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Title IX trailblazer Jean Chen Shih
Jean Chen Shih’s areas of expertise include brain development, autism spectrum disorder and repurposing antidepressants for brain cancer and prostate cancer. (Photo/Courtesy of the USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Pioneering pharmacy professor learned early to work hard and help others

TITLE IX: For almost five decades at USC, Jean Chen Shih has excelled at research and in teaching. She says the groundbreaking legislation is as important now as it was 50 years ago.

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The USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will receive a $50 million endowment for student scholarships, faculty recruitment and integrating a universitywide research infrastructure related to biomedical innovation across USC’s campuses. (Photos/Courtesy of the USC Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)

USC School of Pharmacy, Department of Biomedical Engineering announce naming gifts

The substantial gift from innovator and physicist Alfred E. Mann will expand USC’s activities at the intersection of health sciences and engineering.

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COVID 19 testing at pharmacies
Many pharmacies already offered testing for streptococcal and influenza infections, but it wasn’t until April 8 that U.S. pharmacies were authorized to order and administer COVID-19 tests. (Photo/iStock)

U.S. pharmacists can now test for coronavirus; they could do more if government allowed it

Steven Chen of the USC School of Pharmacy notes that the nation’s 175,000 pharmacists are frequently referred to as the most overtrained and underutilized health care professionals in America.

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family support group parenting school
Michael Hsiao spends quality time with his wife, Kimberly, and daughter, Peyton; he encourages other graduate students with children at the USC School of Pharmacy to find similar work-life balance through a new support group. (Photo/Danny Nguyen, Blue Soul Photography)

Support group helps USC students balance grad school and parenthood

Members of the student-led program share advice on making time for work and family life. USC leaders are planning to expand the initiative across the Health Sciences Campus this year.

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Amy Nham dual PharmD/MPH degree
After graduating, Amy Nham will complete a residency with Indian Health Service, a federal program that assists American Indians and Alaska Natives. (Photo/Linda Wang)

Driven to help the underserved, first-gen student graduates with dual degrees in health

Born in Vietnam to parents with fifth-grade educations, Amy Nham was taught that learning is the way out of poverty. As one of the first students to graduate from USC with the dual PharmD/MPH degree, she plans to use her skills to help those in real need.