Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) is pleased to announce

the arrival of Andrew Luber, PharmD, assistant professor of pharmacy

practice in the College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Luber comes to WesternU from UC San Francisco, where he was a research

fellow studying infectious diseases. He will teach infectious disease

related topics in the classroom portion of the pharmacy curriculum and

assist third- and fourth-year students with clinical work. He also plans

to focus his attentions on HIV studies.

“”There’s a lot of opportunity to do research in the area of HIV because it

is completely managed by medication,”” Dr. Luber said. “”From a pharmacy

standpoint there are unlimited possibilities.””

He also is working with the Department of Health and Human Services and

the AIDS program at San Francisco General Hospital to create an Internet

program through which doctors can enter data about HIV-infected patients

and get immediate recommendations on appropriate medications.

Dr. Luber chose to come to WesternU because of the University’s unique

approach to curriculum and training.

“”It’s not all book learning; instead it’s more of a situational, case-

based, team learning approach which is much more reflective of real life,””

he said.

Dr. Luber earned his bachelor of science and doctor of pharmacy degrees

from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Pennsylvania. He holds

memberships with the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Society

of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists.

According to Sam Shimomura, PharmD, CGP, FASHP, assistant dean for

professional practice at the College of Pharmacy, Dr. Luber has experience

in both science and technology that will help the University continue to


“”He will be able to help us incorporate even more computer technology

into our curriculum,”” Dr. Shimomura said. “”He also adds a lot of depth to

the University in the area of infectious disease, and will be a very

valuable resource to WesternU students.””

Dr. Luber lives in Manhattan Beach.