In battle against fire-prone grasses, Chapman professor offers new insight

August 5, 2016 by | Science and Health

The serpentine grasslands of Northern California where Jennifer Funk, Ph.D., studies invasive plant species are a botanist’s delight. “It’s this gorgeous preserve where there’s all kinds of research projects going on,” says the Chapman University associate professor as she describes the site where she researches non-invasive plant species that are thorns – sometimes literally –

School of Pharmacy’s Dr. Reza Mehvar selected as Distinguished Teaching Scholar

July 18, 2016 by | Science and Health

Dr. Reza Mehvar of Chapman University’s two-year-old School of Pharmacy is the recipient of the 2016 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)  Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award. “I am so thrilled and also bursting with pride, to announce that Professor and Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Chair Dr. Reza Mehvar has been selected as the American

Schmid College of Science and Technology announces new faculty

July 13, 2016 by | Science and Health

The Schmid College of Science and Technology announced the appointment of several new faculty.  Six scientists from accomplished institutions will join Chapman in the next 18 months with Ph.D. degrees in the fields of biological sciences and biochemistry. “These talented individuals will bring tremendous expertise and experience to our existing academic programs and research mission,” said

Dr. Hahn-Holbrook of Crean College releases study on breastfeeding gaps between white, black, and Hispanic mothers in the U.S.

July 12, 2016 by | Science and Health

Chapman University has published research on how breastfeeding rates differ among white, black and Hispanic mothers.  The study looked to see if ethnic and racial disparities in breastfeeding could be explained by differences in the use of formula in hospitals, family history of breastfeeding, mother’s belief that “breast is best”; and demographic measures including poverty,

School of Pharmacy achieves next to final step in attaining full accreditation

July 11, 2016 by | Science and Health

Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program has officially been granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)—a national agency for the accreditation of professional degree pharmacy programs. This achievement is completed on time according to the originally established strategic plan schedule for the accreditation process, in which the

Chapman announces new Vice President for Research

May 25, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

Chapman University today announced the selection of Thomas Piechota, Ph.D., PE, as vice president for research for the Orange, California, school. The position is new for Chapman and reflects the university’s extensive growth in research activities and funding allocations. Piechota will begin at Chapman on September 1. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Piechota,” said