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

Making better pediatric chemo treatments, and delivering them to more children
Janel Long-Boyle has spent her career advancing chemotherapy treatments for young patients. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Kortemme and Desai honored at annual meeting of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
School of Pharmacy faculty members Tanja Kortemme and Tejal Desai both received honors at the annual meeting of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Demanding change: 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Glen L. Stimmel, PharmD
“Challenging the status quo leads to very good things,” said Glen L. Stimmel, PharmD ’72, who has spent a career doing just that. As a motto, it has served him, and his profession, quite well.Stimmel, the 2019UCSF Pharmacy Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, has taken his own course through life, and in the process, he helped create the subspecialty of psychiatric pharmacy and expanded the scope of practice for California pharmacists. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

2019 Koda-Kimble Seed Award supports School of Pharmacy ’s boldest ideas
The 2019 Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation will fund nine bold research projects, ranging from studies of the molecular underpinnings of cancer to focus groups designed to prepare PharmD students for experiential learning. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Koda-Kimble Seed Award supports School of Pharmacy's boldest ideas
The 2019 Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation will fund nine bold research projects, ranging from studies of the molecular underpinnings of cancer to focus groups designed to prepare PharmD students for experiential learning. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Koda-Kimble Seed Award supports School of Pharmacy's boldest ideas
The 2019 Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation will fund nine bold research projects, ranging from studies of the molecular underpinnings of cancer to focus groups designed to prepare PharmD students for experiential learning. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Koda-Kimble Seed Award supports School of Pharmacy & #039;s boldest ideas
The 2019 Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation will fund nine bold research projects, ranging from studies of the molecular underpinnings of cancer to focus groups designed to prepare PharmD students for experiential learning. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

School of Pharmacy scientists unearth a new target for treating Parkinson ’s disease
Scientists in the UCSF School of Pharmacy recently identified the first drug-binding target site on a molecule known to play a role in Parkinson's disease, opening the door to a new generation of therapies for the condition. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tejal Desai named the director of new UCSF bioengineering initiative
The Health Innovation Via Engineering (HIVE) program is designed to inspire collaborations in bioengineering research. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

School of Pharmacy tops pharmacy schools in NIH funding for 39th straight year
Among all U.S. pharmacy schools, the UCSF School of Pharmacy earned the most research funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2018, totaling nearly $29 million dollars that will support studies spanning the basic to the clinical sciences. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - February 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

USP/UCSF Fellowship to support research in the quality and safety of medical products
A new fellowship, funded jointly by UCSF-Stanford CERSI and the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), will support research into the inactive components of medications, which are known as excipients. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - February 27, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical and pharmacy students jointly tackle health care ’s most pressing dilemmas
A two-week course brought first-year UCSF medical and pharmacy students together, for the first time, to grapple with controversies and challenges in health care using scientific evidence and faculty-led discussion. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - February 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Gift of $500,000 honors Jere E. Goyan, late UCSF School of Pharmacy dean
The endowment will provide funds for a recipient to focus on delivering breakthroughs in therapeutics-related research, education, and patient care. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - February 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Creating an inexhaustible database for drug molecules
School of Pharmacy researchers helped a free public database of potential drug molecules grow 100-fold. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - February 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

QBI fellowship fosters curiosity and perseverance for women scientists
Jacqueline Kyosiimire-Lugemwa, the first recipient of QBI ’s Scholarship for Women from Developing Nations in Biosciences, spent a year at UCSF in which her perseverance in the sciences was tested. She recently returned to her home country of Uganda more ready than ever to tackle big questions about HIV. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - January 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

CRISPR-based obesity treatment shows promise for other diseases
A recent study by Nadav Ahituv, PhD, showed that obesity caused by a gene mutation could be treated in animal models. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - January 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fraser appointed to Bowes Biomedical Investigator Program
Fraser developed several new tools for creating maps of macromolecules, a critical first step for finding new drugs. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - January 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Keiser receives $2.5 million to apply machine learning towards new therapies for Alzheimer ’s, Parkinson’s
Michael Keiser, PhD, received a Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Award from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which will fund his research into novel therapies for neurodegeneration. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - January 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Combination drug therapy overcomes drug-resistant lung cancer in the lab
Many types of lung cancer thwart even the most targeted of therapies due to drug resistance, but a group of UCSF scientists led by Sourav Bandyopadhyay, PhD, have now shown that adding a second drug into treatment regimens can overcome this resistance in lab-grown, lung cancer cell lines. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - December 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Paul R. Ortiz de Montellano elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Ortiz de Montellano gained renown for his work with cytochrome P450 enzymes, which help the liver metabolize drugs and other chemicals, and regulate hormone levels. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - December 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

QBI scientists decipher how Ebola, dengue, and Zika infect human cells
In a pair of recent studies, scientists at the Quantitative Biosciences Institute uncovered how Ebola, dengue, and Zika hijack human proteins to infect human cells, findings that point to new approaches for treating these diseases. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - December 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news