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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 […]

Associate Professor Clay Wang’s Latest Research is Out of this World

The professor has received a grant from NASA to explore potential new drugs that may improve astronauts’ health. The USC School of Pharmacy is launching its research into outer space, thanks to Associate Professor Clay Wang’s 3-year $600,000 grant from NASA’s Space Biology Program. Wang received the funding for his project, “Influence of Microgravity on […]

School of Pharmacy’s Annual Moving Targets Hits a Bull’s Eye

Over two-hundred people attended the USC School of Pharmacy’s 2014 Moving Targets conference, “New Horizons in Anti-Cancer Therapeutics,” held on August 22 at the Radisson Hotel-Midtown at USC. The student-run event brought together a slate of leading experts and  an audience from academia, industry and government. Organized by the USC chapter of the American Association […]

School of Pharmacy Labs Host Budding Scientists from Mexican Universities

The USC School of Pharmacy hosted four undergraduate students from Mexico this summer as part of the US-Mexico Commission for Education and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS), which administers the Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholarship Program and aims to increase and enhance academic exchange between the two countries. As a culmination to their summer program at the School of […]