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Elaine Law, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Clinical Professor, Regional Coordinator - San Jose

Contact

Phone: 925.596.1691
Email: elaw@pacific.edu

Education

BS, University of California, Los Angeles, 2004

PharmD, University of California, San Francisco, 2008

Residency, University of California, San Francisco

At Pacific Since: 2015

Elaine Law, PharmD, BCPS earned her bachelor of science at University of California, Los Angeles and her doctor of pharmacy at University of California, San Francisco. She also completed a postgraduate year one residency at University of California, San Francisco. She joined the Pacific family in 2015.

Dr. Law enjoys seeing the evolution of Pacific students from their first day at clinical rotations through the end of their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) year. She is continually impressed by the drive, motivation, compassion and determination of Pacific students as they each face challenging situations on their academic journey. As a professor she shares her professional experiences and clinical expertise, which she developed during her post-graduate training at UCSF. It is her goal to find ways to challenge her students during their APPE by finding unique clinical opportunities. Dr. Law is passionate about facilitating opportunities to build leaders for the pharmacy practice profession. She believes the profession is rapidly evolving and as a result the role of clinical and dispensing pharmacists is changing.

She serves on the Board of Directors for the California Society of Health System Pharmacists (CSHP) and was appointed to the Board of Directors for 2016. She was the Presidential Officer from 2012 to 2014 for the Golden Gate Chapter of the CSHP and served as a Delegate in 2012, 2013 and 2015. Dr. Law also served as a California Delegate to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 2014 and 2015. Dr. Law is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

 

Teaching Philosophy: “My core teaching philosophy revolves around the Socratic Method. It is a style of teaching that helps me build a dialogue between myself and my students to ask questions to promote critical thinking in steps, using correct reasoning process leading to active learning and self-discovery when they reach an answer. I want students to be independent and take full ownership of all aspects of their patient’s care, to help develop and build professional confidence with the medical team and themselves.”

Courses:

PHRM 175 - Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Capstone I
PHRM 176 - Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Capstone II

 

Research Interests:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Counterfeit Medications
  • GI Disorders
 

Sanshuck P, Nguyen NY, and Law E. Establishing safety and efficacy of high dose unfractionated heparin compared to traditional dosing in obese patients for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis. Poster session presented at: American Society of Health System Pharmacists 50th annual Midyear Meeting; 2015 Dec 6-10; New Orleans, LA.

Yen B, Hung N, Trillanes M, and Law E. Characterization of IV erythromycin use as a prokinetic agent in the treatment of post‐ operative delayed gastric emptying. Poster session presented at: American Society of Health System Pharmacists 50th annual Midyear Meeting; 2015 Dec 6-10; New Orleans, LA.

Law E and Fong J. Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders. Koda-Kimble and Young's Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs. 11th ed. Forthcoming Feb 2017.

Law E and Youmans SL. Combating Counterfeit Medications: the California perspective. J. Pharm. Pract. 2011 Feb; 24(1):114-21.