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Five PharmD Students Earn Fall Professional Development Scholarship

Five Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students enrolled in the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) were awarded a $300 scholarship for professional development. Established by KGI’s inaugural Doctor of Pharmacy Class of 2018, the PharmD Student Professional Development Fund helps students with fees associated with attending professional development conferences and […]

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Alumna Sarah Sine, MEng ’18, Transforms into a Bioprocessing Scientist

This feature story originally appeared in the KGI Annual Report, which is linked here. As a bioprocessing scientist, Sarah Sine, MEng ’18, is involved in production and process optimization for Cell Care Therapeutics, contributing to the company’s development of stem cell–derived therapies for inflammatory neurovascular diseases. “They first took me on as an intern, based on […]

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Alumni Armando Cortes Redefines the PharmD Pathway

This feature story originally appeared in the KGI Annual Report, which is linked here. Armando Cortes, PharmD ’18, was initially attracted to pharmacy because he wanted a career in a health field incorporating chemistry, his undergraduate major and an area of science he loved. He came to KGI with a desire to help as many people […]

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Help Change the World: Donate to the #GiveTueInnovators Campaign

  Giving Tuesday, this year on November 27, is a global giving movement built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities in all 50 states and in many countries around the world. This year, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) is participating in this international movement, and asks one important question: Will you Give Tue? By donating, […]

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Delivering a Local Impact: PPM Alumni Provide Quality Care to Patients

This feature story originally appeared in the KGI Annual Report, which is linked here. Together, John Nguyen and Emma Nkwam work to ensure that QueensCare Health Centers provide high-quality care to underserved patients in Los Angeles. The two have also been colleagues before—at KGI, where both completed the Postdoctoral Professional Masters (PPM) in Bioscience Management […]

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KGI Doctor of Pharmacy Graduates Excel on California Professional Licensure Exam

California’s qualifying test for pharmacy practice is considered one of the most difficult in the country. Yet the first class to graduate from the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) is excelling on the California Practice Standards and Jurisprudence Examination for Pharmacists (CPJE). As of October, approximately 95.7 percent […]

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Alumnus Leads BioMarin’s Development of Rare Disease Therapies

Though extremely rare, CLN2 disease is particularly devastating. Those affected by the inherited disease are young children whose symptoms surface by age 4. Many of them die before turning 10. Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) alumnus Tom Lester, MBS ’04, has been working since 2012 to change this grim outcome for children and their families. The […]

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KGI Graduates Explore Regulatory Affairs Careers at Gilead Sciences

Stephanie Sakamoto, MBS ’13, and Ashley Rhoades, MBS ’16, left Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) seeking careers in regulatory affairs. They’re off to a strong start after participating in a regulatory affairs rotational program at Gilead Sciences Inc., a leading research-based biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Northern California. Sakamoto had completed a market research–focused Team Master’s Project (TMP) for […]

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KGI Alumna Pratyusha Ghoshal Roy Empowers Engaging Research at 23andMe

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) alumna Pratyusha G Roy has held several roles in marketing and product management in the biotechnology industry since graduating with her Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree in 2012. After plying her trade in the biotech hub of Boston, she recently moved back to California with her current endeavor at the leading […]

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Students and Alumna Develop Data Analytics Skills at BioCentury Internship

Two Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) students and a recent alumna contributed to the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2017 Emerging Targets publication while serving as interns for BioCentury. Obtaining the internship through resources provided by KGI’s Career Services, the trio includes Master of Business and Science (MBS) student Nebiat Hunegnaw, Master of Science in Applied Life Sciences student Lynn-Indora Edmond, and […]

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