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The grant will support Dr. Mike Espiritu’s work to determine the structure-activity relationship of a cone snail toxin called MIIIB with voltage gated potassium channels. These small peptide toxins are known as “conotoxins.” 
Trombley Square clock tower framed by fall leaves
Pacific University’s Presidential Search Committee has selected R. William Funk & Associates as a partner in managing the search for the university’s next president.
COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Clinics
Pacific University is partnering with the Oregon Health Authority and FEMA to bring a COVID-19 vaccination and booster shot clinic to Forest Grove. All approved vaccine options, including first, second and booster doses, for those ages 5 and up will be available.
Health Science building
Pacific University was ranked third nationally for its undergraduate programs in health sciences by Intelligent.com, a college rankings service. Intelligent also named Pacific the best college for pre-professional programs in Oregon and second overall among Oregon’s private colleges.
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Please join the Pacific University Doctor of Science Program in celebrating its very first cohort to graduate from the program!  We are pleased to announce that 15 graduates received their Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) degrees on January 31.  Congratulations to the Class of 2022! 
Daisy Rizo '17, MSW '18 in a clinical setting with a patient
The Master of Social Work degree prepares students for advanced practice in the social work field, with a focus on values and ethics, theory, and field skills. Launched in 2014, the program is based at Pacific’s Eugene Campus but will expand in Fall 2022 to be available on the Forest Grove Campus as well.
Best Online Bachelor's Degrees in Health Science
Pacific University has been named one of 2021's Best Online Bachelor's Degrees in Health Science by EduMed.org. Just 8 percent of colleges and universities across the country earn a position in one of EduMed.org's higher education rankings.
Spirit bennch thanking veterans
As we mark Veterans Day today, we pause to acknowledge those who have put on a uniform in service of the United States.
Lorne Yudcovitch
Lorne Yudcovitch OD '96, MS '97 was named the recipient of the 2021 Oregon Optometric Physicians Association Advocacy Award.
Spokane "recruits" to Forest Grove Indian Training School
Two historians have compiled and published a sortable list of Native people who died while attending two boarding schools for Indigenous Americans in Oregon. The online resource, which covers deaths dating back to 1881, documents approximately 275 students and 30 non-students who were buried at the Chemawa School Cemetery near Salem, and two who are buried in unmarked graves at the Forest View Cemetery in Forest Grove.

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