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Orange County Register Features USC Pharmacists Making a Difference in Patient Outcomes

Two School of Pharmacy Scientists Earn Ming Hsieh Institute Grants for Innovative Cancer Research

Ground-breaking cancer research taking place in School of Pharmacy laboratories is getting a boost thanks to two new grants from the Ming Hsieh Institute for Engineering Medicine for Cancer. Assistant Professor J. Andrew McKay and Research Assistant Professor Jennica Zaro have each been awarded grants from the MHI in the amounts of $100,000 and $99,265, […]

PhD Student Megan Yardley Wins USC Graduate Research Symposium Health Sciences Competition

You’ve Got Five Minutes to Explain Your Very Complicated Research And that’s exactly what School of Pharmacy student Megan Yardley did to win this year’s Graduate Research Symposium Health Sciences Competition held at Aresty Auditorium on April 10. Yardley, who will receive her PhD in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology at this year’s commencement, effectively communicated […]

Learning the Steps to the Tune of Success at Kids’ Day

On April 4, the USC School of Pharmacy held its annual Kids’ Day, hosting 125 students from the local El Sereno Middle School for a day on campus to learn about important health and well-being topics, as well as to encourage them to consider careers in health care. A favorite part of the event is […]

Graduate Student Sheraz Khoja Takes on Autism

Students Thank Donors at Annual Event

The Health Sciences Campus Quad was the setting for the USC School of Pharmacy 2014 Scholarship Luncheon on March 25. Over 100 donors, faculty and students were on hand for the annual event. Hosted by School of Pharmacy Dean R. Pete Vanderveen, the program gave students an opportunity to tell donors what support means to […]

Student Earns Good Government Student Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award

Daniel Kudryashov won the national title at the American Pharmacist Association Annual Meeting in Orlando. Daniel Kudryashov, PharmD ’15, has won the Good Government Student Pharmacist-of- the-Year Award from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Student Pharmacists. The prize honors the recipient’s ability to raise awareness of local and national pharmacy issues while embracing […]

USC School of Pharmacy Rho Chi Chapter Receives National Award

The Theta student chapter will be recognized at the Rho Chi Annual Awards Presentation for their impressive scope of activities. The Theta Chapter of the Rho Chi Society at the School of Pharmacy has been selected to receive the National Chapter Achievement Award, which recognizes its commitment to fulfilling the society’s mission through various activities. […]

Schaeffer Center Researchers Examine the Future of HIV/AIDS in US

Pharmacy Student Amanda Wong Recognized for Leadership and Academic Achievement

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation has selected PharmD candidate Amanda Wong as one of only 13 students from across the nation to receive a 2014 student scholarship. Wong received the Robert D. Gibson Scholarship based on her “potential to become a leader for the profession of pharmacy, as demonstrated by involvement in school and community […]

Doctoral Candidate Pu Shi to Receive Phi Kappa Phi Award at Annual Academic Honors Convocation

Pu Shi, a PhD student in the lab of Andrew MacKay, is one of four USC students being honored with the Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Award. Shi will officially be recognized at the Annual Academic Honors Convocation. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic […]

USC Mourns the Passing of Associate Dean Ronald Alkana

Ronald Alkana, 68, associate dean for graduate affairs and interdisciplinary programs at the USC School of Pharmacy, died on February 23 while jogging near his home in Seal Beach. Dr. Alkana was a distinctive leader at the School with expertise in both pharmacy and basic science research. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from USC […]