obtained 398 pledges with over 62% of pledges from COP, 21% COM, 11% PA/MPH and 7% Nursing.

Student Ambassadors: Stefanie Navarro (P2), Jimin Lee (P1), Christina Doan (P1), Timothy Phan (P3), Jasmine Reber (P4) and Joanna Souksavong (P4) 
Faculty Ambassadors: Drs. Kajua Lor and Emily Chan
Staff Ambassadors: Ms. Bridget Canfield (SYF button creator) and Ms. Alisa Danyeur (Medication Adherence Day Logistic Coordinator)

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2016 SCRIPT YOUR FUTURE MEDICATION ADHERENCE CAMPAIGN
This year we reached a total of 10,085 persons through 20 community events and 6 partnerships throughout 6 counties. Over 176 students and faculty volunteered over 3438 hours, distributing 689 wallet cards, 500 postcards and 1221 FDA and CDC resources. The “Script Your Trip” post cards have been sent internationally expanding our reach to New York, NY and Seoul, South Korea.

(https://www.mapcustomizer.com/map/Script%20Your%20Trip). Thank you to Dr. Kajua Lor and the Script Your Future Team who made this happen!

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24-MARCH-2016

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Congratulations to Ashely Bulter (P4/Class of 2016), PharmD/MPH candidate, who was awarded the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award. This award recognizes pharmacy students’ contributions to the pharmacy profession and public health, and for advancing the Healthy People 2020 Initiatives.

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MOCK TRIAL: This year's forensic toxicology mock trial went to the defendants. Thanks to "Judge" Keith Yoshizuka and jurors, including Dr. Sam Shimomura who traveled from Western University to participate.

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23-MARCH-2016

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The Korean Student Pharmacist Association's fundraising project to help the Syrian Refugee Crisis raised a total of $1,400! The goal was to raise $1000 with all funds directed to delivering C.U.R.E. Kits to frontline doctors and clinics.

For more info: https://projectcure.org/programs/curekits

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22-MARCH-2016

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COP WEBINAR: Thursday, March 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Prospective students - there is a quickly closing window of opportunity to apply for entry into the incoming class for Fall 2016.

Brief overviews by Drs. Rae Matsumoto, Susan Heimer, and Lucinda Chan. Virtual chat with the following COP students: Jai Pal (P3), Sebastian Alsaiegh (P4), Crystal Diep (P3), Crystal Murphy (P4), Michael Wong (P4), Andrea Navarro (P4).

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21-MARCH-2016

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Congratulations to Dr. Kajua Lor, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who was accepted into the Health Equity Leadership Institute program - a research bootcamp to increase the number of investigators engaged in health equity research.

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20-MARCH-2016

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Congratulations to Adrian Wong, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, who was elected to another term as a Board of Trustee for the California Pharmacists Association!

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Congratulations to Yvette Barseghian (P3/Class of 2017) who was awarded $11,500 in scholarships from the Armenian Student Association, St. Mary Armenian Church (WED Fund), Armenian Relief Society, and Union of Marash. Dr. Alison McCormick, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Dr. Gordon McCarter, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, provided letters of support.

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18-MARCH-2016

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Congratulations to ....

  1. Vivian Nguyen - PGY1 residency with Palomar Health in Escondido, CA!
  2. Krista Ouellette - PGY1 residency with Sharp Healthcare System in Chula Vista, CA!
  3. Kirsten Sorensen - PGY1 residency with Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento Valley!
  4. Annie Tran - PGY1 residency with Kaiser Permanente in in Santa Clara!
  5. Steven Van - PGY1 residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation in Beverly Hills, CA!
  6. Phoua Vang - PGY1 residency at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa!
  7. Nicole Wachi - PGY1 residency at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla!
  8. Flora Wong - PGY1 residency at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco!
  9. Wing Yuen - PGY1 residency at Kaiser Permanente - San Mateo in Redwood City, CA!
  10. Uyen Nguyen - PGY1 residency at Kaiser Permanente in San Jose!
  11. Susie Manivanh - PGY1 residency at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Washington!
  12. Ken Mak - PGY1 residency at Kaiser Permanente in San Rafael!
  13. Carmen Li - PGY1 residency at Kaiser Permanente - Diablo Area in Martinez, CA!
  14.  Sirena Lau - PGY1 residency at Kaiser Permanente in San Rafael!
  15. Leila Inting who matched for a PGY1 residency at Sutter Health in Oakland, CA!
  16. Amy Hwang who matched for a PGY1 residency at Kaiser Permanente - Napa Solano in Vallejo, CA!
  17. Trinh Huynh who matched for a PGY1 residency at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center in Redding, CA!
  18. Aleyna Fong who matched for a PGY1 residency at Kaiser Permanente - San Mateo in Redwood City, CA!
  19. Shirley Feng who matched for a PGY1 residency at Kaiser Permanente in San Rafael!
  20. Amanda Do who matched for a PGY1 residency at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara!
  21. Yunchen Ding who matched for a PGY1 residency at Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital Stystem in San Jose, CA!
  22. Nishant Deo who matched for a PGY1 residency at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton, CA!
  23. Stephanie Chin who matched for a PGY1 residency at TUC/Lifelong Medical Center!
  24. Joyce Cheung who matched for a PGY1 residency at Kaiser Permanente in San Jose, CA!
  25. Sonya Babayan who matched for a PGY1 residency at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA!
  26. Jackie Ho who matched for a PGY2 residency at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System!
  27. Ashley Butler who matched for a PGY1 residency at the VA Northern California Health Care System in Mather, CA!

