Spotlight on Dr. Jey Pillai, BPharm, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Assistant Adjunct Professor in the School of Pharmacy
By Jey Pillai and Brent Davis
Dr. Jey Pillai is joining the School of Pharmacy’s academic faculty with “one goal in mind to promote advanced clinical pharmacy practice in a student-centered concept to not just teach theory but show how to transition from ‘theory to practice.’”
Dr. Pillai goes on to say that parity, equity and equality in Health Care and Education are central to humanity and its progress. A lack of opportunity in education is one social determinant that leads to health disparities that are preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health care which are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations. AUHS is uniquely positioned, serving Signal Hill/Long Beach, CA, to address this issue focusing on the underserved population in medical education, providing opportunities to educate, train and produce health care experts. These health care graduates, clinical pharmacists, nurses and others help fill the void in the community.
He concludes by noting that AUHS’s stand for diversity, affinity, inclusion and tolerance is applaudable; supporting diversity that attracts talents from different walks of the human race, enhances creativity through different thought processes on issues, topics and research projects with better out-comes finally strengthening and benefiting communities. He is excited to join the AUHS faculty and to impart and share his many years of practical experience in clinical pharmacy practice to prepare today’s students for tomorrow to face their clinical duties with confidence and compassion.
Dr. Pillai’s wonderful words spotlight AUHS, and we put the spotlight on him and welcome him to AUHS.