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Pharmacy Alumni


Alumna Dr. Calhoun Receives Innovator Award

June 3, 2024 by | Research

Dr. Caitlin Calhoun, Doctor of Pharmacy ’21, was recognized as a recipient of the 2024 Miltenyi Biotec Immunology Innovator Award for her work in improving pediatric patient outcomes of high risk leukemias through biomarker discoveries. Currently serving as a Staff Scientist at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Dr. Calhoun is passionate about improving children’s health

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

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

CUSP Celebrates Residency and Fellowship Match Success

April 15, 2024 by | Pharmacy

Chapman University School of Pharmacy’s 2023-2024 residency and fellowship match results have been a resounding success! CUSP had a 81% ASHP PGY-1 residency match rate, tying for 3rd in the state, and representing 26 students from our graduating PharmD class and 4 alumni. In addition, 9 students matched to a PGY-2 residency, 4 students obtained

NAPLEX Pass Rates Reach Second-Highest All-Time Scores

February 1, 2024 by | Pharmacy

CUSP is proud to announce a landmark achievement of its Doctor of Pharmacy Class of 2023, who have achieved historically high scores on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX). The first-time pass rate for CUSP graduates reached 87.9%, placing CUSP graduates as the second-highest all-time pass rate in California.  These scores are also the

On the CUSP: October 2023

November 18, 2023 by | Pharmacy

Awards and Recognitions Dr. Ajay Sharma is a Grant Reviewer for the UK Medical Research Council, Ophthalmic Research section. Dr. Jeff Goad was honored at the Orange County Visionaries in the Education and Nonprofit sector. Presentations Oral (e.g., Platform Presentations, Symposiums, Plenaries, Keynotes) Dr. Jerika Lam spoke with others on “Optimizing Opportunities in Vaccination: Practical Considerations for

On the CUSP: September 2023

October 2, 2023 by | Pharmacy

Awards and Recognitions Dr. Lawrence Brown was awarded the UOP School of Pharmacy Alumnus of the Year Award and gave the Keynote address during the White Coat Ceremony. Through its 40 Under 40 awards program, the Greater Irvine Chamber recognizes the next generation of leaders and advocates who are making strides in their industries and

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