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17-MARCH-2016

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Do you know someone who is interested in a career in clinical pharmacy? Join in on our new webinar series. The main target audience is aspiring pharmacy students, but all are welcome. The inaugural session will be held Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 PM.

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Touro University California College of Pharmacy (COP) is accredited through 2023. It is the maximum amount of time granted by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education!

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 16-MARCH-2016

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BABY NEWS: Congratulations to Mrs. Charity Yamada and her family. After just under 31 hours of labor, Baby Micah arrived on Monday, March 14 at 1:29 pm! He weighed in at 9 lbs exactly and measured 21 inches. Big sister Madi (4 years old) likes her baby brother.

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Best wishes to Dr. Shadi Doroudgar, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, who is giving a talk today at a dynamic aging conference in Vacaville.

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Congratulations to Robert Schoenhaus and Victor Monrreal, Touro University California faculty at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers in San Diego for their paper, "Using an Electronic Medication Refill System to Improve Provider Productivity in an Accountable Care Setting," which was published in the Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy (JMCP).

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15-MARCH-2016

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VA VALOR PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY: at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2016. Check your email for full details.

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Touro University California was named a 2016 CPhA-ASP Chapter of Excellence. The Chapter of Excellence (COE) Award is a designation of achievement earned by CPhA-ASP student chapters that meet criteria based upon activities, volunteerism, and leadership. CPhA Chapters of Excellence are recognized for their support, innovative contributions, leadership, and mentorship to the profession and the community. CONGRATULATIONS!

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FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship (RPIF) University Outreach Webinar Committee invites you to attend their informational webinar on April, 7th, 2016 from 8-9:30pm EST. Students are encouraged to RSVP to the webinar.

The post-doctoral fellowship program is highly recognized and consists of 18 partner companies (including several of the top ten global companies) in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. The Fellowship program provides intensive, hands-on training to develop skills and experience in a variety of disciplines, including clinical pharmacology, clinical research, regulatory affairs, medical information, medical affairs, market research, and marketing.

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P1 (Class of 2019) and P2 (Class of 2018) STUDENT SURVEYS: Don't forget to complete them if you have been selected this time around. We can't have a Town Hall to go over results if the response rate is too low to be meaningful.

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14-MARCH-2016

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Congratulations to Jason Xie, Kevin Cheung, Jinjing Cheng, and Andes Wong who were among the Top 16 teams to make it to the semi-finals in the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) National Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Competition! An exceptional showing for a team made up of three P1s and a P2!

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13-MARCH-2016

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Congratulations to Dr. Bijal Shah, Associate Professor of SBA, who has been invited to do an oral presentation of the findings of her heart failure risk prediction model at the AMCP Annual Meeting in San Francisco in April. The project involved a partnership with Sharp Hospital in San Diego with collaborators Dr. Chad Bradford and Dr. Patricia Shane. Nicole Wachi (P4/Class of 2016) and Kamy Sahota (P1/Class of 2019) also assisted.

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Congratulations to Diana DeVore (PharmD(P2)/MPH) and Madelyn Garcia (MPH) from Touro University California who were scholarship award honorees by the Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce last night.

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12-MARCH-2016

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Kudos to Dr. Nathalie Bergeron, Professor of Biological Sciences, who represents Touro University California on the Council for Faculty Development and Evaluation for the entire Touro College and University System. She was recognized by Dr. Lou Primavera for her outstanding contributions to the work of the group.

