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KGI Community Mourns Loss of Dean Kathy Webster

Dear KGI Community,  I am deeply saddened to inform you that Kathy Webster passed away after a brave battle with cancer. There are few words to express the enormity of this loss. As the Founding Dean of our School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS), Kathy was a visionary leader and a genuine innovator in higher […]

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School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Hosts 4th Annual Shark Tank App Competition

Photo Gallery On December 12, the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences hosted its fourth annual Shark Tank App Competition for the PHAR 430 Intro to Pharmacy Informatics course taught by Armen Simonian, assistant dean and chair of clinical and administrative sciences. The competition featured 10 teams of PharmD students who […]

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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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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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KGI Announces Plans for Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

During its October 2018 meeting, the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) Board of Trustees unanimously approved to move forward with the creation of a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program housed within the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS). “Occupational therapists help people across the lifespan from children with disabilities to older adults recovering […]

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KGI Study Examines the Furnishing of Naloxone by California Pharmacists

A recent public health advisory from the U.S. Surgeon General called for increased awareness and use of naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal drug. Most states, including California, have legislation or protocols in place allowing trained pharmacists to provide naloxone to individuals without a prescription. A new study by faculty at the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) […]

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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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Jennifer Nguyen Earns CSHP Student Leadership Award

Balancing leadership roles with three student organizations and full-time coursework, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) Doctor of Pharmacy student Jennifer Nguyen also serves as intern pharmacist at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Deservedly so, the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP) awarded Nguyen with the Student Leadership Award for her contributions to CSHP and the profession […]

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KGI Faculty and Student Pharmacists Network, Present, and Learn at CSHP Seminar

Many members of the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) faculty, along with a number of students in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program, attended the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP) 2018 Seminar in San Diego, CA from Oct. 4-7. “The diversity of educational, professional development, mentorship, and networking […]

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