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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 – […]

“I’m here today because of the generous support of donors like you.”

Pharmacy Students Thank Scholarship Supporters “I am here today because of the generous support of donors like you,” said student Danielle Cortez at the USC School of Pharmacy Annual Scholarship Luncheon held on April 13 on the Health Sciences Campus Pappas Quad. Cortez along with other students shared experiences with the donors that illustrated how […]

Shen Lab Produces Two Research-Pitching Winners

The clock is ticking and you have just a few minutes to explain your very complicated research. That was the assignment that graduates students faced in two recent competitions aiming to help young scientists learn how to accurately portray their research in a kind of elevator pitch that drives home an important message about their […]

LA Times Feature Shows how USC Pharmacists are Improving Healthcare in Area Clinics

The Rho Chi Society National Office Moves to USC

The Rho Chi Society National Office Moves to USC The Rho Chi Society, the national academic honor society in pharmacy, will call USC home with the transition taking place over the course of this year. Longtime USC Rho Chi adviser, Associate Professor Michael Wincor, will lead the national organization, and outgoing Dean R. Pete Vanderveen […]

Students Explore an Industry Career

A doctor of pharmacy degree opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities – from community pharmacy to clinical care to the pharmaceutical/biotech industries. Students considering an industry career can get a head start by taking the elective, “Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization,” offered each spring. “Pharmaceutical and biotech companies are constantly seeking PharmD graduates […]

Regulatory Expert Frances Richmond Weighs In on Patients’ Request for FDA to Fast Track New ALS Drug

Register Now for the 2015 Hawaii Summer Conference

Register Now for the 2015 Hawaii Summer Conference The annual Hawaii Summer Conference sponsored by the USC School of Pharmacy offers pharmacists and nurses a timely slate of continuing education courses from August 3 through 7 at the idyllic Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach. This year’s program offers a mix of […]