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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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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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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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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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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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Students Help the Homeless Through Homies Care

Photo Gallery: Homies Care Event in Partnership T’ena Foundation CLAREMONT, Calif. – Life in his native Ethiopia spurred Jemal Hussein, PharmD ’23, to believe that the more he has, the more he should give to others. This led him to cofound the T’ena Foundation—a name meaning “health” in Amharic, the language spoken in Ethiopia—with two […]

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KGI Professor Rachita Sumbria Receives Major NIH Grant for Alzheimer’s Research

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Could Enbrel, a drug approved for rheumatoid arthritis, prove to be the answer to treating Alzheimer’s disease? That’s what Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) Associate Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences Rachita Sumbria has been seeking to determine, and the results from an initial study supported by a grant from the Alzheimer’s Association were promising. […]

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Summer Pre-Pharmacy Program Highlights Professional Practice and Opportunities

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Derick Han, an associate professor of biopharmaceutical sciences at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), calls pharmacy one of the most misunderstood health professions. Even Christine Cadiz, an assistant professor of clinical sciences and a practicing pharmacist, notes that she didn’t know all the professional options open to her until she started pharmacy school. […]

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Billock Named KGI’s Founding Program Director for Occupational Therapy

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Dean Martin Zdanowicz has announced Christy Billock as the Founding Program Director of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program. Based on the accreditation process timeline, KGI is aiming for a 2023 launch of the OTD program. “We are thrilled that Christy has joined the […]

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