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A few newly minted alumni of the USC School of Pharmacy share their post-graduation plans—from postdoctoral fellowships to regulatory consulting.
As colleagues in pharmacies, clinics and hospitals around the world continue to put their all into caring for patients with COVID-19, some people are finding unique ways to offer thoughtful support. Jessica Louie, BS ’09, PharmD ’13, has sent care packages to more than 1,200 pharmacists and other healthcare team members through Spark Joy in Healthcare. Here, Louie shares her inspiration for her project and advice for students and healthcare professionals.
Michelle Kalu is pursuing a PharmD and a PhD in Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics. Here, the Northridge, Calif. native reflects on what sparked her interest in pharmacy and how COVID-19 solidified her desire to go into infectious disease research.
Meet MS in Healthcare Decision Analysis student Nikitha Kolapalli, PharmD. Here, she shares how her personal experience with illness motivated her to pursue a career in health care, why she moved across the world to attend the USC School of Pharmacy and what she’s working on at a company pioneering AI in health care.
Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP, associate dean for clinical affairs and the William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy, has been promoted to Professor in the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy.