Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy
2023 Annual Report

The faculty, staff, students and alumni of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy are dedicated to finding innovative solutions to complex health care challenges.


Pharmacy Graduate

Community impact

Our faculty and students work diligently to optimize patient outcomes. In this annual report, we recognize our faculty, staff, alumni and community partners; the individuals whose unique skills, knowledge and perspectives create an inclusive, student-centered learning environment. In turn, our students impact the community.

14,039 hours volunteered

3,891 screenings and services provided


A prime example of the synergy of knowledge and application is research. This year was a banner year for securing grant funding to support research and health care outreach, including two National Institutes of Health grants. The teamwork on display in our research labs propels discoveries and scientific breakthroughs.

$1.7 million R01 NIH grant supports research of opioid antidotes

Mamoun M. Alhamadsheh, PhD, professor of pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry, received a $1.7 million R01 NIH grant to study a more potent and longer lasting antidote for opioid overdoses.

Three pharmacy students in a lab looking at a paper.

Over $3 million in grants

Professor looking through a microscope.
NIH grant furthers research into interaction between proteins

Carlos A. Villalba-Galea, PhD, associate professor of physiology and pharmacology, received a $364,250 R21 NIH grant to investigate the interaction of three proteins involved in electrical signaling in neurons and the heart.

Carly A. Ranson on Pacific campus

Pharmacy Teacher of the Year

Carly A. Ranson ’13, ’17, PharmD, MS, BCGP
Associate Professor
Director of Pharmacy Co-curricular Programming

Professor William Chan

Runner-Up Pharmacy Teacher of the Year 

William K. Chan, PharmD, PhD
Chair, Department of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry

Regional Coordinator Yong Moon

Regional Coordinator of the Year 

Yong S. K. Moon, PharmD
Associate Professor Regional Coordinator - Los Angeles/Long Beach

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience
Catherine Lo ’98, PharmD

Tobi Knepler-Foss ’17, PharmD
Health Care Outreach
Kelsea Kerr ’03, PharmD
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

Jay Joson ’03, PharmD, APh, BCPS, BCMTMS

Jeffrey McCamish, PharmD

Tim Dang, PharmD
Inland Empire

J.J. “Jonathan” Way, PharmD
LA/Long Beach

Tammy Tang, PharmD, BCCCP
LA/San Fernando Valley

Laura Kawamoto ’10, PharmD
Modesto/East Bay

Amir A. Haddad, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Michael Xu ’18, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Palo Alto

Duong Nishiguchi ’12, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Edie Hosier ’15, PharmD, BCPS, BCSCP

Kayla Giang, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCCP, BCCCP
San Diego

Emily Garduno, PharmD, BCPS
San Francisco

Kristine Zhang, PharmD
San Jose

Ryan Russell, BSPharm
Santa Barbara

Andrea Hinton, PharmD, FCSHP

Sharon Fung ’20, PharmD

Distinguished Service Award

Jennifer Branch, PharmD



Pacific launched the first-of-its-kind three-week immersive preparation program for newly minted PharmD to prepare them for the state and national pharmacist licensure exams.

Student with laptop in a lecture classroom.

Headshot of Tobi Knepler-Foss.

“A program like Rx4Success, dedicated to reviewing what is important, and taught by a variety of pharmacists from various practice settings with helpful tools and clinical pearls, can provide a critical, necessary foundation for graduates as part of their overall testing preparation strategy.” 

Tobi Knepler-Foss ’17, PharmD

Sean Mcnary with a laptop attending a class.

“It’s been a great experience. All the lecturers have been knowledgeable, providing good clinical pearls and examples from their clinical practice to illustrate and bring to life this great review.”

Sean McNary ’23, PharmD

Advisory boards

Robert Bagdasarian ’74
Gurpartap “Gary” Basrai ’77
Jasmine Basrai
Clark H. Gustafson ’66
Brian Komoto
William Masotti ’66
Robert Nickell ’81
Jeff Sharkey
John Tilley

Kondamraj “Raj” Birudaraj ’01
Bret Berner
Simon Chin
David Cippola
John E. Hearst
Bhaskara R. Jasti ’95
Ruhong Jiang
Brian Johnston
Stephen N. Kirnon
Norman H. Kobayashi ’70, ’73
Sreenivasu Mudumba ’94, ’10 
Rajesh A. Patel ’87 
Pasit Phiasivongsa ’98, ’02
Nirmal K. Saini
Michael J. Seminerioteva
Scott Smith
Cynthia Stevenson
Abraham U. Surjadinata ’94
Guo-Liang Yu
Nurulain Zaveri
D. “Tony” Zhang
Mike Zhou

Christopher M. Cashman
Sharon Clarke
Jeffrey Cleland
Bhaskar Chaudhuri
Bhaskara R. Jasti ’95
Sara Kenkare-Mitra
Xiaoling Li
Shichang Miao
Miki Susanto Park
Linda L. Norton ’91
Atefeh Rabiee
Sanjeev Redkar

Veronica T. Bandy ’00, ’08
Bianca Bradshaw ’04
Jeanne Gapac-Brady ’93
Marisella Guerrero ’98
Annie Ho ’12
Joseph “Joe” Jolliff ’09
Peter Koo ’92
Johanna Liu ’09
Tom Maez ’85
Adam Morisoli ’10
April Nguyen ’16
Nam Nguyen ’08
Jessica Ocegueda ’20
Osagie Omoruyi ’19
Stacey Raff ’96
Irene (Andrada) Solorio ’15
Catherine Grady Sterk ’77, ’78
Jamie Tobitt ’90
Jolena Tsai ’15
James H. Wall ’16
Edlen Wong ’07

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Faculty, preceptors, students and alumni are invited to submit.

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