To stem the tide of substance and alcohol use disorders, the USC School of Pharmacy is a key partner in the newly established USC Institute for Addiction Science (IAS), the nation’s first university-wide, comprehensive, transdisciplinary addiction institute. IAS brings together 77 faculty from nine colleges and schools, including medicine, social work, psychology, communication, public policy and engineering, in addition to pharmacy.
Meet second-year PharmD student Nathalie Iribe, vice president of admission and recruitment for the Associated Students of the School of Pharmacy. Iribe shares her experience growing up in a community where many did not have health insurance and how she became inspired to pursue a career in pharmacy to advocate for accessible healthcare.
Yong (Tiger) Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences, was awarded a five-year, $2.1 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to reprogram exosomes for biomedical applications. 
Autumn Walkerly, PharmD, BCPS has joined the faculty as assistant professor of clinical pharmacy (clinician educator), effective September 1.