Fujimori delivers 2017 Byers Award Lecture on tackling antibiotic resistance
Since Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1940, countless lives have been saved by antibiotics. But their effectiveness is severely compromised by the emergence of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria, accelerated by the over-prescription of antibiotics and their widespread use as growth promoters in livestock farming.With the failure of these drugs, routine procedures that depend on antibiotics —like hip replacements, cesareans, and organ transplants—may one day become too risky to perform. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - February 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Five School of Pharmacy researchers in first cohort of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators
Fifteen UC San Francisco faculty members have been named to the first cohort of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators, including five from the School of Pharmacy. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - February 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

$500M gift to UCSF will support faculty, students, innovation
To honor and build on a lifetime of giving and charitable service by the late Helen Diller, the Helen Diller Foundation has granted $500 million to UC San Francisco, a university to which Helen was both generous and devoted. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - January 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Renslo Lab develops new type of targeted chemotherapy that proves effective in mice
Research in the lab of UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty memberAdam Renslo, PhD, has developed a new way of selectively targeting cancer cells with drugs. In experiments with mice, the new approach allowed for the delivery of fifty times higher doses of chemotherapy to tumors while avoiding toxic effects on healthy cells. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - December 12, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Prien and MacWilliam bequests establish new endowed professorships
The UCSF School of Pharmacy has established new endowed faculty positions to be held by the chairs of two School departments.As chair of theDepartment of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, faculty member Tejal Desai, PhD, will hold the Ernest L. Prien Endowed Professorship. As chair of theDepartment of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, faculty member Matthew Jacobson, PhD, will hold the Thomas William and Frederick John MacWilliam Distinguished... (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - December 7, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Shoichet receives DeLano Award for Computational Biosciences
Brian Shoichet, PhD, faculty member in the School ’sDepartment of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, has been named the 2017 recipient of theDeLano Award for Computational Biosciences. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - December 1, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

FDA Funds UCSF-Stanford CERSI
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded the UCSF-Stanford Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (UCSF-Stanford CERSI) a five-year grant with up to $25 million in funding. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - November 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Giacomini honored with ASCPT distinguished service award
Kathy Giacomini, PhD, has been named the 2017 recipient of theHenry W. Elliott Distinguished Service Award from theAmerican Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT).Founded in 1900, ASCPT comprises more than 2,200 members whose primary interest is to advance the science and practice of clinical pharmacology and translational medicine. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - October 24, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Three generations reflect shifts in nation, pharmacy profession
When Megan Lau donned her white coat with fellow student pharmacists in theincoming class of 2020 last week, it was more than your standard rite of professional passage. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - October 19, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Class of 2020 student pharmacists don their white coats
The 126 students of the UCSF School of Pharmacy ’s class of 2020 donned their white coats for the first time on October 14, 2016, in an afternoon ceremony that symbolized their entry into the profession.The first-year student pharmacists were joined at Cole Hall on the Parnassus campus by a packed house of family and friends, as well as by distinguished School partners,  alumni, and faculty,who served as “coaters” on stage. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - October 19, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Gartner to co-direct new UCSF-based Center for Cellular Construction
UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty memberZev Gartner, PhD, will be co-director of a new multi-institution UCSF-administered Center for Cellular Construction, which has been awarded a five-year $24 million grant by theNational Science Foundation (NSF). (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - September 26, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Bourdet named to Academy of Medical Educators
Sharya Bourdet, PharmD, BCPS, a volunteer faculty member in the UCSF School of Pharmacy ’sDepartment of Clinical Pharmacy, has been named a new member of theHaile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators (AME). She will be inducted, along with 14 UCSF colleagues, at a welcoming ceremony on September 19, 2016 on the UCSF Parnassus campus. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - August 29, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Aweeka study details impact of HIV drugs on malaria treatment in children
Sub-Saharan Africa is home to a billion people and to overlapping health burdens, including the world ’s highest rates of both malaria and HIV infection.The region ’s children are especially hard hit: Those under age five are more susceptible to malaria and accounted for two-thirds of the 438,000 deaths caused by the disease in 2015, according to theWorld Health Organization (WHO). That is equivalent to a young child dying from the mosquito-borne parasitic... (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - August 25, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Shoichet co-led research develops safer, potentially less addictive painkiller
Research co-led by USCF School of Pharmacy faculty memberBrian Shoichet, PhD, has developed a new opioid drug candidate that blocks pain as effectively as morphine in mice, without triggering dangerous side effects, and also apparently without the addictive properties of current prescription painkillers. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - August 18, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

UCSF student pharmacists win division in Clinical Skills Competition
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Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - August 12, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

