Students, Faculty Take Home Honors at Western Pharmacy Exchange

Quiz Bowl

Team USC, represented by pharmacy students Lexi Lang, Allison Hy, Ana Barron, Brian Lee and Tim Dang, took home first place in the California Pharmacists Association Student Quiz Bowl on April 13, 2019 at Western Pharmacy Exchange. USC students competed against 12 other schools at the annual CPhA event in Los Angeles.


Melvin Baron, PharmD, MPA, professor of clinical pharmacy, was inducted into the 2019 CPhA Hall of Fame.

California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Chief Executive Officer Jon Roth and President Veronica Bandy celebrate with 2019 CPhA Hall of Fame inductee Melvin Baron. (Photo by Glen Tao)

Michael Wincor, PharmD (1946-2018), associate professor of clinical pharmacy, psychiatry and the behavioral sciences, was recognized posthumously as a 2019 CPhA Hall of Fame inductee.

On hand to accept Michael Z. Wincor’s 2019 CPhA Hall of Fame award were his daughters Katie Wincor and Meghan Wincor. (Photo by Glen Tao)

USC School of Pharmacy Faculty, Staff and Student Presentations

  • “Persisting through Resistance: Treatment Strategies for Patients with Severe Insulin Resistance” presented by Rory Kim, PharmD, MACM, BCACP; Carla Blieden, PharmD, MPH, AAHIVP; Michelle Chu, PharmD, BCACP
  • “Save a Life: Suicide Prevention in the Community” presented by Lisa Goldstone, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP; Richard Dang, PharmD, APh, BCACP; William Lu, PharmD
  • “Inflammation and Autoimmunity: Influence of Food and Supplements” presented by Cynthia Lieu, PharmD, BCNSP; Xenia Madera, PharmD
  • “Crucial Conversation: Engaging Patients in Conversation about Tapering Off Opioids and Benzodiazepines” presented by Tania Gregorian, PharmD; Melissa Durham, PharmD, APh, MACM, BCACP, DAIPM
  • “Immunization Update 2019” presented by Richard Dang, PharmD, APh, BCACP; Keri Hurley-Kim, PharmD, MPH; Edith Mirzaian, PharmD, BCACP
  • “Thriving by Design: Translate your Career Ambition to Lasting Success within the Pharmacy Profession” presented by Ashlee Klevens Hayes, PharmD, MHA
  • “Unmask Your Inner Imposter: Confronting Imposter Syndrome to Advance Your Career”presented by Rory Kim, PharmD, MACM, BCACP; Ashlee Klevens Hayes, PharmD, MHA