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Congratulations to Dr. Adrian Palisoc, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, for getting his paper, "Relationship between Grit with Academic Performance and Attainment of Postgraduate Training in Pharmacy Students," accepted for publication in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Co-authors on the paper include Drs. Jackie Ho (Class of 2015), Eric Ip, Terrill Tang, Paul Perry, and Rae Matsumoto.

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11-MARCH-2016

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Congratulations to Dr. David Madden, Associate Professor of Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, on being awarded a COP Research Enhancement and Development Award for his project, “Transcriptome analysis of mouse primary fibroblasts subjected to DNA damage,” in the amount of $3871.

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Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Ita, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences for being awarded a COP Research Enhancement and Development Award for his project, “Transdermal delivery of tiagabine hydrochloride with dissolving microneedles,” in the amount of $2650.

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10-MARCH-2016

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Congratulations to Golnoush Golshan (P2/Class of 2018) for her paper, "Dengue-induced autophagy, virus replication and protection from cell death require ER stress (PERK) pathway activation," which is now published in Cell Death and Disease.

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Congratulations to Dr. Karl Meszaros, Professor of Biological Sciences, for being awarded a COP Research Enhancement and Development Award for his project, “Effect of hypoxia on de novo lipogenesis,” in the amount of $1500.

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9-MARCH-2016

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Congratulations to Dr. Alison McCormick, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for being awarded a COP Research Enhancement and Development Award for her project, “Intranasal vaccine delivery for pilot testing of DNA vaccines,” in the amount of $2000.

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Congratulations to Dr. Alicia Yeh for being recognized as our resident who completed the most amount of service events/precepting for the first half of the residency year. Your dedication to Touro University and our students is greatly appreciated!

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8-MARCH-2016

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Congratulations to Dr. David Evans, Professor of Biological Sciences, who got his sabbatical proposal approved by the TUC Faculty Senate Committee. During his sabbatical at UC Berkeley and the University of Liverpool (UK), Dr. Evans will be acquiring new skills to study P. aeruginosa genetic adaptation.

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NEW STUDENT PORTAL TO BE LAUNCHED: This will affect you! To learn more, attend the discussion with David Raab, Executive Vice President of the Touro College and University System, at NOON TODAY in Lander Hall A.

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7-MARCH-2016

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: $2500 for the Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship. Deadline is April 30, 2016. Application can be accessed at: www.phmic.com/scholarship

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Congratulations to Dr. Monica Donnelley, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, for getting her paper, "Isavuconazole in the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and zygomycosis infections," accepted for publiction in Infection and Drug Resistance.

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6-MARCH-2016

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Congratulations to Dr. Kelan Thomas, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, for his appointment to the Community Leaders Council 2016-2017 for the Teaching Committee with the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists.

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BIG GAME: See you at the Big Game this Tuesday. Tail gate starts at 4:30 PM, but remember to move your car out of the lot by 1:00 PM (citations will be issued).

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4-MARCH-2016

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Congratulations to Diana De Vore (P2/Class of 2018) for being awarded a $1500 "Inspire Learning" Scholarship from the Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce!

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3-MARCH-2016

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Congratulations to Richard Alcera (P3/Class of 2017) for being selected for a rotation in the Pharmacy Student Experiential Program at the Food and Drug Administration! Richard will be a Pharmacy Student Intern in the Division of Drug Information.

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APhA ATTENDEES: Fred Mayer has extended an invitation to the PPSI/APhA Distinguished Person Breakfast, on Sunday, March 6, from 6:30-9:00 AM, at the Hilton Baltimore, Latrobe room, where Betty Dong will be honored. Paul Lofholm will be moderating. RSVP.

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Best wishes to Drs. Layla Yousify and Carlos Rangel as they move to Seattle, WA to be closer to family. We will miss you and Baby Aveen.

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Best wishes to Dr. Chad Bradford, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, as he begins his new position. We value all of his contributions to the Touro University California College of Pharmacy and will miss him from Sharp and our faculty.

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We wish Dr. Melissa Kirkpatrick, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and her family the best as she begins her maternity leave.

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Congratulations to Punam Patel (P3/Class of 2017) who will be representing Touro University California College of Pharmacy at the APhA-ASP National Patient Counseling Competition this week during the APhA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. Best wishes!

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1-MARCH-2016

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New Opportunity: The Touro University California College of Pharmacy is searching for an Associate Dean for Assessment and Curricular Innovation. The Associate Dean serves on the College's management team and leads initiatives related to assessment and academic programs. The Associate Dean should have a demonstrated record of academic administration and assessment, including developing and sustaining new and/or revised programs, and experience with faculty development, team building, scholarly activity, and budget management. To apply, go to: Apply@tu.edu

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29-FEBRUARY-2016

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Script Your Future
The Script Your Future team is proud to announce that there will be a friendly competition among COM, COP, PA, MPH & Nursing!

