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AMIGOS participants in front of Pacific's Jefferson Hall
The award recognizes the extensive domestic and international outreach and care provided by faculty, students, alumni and partners of the College of Optometry.
Student working in the Dental Hygiene Van
Supported by an anonymous donor, EyeSmile links existing community health outreach efforts in the College of Optometry and School of Dental Hygiene Studies. Both programs have long offered mobile healthcare clinics to help provide healthcare to underserved populations.
A welcome break from scorching temperatures earlier in the week provided ideal conditions as Pacific University held commencement exercises for six schools of its College of Health Professions on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Forest Grove Campus.
Pacific University will hold commencement exercises for several programs within the university's
Dennis Smith MS ’87 and Nada Lingel ’79, OD ’81, MS ’88, ’00 have longed believed in the impact their profession could have with the right education and training. They recent established the Drs. Dennis L. Smith and Nada J. Lingel Award for Excellence in Systemic Disease. The annual award will recognize one or more fourth-year optometry students for their hard work, skill and dedication to understanding systemic disease and providing comprehensive patient care.
College of Health Professions students in the schools of Audiology, Dental Hygiene Studies, Graduate Psychology, Healthcare Administration and Leadership, Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies celebrated graduation with family and friends on Saturday, Aug. 12.
Paula Kutzner OD '18 developed a school-based vision therapy program as part of her thesis for the Master of Education/Visual Function in Learning program. The innovative service was so successful that it will continue even though she's graduated.
They will retain their respective roles as director of the School of Physical Therapy and School of Physician Assistant Studies.
School of Pharmacy Assistant Professor Dr. Ashim Malhotra has edited and authored a book entitled, “Emerging Applications, Perspectives, and Discoveries in Cardiovascular Research”, published by IGI Global of Hershey, Pennsylvania. 
Collaborative practice agreements allow pharmacists like Amy Jay PharmD '15 to expand their scope of care for patients.

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