Students and Alumni

Current Students and Graduates

The first cohort of graduate students was admitted into the master’s and doctoral degree programs in the Fall of 1994. Since that time, the program has graduated 70 MS and 25 PhD degree students with two ABD doctoral students working full time in the pharmaceutical industry. The majority of graduates work in the pharmaceutical industry (33), consulting (9), HMO/PBMs (23), academia (6) and government (6). The program currently has a cohort of 14 doctoral students and an incoming class of 12 doctoral students and 7 MS students starting Fall 2012.

A distinguishing characteristic of the graduate program is the degree to which our students, faculty and alumni are actively engaged in publishable research. A list of faculty, student and alumni abstracts for the ISPOR meeting in June 2012 follows. USC students have won at least one of the 6 ‘best student poster’ or ‘best student podium’ presentation for the last 11 years at the ISPOR annual meeting.

Current Master’s Students in Residence

  1. Hsin-Yun Yang: BA Pharmacy, Taipei Medical University.
  2. Nikhil Bhagvandas: BA and MS, Pharmacy, Manipal University, India.
  3. Zige Feng: BS in Pharmacy, Tianjin University.
  4. Masoom Priyadarshini: MS Pharmacy, Manipal University.
  5. Louis Yiyu Huang: Biological Engineering, Guangzhou University.
  6. Camilla Hanwen Zhang: Biology, Beijing Forestry University.

Alumni (as of 2015)

Name Degree Company
Gus Aranda PharmD/MS BMS
Karen Bailey PharmD/MS Independent consultant
Arie Barlev PharmD/MS Medivation
Karl Barnum PharmD/MS Retired
Morgan Bron PharmD/MS Baxalta
Patrick Bonnet BPharm/MS Abbvie
Caroline Burk PharmD/MS Private consultant
Michael Cattaneo Pfizer
Robert Charles PharmD/MS Prescription Solutions
Jerry Chang PharmD/MS PharMedQuest
Craig Cheetham PharmD/MS Kaiser
Kristina Chen PharmD/MS Shire
Rebecca Cheng PharmD/MS Private consultant
I-Ning (Elaine) Cheng MS* Roche Diagnostics
Karen Chu MS VA Sepulveda
Danielle Colayco PharmD/MS Komoto Healthcare
Hung Du PharmD/MS Unknown
Lida Etemad PharmD/MS United Health Care
Marcio Fletes CPhil Major, USAF Wichita KS
Robert Gerber PharmD/MS Pfizer
Hsin-Yen (Monica) Ho MS* GSK, Taiwan
Rita Hui PharmD/MS Kaiser
Lauren Lee PharmD/MS Life Cell
Henry Lee PharmD/MS Kaiser
Jacky Letourneau-Wagner PharmD/MS Sav-on Drugs
Kevin Livengood PharmD/MS Wellpoint
Michelle Luo PhD/MS Baxter Bioscience
Ramon Lyu MS J&J Shanghai
Tom Marshall PharmD/MS Abbott Labs
Angelo Mathes PharmD/MS Private consultant
Sangeeta Krishnan [Narayan] PharmD/MS Biogen IDEC
Trisha Nguyen PharmD/MS VA West L.A.
Annie Ogostalick PharmD/MS Abbott Labs
Bimal Patel PharmD/MS MedImpact
Pankaj Patel PharmD/MS Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
Vaishali Patel PharmD/MS Allergan
Robert Popovian PharmD/MS Pfizer
Anna Purdum PharmD/MS BMS
Nazia Rashid PharmD/MS Kaiser
Juliana Setyawan PharmD/MS Shire
James Spalding PharmD/MS Astellas
Kimberly Sterling PharmD/MS Sanofi
Jennifer Sung PharmD/MS Sanofi
Rima Tannous-Totah PharmD/MS Consultant
Ivy Tonnu-Mihara PharmD/MS VA Long Beach
Irwin Tran PharmD/MS Roche [London]
Nhu [Josephine] Tran Pharmd/MS Optum Rx
Francesca Venturini PharmD/MS University Hospital, Italy

 

Pam Vo PharmD/MS
Sharon Wang PharmD/MS MedImpact
Jennifer Wang PharmD/MS Wellpoint
Jeff White PharmD/MS Wellpoint
Phil Wiegand PharmD/MS Johnson & Johnson
Yanni Yu MS Boehringer Ingelheim

 

Elaine Yu PharmD/MS Genentech
Sara Zolfaghari MS Ovation

* International pharmacy degree     ** International medical degree