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A strong vision

It takes vision and drive to guide an entire student body, faculty and alumni through a major transformational change.

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Taking MBKU abroad

In his long history with Southern California’s premier optometry school, Dr. Akio Kanai has seen the college through a lot of changes.

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Introducing Ketchum Health

MBKU is the first health care university in Southern California to bring three primary care disciplines together to learn and work collaboratively to provide effective patient care.

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Pharmaceutical research helps students connect with curriculum

Some of the foundational science courses, like pharmacology, pharmaceutics and biochemistry, can be challenging for students. Helping them to connect what they’re learning to its practical application in patient care is what Dr. Rajesh Vadlapatla does best.

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Trustee David Gibson Climbs Higher at Ketchum

Coming from the business sector, he brings fortitude and an eye for innovation from his career and personal life to a growing MBKU.

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’88 alum John Larcabal, OD: Practicing optometry and good will

John Larcabal didn’t necessarily have optometry in mind as a profession when career day rolled around at his high school in Lemoore, near Fresno in the Central Valley of California. Seeing his own optometrist listed, […]

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Knowledge in vision science keeps expanding with MS degree

Research in the area of vision science is a growing need, with new treatments for dry eye, diabetic eye disease, sports injuries, low vision and other conditions making it possible for people to retain and […]

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From the Class of 1909

The Office of Alumni Relations was pleased to hear from John Derbyshire, great-grandson of Dr. Frederick Levi Derbyshire, Class of 1909 graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry and Ophthalmology.

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The future of medical education

As Marshall B. Ketchum University evolves into an interprofessional institution, it is preparing both its curriculum and technology for the future of medical education…

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Student stories: Winter 2016

MBKU attracts some of the best optometry and PA students in the nation. We are proud to bring their stories to you here.

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In remembrance: Winter 2016

MBKU was sad to hear of these alumni and friends recently lost. Here we honor those whose memory will always be part of our university family.