College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy is proud to offer an outstanding cutting edge curriculum, state of the art high tech classrooms, inter-professional education experiences, and a talented group of faculty and staff committed to the success of students.

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 Website to explore our academic programs, learn about our outstanding faculty and read about our many accomplishments.


Faculty Spotlight

Emmanuelle Schwartzman, PharmDDr. Emmanuelle Schwartzman
Associate Professor

Dr. Emmanuelle Schwartzman has been with the College of Pharmacy since 2008.  Dr. Schwartzman was selected as a recipient of the ASHP Foundation 2017 Pharmacy Residency Excellence Preceptor Award. This award recognizes excellence as a residency preceptor.  Dr. Schwartzman who has been precepting residents since 2009, has served as a primary preceptor of her PGY1 residency for 5 years and in her role as Director of Residency and Fellowship Training for the past 3 years, has served as a coordinator and mentor to all our post-docs in PPAD. 

The award will be officially bestowed during the ASHP (American Society of Health System Pharmacists) Midyear, December 2017 in Orlando, FL.  To learn more about Dr. Schwartzman click here.

Featured Story

The Evolution of WesternU’s First-Ever Patent

Discover more about WesternU’s first patent, the events that have transpired over the year, and the many accomplishments of our college, students and alumni. 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

Rx5000 5k Run/Walk


Register Now!

Please join us at WesternU College of Pharmacy’s 1st Annual Rx5000 Walk/Run event in promotion of community wellness and support of our future healthcare professionals.

Funds raised for this event will aid student scholarships, community health fairs, and student mentorship and career development programs. It’s an event you will not want to miss!  

College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony

Jon Roth, CEO, CPhA

White Coat 2017

Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy (COP) held their White Coat Ceremony on August 12, 2017 following President Wilson’s Inauguration and Convocation ceremony.  There were 119 PharmD and 14 International Post-BS PharmD students who donned a white coat for the first time, symbolizing their entry into the Pharmacy profession.  Jon Roth, CEO of California Pharmacists Association, and this year’s COP White Coat speaker, had encouraging words of welcome for the incoming class, including the following: “From this point forward, you create your own mark in the profession. Don’t wait for experiences to come to you, go find them, or better yet, create them.”

WesternU Summer Health Professions Education Program


WesternU Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) students participate in a hands-on workshop making hand cream and lip balm in the WesternU College of Pharmacy Compounding Lab. WesternU is one of 13 institutions nationwide hosting SHPEP, which encourages underrepresented students to enter health professions.  Click here to view the video.


Faculty In Action

Sheryl Chow, PharmD

College of Pharmacy Associate Professor Sheryl Chow, PharmD, is a featured expert on the 12 segment web-based video series on heart failure produced by MD Magazine. The Peer Exchange series is built around video panel discussions featuring some of the most recognizable names in medicine. Topics discussed by Dr. Chow and her colleagues include “Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Hospitalization” and “Novel Approaches in Improving HF Management.”  Click here to view the videos.


David Pham

College of Pharmacy Associate Professor David Pham, PharmD, has created two YouTube videos to educate the public about diabetes. In “Diabetes Pathophysiology, Types of Diabetes, Complications,” Dr. Pham explains the different types of diabetes, how insulin and glucose work, and the harmful effects of having too much glucose in your system. He provides step-by-step instructions to test blood sugar levels in “Glucometer Tutorial, How to Use a Glucose Meter, Accu-Check Aviva.”  Click here to view the videos.

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences Program Designated as one of the Best National Programs

The Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSPS) program in the College of Pharmacy has been recognized as a top national program and “hidden gem” at the MS level, according to an external peer review.  To read the full article click here.

Continuing Education and Events

November 18: Preview Day
November 23-24: School Closed
December 3-7: ASHP Meeting


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 .