An Update from Our Dean

February 12, 2020

Dear Friends of USC Mann,

Dean Vassilios Papadopoulos

This winter 2020 edition of our newsletter illustrates a few of the many ways that the school opens new paths forward in clinical care, pharmaceutical science and education.

We welcome our new associate dean for academic and student affairs, Kari Franson, who hails from the University of Colorado. We recognize the appointments and promotions of faculty members Eunjoo Pacifici and Tien M.H. Ng. And we highlight the achievements of our faculty, residents and students who are advancing pharmacy in their respective areas.

We are working every day to transform the face of pharmacy by leading the convergence of science, healthcare and policy. However, our school’s leadership in the continued expansion of the role of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists in enhancing health could not happen without your partnership. Thank you for your support of all our endeavors.

Best regards,



Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD, DSc (hon)
Dean, USC School of Pharmacy
John Stauffer Decanal Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences