UCSF School of Pharmacy leads in NIH funding for the 40th straight year
School research into health, disease, and medicine earned the most NIH research dollars of any U.S. pharmacy school —for the 40th consecutive year. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

QBI Coronavirus Research Group races toward a cure
The UCSF Quantitative Biosciences Institute has made headway identifying dozens of potential therapies for the COVID-19 outbreak. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 31, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Update from the Dean – Our COVID-19 response
How COVID-19 is affecting us and where to find updates. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hunting for a cure for COVID-19: an insider ’s story
Jacqueline Fabius is not a scientist. She doesn ’t have a PhD in physics or computational biology or virology.As the chief operating officer of the Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) at UC San Francisco, what she does have is the administrative responsibility for enabling QBI to do what it does best —bring together scientists from diverse disciplines to tackle the most pressing problems that can only be solved by creative, dedicated teams. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

2020 Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation fuels vital research across the School
The award funds the boldest, riskiest, and most blue-sky ideas. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

2019 Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation fuels vital research across the School
The award funds the boldest, riskiest, and most blue-sky ideas. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

School ’s PharmD program rises to second place in national rankings
The improved ranking comes on the heels of the School's recent update to its PharmD curriculum. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UCSF features expertise in kidney care and work on artificial kidney
More than 37 million Americans are living with chronic kidney disease. Almost 750,000 Americans are dealing with the stark reality of end stage renal disease (ESRD), when their kidneys no longer function well enough to sustain life on their own. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Assemi wins award for work on PharmD Experiential Education
Mitra Assemi, PharmD, was honored for her research on the hands-on components of pharmacy curricula around the U.S. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Giacomini honored with Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism and Disposition
Giacomini earned the Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism and Disposition (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - January 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sample medications and detailing visits add to costs, Guglielmo argues
Free samples of medications and “detailing visits” are costly, B. Joseph Guglielmo argues in JAMA. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - January 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA, academia, and industry join forces to shepherd new therapies to patients
UCSF-Stanford CERSI brings together scientists, industry, and government regulators to get new therapies to patients sooner. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - January 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Elizabeth Daniels Fund underscores the importance of community
In permanent recognition of Elizabeth Daniels ’ decades-long commitment to nurturing an inclusive UCSF School of Pharmacy community, a gift of $1 million to the UCSF Foundation by Troy Daniels, DDS, and Leslie Daniels, established the endowed Elizabeth Daniels Fund, in December 2019, to support social events hosted by the School’s dean for faculty members, students, and guests of the School. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - January 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pharmacists uniquely poised to reduce unnecessary prescriptions
UCSF School of Pharmacy Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, argues that pharmacists can help reduce the use of unnecessary medications. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - December 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Rare cystic fibrosis mutations limit the benefits of targeted drugs
Mutations leading to cystic fibrosis in Latino patients may create treatment disparities, say School scientists (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - December 27, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

PharmD degree program art highlights science, focus on patients
The UCSF School of Pharmacy recently installed wall art featuring the values of the School's doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - December 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Making sure everyone makes the most of Medicare Part D
The School's Medicare Part D outreach event lives on as part of our current PharmD curriculum. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - December 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Youmans to serve on Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Youmans led the development and implementation of the new PharmD curriculum. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - December 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Desai and Szoka named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
The two faculty members have spent their careers working to improve therapies to treat disease. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - December 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Update from the Dean – November 2019
Dear UCSF School of Pharmacy Family and Friends: (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - November 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Implantable bioartificial kidney achieves preclinical milestone
Scientists implanted a prototype kidney bioreactor in large animals without significant safety concerns. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - November 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pharmacy alumna provides lifeline to displaced residents in aftermath of fire
When the Camp Fire roared through Paradise, CA, last November, the staff of Paradise Drug, a community pharmacy owned and operated by UCSF School of Pharmacy alumna Janet Balbutin, PharmD ’68, didn’t hesitate: they heroically saved a server containing patient data, and went on to provide pharmacy services for displaced residents for nearly a year. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - November 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Two School members earn UCSF Chancellor ’s Awards for Diversity
Jacqueline Fabius was given the Chancellor ’s Award for Advancement of Women, and Kwadwo (Kojo) Opoku-Nsiah was given the Chancellor’s Award for Martin Luther King, Jr., Leadership. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - November 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Donors unite to honor Toby Herfindal and his commitment to innovation in pharmacy
The Toby Herfindal Presidential Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will be used to support faculty members and/or graduate students in the UCSF School of Pharmacy (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - November 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Assemi and Clinard assume new associate dean roles
Mitra Assemi and Valerie Clinard were appointed to new associate dean roles in the UCSF School of Pharmacy. Both roles support the School ’s evolving doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - November 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

PharmD students see to Dean Guglielmo ’s flu shot
Getting vaccinated for the flu not only lowers a person ’s chance of getting sick, it also helps protect their whole community. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - October 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

PharmD students see to Dean Guglielmo's flu shot
Getting vaccinated for the flu not only lowers a person ’s chance of getting sick, it also helps protect their whole community. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - October 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Kroon named CSHP Pharmacist of the Year
Kroon, who leads the School ’s Department of Clinical Pharmacy, researches diabetes and tobacco cessation. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - October 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

