USC School of Pharmacy Town Hall Talks

USC Mann is presenting an ongoing series of Zoom talks looking at the many challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and other topical issues. Join us as USC School of Pharmacy faculty and guests share expert perspectives on critical issues.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, November 17 | 12 noon PST

Melissa J. Durham, PharmD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Beyond Cultural Competence: Exploring Health Justice in Pharmacy

Dr. Durham will introduce and explore the concept of health justice through the lens of pharmacy.
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Webinar ID: 920 7863 3606

Past Events:

Tuesday, November 10 | 12 noon PST

Julie Dopheide, PharmD
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences

“Take Action to Alleviate Anxiety”

Dr. Dopheide will explain the many faces of anxiety and panic attacks as well as strategies for screening, destigmatizing and engaging in difficult conversations with a patient suffering from anxiety.

She will also discuss case examples illustrating how pharmacists can assist patients in recognizing the impact of anxiety and/or panic attacks and begin a path to achieve optimal recovery.

Friday, October 30 | 12 noon PST

Kambiz “Kamy” Akhavan
Executive Director
USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future

“Election 2020: How Divided Are We?”

With the election only days away, this special edition of our Town Hall Talks webinar series will shift focus to the current state of our nation: How divided are we, and why? How can we fix this? Kambiz “Kamy” Akhavan, Executive Director of the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, will lead a non-partisan talk providing statistics and context about polarization in America, exploring reasons for this divide and discussing strategies to avoid and de-escalate conflict. He’ll also share resources for conversation, therapy, education and bridging divides.

Tuesday, October 27 – 12 noon PST

Steve Chen, PharmD, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, and Jessica Abraham, PharmD, Director of Population Health

“Aligning Pharmacy Practice With Population Health Strategies”

Although the U.S. spends much more on health care than other developed countries, it remains in last place for healthcare access and quality rankings among peer countries. Americans are also generally less healthy. Population health is an interdisciplinary, customizable approach that allows health departments to connect practice to policy for change to happen locally. This approach utilizes non-traditional partnerships among different sectors of the community—public health, industry, academia, health care and more—to achieve positive health outcomes. This Town Hall Talk will provide an overview of USC Mann’s engagement in population health initiatives and its benefits to patients, the healthcare system and the future of pharmacy.

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