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School of Pharmacy news

School of Pharmacy welcomes new faculty and administrator

Lori Lyn B. Mendoza, PharmD
Lori Lyn B. Mendoza, PharmD
Lori Lyn B. Mendoza, PharmD, recently joined the School of Pharmacy’s department of pharmacotherapy and outcomes science as an assistant professor.

She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California (USC) in May of 1997.

Prior to coming to Loma Linda University, Dr. Mendoza practiced in a variety of settings and has an extensive knowledge of practice in community retail settings.

Dr. Mendoza has worked for Sav-on Drugs, FedCo Professional Pharmacies, Wal-Mart, and Vons supermarkets. She also worked at Methodist Hospital in Arcadia, as well as Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital prior to graduating from University of Southern California.

Dr. Mendoza will teach the course “Over-the-counter Remedies in Pharmaceutical Care.” She will also be involved i
Alan Connelly, MBA
Alan Connelly, MBA
n mentoring the introductory pharmacy practice experience for second- and third-year students. In addition, she will work closely with Hyma Gogineni, PharmD, assistant professor of pharmacotherapy and outcomes science, in the development and affiliation of practice sites for advanced pharmacy practice experience.

Dr. Mendoza met her husband, Dr. Tung Pham, at USC. He currently precepts first-year Loma Linda University pharmacy students at a retail store in Highland. They have two children: Alexandra, age 3, and Christopher, age 1.

Alan Connelly, MBA, has returned to the School of Pharmacy as assistant dean for finance and administration.  He has served at Loma Linda University since 1997. Mr. Connelly began working at LLU for both the Graduate School (now Faculty of Graduate Studies) and the School of Pharmacy. He later worked for the School of Science and Technology.

He completed a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Andrews University in 1992, and master’s degree in business administration from La Sierra University in 1994.

Mr. Connelly is married and has a daughter, Allison, who is 4 years old. When not working, Mr. Connelly enjoys waterskiing and ice hockey.

TODAY news for Thursday, February 25, 2008