I am a passionate pharmacy educator who has had rigorous training in both the inpatient and outpatient realms. My passion lies in primary care and preventative medicine. I will be teaching the Applied Patient Care Skills Course and working in an outpatient clinic to advance clinical pharmacy services.
Many of the medicines we depend on to treat disease—and even to save our lives—pose potentially serious risks along with their benefits. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that about 40,000 deaths yearly in the United States may be attributable to the side effects of drugs, a number that rivals the toll of traffic accidents.
“Find a need and fill it” was a popular slogan that graced the side of pink Kaiser Cement trucks around the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60s and 70s. But Donald Kishi, PharmD ’68, took the motto as his professional mantra.