Mission

The Oregon State University College of Pharmacy fosters Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by creating an inclusive climate where everyone feels a sense of belonging and authentic self.

Values

  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Inclusion
  • Service
  • Community
  • Empowerment

The Executive Team

David Bearden, Pharm.D., FIDP, FCCP

Interim Dean and Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice

David Bearden, Pharm.D., FIDP, FCCP.

Dave practices in the area of adult infectious diseases. His research interests include the pharmacokinetics of antimicrobials in special populations, the approach to drug therapy in patients infected with resistant pathogens and pharmacist involvement in vaccine preventable diseases.

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Aleksandra Sikora, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Aleksandra Sikora, Ph.D.

Dr. Sikora received her Ph.D from the University of Gdansk and completed her post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan Medical School. Her research focuses on the role of bacterial extracellular proteomes in colonization and circumvention or exploitation of host immune response using two model organisms Vibrio cholerae and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

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Juancho Ramirez, Pharm.D.

Interim Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Juancho Ramirez, Pharm.D.

Dr. Ramirez started in the College of Pharmacy as the Associate Dean of Experiential Education.

The DEI Committee

Theresa Filtz, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Associate Professor

Theresa Filtz, Ph.D.

Born in Pennsylvania, Dr. Filtz attended school and training in Virginia and North Carolina before moving to Oregon 22 years ago. She has a particular interest in disability as an aspect of human diversity.

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Gitali Indra, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Sr Res)

Gitali Indra, Ph.D.

Dr. Gitali Indra received her Ph.D and completed her post-doctoral training from IGBMC, ILLKIRCH, FRANCE. Her research focuses on skin diseases and skin cancer. She has mentored several students of both genders and those from underrepresented and LGBT community in biomedical research field in her lab.

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Roberto Linares, Pharm.D.

Senior Instructor

Roberto Linares, Pharm.D.

Roberto is a Senior Instructor in Pharmacy Practice. He co-teaches the pharmacy practice course for first year pharmacy students. He also teaches Spanish for Pharmacy Professionals and an elective course on the history of pharmacy. His area of practice since 1991 is community pharmacy.

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George Neuhaus, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar

George Neuhaus

After growing up in Montana, George is now a Postdoctoral Scholar in the College of Pharmacy. He believes everyone requires a sense of belonging to achieve their full potential and plans to use his role on the DEI committee to build community within the College.

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Benjamin Philmus, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Benjamin Philmus, Ph.D.

Dr. Philmus is an imperfect ally who is trying to help in any way he can.

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Stacy Ramirez, Pharm.D.

Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Stacy Ramirez, Pharm.D.

Dr. Ramirez works to advance the role of pharmacists in improving health outcomes for under served patients with chronic disease and promote the role of pharmacist in public health.

Natalea Suchy, Pharm.D.

Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Natalea Suchy, Pharm.D.

After completin her Pharm.D. and residency at the University of Southern California, Dr. Suchy went on to work in clinics serving diverse populations including Latinx, Armenian, patients with HIV, and patients with limited access. She continues to provide patient care to the under served through the Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties.

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Jessee Svoboda

Bioengineering Graduate Student

Jesse Svoboda

A multi-racial and genderqueer graduate student in bioengineering, my research in the Philmus lab focuses on strain engineering and development of genetic tools in cyanobacteria for secondary metabolite production. My work in DEI includes this committee, the DisarmOSU campaign, and the graduate employee union.

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Anne Taylor

Recruitment Coordinator

Anne Taylor

The College of Pharmacy Recruitment Coordinator

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Jennifer Lo

P4 Pharmacy Student

Jennifer Lo

Jennifer was born and raised in Northern California. She graduated with a BS at Portland State and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Pharmacy at OSU/ OHSU as a 4th year student. In her spare time, she also serves in the local committee for the National Brain Tumor Society.

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Margaret Underwood

P4 Pharmacy Student

Margaret Underwood

P4 Pharmacy Student

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Al Jones

P3 Pharmacy Student

Al Jones

Originally from the Salish Kootenai Flathead reservation in Montana, I attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR before starting my professional education here in the OSU/OHSU CoP. Also the Class President for the cohort of 2022, I am passionate about advocating for DEI, leadership development, critical care pharmacy.

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Kerri "Raven" Waldron

P3 Pharmacy Student

Kerri "Raven" Waldron

A current OSU/OHSU PharmD student representative, with a background in social justice education. In the future, she hopes to utilize her experience in DEI work to transform the practice of pharmacy and provide culturally relevant care to LGBTQ+ and indigenous communities.

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Linh Dinh

P2 Pharmacy Student

Linh Dinh

P2 Pharmacy Student

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Caimei "Ella" Kuang

P2 Pharmacy Student

Caimei "Ella" Kuang

Currently a second year pharmacy student at OSU, I chose to be involved in DEI because I want to provide insights from a student perspective and to contribute to creating a more welcoming and inclusive environment for the College of Pharmacy.

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Maela Lazaro

P1 Pharmacy Student

Maela Lazaro

P1 Pharmacy Student

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Katelyn Nguyen

P1 Pharmacy Student

Katelyn Nguyen

P1 Pharmacy Student

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