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Serving the Community: Faculty Research Panel


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Zoom - http://bit.ly/research-tues

Start Date

26-1-2021 4:00 PM

End Date

26-1-2021 5:00 PM

Speaker Bio

Preeti Oza, PT, PhD, NCS: Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Preeti Oza, PT, PhD, NCS earned a bachelor of science in physiotherapy and a master of science in physiotherapy from University of Mumbai. She earned a doctor of philosophy in physical therapy and rehabilitation science from The University of Iowa in 2007. She completed a clinical residency in neurologic physical therapy at Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City, California in 2013. Before coming to Pacific, Dr. Oza taught neurological physical therapy and coordinated the doctor of physical therapy program at California State University, Fresno. Dr. Oza joined the Pacific faculty in 2013.

Dr. Oza's area of expertise is neuromuscular physical therapy. She hopes that upon completing her courses students will have a better understanding of the cognitive, emotional and physical challenges faced by individuals with neurological disorders. Dr. Oza has earned both a Neurologic Physical Therapy Specialization Certificate from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Credentialed Clinical Instructor Certification from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Dr. Oza is a member of the APTA and the All India Association of Physiotherapists.

Carly Ranson, PharmD, MS, BCGP: Assistant Professor and Director of Pharmacy Co-curricular Programming

Carly earned her associate of science in biology at Porterville College and a bachelor of arts in chemistry from California State University, Fresno. She earned her doctor of pharmacy and her master of science during her 2-year fellowship in pharmaceutical and chemical sciences from University of the Pacific. Dr. Ranson is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and a member of the American Public Health Association.

Dr. Ranson is actively involved in the Medicare Part D mobile outreach clinics and credits much of her success to the experiences she gained in the program. Through her role at Pacific, she hopes to help students find their voice and passion for the pharmacy profession, as well as provide the tools and support they need to achieve their goals.

Anne Davis, PhD, RDN, FAND: Founding Director of Clinical Nutrition Program and Associate Clinical Professor

As program director of the Master of Science - Clinical Nutrition program, Anne specializes in maternal child health and pediatric nutrition. On the research side, she conducts epidemiological studies of the effects of obesity during pregnancy, including the investigation of controversial nutrition interventions. Dr. Davis has a long research history in clinical pediatric nutrition a well as 10 years in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical food industries conducting multi-center, international clinical trials in infant formula, human milk, docosahexaenoic acid, arachidonic acid and a medical food for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Jan 26th, 4:00 PM Jan 26th, 5:00 PM

Serving the Community: Faculty Research Panel

Zoom - http://bit.ly/research-tues