The College of Pharmacy at Western University of Health Sciences

(WesternU) continues to expand with the hiring of three new assistant

professors.

The College was established in 1996 with a charter class of 63 students.

The second and third classes were each comprised of about 100 students,

and this fall the program reached full capacity as the fourth class of 110

students began coursework. New faculty have been hired throughout this

process to keep pace with the growth.

“”Prior to the arrival of the first class in 1996, a thorough assessment

was made of the number and type of faculty required to fulfill the

curricular needs of our innovative program,”” said Edward Soltis, PhD,

professor of pharmacology. “”We are still in the process of hiring faculty,

with each new faculty member fulfilling an area of particular need or

expertise.””

The three new professors are:

Maria Lambros, PhD, of Phillips Ranch is a new Assistant Professor of

Pharmaceutical Sciences. She comes to WesternU from the College of

Pharmacy at the University of Oklahoma, where she was an assistant

professor. She is a member of the American Pharmaceutical Association and

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and has had research

published in several journals.

Ruth Ann Subach, PharmD, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice.

She was previously a research fellow in the College of Pharmacy at the

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and before that worked at the

Arkansas Drug Information and Poison Control Center and as an oncology

pharmacist. She is a resident of Irvine, and a member of the American

College of Clinical Pharmacy and the National Kidney Foundation.

Eunice Chung, PharmD, is a Phillips Ranch resident who is an Assistant

Professor of Pharmacy Practice. She comes to WesternU from Saint Louis

College of Pharmacy, where she was an assistant professor. She is a

member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and is fluent

in Korean.

According to Dr. Soltis, all three new professors are exceptionally well

qualified.

“”Each has demonstrated proficiency in teaching and has an excellent

background in the clinical and/or laboratory setting,”” Dr. Soltis

said. “”They represent varying fields of expertise which will strengthen

the overall program.””