sphs preceptors award

Kim Schwab and Therese Clark Earn School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Awards

CLAREMONT, CA – Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) has announced a pair of awards from the 2018-2019 academic year. Dr. Kim Schwab was selected as the KGI SPHS Faculty Preceptor of the Year and Dr. Therese Clark earned the KGI SPHS Experiential Education Coordinator of the Year honor. Associate […]

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NORD summit

PharmD Students Earn Scholarship to Present Research at NORD Rare Summit

You’re probably familiar with cystic fibrosis, Tourette’s syndrome, and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease). But have you heard of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome? Hamburger disease? What about acromegaly? Though each of these illnesses is an orphan disease—meaning it affects fewer than 200,000 people worldwide—there is a wide gap in knowledge and awareness among the […]

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rosa moreno

Passion for Genetic Counseling Motivates Career Change at Age 50

Twenty-five years after earning a bachelor’s degree in biology, Rosa Moreno, MSGC ’21, listened to a conversation that would change her life. While working as a certified medical interpreter at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, she heard a neurologist describe a profession completely unknown to her: genetic counseling. Moreno immediately sought to learn more. Within two […]

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alicia wolfson

Breaking Barriers to Genetic Counseling

CLAREMONT, Calif. – When Alicia Wolfson, MSGC ’21, enrolled in prerequisite courses for a master’s program in genetic counseling, her science background consisted of a single introductory biology course taken as an undergraduate many years ago. But she had interacted with genetic counselors while working as a study coordinator and research administrator at UCLA Health […]

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sandra sanchez

California Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Recognizes KGI Student Leader

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Sandra Sanchez, PharmD ’20, never saw herself as a leader. But this changed when her Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) classmates in the Doctor of Pharmacy program nominated and chose her to become president elect of the school’s chapter of the Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (SSHP) for 2017–2018. Success in that role […]

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taylor dean

KGI Student Dedicates Knowledge of Genetic Information to Helping Children

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Taylor Dean, MSGDA ’20, became fascinated by genetics while learning about chromosomes during middle school, and her interest never waned. Today she is a second-year student in the Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics (MSGDA) program at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) seeking to use her knowledge of genetic […]

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Viridiana Murillo

From a New Graduate Program to a National Institutes of Health Internship

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Over the course of five weeks, Viridiana Murillo, MSGDA ’20, increased her confidence and skill in using the R programming language, which she first learned in her Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics (MSGDA) program at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI). She made significant headway in studying the cellular […]

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susan schroeter

A Resilient Residency for PharmD Alumna Shows Her Capacity For Care

CLAREMONT, Calif. – As a Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) pharmacy resident at the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, Susan Schroeter, PharmD ’18, feels she is exactly where she wants to be professionally. She hopes to practice pharmacy in a hospital setting, ideally in ambulatory care, and the residency program is helping to expand her clinical […]

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pharmD wcc

KGI Removes Bachelor’s Degree as Requirement for Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Pharmacists are in demand in community and hospital settings, as well as the biopharmaceutical industry. They play an important role as practitioners who consult one-on-one with patients about medication selection and usage. Students have been preparing for this evolving profession through the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) since 2014, and […]

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