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

Breaking and entering
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

Research points to individualized treatments for curing TB
Tuberculosis is usually treated with a six month regimen of daily antibiotics, but millions of patients do not recover from the disease during treatment. Rada Savic ’s team showed that adjusting the duration of this regimen based on disease severity could lead to better outcomes. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - November 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

School of Pharmacy emeriti Kollman, Kuntz, and Langridge honored with UCSF Medal
Drug discovery today begins with computation rather than test tube experimentation. Three School of Pharmacy faculty emeriti, Robert Langridge, Irwin “Tack” Kuntz, and the late Peter Kollman, were awarded the UCSF Medal for creating computational tools for drug discovery that are now used worldwide. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - November 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Update from the Dean – November 2018
Curriculum transformation, An expanded role, Gaining recognition, Graduate match rate; School of Pharmacy scientists receive UCSF Medal: Founding fathers of drug discovery honored; Beyond drugs, Two artificial pancreas projects, Bringing prosthetics to patients; Beyond drugs, Two artificial pancreas projects, Bringing prosthetics to patients; Advancing the fight against cancer, Combining drug therapies, Mapping cells; In memoriam: Robert D. Gibson A lifetime of pharmacy and advocacy (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - November 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Eric Davila Source Type: news

Bringing artificial limbs to patients who need them
The patient perspective on prosthetic limbs currently doesn ’t factor into the FDA approval process. Leslie Wilson and Matthew Garibaldi are surveying patient preferences to speed access to the next generation of prosthetics. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - November 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

PharmD students make sure Dean Guglielmo gets his flu shot
UCSF Flu Crew reminds San Francisco of the importance of vaccines by overseeing the vaccination of School of Pharmacy Dean Guglielmo. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - October 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Youmans inducted into Academy of Medical Educators
School of Pharmacy Vice Dean Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH, was inducted into the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators in September, in recognition of her leadership during the School's revamping of its PharmD curriculum. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - October 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

QBI pioneers a collaborative and inclusive approach to scientific discovery
UCSF ’s Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI), founded two years ago, is making waves with its unique approach to scientific collaboration, catalyzing discoveries from cancer to psychiatry while supporting female scientists and engaging with the public. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - October 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

The Kidney Project and the bioartificial pancreas: When inspiration strikes twice
Inspiration can be a hard thing to find. The history of science is filled with elusive “eureka moments” taking place under unlikely circumstances—Archimedes’ jump in a bath to intuit displacement, Issac Newton’s observation of a falling apple to grasp gravity, and Nikola Tesla’s inspiration for the electric induction motor, which came as he was observing a sunset in a park and quoting Faust. In the halls of UC San Francisco, sometimes inspiration comes knocking on the door. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - September 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Future pharmacists dedicate themselves to serving patients
The School of Pharmacy's newest cohort of PharmD students donned white coats and took the Oath of a Pharmacist at the 2018 White Coat Ceremony, committing themselves to a lifetime of learning and patient care. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - September 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Giacomini receives Bill Heller Mentor of the Year Award
Kathy Giacomini, PhD, an expert in pharmacogenomic transporter biology and regulatory science, is the 2018 Bill Heller Mentor of the Year Award recipient from theAmerican Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) for her mentorship of students.The award recognizes university faculty members, nominated by their students and current or past AFPE Fellows, for their guidance, dedication, leadership, instruction, and encouragement. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - September 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Kathy Giacomini given Bill Heller Mentor of the Year Award
Kathy Giacomini, PhD, an expert in pharmacogenomic transporter biology and regulatory science, is the 2018 Bill Heller Mentor of the Year Award recipient from theAmerican Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) for her mentorship of students.The award recognizes university faculty members, nominated by their students and current or past AFPE Fellows, for their guidance, dedication, leadership, instruction, and encouragement. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - September 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Arkin receives Ono Pharma Foundation Breakthrough Science Initiative Award
Michelle Arkin, PhD, has received the 2018 Breakthrough Science Initiative Award from theOno Pharma Foundation to study a class of proteins, called 14-3-3 proteins, known to be involved in various cancers, with the ultimate goal of enabling discoveries that lead to new ways to treat cancer. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - August 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Remembering Robert D. Gibson
A beloved educator and alumnus of the UCSF School of Pharmacy, Robert D. Gibson, PharmD ’58, died on July 19. Gibson had an illustrious career over five decades at UCSF and was a strong national leader for diversity in the pharmacy profession.“No other UCSF School of Pharmacy leader so inspired others by his words and deeds,” said B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, dean of the School of Pharmacy. “He fought for inclusion, regardless of background or birth. He was passionate about equality—in education, in the profession of pharmacy, an d... (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - August 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

