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Celebrating National Pharmacists Day

Jan 10, 2019

January 12 is National Pharmacist Day; a day to recognize and honor the positive impact pharmacists have on the communities they serve.

Free Health Fair | Saturday, Jan. 12

See Pacific PharmD students in action
SALUD Outreach Health Fair
Saturday, January 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. Linus Church, 2620 S. B Street, Stockton
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Pharmacists help patients live healthier lives. For over 60 years, University of the Pacific's Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has been training pharmacists who are problem-solvers, innovators and leaders.

Marcus C. Ravnan, PharmD, FCSHP, FASHP, professor of pharmacy practice and assistant dean for pre-pharmacy and pre-health affairs, explains the crucial role that pharmacists play in health care.


Pacific ranked thirteenth nationally in postgraduate residencies for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Resident Matching Program.

Health Care Outreach Update

Since 2007, Pacific's Medicare Part D Mobile Outreach Clinics have assisted 7,707 beneficiaries with their Medicare Part D drug plan. Over the past 12 years, 454 doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students have volunteered more than 18,000 hours at outreach events held in 20 cities across California. Our students have assisted more than 1,800 low-income beneficiaries and helped more than 1,100 individuals in a language other than English.

Pacific's PharmD students have assisted 7,707 beneficiaries with their Medicare Part D drug plan, helping beneficiaries save a total of over $8 million.

This year our faculty and students helped play a part in fighting one of the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic - accidental overdose. San Joaquin County Public Health Services (SJCPHS) identified seniors as one of the two high-risk populations for opioid overdose in San Joaquin County. Pacific partnered with the SJCPHS to distribute doses of Naloxone, a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Read more.

A Legacy of Leadership

Pacific's PharmD program has a rich legacy of excellence and leadership. Our faculty and alumni represent the many practice setting where pharmacists play a key role, from administration to pharmaceutical research.

Osagie OmoruyiStudent Spotlight | Osagie Omoruyi

PharmD student Osagie Omoruyi '19 has used his time at Pacific to connect with the powerful network on alumni and pursue leadership development opportunities.

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FMamoun Alhamadshehaculty Spotlight | Mamoun Alhamadsheh

Mamoun M. Alhamadsheh, PhD, associate professor of pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry, was awarded a $372,731 National Institutes of Health grant to research a new and improved drug delivery system for targeting cancer.

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Maria SerpaAlumni Spotlight | Maria Serpa

In 2018, outstanding alumna Maria Serpa '87, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy.

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Earn Your PharmD at Pacific
Pacific offers an accelerated, eight-semester PharmD. From the first semester, our PharmD students develop clinical and patient-care skills. Learn more>

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