Please pledge to take your medications or pledge for your family, friends and/or patients to take their medications. 

Take the Pledge by clicking the link here: https://tuc.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1GjBjrfabfRxvrT

Wear White for a group photo to show that you pledged for the Script Your Future Medication Adherence Day 

Wednesday, February 17th - 12:15 pm by the Front steps of Lander Hall 

The college with the largest percentage of pledges will receive a free ice cream social shortly after the group photo.

Script Your Future Medication Adherence Campaign is an annual campaign held in January and February of every year. This year the campaign is from January 18th – March 18th. In the past, we have won several awards with the campaign. If you want to read more information – feel free to go to the scriptyourfuture.org website and watch our video from 2014 here https://youtu.be/Wu-jMLtkSEw

For more info, please contact:

COP ambassadors: 

COM liaison: 

MPH liaison:

PA liaison: 

 

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29-FEBRUARY-2016

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WORTHY CAUSE: Project C.U.R.E. fundraiser to donate medical supplies to the Syrian refugee crises. Noon hour - Lander lobby today and tomorrow. Contract Monica Rhee for more details.

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28-FEBRUARY-2016

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DON'T FORGET TO HELP OUR SNPhA CHAPTER ADVANCE TO THE FINALS by going to the SNPhA Youtube Channel and "LIKE" Touro's SNPhA Operation Immunization videos (#21 and #23 ON THE PLAYLIST) by midnight February 29, 2016.

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A big THANK YOU to our alumni, Haleh Sakkaki Azadnia and Nanik Hatsakorzian who spent their day off interacting with students at our Open House!

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Kudos to Supannee Sandra Lertpaichaiyon who worked with Senator Jeff Stone's office (the only pharmacist in the California Legislature) to issue a proclamation from the California Legislature declaring February 12 -21 as California Pharmacist Outreach Week, wherein CPhA chapters from all over the state conducted outreach events for the public.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO SGA TRAVEL FUND SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES: Ten of the twenty SGA travel fund awards went to COP students: I-Kuan Hsu, Gabriela Young, Pamela Lekhter, Kathy Thanh Nguyen, Supannee Sandra Lertpaichaiyon, Lucas Chang, Khin Hwte, Jovanna Danielle Mercardo, Danielle Thanh, and Katherine Tran. Thanks for all you do and for being such great ambassadors for TUC COP!

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26-FEBRUARY-2016

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Touro University California College of Pharmacy making a difference with our community partners!  Thank you to Heidi, SNPhA, and our Kaiser preceptors for letting us join you at the Contra Costa Farmer's Market! We had a great time talking with patients and promoting adherence with our photo props!

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Congratulations to Gary Seun (P3/Class of 2017) for getting a highly competitive rotation in the CDER Office of Compliance at the Food and Drug Administration as part of the FDA Pharmacy Student Experiential Program.

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SAVE THE DATE: Join us on March 8 for the BIG GAME.

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COP OPEN HOUSE TODAY: Student, faculty, almuni and residency panels. PharmD, MSMHS - COP, MPH progam representatives will be available.
 

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Congratulations to Dr. Bijal Shah, Associate Professor of Social, Behavioral and Administrative Sciences, for her paper, "Psychosocial factors associated with subclinical atherosclerosis in South Asians: The MASALA study," which was published in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health."

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25-FEBRUARY-2016

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HELP OUR SNPhA CHAPTER ADVANCE TO THE FINALS: All you have to do is go to the SNPhA Youtube Channel and "LIKE" Touro's SNPhA Operation Immunization videos (#21 and #23 ON THE PLAYLIST) by midnight February 29, 2016. SNPhA Vaccine Video Playlist:

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24-FEBRUARY-2016

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Congratulations to Ashley Butler (P4/Class of 2016), PharmD/MPH candidate, for first-authoring a white paper on comprehensive medication management (CMM) for the California Department of Public Health. The topic serves as the basis of her keynote presentation at the upcoming APhA West Coast Pharmacy Exchange Conference. Dr. Patricia Shane, Professor of Social, Behavioral and Administrative Sciences in the College of Pharmacy mentored Ashley and is a co-author and co-presenter of this work.