The dean advocates for medication lists and pharmacist engagement in patient care
Medical errors arethe third leading cause of death in the U.S., trailing cancer and heart disease. Many of those errors can be traced back to issues with medications. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - August 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

School welcomes incoming PharmD class with bold new curriculum
A new class of UCSF doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students came together on July 25 at the Parnassus campus to inaugurate a new curriculum built on critical thinking, problem solving, and an inquiry habit of mind. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - August 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Stopping cancer in its tracks
Cancer, fundamentally, is a problem of too much growth. For decades, health care providers have tried and failed to slow tumor growth using drugs that interfere with a particular signaling pathway, called PI3K, which is known to operate in proliferating cancer cells. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - July 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Creating the tools to build a Human Cell Atlas
If it ’s hard to take an accurate census of the 325 million people living in the US, it’s even more daunting to survey the37.2 trillion or so cells that make up the human body. The brain alone, for instance, contains nearly 90 billion neurons, which can be classified into over a thousand distinct cell types. But these numbers are informed estimates —the true diversity of cells in the brain, let alone throughout the body, remains out of reach. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - July 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Creating the tools to count all of our cells
If it ’s hard to take an accurate census of the 325 million people living in the US, it’s even more daunting to survey the37.2 trillion or so cells that make up the human body. The brain alone, for instance, contains nearly 90 billion neurons, which can be classified into over a thousand distinct cell types. But these numbers are informed estimates —the true diversity of cells in the brain, let alone throughout the body, remains out of reach. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - July 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Update from the Dean – July 2018
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Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Eric Davila Source Type: news

Drilling down to the details of opioid signaling
Despite using opioids for centuries for pain management, we still don ’t have a complete understanding of how drugs like morphine and oxycodone actually work. And that’s a problem for patients, who must weather side effects that can range from nausea and constipation to cognitive impairment, addiction, and, at high doses, even death. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - July 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Gruenberg receives sustainability award for second straight year
Katherine Gruenberg, PharmD ’15, BCPS, a faculty member in the UCSF School of Pharmacy ’sDepartment of Clinical Pharmacy, was awarded the 2018 Sustainability Award in the faculty category by the UCSF Academic Senate Sustainability Committee on June 27, 2018. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Showcasing School science and change at Alumni Weekend 2018
For UCSF School of Pharmacy alumni who attended the event, Alumni Weekend 2018 offered a chance to explore how science connects the School ’s research, education, and patient care agendas; learn about the lives and professional accomplishments of pharmacy school graduates; and get a glimpse of what’s under way at UCSF beyond the School. The annual campuswide event was held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on June 1 and 2. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Kennedy delivers Alumnus of the Year Award address at Alumni Weekend pharmacy gala
On June 2, 2018,Kathleen B. Kennedy, PharmD ’78, received the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from the UCSF Pharmacy Alumni Association, for her “outstanding contributions to the profession of pharmacy, to society, and/or to UCSF.”As the dean of the College of Pharmacy, Xavier University of Louisiana, she has been a national advocate for lessening health disparities by strengthening the underlying health of communities. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Manglik named a 2018 Pew Biomedical Scholar
Aashish Manglik, MD, PhD, the newest member of the faculty of the UCSF School of Pharmacy ’sDepartment of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, wasnamed a Pew Biomedical Scholar on June 14. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

The epic journey to better medicines
UCSF School of Pharmacy scientists, across all three departments and in widely divergent fields, are continually questioning the status quo. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Seiple named a 2018 Beckman Young Investigator
The Beckman Young Investigator award provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Tumor analysis, prediction of transplant complications, and management of blood potassium levels take top honors at annual seminar
The Gary Rifkind Awards recognize and celebrate clinical pharmacy research. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

MacDougall to receive teaching award
Conan MacDougall, PharmD, was recently selected for the Emerging Teaching Scholar Award by the American Association of Colleges Pharmacy (AACP) Council of Faculties. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Data for a difference
Low-cost drug treatments can cure TB and malaria. Why, then, do these diseases claim so many lives? (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Research outlines challenges for adoption of new genetic tests
Every day, on average, ten new genetic tests become commercially available to help doctors and patients make more informed decisions about health care. Yet few doctors know how to navigate the tens of thousands of tests that populate the genetic testing marketplace, which prevents patients from benefiting from them, according toKathryn Phillips, PhD. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

