Influence of Brotherhood: Dr. Inna Tagarino on Connection

May 16, 2024 by | CUSP Alumni

“Being part of a professional fraternity allowed me to come out of my shell and be the best version of myself, both personally and professionally during pharmacy school.” Drawn to a career in healthcare and seeking an accelerated program, Dr. Inna Tagarino joined APEx with the intent to bridge into the PharmD program. APEx, Chapman University’s


Faith to Practice: Dr. Jack Menzagopian, the Panther Award Winner

May 15, 2024 by | CUSP Alumni

“I’ve seen the impact we can have in clinical settings either through my preceptors, colleagues, or myself during my APPEs, and I think applying our drug knowledge beyond medication counseling is where we shine. It’s great to see roles being expanded through legislation or organizational changes.” Set to graduate on May 17, 2024, Dr. Jack


Power of 2: Dr. Judy Weng's PharmD and PhD Journey

May 14, 2024 by | Research

Not even 30 years old, Dr. Judy Weng has accomplished what only few could dream of- two doctorate degrees, an incredible CV of research and teaching, and a career lined up that balances her passions and her childhood dream. “If I were to do it all over again, I would choose Chapman,” she says. “Being


How Mentorships Become Lifelong Friendships

May 13, 2024 by | Pharmacy Industry

If you work in pharmacy, you know it’s a “small world”. Mentoring opportunities- both formal and informal- become common in the industry between licensed pharmacists and students. Dr. Jenna Stewart, a 2022 Doctor of Pharmacy alumna, has been actively involved in nurturing current PharmD candidates at Chapman University, one of the many ways she gives


On the CUSP: April 2024

May 6, 2024 by | Pharmacy

Publications Dr. Keykavous Parang collaborated to produce “Harnessing exosomes as a platform for drug delivery in breast cancer: A Systematic review for in vivo and in vitro studies” in Molecular Therapy Oncology. Dr. Jelena Lewis and PharmD candidate Brenda Kilzi authored “Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)—Who is at risk, and who can be vaccinated?” in Topics


CPhA Honors Dr. Bethishou with New Practitioner Award

May 6, 2024 by | Pharmacy

Dr. Laressa Bethishou was honored the 2024 New Practitioner Award by the California Pharmacists Association. The award recognizes an “outstanding new practitioner who has demonstrated leadership at multiple levels of pharmacy” who also participates in the profession, advocacy, and community affairs related to the pharmacy practice. Eligible candidates will have obtained  who graduated with their


Dr. John Andraos's '19 Journey in Pharmacy Education

April 30, 2024 by | Pharmacy

Since graduating with his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2019, Dr. John Andraos has merged his passions for teaching and patient care. Currently serving as an Assistant Professor at Western University College of Pharmacy, Dr. Andraos was part of the inaugural APEx program before bridging into CUSP for his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Dr. Andraos initially


CPhA Honors CUSP Faculty and Students at Western Pharmacy Exchange

April 26, 2024 by | Research

Chapman University students, faculty, and alumni turned up in record numbers at the 2024 Western Pharmacy Exchange, hosted by the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) in Las Vegas from April 19-21. CPhA honored Dr. Laressa Bethishou with the 2024 New Practitioner Award, which recognizes an outstanding new practitioner who has demonstrated leadership at multiple levels of

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