Tatyana Gurvich, PharmD, CGP, has joined the faculty of the Titus Department of Clinical Pharmacy as assistant professor of clinical pharmacy (clinician educator). A geriatric clinical pharmacologist, she comes to USC Mann after 26 years at the Adventist Health Glendale Family Medicine Residency Program as clinical faculty. She has fostered interprofessional collaboration between physicians and pharmacists throughout her career and is continuing to develop a teaching model to integrate pharmacy and medical education.
William Padula, PhD, has joined USC Mann as assistant professor of pharmaceutical and health economics. He comes to USC from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was assistant professor of health policy and management. His research explores problems in health economics and health services with several focus areas: (1) the theoretical foundations of medical cost-effectiveness analysis; (2) using data analytics to predict health outcomes; (3) quality improvement and reduced cost of hospital care; and (4) drug pricing issues.
Paul Beringer, PharmD, has been promoted to the rank of full professor of clinical pharmacy. As the Chair of the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy at USC Mann, he has helped grow the department’s faculty in numbers, mentorship and support. His research work in study of the pharmacokinetics of anti-infectives and therapeutic agents in the management of cystic fibrosis has provided leadership in the discovery of drug modalities used to extend the life and health of patients with difficult diseases.
Edith Mirzaian, PharmD, associate professor of clinical pharmacy, has been appointed to the role of assistant dean of curriculum. In this newly-created position, she will serve in a leadership role with the Curriculum Committee, which continuously reviews and enhances the curriculum to ensure students develop essential competencies given scientific and technological advances, population profile changes, increasing health expectations and other influences. She is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist and has played a key role at the School for more than a decade.