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Graduate Student Wins Top Prize at International Drug Information Competition

Sheraz Khoja took home the first place award for his poster presentation at the Drug Information Association (DIA) 51st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on June 16. The School of Pharmacy student – who is pursuing a PhD in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology and an additional MS degree in Management of Drug Development – received […]

Roberta Diaz Brinton in ABC Report on Why Almost Two-Thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease are Women

Audiovisual Version of Mel Baron’s Fotonovela on Dementia Expands its Community Reach

Jason Doctor Discusses California Senate Bill 128 – Physician-Assisted Suicide Legislation

Doctoral Student’s Research on Diabetes and Lung Health Awarded NIH Grant

Maira Soto, a PhD candidate mentored by Associate Professor Kathleen Rodgers at the USC School of Pharmacy, has been awarded a 2-year, $86,240 grant from the National Institutes of Health for her translational research that explores the relationship of diabetes and lung diseases, and how to treat them. Her project, “Characterizing Angiotensin (1-7) to Treat […]

Pharmacy Projects Garner Ming Hsieh Grants

The Ming Hsieh Institute recently awarded grants of $120,000 each to three USC School of Pharmacy faculty members for cancer nanotechnology research. Associate Professor Stan Gee Louie, director of the Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics Program, received funding to support a project to treat resistant breast cancer. This form of breast cancer does not respond to […]

Professor Glen Stimmel Appointed Interim Dean

Glen L. Stimmel — a national leader in clinical pharmacy practice and a USC faculty member since 1974 — has been named interim dean of the USC School of Pharmacy effective July 1. In this capacity, he will also hold the John Stauffer Dean’s Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is a professor of Clinical Pharmacy, […]

Celebrating the Vanderveen Years

When USC School of Pharmacy Dean R. Pete Vanderveen announced he would leave the position at the end of his second term, colleagues at the School decided to honor his deanship with a special event.  Fine, he replied, as long as the event was a roast. That’s exactly what he got on May 17, when […]

The New York Times Examines Hospital Productivity through Schaeffer Center Study

2015 Banquet Celebrates Students, Alumni and Friends

An enthusiastic array of guests gathered for the annual USC School of Pharmacy Alumni/Senior Awards Banquet at Town & Gown on May 9. Hosted by the USC School of Pharmacy Alumni Association, the evening offered a chance to celebrate the School’s friends, faculty, graduating students and alumni — particularly the Class of ’65, who were […]

Schaeffer Center Experts Look at Value-Based Payment for Cancer Care

J. Andrew MacKay Receives NIH RO1 Grant that Sets the Stage for Breakthroughs in the Study of Human Disease

Grant Sets Stage for Breakthroughs in the Study of Human Disease J. Andrew MacKay, PhD, receives NIH RO1 grant that builds on his team’s platform to control polypeptide-based microdomains.  Assistant Professor J. Andrew MacKay knows that the next big step towards understanding and treating disease starts on an extremely small scale. MacKay’s research on microdomains – […]