Lorraine Lohner, MBA, BS Pharm
Prof. Lohner is one of Las Vegas' Top 100 Women of 2016; a retired pharmacist who now fully devotes her time to her family and improving the education system. She is a pharmacy professor for a university, a state college, and a private medical institute. She is a clinical instructor for pharmacy and pharmacy technician students doing their internship and externship in retail, hospital, and specialty or closed-door pharmacies.
Prof. Lohner authored many curricula, including a curriculum for Pharmacy Programs for Career Technical Education (High School) commissioned by the Department of Education, as her contribution to improving our high school education system.
Students of Prof. Lohner tirelessly talk about how great she is as a teacher and how much knowledge they acquired from her that helped them in their careers and in landing a job. Prof. Lohner and her students boast of a 100% pass rate on the PTCE (PTCB) and a 100% placement for jobs after graduation. According to most of her students, she is a professor who truly cares and would go out on a limb to help her students get a job in the pharmacy field.
Part of Prof. Lohner's experience includes a combined 21 years of work in retail, hospital and multinational pharmaceutical companies. Her experience working in and with multinational companies allowed her to travel the world and got her interested in other non-traditional areas of pharmacy such as, homeopathy, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and cosmetics formulation, health and wellness, and natural skin care.
She runs classes at community colleges teaching how to make natural cosmetics and skin care products and helps students turn this hobby into a business. She regularly gets invited to speak in symposia and live radio shows.
Another interesting fact about her, she became a pharmacist at an early age of 20 and she loves heels (most pharmacists wear flats but, not her!). So, let's call her, pharmacist-in-heels.