Stories by Gabrielle Olya:
Researcher paves the way for new cancer treatments
Julio Camarero receives grant to focus on protein-based therapeutics.
Microdomains set the stage for breakthroughs in study of human disease
J. Andrew MacKay builds on his team’s attempt to control polypeptide-based structures.
USC vice dean appointed fellow of national association
School of Pharmacy’s Sarah Hamm-Alvarez is one of 17 nationwide scientists to be honored.
USC student contributes to pharmaceutical policy in The Hague
Victoria Cho is one of only two interns invited to work at an international federation’s headquarters.
Newly funded fotonovelas bound for overseas distribution
USC School of Pharmacy Associate Professor Mel Baron receives new funding for his popular fotonovelas.
With funds raised, work begins on new breast cancer fotonovela
Aware that breast cancer is the most common cancer among Latino women, Associate Professor Mel Baron is determined to inform this community about the importance of screening and early detection.
Symposium focuses on neurodegenerative disease
The USC School of Pharmacy will host students, faculty and industry leaders from diverse fields for the 12th Annual Moving Targets Symposium.
Pharmacy study wins award at national meeting
As the USC School of Pharmacy’s first resident in the new postgraduate year 1 program in managed care, Vickie Pon has seen how pharmacists can play an integral role in health care settings.
Unleashing the power of peptides
USC School of Pharmacy Research Assistant Professor Jennica Zaro will be examining the differences between normal cells and tumor cells.
USC School of Pharmacy establishes managed care program
As part of the USC School of Pharmacy’s long-standing commitment to moving the pharmacy profession forward, the school has introduced a new postgraduate year one residency program in managed care.
Targeted meds focus on eye disease
When a service member sustains an eye injury during combat, it is rare that he or she has immediate access to eye drops or medical facilities.
Pharmacy students receive national scholarships
For the first time, students from the USC School of Pharmacy have been recognized by the scholarship committee of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators.
USC student-teacher wins Walmart scholarship
USC School of Pharmacy student Terrance Yu has been awarded a Walmart scholarship to attend the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
New fotonovela deals with obesity
The rate of obesity is higher than ever, and children especially are at risk, with more than 20 percent of 6- to 11-year-old youngsters qualifying as obese.
Students learn about life and health at Kids’ Day
The USC School of Pharmacy held its annual Kids’ Day, inviting 110 students from El Sereno Middle School on March 2 to learn about health and well-being.
Dual Degree Student Awarded Scholarship
Tim Bensman has had a probing mind since he was a boy.
Student Honored for Dedication to Volunteer Work
USC PharmD student Parth Parikh has won the Pharmacy Times/Walmart RESPy award given to students who demonstrate a commitment to volunteer service, a high level of professional and public health-related activities and a dedication to advancing the profession.
Taiwanese Get a Taste of Something New
As part of the USC School of Pharmacy’s dedication to spreading its global reach, the school hosted pharmacy students, faculty and practicing pharmacists from five Taiwanese universities during the month of July.
Professor to Examine Neurological Disorders
Treating neurological disorders is a complex undertaking, and often the therapies themselves can cause additional problems for those affected.
Pharmacy Students Offer Expertise in Mexico
In May, nine USC School of Pharmacy students headed to Tijuana, Mexico to take part in a two-day clinic, where they teamed up with physicians, dentists and other specialists to provide medical attention to patients who typically receive no or minimal health care.
Vanderveen Voices Support for Pharmacists
USC School of Pharmacy dean R. Pete Vanderveen recently traveled to Washington, D.C., voicing support for bills that ensure the ability of the pharmacist to more actively participate in the changing health care landscape.
Pharmacy Student Participates in Global Forum
For Dimple Modi, being part of an international pharmacy community has been an enriching experience.
Kids’ Day encourages good choices
The USC School of Pharmacy hosted children from El Cerrito Middle School on March 4 as part of the 14th annual Kids’ Day held on the Health Sciences campus.
Pharmacy Students Win Clinical Counseling Competition
Members of the USC chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association traveled to Houston for the its regional conference, which took place Feb. 18-20 at Texas Southern University.