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23-FEBRUARY-2016

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COLLEGE OF PHARMACY OPEN HOUSE: Friday, February 26, 2016. The student panel will feature: Crystal Diep, Amanda Gerhard, Christy Murphy, Andrea Navarro and Jai Pal.
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DRUG SCREEN EVENT UPDATE: The drug screen event is moving right along, and is actually ahead of schedule! Per Dr. Schulte, feel free to stop by before your scheduled time slot as they may be able to get everyone done early.
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Mr. Anthony (Tony) Williams will be joining the College of Pharmacy at Touro University California as a Recruiter/Outreach Specialist on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Mr. Williams has over 10 years of student recruiting experience at the university level. He also has several years of experience recruiting healthcare professionals for the air force. We look forward to working with him and sharing all the wonderful opportunities offered through our innovative 2+2 PharmD program.
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Our proud tradition of leadership and service to Touro University California continues with the phenomenal COP students who were inducted into the Student Government Association (SGA) Board for 2016-2017:
  • President Ava Mahan,
  • VP of Student Affairs Truc Huynh,
  • VP of Social Affairs Cindy Duong,
  • VP of Communications Uyen Thai,
  • VP of Academic Affairs Christopher Yee,
  • VP of Alumni Affairs Sadaf Nawabi,
  • VP of Student Health Tran Nguyen.

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22-FEBRUARY-2016

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Proud of the work that the Touro University California College of Pharmacy does in our communities! Our students are awesome! .... Thanks to each and every one who made today a very successful day at the Contra Costa Farmers' Market in Walnut Creek. We screened over 50 people for BP and BG. Special thanks to both SNPhA for providing diabetes screenings and to Script Your Future!!

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21-FEBRUARY-2016

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JOIN US AT OUR OPEN HOUSE: The College of Pharmacy is hosting an Open House on Friday, February 26, 2016. Come and learn about our PharmD and MS programs. The event will feature interactive sessions with pharmacists, students, and admissions committee members.
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CAPSLEAD returns to Northern California in 2016. Congratulations to the following students who will be representing Touro University California in this leadership training program for pharmacy students: Tran Lynn lee Huynh Nguyen, Christopher O. Yee, Pamela Lekhter, Brienna Andrews, Helen Berhane, Danielle Fox, Caroline Farr, and Gabriela Young. A big thank you to Drs. Vani Rajagopalan, Shadi Doroudgar, and Margaret Schulte who are organizing this year's event.

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20-FEBRUARY-2016

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A great effort by the Touro University California Script Your Future Team of Jimin, Stefanie and Christina! Thank you to everyone who supported the College of Pharmacy!
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR COMING OUT TO OUR MEDICATION ADHERENCE DAY GROUP PHOTO!
We have about ~400 total pledges!
TAKE THE PLEDGE TO TAKE YOUR MEDS AND SCRIPT YOUR FUTURE!

Photo credit to Gabe Chu - thank you!
Help tag if you can 

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Congratulations to Dr. Kelan Thomas and his student and faculty colleagues for getting their paper, "Effects of valerian on sedation and driving performance," accepted for publication in Accident Analysis and Prevention. Co-authors of the paper include Joanne Canedo, Paul Perry, Shadi Doroudgar, Ingrid Lopes, Hannah Mae Chuang (P1/Class of 2019), and Kimberly Bohnert (P1/Class of 2019) .

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19-FEBRUARY-2016

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LCDR Brian Parker Community Service Scholarship Opportunity: A $1000 scholarship with a March 31, 2016 deadline. Please contact Dr. Clipper Young or Gordon McCarter for application details.

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Best wishes to Mrs. Charity Yamada as she begins her maternity leave!

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18-FEBRUARY-2016

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Kudos to Dr. Kajua Lor, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, and her exemplary practice at Ole Health in Napa, California. They were selected from 935 pharmacists/pharmacist programs nationwide by the Community Pharmacy Foundation as one of 10 expert/emerging practices to highlight in their Expert Practices in Comprehensive Medication Management Study and Report.

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Generation Rx event TODAY: Come and learn more about prescription drug abuse and earn 2 IPPE hours and touch points.

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Touro University California Wear Red Day: Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women and 80% of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. A group picture will be taken in front of Lander Hall today at 12:15 pm.

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17-FEBRUARY-2016

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The application deadline for the 2016 Indian Health Professions Preparatory, Indian Health Professions Pre-Graduate, and Indian Health Professions Scholarship Program is March 28, 2016. For more information on the IHS Scholarship Programs, go to:http://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/scholarships/eligibility/.
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MORE BABY NEWS: Congratulations to Dr. Brigette Lofholm Hylton, Assistant Professor of Experiential Education, and her family who welcomed a new daughter. Baby Peyton joined the Lofholm Hylton family on February 13, 2016 weighing in at 6 lbs 0.7 oz and 17.75 inches.
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Please welcome to campus today, Dr. Claude Le Saux, Assistant Professor of Medicine/Cardiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She will be giving a seminar entitled, "Aging, age-related diseases: Are the senescent cells the link?" at 12:10 PM in LH 170.

