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Welcome to the Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy Web site. 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. More…
Dr. Kabir Lutfy
Dr. Lutfy has been with the College of Pharmacy since 2003. He has recently been funded a grant in the amount of $447,000 by the University of California, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). The grant which is entitled “The role of endogenous PACAP in nicotine addiction” is to fully characterize the role of endogenous PACAP in the motivational effects of nicotine and to determine the effect of exogenous PACAP and related ligands on reinforcing and aversive effects of nicotine. The project is expected to provide complementary and basic science information that advances our understanding of the neuroscience of nicotine addiction. The project may lay the foundation for the development of pharmacotherapy to curb nicotine addiction. For the full story click here and for more news about Dr. Lutfy click here.
Dr. Arbi Nazarian
Dr. Nazarian has been with the College of Pharmacy since 2007. He recently received $446,000 in funding for his National Institutes of Health (NIH) R15 grant entitled “Insulin Mechanism of Diabetes-Evoked Enhancement of Nicotine Reward”. The goal of the grant is to bridge the gap in our understanding of the mechanisms that mediate tobacco use in persons with diabetes. The research project is significant because the findings reflect an important step towards elucidating the neural substrates that contribute to enhanced susceptibility to tobacco use in those that have diabetes. The findings will have important health implications towards developing specialized treatments for people with diabetes who are suffering from health complications that are exacerbated by tobacco use. For the full story click here and for more news about Dr. Nazarian click here.
For information about how to support the College of Pharmacy, please contact the Office of Annual Giving and Donor Relations: (909) 706-3476.
The College of Pharmacy offers three programs:
- Doctor of Pharmacy Program
- Masters, Pharmaceutical Sciences program
- International Post-Baccalaureate PharmD
Educating future pharmacy professionals to serve the health care needs of society and improve the quality of patient care through science, caring and humanism More…
Western University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy continues to lead the way in student mentoring, in training future pharmacy owners as well as in Interprofessional Education. In this issue we highlight the accomplishments made by our alumni, students, and faculty members and the many ways they have contributed to the community and the patients they serve. Read our latest issue of RxBound to learn more.
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.
Physical Assessment CE
November 6-8, 2015, 3.225 CEU’s or 32.25 Contact Hours, WesternU, HSC Bldg., OMM Clinic, 450 E. 2nd Street, Pomona, CA
As pharmacists expand their scope of practice under new legislation (SB493), physical assessment is a key skill necessary for advanced practice. This 32.25 hour course will prepare the pharmacist to obtain a history and perform a basic physical examination that will enable them to assess and monitor drug therapy. The course will employ written materials, videos, lectures, demonstrations and hands on practice and feedback. For detailed course information click here.
According to a report released by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), WesternU COP is ranked No. 3 among private colleges in obtaining grant research funding.
Through a relationship fostered between the Pomona Unified School District, SIHS and WesternU’s Pomona Health Career Ladder program the Palomares Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) 10th-graders took a field trip to the WesternU College of Pharmacy Compounding Lab.
WesternU College of Pharmacy was one of six applicants awarded a $20,000 grant from the NACDS Foundation at the Annual Meeting in Scottsdale this spring. The awarded grant will be used to establish a program to provide medication management and other pharmacy care services to a community with unfulfilled health care needs.
RxBound, a joint effort of the College of Pharmacy and University Advancement, won a 2014 Gold Award in the Special Constituency Magazines category as part of the CASE District VII 2014 Awards of Excellence.
FIP World Congress – Sept. 29-Oct. 3
CSHP Meeting – October 8-11
NCPA Meeting – October 10-14
ACCP Meeting – October 17-21
Contemporary Compounding CE – Oct. 23-25
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