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Choosing the Best Medicare Part D Plan with a Little Help from the Trojan Family

Choosing the right health care plan is challenging for people of any age, but can especially be difficult for seniors, who often take several prescription medications. With this year’s Medicare open enrollment period extending through December 7, a group of USC School of Pharmacy students spent several days holding counseling sessions for USC retirees to […]

Professor Brad Williams Featured in NPR Story on Overmedication in Nursing Homes

Hamm-Alvarez Appointed Fellow of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

VICE DEAN SARAH HAMM-ALVAREZ APPOINTED FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENTISTS Hamm-Alvarez received the honor at the association’s annual meeting. Sarah Hamm-Alvarez has been recognized by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists for her breakthrough translational research. Hamm-Alvarez – the Gavin S. Herbert Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences, executive vice dean and the vice […]

Looking for the Next Great Translational Research Idea

Looking for the Next Great Translational Research Idea If you’re on the faculty at the USC School of Pharmacy, opportunity is knocking. Board of Councilor member Gale Bensussen and his wife, Jane Bensussen, have earmarked a $300,000 gift for pilot funding awards to support creative translational research. The will provide up to $50,000 to support […]

Dean Vanderveen Decides to Pass Baton Next Summer…USC Seeks Next School of Pharmacy Dean

Next summer, Dean R. Pete Vanderveen will step down as dean of the USC School of Pharmacy, having  decided not to seek a third term. Vanderveen took the helm at the School in September 2005. “The decision is a bittersweet one,” says Vanderveen. “When I arrived at the School more than nine years ago, I […]

Schaeffer Center Models Show Explosion in US Alzheimer’s Disease Costs in Coming Decades

New Faculty Members Broaden Research Opportunities for Graduate Students

Yong (Tiger) Zhang, PhD, and Jianming Xie, PhD, will be joining the faculty on December 1, bringing with them new research opportunities for interested students. Yong (Tiger) Zhang comes to the School of Pharmacy with a passion for scientific discovery and improving people’s lives.  “Since elementary school, I have been fascinated  by science, in particular […]

Did You Rock the Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness?

Over fifty people did, attending the Rock the Pink event, promoting breast cancer awareness, on October 30 at the USC School of Pharmacy. The brainchild of Reyna Raya, PharmD candidate (’15), Rock the Pink brings together students studying to become health professionals with breast cancer survivors and experts to learn how they can work together […]

Associate Professor Neeraj Sood Leads JAMA Study Showing Value of Making Cost Information Available to Patients

Legislative Day Brings Together Future Pharmacists with Policymakers

On September 26, the USC School of Pharmacy provided the opportunity for all USC graduate students the chance to meet with state government officials at its annual Legislative Day. Speakers and panelists at the event included pharmacy industry professionals and local assemblymembers. The event kicked off with a welcome from Dr. Fred Weissman, associate dean […]

PhD Candidate Tim Bensman Earns NIH Fellowship

PhD candidate Tim Bensman, PharmD ’11, has been awarded a two-year, $82,000 F31 fellowship from the National Institutes of Health for his project “Theta Defensins for Targeting the Metalloproteinase System in Cystic Fibrosis Airway Disease.” He is the first student in the School’s Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics program to receive the highly competitive fellowship. “I […]

Leading economists show the sky may not be falling after all.

Two of the nation’s leading economists, Professor Dana Goldman, director of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health  Policy & Economics at USC, and Professor Tomas Philipson, Irving B. Harria Graduate School of Public Policy at The University of Chicago, debunk common misconceptions about cancer care. Perhaps the sky isn’t falling after all. Read the full […]