UCSF School of Pharmacy celebrates commencement 2018
The 122 members of the UCSF School of Pharmacy graduating class of 2018 received their doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degrees at the commencement ceremony. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Cao takes second prize in the UC Grad Slam final
Yiqi Cao, a bioengineering PhD candidate, detailed a promising solution she developed for a heart stent that doesn ’t trigger scar tissue buildup. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Yiqi Cao takes second prize in the UC Grad Slam final
Yiqi Cao, a bioengineering PhD candidate in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, won the second-place prize in the University of California ’s Grad Slam finals on May 3. Cao’s talk, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart… Again,” detailed a promising solution she developed for a heart stent that doesn’t trigger scar tissue buildup—all in three short, compelling minutes. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Sali elected to National Academy of Sciences
Andrej Sali, PhD, professor and associate dean of research in the School of Pharmacy, has been elected as a member of the 2018 class of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

20 Years chasing the genetic roots of asthma
The UCSF Asthma Collaboratory celebrates 20 years of research on genetic factors in asthma. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Vogt named president of American Pharmacists Association Foundation board
Eleanor Vogt, PhD, RPh, has been named the president of the board of directors for the American Pharmacists Association Foundation. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Eleanor Vogt named president of American Pharmacists Association Foundation board
Eleanor Vogt, PhD, RPh, has been named the president of the board of directors for the American Pharmacists Association Foundation (APhAF).Vogt has had a distinguished career working in clinical pharmacy practice, the pharmaceutical industry, health policy and planning, regulatory affairs, and patient safety and advocacy, and even as a TV pharmacist, answering questions for the public in the 1970s. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Behind enemy lines
Chemotherapy is modern medicine ’s first line of defense against cancer: chemotherapy drugs kill dividing cells by damaging DNA, preventing tumor cells from multiplying and tumors themselves from growing. To pick which chemotherapy regimens to use, oncologists rely on broad guidelines, based on the average success rates of chemo therapies. But these guidelines don’t take into account the genetic diversity of tumors, which can make some tumors drug resistant. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Giacomini named 2018 Volwiler Research Award recipient
Kathy Giacomini, PhD, has been named the 2018Volwiler Research Achievement Award recipient by theAmerican Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).Giacomini was selected by her AACP peers for the award, which honors the recipient ’s leading research and outstanding professional contributions. The annual award is named in honor of the late Ernest H. Volwiler, a former president of... (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

A passion for health equity: 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Kathleen B. Kennedy
For her outstanding contributions to the profession of pharmacy, to society, and to UCSF, Kathleen B. Kennedy, PharmD ’78, has been named our Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

A pop-up repair shop for damaged neurons
Collaborative research holds promise for harnessing the nervous system ’s own repair programs to develop therapies for neurodegeneration and traumatic brain injury. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

UCSF School of Pharmacy leads in NIH funding for 38th year
A culture of discovery and collaboration among faculty carries potential to “completely shake up their fields of study.” (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Taking a bite out of the proteome with PhaNGS
If DNA is the blueprint for every cell in the body, then proteins are the cell ’s construction workers, forklifts, and building materials. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Update from the Dean – March 2018
A new PharmD curriculum; Implementing new practice opportunities for pharmacists; PharmD students shine in state and national clinical pharmacy competitions; A pioneer in pharmacogenomics; The NIH streak lives on; Improving adverse event reporting and medication therapy protocols; Big-data to cut drug discovery time; Computational approaches target dopamine receptors; Researchers expose industry manipulation of science by sugar industry; Women in science; Bioengineering devices to treat glaucoma, diabetes, kidney disease; Campus activism on... (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Koda-Kimble Seed Award fuels eight original research projects
The UCSF School of Pharmacy 2018Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation marked its fourth year of funding with the February 26 announcement byDean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, of eight research award recipients. Awardees are from across the School and range from full faculty members to PharmD and PhD students. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - February 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Babbitt named a Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology
Patricia C. Babbitt, PhD, has been named a Fellow of theInternational Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), anhonor that recognizes scientists who have “distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics.” (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - February 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Update on PharmD curriculum transformation
Vice Dean Sharon Youmans shares her perspective on the School ’s new PharmD curriculum. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - February 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news