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MONTHLY RESIDENT DISCUSSIONS: at noon in the PPC112. Dr. Lauren Brown will be presenting "Current Evidence for Ketamine in Depression" and Dr. Alyssa Zima will be presenting "Cangrelor Injection: A Novel P2Y12 Inhibitor."

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Wear white today to commemorate Script Your Future Medication Adherence Day. Join us for the group photo on the steps of Lander Hall at 12:15 pm. Take the pledge!

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16-FEBRUARY-2016

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Congratulations to Huong Nguyen and Eric Hsieh who were selected for FDA rotations for 2016-2017! This is a very competitive rotation with students from all pharmacy shools in the US applying. The Touro University California College of Pharmacy continues to send two students a year to the FDA.

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15-FEBRUARY-2016

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Congratulations to Dr. Eric Ip and his research team who got their paper, "Do pharmacy students cheat? Motivations and predictors of cheating in pharmacy school," accepted for publication in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Co-authors of the paper are Kathy Nguyen, Bijal Shah, Shadi Doroudgar, and Monica Bidwal.

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13-FEBRUARY-2016

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So nice to have Dr. Chi Nguyen, pharmacist at Kim Leader Pharmacy in Sacramento visit the College. We appreciate her efforts precepting our students and are looking forward to seeing her and our other colleagues at the Sacramento Valley Pharmacists Association (SVPhA) Crab Fest.
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Congratulations to Dr. Nathalie Bergeron, Professor of Biological Sciences, for her new paper, "Comparison of the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and a higher-fat DASH diet on blood pressure and lipids and lipoproteins: a randomized controlled trial," which was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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12-FEBRUARY-2016

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Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Ita for getting his paper, "Prodrugs for transdermal drug delivery - trends and challenges," accepted for publication in the the Journal of Drug Targeting.

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11-FEBRUARY-2016

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New baby pics: See Baby Rangel (Yousify), Tang, and Banares on the wall in the COP building. So cute...

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Did you see Dr. Erip Ip's paper, "Infectious disease, injection practices, and risky sexual behavior among anabolic steroid users," which is now available online in AIDS Care? The project was completed in collaboration with co-authors Michael Yadao (master's student), Bijal Shah (associate professor), and Bonnie Lau (adjunct assistant professor).

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Check out our new paper, "Dextromethorphan: An update on its utility for neurological and psychiatric disorders," which was published in Pharmacology and Therapeutics. The paper was authored together wtih Dr. Kelan Thomas, Assistant Professor, and MD/PhD students at WVU, including recent PhD graduate Dr. Linda Nguyen.

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10-FEBRUARY-2016

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Share the news: The College of Pharmacy is hosting an Open House on Friday, February 26, 2016. Come and learn about our PharmD and MS programs. The event will feature interactive sessions with pharmacists, students, and admissions committee members.

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9-FEBRUARY-2016

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Kudos to Adrian Wong, Assistant Professor of Experiential Education, a member of the California Pharmacists Association’s Payment for Pharmacist Service Task Force and co-author of a very timely and forward thinking white paper entitled “Payment for Pharmacist Services."

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SAVE THE DATE: The Generation Rx event for this year is coming up on February 18. Come and learn more about prescription drug abuse and earn 2 IPPE hours and touch points.

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The COP family is growing in leaps and bounds! Best wishes are extended to Dr. Terrill Tang and his wife Lynn who welcomed their new son, Joshua, on December 15. He was 6 lbs 14 oz and 19.75 inches.

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8-FEBRUARY-2016

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We were pleased to host on campus today, Dr. Hardeep Kaur, who gave a seminar entitled, "Evaluation of plant based influenza (H7N9) vaccine."

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Congratulations to Dr. Shadi Doroudgar who got her paper, "Hepatotoxicity and Liver Function Changes with Valproic Acid Use: How to Modify Psychotropic Therapy in Liver Dysfunction," accepted for pubication in Savvy Psychopharmacology.

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Eric Ip! Hope it is a good day for you.

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7-FEBRUARY-2016

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Keep an eye out for Dr. Bill Dager's new paper, "Current knowledge on assessing the effects and managing bleeding with direct oral anticoagulants," which was accepted for publication in the American Journal of Health System Pharmacy.

