Jack Chen, PharmD, and Natalie Semaan, PharmD, have been hired as
assistant professors of pharmacy practice for the College of Pharmacy at
Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU). Both will split their
time between teaching courses on campus and working with third- and fourth-
year students in hands-on clinical settings.
Dr. Chen works as a clinical pharmacy specialist at Huntington Memorial
Hospital in Pasadena. He holds elected positions within the American
Pharmaceutical Association, the California Pharmacists Association and the
San Gabriel chapter of the California Society of Health-System Pharmacy.
He is also chairman of the Educational Advisory Committee for the
California Pharmacists Association and medical consultant for the
Taiwanese American Parkinson Association. He authored the book Treatment
of Parkinson’s Disease: Pharmacologic Aspects and Practical Issues in
Dr. Semaan works as a clinical pharmacy specialist at Naval Medical Center
in San Diego. She has done extensive studies on cancer pain management and
chemotherapy, and was an invited lecturer at last summer’s “”Breast Cancer
Survivors Day”” in San Diego. She is a member of the American
Pharmaceutical Association, the California Society of Hospital Pharmacists
and the American Pain Society.
WesternU’s College of Pharmacy was established in 1996 with a charter
class of 63 students, and enrollment is now nearing 400. The charter class
is scheduled to graduate in June.