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Dr. Fraser Horn
Dr. Horn has served as interim dean since November 2019. He is an alumnus of Pacific's undergraduate programs and College of Optometry, has served as faculty and associate dean in the college, and is an expert is sports vision.
College of Health Professions
Pacific University’s College of Health Professions has been awarded a prestigious $985,752 grant to better serve the mental health and substance use treatment needs of rural and medically underserved patients.
Jennifer Antick
A recent analysis by a team of researchers, including Pacific University Psychology Professor Jennifer Antick, found limited research evaluating depression screening tools in patients with kidney failure, often because the studies were small or had other shortcomings. 
Pacific optometry alumnus and professor Bill Hefner OD ‘96, MEd ‘97 is a commander in the Kansas Air National Guard. He played a key role in the state’s response to the spread of COVID-19.
Professor Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji
College of Business professor Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji is selected as a finalist for the Elwood Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award.
Ruth Zúñiga
On Facebook, Spanish-language viewers anywhere in the world can join sessions of Charlas Comunitarias to learn about emotional health and resources. The program is led partly by  Ruth Zúñiga, an associate professor in School of Graduate Psychology at Pacific University and director of the university’s Sabiduría Latina/o psychology emphasis.
Ryan Gibbard, PharmD, BCPS Explains the Cost of the President’s COVID-19 Treatments
Mari Fujimoto
Pacific University Optometry Professor Mari Fujimoto OD ’19 was honored with one of the 2020 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Awards. The George W. Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award supports post-graduate advanced training in optometric clinical care, education and research methods specific to the fields of children’s vision and contact lenses.
Lauren Chan with snake
In a paper published Wednesday in PLOS ONE, a scientific journal, Pacific University biology professor Lauren Chan describes the ways an animal’s habitat affects its biology.
Bali scene
Pacific University undergraduates now have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the world through the new Global Scholars Program. Starting with a first-year seminar and companion travel experience, participating students will complete a set of requirements focused on international and diverse perspectives, mastering a second language, studying or interning abroad, and finally integrating global learning into the senior capstone. 

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