College of Pharmacy

Welcome to the Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy Web site. The College of Pharmacy at WesternU is an exciting place to visit and an exciting place to learn. I hope that you will use this Website to explore our academic programs, learn about our outstanding faculty and read about our many accomplishments. Whether you are a prospective student, a proud member of our alumni, part of our network of affiliated health care institutions, a future employee, or simply someone who wants to learn more about the College, we hope these pages provide the information you are looking for.

Daniel C. Robinson, BA, PharmDMessage from the Dean


Welcome to the Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy Website. The College of Pharmacy at WesternU in Pomona, California is an exciting place to visit and an exciting place to learn. I hope that you will use this Web site to explore our academic programs, learn about our outstanding faculty and read about our many accomplishments.


Faculty Spotlight

Fadi Khasawneh, PhDDr. Fadi Khasawneh
Associate Professor

Dr. Fadi Khasawneh has been with the College of Pharmacy since 2008. He recently received NIH AREA (R15) funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) for a grant entitled “Investigation of Platelet G-Protein Coupled Receptors” for three years ending April 2019. The goal of the project is to obtain information regarding the role of specific regions of HT2AR and P2Y1 in thrombosis development and investigate the ability of peptides and antibody, respectively, to prevent the development of thrombosis. The grant award is approximately $420,660. For more news about Dr. Khasawneh click here.

Featured Story

20 Years of Excellence

Join us as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary with stories of our rich history as a college, research our faculty are paving the way with, students and the amazing ways they contribute, and the accomplishments of our esteemed alumni. Read our latest issue ofRxBound to learn more about Western University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy.




For information about how to support the College of Pharmacy, please contact the

Office of Annual Giving and Donor Relations:

(909) 706-3476.

COP News

20th Anniversary Celebration

Join us in 2016 for WesternU College of Pharmacy’s 20th Anniversary Celebration! In recognition of this milestone, we have a year full of special events celebrating our achievements so check out our Anniversary page for details.

Register Now for Saturday, September 17, 2016 for a dinner celebration here on campus connecting alumni, faculty, and fellow colleagues.

We would love to hear from you as well! Share Your Story and be sure to submit your nomination for one of our distinguished awards.

WesternU COP Tops $2 Million in Research Grant Funding

According to a report released by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), WesternU COP is ranked No. 4 among private colleges in obtaining grant research funding.

New Face Lift for WesternU Health Professions Center

New Window Covering on HPC Building

A new window covering was installed March 4, 2016 on the northwest corner of the building. The College of Pharmacy is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016, and the 225-square-foot graphic depicts milestones throughout its history and showcases faculty and students in the classroom, in the clinic and in the community. Click here for the full article.

Continuing Education and Events

Columbus Day (University Closed) – October 10
Rotations Fair – October 13
NCPA Annual Meeting – October 15-19

2015 CSHP Fellows Award

Congratulations to our Western University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy Faculty members who have been recognized by the California Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (CSHP) as Fellows. The recipients of the 2015 CSHP Fellows Award are Dr. Patrick Chan, Assistant Professor, and Dr. James Scott, Professor and Associate Dean for Experiential and Professional Affairs.

The CSHP Practitioner Recognition Program formally recognizes pharmacists that demonstrate an ongoing level of involvement and commitment to educating practitioners, residents, students, administrators, and/or the public in the pharmacy practice.


Cardinal Health Continues their Support of WesternU’s Aspiring Independent Pharmacists

WesternU College of Pharmacy students pursuing careers in independent pharmacy will continue to have access to a number of generous scholarships thanks to a $100,000 donation from Cardinal Health.

“We are confident that WesternU’s student pharmacists are receiving an education and experiences that will prepare them to be the next generation of pharmacy owners, and we are proud to support that effort with this additional scholarship funding,” said Daniel Rim, Director of Sales, Pacific South Region for Cardinal Health. 


Dr. Amandi Law with fellow Yuna Bae

Only nine fellowship programs in the U.S. meet the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s (ACCP) rigorous standards and guidelines for certification. Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Pharmacy has two of them.

The ACCP Board of Regents and the ACCP Research Fellowship Program Peer Review Committee re-certified the COP Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration Chair and Professor Dr. Anandi Law’s Fellowship in Health Outcomes for a full five years. This certification recognizes that her program meets ACCP Fellowship Guidelines. A full review is conducted on established fellowship programs and preceptors who have graduated two or more fellows. For the full article click here.


The WesternU Patient Care Center Pharmacy Provides Free Medication Disposal to the Community

Dr. MirelesThe Pharmacy in the Patient Care Center (PCC) at Western University of Health Sciences now has a secure dropbox to assist the local community with the disposal of unnecessary and expired non-controlled medications .