VR drug discovery makes precision therapy a reality
ChimeraX, virtual reality software developed at the UCSF Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization and Informatics, is now the tool of choice for computational structural biologists in the School of Pharmacy. The Jacobson Lab recently used ChimeraX to find a promising new cure for a drug-resistant case of pediatric leukemia. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - October 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Desai inducted into International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering
Desai was recognized for being a “pioneer in the use of micro and nanoscale materials to deliver protein and cell-based therapeutics.” (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - October 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Class of 2022 gets their white coats and takes the Oath of a Pharmacist
Members of the UC San Francisco doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) Class of 2022 took a formal step into their new careers on August 30, symbolically donning the white coat of health care professionals and taking the Oath of a Pharmacist at a ceremony in Cole Hall on the UCSF Parnassus campus.“Today we officially become partners toward the goal of safe, effective drug therapy for all the world’s citizens,” said School of PharmacyDean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, as he welcomed students into their new profession. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - September 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

School scientists identify faulty molecular recycling as potential driver of Alzheimer ’s disease
School scientists recently uncovered how neurons normally recycle old proteins, and how this process goes awry in Alzheimer's disease, leading to the toxic building of protein fragments in the brain. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - August 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

School of Pharmacy Welcomes the Class of 2022
The Class of 2022 is the School of Pharmacy ’s second cohort to embark on a newly revamped curriculum. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - August 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

School of Pharmacy leads in LivingGreen certifications
The School ’s Dean’s Office received Platinum LivingGreen certification for reducing waste, energy, and water usage. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - July 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

For UCSF graduate, DACA gives a chance to fight cancer
Ku earned his PhD this spring in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics (PSPG) from UC San Francisco. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - July 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UCSF Magazine inside the California Poison Control System
Every day, 700 Californians turn to the California Poison Control System (CPCS) for help. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Impact of Curriculum Transformation Awards given for assessing new PharmD curriculum
Impact Awards support new ways of determining how the new PharmD curriculum is working, according to Vice Dean Sharon Youmans. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Impact of Curriculum Transformation Awards given for assessing new PharmD curriculum
Impact Award funds are made possible by the Troy C. Daniels Distinguished Professorship in Pharmaceutical Sciences. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

USAID photo exhibit on Zika launches QBI symposium on arthropod-borne diseases
A photo exhibition on the response by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to Zika virus outbreaks in Latin America and the Caribbean was kicked off with a reception this June at the UC San Francisco Mission Bay campus. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cynthia Watchmaker honored with university award
Cynthia Watchmaker, the School of Pharmacy ’s associate dean of student affairs, was awarded the UCSF Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional University Management. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Update from the Dean – May 2019
Dear UCSF School of Pharmacy Family and Friends:At the UCSF School of Pharmacy we don ’t just embrace change, we create it. We have a rich history as drivers of change in our profession, in science, and in education. That passion for change, coupled with a scientific mindset, is clearly evident today in the School, as you’ll read in this Update.I have much to share, so I ’ll get right to it.With warm regards, (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UCSF School of Pharmacy celebrates commencement 2019
On May 3, in front of a crowd of more than one thousand gathered at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, the 122 members of the UCSF School of Pharmacy graduating class of 2019 received their doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degrees.“Out of more than 1,100 applicants, we chose each of you—122 bright lights who would clearly bring something unique to the School and the profession,”Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, said. “You have excelled in every way.” (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Studies on adolescent drug abuse, anti ­de­pres­sants in the ER, and complications from heart pumps take top honors at annual seminar
Research on topics ranging from drug abuse to heart pump complications took top honors at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy ’s 21st annual Spring Research Seminar. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

MacDougall named Divine Family Endowed Chair in Clinical Pharmacy
Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS, has been selected as the new holder of theDivine Family Endowed Chair in Clinical Pharmacy. The chair was created in 2003 by Philmore G. Divine, a 1945 UCSF pharmacy school graduate, to “support the research, teaching and service activities of the holder of the Chair related to his or her work in the area of clinical pharmacy.” (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Conan MacDougall named Divine Family Endowed Chair in Clinical Pharmacy
Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS, has been selected as the new holder of theDivine Family Endowed Chair in Clinical Pharmacy. The chair was created in 2003 by Philmore G. Divine, a 1945 UCSF pharmacy school graduate, to “support the research, teaching and service activities of the holder of the Chair related to his or her work in the area of clinical pharmacy.” (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Kidney Project earns KidneyX award to make home dialysis better for patients
A team led by Shuvo Roy, PhD, recently won an award that will fund the development of an easy-to-use, safe, and effective home dialysis system. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

School reflects on legacy of achievement at Alumni Weekend 2019
Students, faculty, staff, and alumni celebrated the School of Pharmacy's long history of achievement in the discovery and clinical sciences, and clinical practice, at Alumni Weekend 2019. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study shows promise for hormonal contraception services in the community pharmacy setting
A study shows the potential of hormonal contraceptives at pharmacies in California and Oregon. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Training computers to think more like scientists
Michael Keiser, PhD, and Kangway Chuang, PhD, want to use machine learning to speed the pace of drug discovery. By digging into the work of another lab, the pair realized how machine learning could lead scientists astray —and came up with methods to avoid its worst pitfalls. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Betty J. Dong Receives Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award for exceptional career
Dong is a world expert on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C medication therapy (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news