College of Pharmacy

Welcome to the Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy Website. 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

Eric Gupta, PharmDDr. Eric Gupta
Associate Professor

Dr. Eric Gupta has been with the College of Pharmacy since 2004. The WesternU APhA-ASP Chapter led by Dr. Eric Gupta won the Region 8 Award for their efforts in OTC Medication Safety. They were the best chapter out of the 19 chapters in our region including chapters in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico. Alison Agustin (Class of 2020) was elected to the position of MRM Coordinator which is one of three elected positions in the Region. Also, the WesternU chapter put forth a policy proposal regarding communications software in pharmacies to overcome language barriers which passed the regional House of Delegates and will be considered at the APhA-ASP national meeting. For more news about Dr. Gupta click here.

Featured Story

MSPS One of the Best National Programs

Learn more about our amazing MSPS Program, the events that have transpired over the year, and the many accomplishments of our college. Read our latest issue of RxBound 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

The Ray Symposium – Save the Date

raysymp_savedate_postcard_2017_page_1smallJoin us for our annual Ray Symposium, Re-Thinking Value in an Era of Health Reform on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. with Dana Goldman, PhD, Professor, Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and Director of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.  For more information and to register click here.


COP Student Named 2016 NHHF Scholar

Marvin OrtizCollege of Pharmacy student Marvin Ortiz was named a 2016 National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) Scholar. NHHF, the foundation of the National Hispanic Medical Association, developed this national scholarship program to reward Hispanic students in health professional programs for exceptional academic performance, leadership and commitment to serving the Hispanic community. Click here for more information.

WesternU Wins CSHP Clinical Skills Competition

Congratulations to WesternU student pharmacists Lena Hadaya, PharmD Candidate 2017 and Eleanor Liu, PharmD Candidate 2017 for winning the CSHP Clinical Skills Competition at the CSHP Seminar held at the Disneyland Hotel on October 29, 2016.  The team competed against 8 other teams representing California pharmacy schools.  Patrick Chan and Mark Nguyen are WesternU faculty members and served as advisors and mentors for the competition.  The competition requires each team to perform a written evaluation of a clinical case followed by an oral presentation and questions by a panel of judges made up of experienced pharmacists and faculty members.  The team will go on to compete at the national level in December, 2016 at the ASHP Mid-Year Clinical meeting in Las Vegas.

20th Anniversary Celebration

Thank you for joining 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.

Stop by our Facebook page to see photos from our 20th Anniversary Dinner celebration held on campus on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

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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

April 22-25: NACDS Annual Meeting
May 17: COP Commencement


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 .