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Touro is proud to partner with CVS Health to offer four $1000 scholarships to students in our PharmD program. Check your email or contact Dr. Clipper Young for more details. Deadline: February 21, 2016 (Sunday), 11:59 p.m.

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6-FEBRUARY-2016

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Please welcome to the COP family baby Alicia Banares, who was born yesterday at 9:22 am. She was 6 lb 12 oz and 19 1/2 inches long. We wish our best to mom, Dr. Linda Banares, and the rest of the family!

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Congratulations to Drs. Chad Bradford, Kajua Lor and Nada Abou-Karam for getting their paper, "Medication Regimen Complexity and Readmissions after Hospitalization for Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Pneumonia, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease," accepted for publication in SAGE Open Medicine. Dr. Abou-Karam, a former resident with Sharp/Touro, is now a faculty member at USC.

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Perfection is not necessary for being successful in pharmacy school or life. Just keep studying, and improve a little each day. You'll be amazed how far you get if you just stick with it.

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5-FEBRUARY-2016

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Block Exams next week: Wishing the P1 and P2 classes much success!

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We thank our partners at Walmart who allowed us to award a $1000 scholarship to Brigitte Ouabo (P4/Class of 2016). Congratulations to Brigitte for her leadership and involvement in community pharmacy practice!

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Best wishes to our former Touro University California colleagues, Drs. Bob Ignoffo and Kathy Knapp, who got their paper, "Board Certified Oncology Pharmacists: Their Potential Contribution to Reducing a Shortfall in Oncology Patient Visits," accepted for publication in the Journal of Oncology Practice.

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4-FEBRUARY-2016

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Congratulations to the following teams who will be representing Touro University California at the Student National Pharmaceutical Association meeting:
  • Clinical Skills Competition: Punam Patel and Jeff Shu
  • Patient Counseling Competition: Jovana Mercad and Pamela Lekhter
The support and guidance of Drs. Lauren Roller, Kajua Lor and Clipper Young, who served as judges, are much appreciated!

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Kudos to Drs. Kelan Thomas, Shadi Doroudgar, and Paul Perry for their new paper, "Valproic acid-induced hyperammonemia and minimal hepatic encephalopathy prevalence among psychiatric individuals" which was published in the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry.

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Script Your Future Medication Adherence Day is coming up at Touro. Show your support and help COP win an ice cream social by pledging to take your medications/your patients to take their medications/or your family/friends to take their medications by clicking the link here:https://tuc.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1GjBjrfabfRxvrT Also, remember to wear WHITE on February 17 for the group photo (12:15 on Lander front steps) to show that you pledged for the Script Your Future Medication Adherence Day.

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AFPE Gateway Research Scholarships: This is a great opportunity for pharmacy students who plan on conducting a faculty-mentored research project. The deadline is February 24, 2016. 

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3-FEBRUARY-2016

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Congratulations and best wishes to Soha Ahmadzadeh Araji (P3/Class of 2017) and her family. They welcomed a new baby boy on Tuesday!

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Dr. Layla Yousify and baby Aveen plan on visiting us on campus around 2:15 today.

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Congratulations to Dr. Maggie Louie (PI) and Dr. Shona Mookerjee (Co-PI) for being awarded a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their research project, "Prolonged cadmium exposure promotes oxidative stress-dependent transcription and breast cancer progression." This project is being done in partnership with Dominican University and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

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2-FEBRUARY-2016

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Lend your support to the COP Script Your Future Effort! And help COP win an ice cream social.
The Script Your Future Team is holding a friendly competition among COP, COM, PA, MPH and Nursing. All you have to do is pledge to take your medications or pledge for your family, friends and/or patients to take their medications.
Wear White for a group photo to show that you pledged for the Script Your Future Medication Adherence Day

Wednesday, February 17th - 12:15 pm by the Front steps of Lander Hall

The college with the largest percentage of pledges will receive a free ice cream social shortly after the group photo.

The Script Your Future Medication Adherence Campaign is an annual campaign held in January and February of every year. This year, the campaign is from January 18th – March 18th. TUC COP has won several past awards with the campaign.

For more info, please contact:

COP ambassadors:

  • stefanie.navarro@tu.edu
  • christina.doan@tu.edu
  • jimin.lee@tu.edu 

and watch our video from 2014 here https://youtu.be/Wu-jMLtkSEw.

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Best wishes to Dr. Linda Banares who has started her maternity leave.

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We are pleased to welcome to campus today candidates interviewing for residency positions at Lifelong.

