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,””
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.