Healthcare providers around the nation are facing patient demands for ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19, despite false claims and no scientific evidence it works. Alireza FakhriRavari, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, AAHIVP, infectious disease pharmacist and assistant professor at Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy, explains what ivermectin is, what it is effective against, and why it shouldn’t be used to treat coronavirus symptoms. Continue reading article.
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy student, Edmund Yap, class of 2022, has received the 2021 Student Leadership Award from the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP), the announcement was made earlier this month. The Student Leadership Award recognizes pharmacy students’ involvement in and contribution to CSHP and the profession of pharmacy, which may include, but should not be limited to, leadership roles (i.e. student chapter officer).
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy dean Michael Hogue, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP, has been selected by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) as its liaison representative to the Centers for Disease Control and Infection (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The ACIP is a group of medical and public health experts that develops recommendations on how to use vaccines to control diseases in the United States. The CDC sets adult and childhood immunization schedules based on recommendations from the ACIP.
To end our celebration of October, American Pharmacists Month, and in recognition of our favorite pharmacists and their important work, we invited our LLU School of Pharmacy alumni, faculty, residents, and PY4 students to Starbucks in Loma Linda for our annual Meet & Treat on Friday, Oct. 29.
"We are so happy to be celebrating #WomenPharmacistDay! At #LLUSP, women pharmacists make outstanding contributions to our school, our institution, and our profession and these women demonstrate leadership every day. They run COVID vaccination clinics, save/prolong lives in their clinical practice, inspire our future pharmacists, drive research, lead interprofessional education and collaboration endeavors, and advocate for our profession.
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy has received a $20,000 grant to mobilize vaccine teams, delivering COVID-19 vaccines to minority populations living in Southern California.
A team of researchers including, Lisa Hong, PharmD, BCPS, associate professor and director of Interprofessional Education, Department of Pharmacy Practice, published a study about the impact of capacity-building short-term mission service trips to Sierra Leone on local health education and perspectives in Frontiers in Medicine in section Healthcare Professions Education. Study Introduction International medical mission service trips can be valuable and transformational for health profession students.
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy collaborated with eight pharmacy schools from Southern California: Chapman, Ketchum, USC, Western, UCI, Westcoast, and KGI for months to coordinate the first in-person residency showcase after COVID-19 pandemic. There were over 380 APPE students and 44 residency programs who attended this event on Friday afternoon, September 24. The showcase ran for two, two-hour sessions at Yorba Linda Community Center in Orange County.
Assistant Professor, Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, PharmD, AAHIVP, has been elected chair of the Health Equity Practice and Research Network by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), for a two-year executive board term. The ACCP is a professional and scientific society that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources enabling clinical pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice, research, and education.