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Congratulations to Sue Ie (P4/Class of 2016) who has accepted a two-year fellowship in Health Information and Clinical Outcomes with Wolters Kluwer Health in Franklin, TN. The program is quite unique as it is a partnership between Wolters Kluwer Health and Community Health Systems and it encompasses clinical outcomes research, health-system corporate administrative management, and health information technology.

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1-FEBRUARY-2016

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Congratulations are also conveyed to the new 2016-2017 COP Board:
  • COP Board President: Hannah Chuang 
  • VP of Academic Affairs: Joseph L Lee 
  • VP of Admissions: Candice Manabat 
  • VP of Alumni Affairs: Cindy Duong 
  • VP of Archives: Dieu Linh Vo 
  • VP of Athletics: Andrew Robello 
  • VP of Communications: Pamela Lekhter 
  • VP of Community Outreach: Mai Nguyen 
  • VP of Finance: Jovana Mercado 
  • VP of Social Affairs: Sukhvir (Sohniia) Kaur

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Our proud tradition of contributing to the Touro University California community continues. Congratulations to the following P1 students who were newly elected to the Student Government Association (SGA) Board for 2016-2017:
  • President Ava Mahan,
  • VP of Student Affairs Truc Huynh,
  • VP of Social Affairs Cindy Duong,
  • VP of Communications Uyen Thai,
  • VP of Academic Affairs Christopher Yee,
  • VP of Alumni Affairs Sadaf Nawabi
  • VP of Student Health Tran Nguyen.

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Please welcome to campus Dr. Shankar Chinta from the Buck Institute. He will be giving a seminar, "A transgenic model to study Parkinson's disease pathology" in LH170 at 12:10 today.

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31-JANUARY-2016

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Best wishes and congratulations to Sapna Chhagan (P4/Class of 2016) who accepted a Rutger's Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in East Hanover, NJ. Her fellowship is in Translational Clinical Oncology and she will be moving to New Jersey after graduation.

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Congratulations to Eric Wager (P4/Class of 2016) for being awarded a USC-Allergan Global Pharmacutical Sciences Fellowship! It was his top ranked program and he will begin his training in Irvine, CA this summer.

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Reminder: The deadline for the Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce "Inspire Learning" Scholarship is this coming Monday, February 1, 2016.

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Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Ita, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, for getting his paper, "Progress in the use of microemulsions for transdermal and dermal drug delivery," accepted in Pharmaceutical Development and Technology.

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Congratulations to Jackie Ho, Class of 2015, who was awarded the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Student Literature/Research Award. Each year, ASHP grants one nationwide award to a pharmacy student. We are very proud that this year, it went to a Touro University California student for her paper, “Implementation of an accelerated physical examination course in a doctor of pharmacy program: A flipped approach,” which was published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education together with her faculty mentors and co-authors, Drs. Eric Ip, Monica Bidwal, Ingrid Lopes and Bijal Shah.
Her acceptance video can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur3QiRdXZsU

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4-JANUARY-2016

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College of Pharmacy Open House - Feb 26, 2016 
Preview and Experience Touro University California
  • Friday, February 26, 2016, 10 am to 3 pm
  • Registration will take place at Lander Hall Foyer from 10-11am
  • Touro Library, 1545 Azuar Drive, Mare Island (Vallejo), California
  • Information Sessions and Campus Tours
    • Applying to Pharmacy School
    • The TUCA Student Experience
    • Reaching Up and Out - Rotations
    • Graduation and Beyond
    • Meet students, residents, and faculty over refreshments

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Message from the Dean


July 30, 2015

Message from the Dean

The College of Pharmacy is pleased to welcome Dr. Gordon McCarter and Dr. Clipper Young in their new roles in the Office of Pharmacy Student Services. The Office of Pharmacy Student Services provides support and assistance to pharmacy students, working in a closely coordinated manner with faculty and staff in the College of Pharmacy and the University Office of Student Services.

Dr. Gordon McCarter is the Interim Assistant Dean of Pharmacy Student Services. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley and is one of the founding faculty in the College. Dr. McCarter has contributed to the Biological Sciences Track in the College of Pharmacy for the past 10 years, and will continue to teach on a more limited basis in this area.

Dr. Clipper Young is a Pharmacy Student Development Specialist and Assistant Professor. He obtained his Pharm.D. from Touro University California  and has served as an Pharmacy Education and Administration Fellow in the Office of Pharmacy Student Services for the past two years. Dr. Young is currently completing his M.P.H. from the University of California Berkeley, and will be contributing to the teaching in Track 5.

Dr. McCarter and Dr. Young are both highly committed to the success of our students. Please join me in welcoming them to their new roles in the College of Pharmacy, and I encourage you to contact them.

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