President Richard Hart and Provost Ronald Carter are pleased to announce Noreen H. Chan Tompkins, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, as Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy. Chan Tompkins will be the third Dean since the inception of the school.
Siu-Fun Wong, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, has been invited as a new co-chair for the Drug Development Task Force with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Symptom Managements and Health-Related Quality of Life Steering Committee.
Growing up in Ethiopia, DeKabo Saba, PharmD, witnessed how medicine used to be practiced in Ethiopia just 20 years ago. Back then, a neighbor of Dr. Saba began his own pharmacy and medical clinic with less than three months of formal training. “I am in no way discrediting this individual because at that moment that was what we were supposed to have, but this guy did everything from delivering babies to surgery,” said Dr. Saba.
First-year pharmacy student Vanessa Ardon has been chosen as a participant for the Amazon River mission trip with the Students for International Mission Service (SIMS) March 18 – 27, 2011 based on an essay describing why service is personally important. Initiated in 2010 and open to all Association of Latin American Students (ALAS), the essay competition offers a chance to serve with SIMS on a mission trip to the Brazilian Amazon region.
Dean Hughes along with Drs. Pinder and Mack enjoyed having dinner with Jenny Park, SP’06, at AACP in Seattle on July 12. Jenny works at Virginia Mason Medical Center as a clinical pharmacist. Her specialties include anticoagulation, hypertension and hyperlipidemia management. Even though she only graduated four years ago, she was honored with Preceptor of the Year from her residents at Virginia Mason Medical Center. She enjoys spending time with her church family and the great outdoor recreation the Seattle area has to offer.
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy convocation ceremony for the Pharm.D. degree took place Sunday, May 29 on the central campus mall. This year saw the largest class in the six years of LLUSP graduating classes with 58 students receiving the Pharm.D. degree.
According to Jim Pinder, JD, MBA, associate professor in the school, that golden dome towering above the smiling group of Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy students is none other than the U.S. Capitol Building.
“It’s the real McCoy,” he insists, “and not some amusement park replica.”
Dr. Pinder reports that 37 students and four faculty members traveled to Washington, D.C. for the American Pharmacists Association meeting the weekend of March 12 to 15, 2010.
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy cordially invites pharmacists to attend a CE event titled “Enhancing Communication of Healthcare Disparities in Diverse Communities,” to be held October 19, 2011 at the Peterson Room of the Wong Kerlee convention center here on campus.
The CE event will focus on how the diversity of patient populations presents challenges to pharmacists in terms of patient-pharmacist communication.
Pictured with Dr. Pinder are two Beninese Rotarians receiving a banner from the Redlands Rotary Club during a hospitality dinner. Benin is located on the west coast of Africa, to the west of Nigeria. Rotary International plays a key role in helping to eliminate polio around the world.
Jim Pinder, JD. MBA, director of development and assistant professor of pharmacy law in the School of Pharmacy, was named Rotarian of the Year by the Redlands Rotary Club on June 10, 2010.
LLUSP 2012 Graduates left to right: Aaron Solis, Talin Setaghian, Marissa Schroer, Fabian Rodriguez
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy convocation ceremony for the Pharm.D. degree took place Sunday, May 27 on the university mall. This year saw the largest class in the seven years of LLUSP graduating classes with 73 students receiving the Pharm.D. degree.