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Pharmacy Practice Rotation to Take Students to Remote Alaska

Sara Low spent five years as an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, serving the Alaska Native population as a pharmacist with the Indian Health Service in Anchorage. Since coming to Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) assistant professor and director of Interprofessional Education has hoped […]

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Two KGI Students Awarded Public Health Genetics and Precision Medicine Fellowships

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) students Jacob Comeaux and Jennifer Rios are little more than a semester into the brand-new Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling (MSGC) program, yet they’ve already earned fellowships in their chosen field. The two members of the MSGC’s inaugural class of 2020 were selected for the competitive Public […]

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Professor Publishes Study of Pharmacy Students and Entrepreneurship

Sally Huston, an associate professor in the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, believes entrepreneurship is essential for the pharmacy profession to progress, and for pharmacists to embrace new opportunities and roles in an evolving field. So she was understandably intrigued by a study stating that five factors—being proactive, interested in […]

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Orum-Alexander Named Interim – Founding Dean Kathy Webster Chair of SPHS

In a message to the campus community, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) President Sheldon Schuster thanked everyone who attended the January 9 gathering to celebrate the life of Founding Dean Kathy Webster. Schuster also announced that Gail Orum-Alexander will serve as Interim – Founding Dean Kathy Webster Chair of the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health […]

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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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