Vireak Chea PharmD '09 left his home in Cambodia at the age of 13, sent by his parents to the United States in hope of a better education and life. Today, after earning his PharmD as part of the Pacific University School of Pharmacy's first class in 2009, Chea is back in Cambodia, hoping to provide healthcare and education where it is most needed.
The Pacific University School of Pharmacy and the Oregon Board of Pharmacy have been involved in an ongoing implementation of a new regulatory affairs and academia fellowship — the first of its kind. The inaugural fellow is Tim Frost, who shared a bit about his experience in this Q&A.
A discussion in the School of Pharmacy Journal Club two years ago has resulted in the publication of an article on the adverse effects of prolonged antibiotic use. Dr. Henry Saedi-Kwon designed the study prior to his graduation in 2016; Dr. R. Brigg Turner recruited third-year student Erin Wilson to work alongside the rest of the research team during her APPE rotations. The article “Comparative analysis of neutropenia in patients receiving prolonged treatment with ceftaroline” appears in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (DOI: 10.1093/jac/dkx452).
Script Your Future, a two-month national intercollegiate competition ending March 16, aims to raise awareness among their caregivers about the importance of taking medication as prescribed as a vital first step toward better health outcomes. Pacific University School of Pharmacy is participating in this annual campaign for for the second time. In this campaign, teams of health profession students and faculty raise awareness about medication adherence as a critical public health issue.
Dr. Fawzy Elbarbry published an article on the dosing and monitoring of vancomycin, a commonly used antibiotic for the treatment of severe infections.
Pacific University pharmacy students come to Jennifer McElravey steeped in knowledge of drugs and drug interactions. As a clinical pharmacist and preceptor, it’s her role to help them bridge the gap between what they’ve learned in the classroom and providing direct patient care.
Associate Professor Brendan Stamper is training the next generation of pharmacists — some of whom, like him, will devote much of their careers to critical drug research.
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School of Pharmacy students help collect 45 pints for those in need.
Anita Cleven, PharmD, RPh, has been promoted to the assistant dean for experiential education in