David Adler: Expanding and enhancing pharmacy education and practice
It was fortuitous that David Adler, PharmD ’70, began his studies at the UCSF School of Pharmacy in the fall of 1966, precisely when UCSF Medical Center’sNinth Floor Project went into action. That project ’s unprecedented placement of pharmacists on a UCSF hospital ward—providing their drug expertise directly to physicians, nurses, and patients—pioneered a radically new clinical role. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - August 11, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Giacomini co-led study finds gene variant affecting response to leading diabetes drug
Metformin is the most widely used initial medication for controlling blood sugar (glucose) in type 2 diabetes, a disease affecting 350 million people worldwide. The drug helps reduce their risk of complications leading to heart, eye, and kidney disease.But there are major differences in metformin response and more than a third of patients fail to achieve acceptable blood glucose control from the drug. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - August 9, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Edward Leong Way
Edward (Eddie) Leong Way, BS, MS, PhD, celebrated his 100th birthday on July 1, 2016, with more than 70 colleagues, friends, and family at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center. Eddie —as he is known—studied at what was then called the College of Pharmacy of the University of California (on Parnassus Heights in San Francisco), earning a PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry in 1942. His PhD was preceded by an MS in pharmaceutical chemistry in 1940, and a BS in pharmacy in 1938 from what would later become the UCSF School of Pharmacy. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - July 25, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Vogt teaches stress relief and resiliency medicine to S.F. employees
Over the past five years, School of Pharmacy faculty member Eleanor Vogt, PhD, RPh, has co-developed and implemented a program for hundreds of employees of the city and county of San Francisco that imparts tools to reduce stress and increase resiliency. The collaboration with the city started with workshops for municipal transportation and public utility workers, and has since expanded to include public health, human resources, arts, and library employees. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - July 14, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

White paper demonstrates the value of Comprehensive Medication Management
A growing body of evidence is showing that comprehensive medication management (CMM) can be an important component in reaching the so-called triple aim of health care reform: (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - July 12, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Fulton receives Innovation in Education Award
The 2016 Dean’s Innovation in Education Award was presented to Tracy Fulton, PhD, on Thursday during the School of Pharmacy faculty meeting on the Parnassus campus. A faculty member of the UCSF School of Medicine, Fulton was recognized for her excellence in bringing new educational approaches to the PharmD program’s first-year biochemistry course, which she teaches. The class focuses on human metabolism, its regulation, and how it goes awry in common metabolic diseases. ... (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 17, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Burchard leads call for diversity in research workforce
The photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. hanging on the wall of the Asthma Collaboratory lab in UC San Francisco’s Rock Hall serves a reminder to all who toil there, purifying DNA samples or analyzing genetic, social or environmental data that their research is also part of a dream of equality and scientific excellence. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Update from the Dean - Spring/Summer 2016
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Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 1, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: B. Joseph Guglielmo Source Type: news

Classroom pharmacogenetics, post-hospital medications, and post-brain-surgery drugs take top honors
Studies of pharmacogenetics testing of pharmacy students as a teaching tool, an improved system to resolve medication issues after patients go home from the hospital, and the prophylactic use of an antiseizure drug for brain surgery patients took top honors at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy 18th Annual Spring Research Seminar. The poster session, covering a total of 37 projects and highlighting research by UCSF School of Pharmacy student pharmacists, residents, and faculty members, was held on May 4, 2016 on the Parnassus... (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Stebbins, Cocohoba leading specialty drug study with Walgreens
So-called specialty drugs can represent lifesaving advances in the treatment of serious complex conditions, such as cancers, hepatitis C, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and inflammatory bowel disease. They can turn once routinely lethal diseases such as HIV and cystic fibrosis into manageable chronic conditions. They can address rare genetic conditions, such as hemophilia, or suppress immune rejection after organ transplants. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 24, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Burchard Lab study finds most asthma research may not apply to African American Children
Results from the largest single study of the genetic and environmental causes of asthma in African American children suggest that only a tiny fraction of known genetic risk factors for the disease apply to this population. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 12, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Health care spending drops quickly with reduced smoking
A new study lead-authored by UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member James Lightwood, PhD, has found that reducing smoking cuts health care spending, not just in the long- or immediate-term, but the very next year. For example, the analysis found that a 10 percent decline in smoking in the United States would be followed by an expected $63 billion reduction (in 2012 U.S. dollars) in national health care spending the following year. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 10, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

UCSF School of Pharmacy celebrates Commencement 2016
The UCSF School of Pharmacy held its 2016 commencement ceremony on May 5 at Louise Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, conferring the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree on each of the 115 members of the graduating class. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 7, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

Research: Elusive drug targets; cell demolition enzymes; useful pharmacogenomics info
Predicting difficult-to-detect drug binding sites Most drugs are comprised of small molecules that pass through cell membranes and are designed to bind to much larger protein molecules at exposed concave pockets. But in many disease-associated proteins, these binding sites are difficult to detect. Concave pockets may form only in the immediate presence of small molecules that bind to them (natural ligands or drugs) or are open only for brief periods during protein shape-shifting. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 5, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

2016 Awards Dinner honors student achievements
The annual UCSF School of Pharmacy Student Awards and Recognition Dinner, hosted by Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, and sponsored by Ralph’s Inc., was held on Friday, April 29, 2016, at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus. The event honored dozens of students whose excellence and leadership were recognized with scholarships and awards at the campus, state, and national levels. The following is a brief selection from the evening’s presentations. Leon Levy & Family Scholarship (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 3, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

Research: pediatric meningitis dosing; cancer drug resistance; gene-testing economics
Computer models provide optimal dosing for pediatric TB meningitis Tuberculosis meningitis (TBM) is an inflammation of membranes lining the brain and spine (central nervous system, CNS) due to infection with TB bacteria. TBM is especially devastating in young children, in whom it is most common, carrying a high risk of death or severe neurologic impairments. But pediatric TBM drug regimens vary widely by country and the only clinical trial evaluating dosing in children was done 30 years ago. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 29, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

Chemicals used to turn skin cells into heart and brain cells
In a major breakthrough, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, led by UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Sheng Ding, PhD, have transformed skin cells into heart and brain cells using combinations of chemicals. All previous work on cellular reprogramming required adding external genes to the cells, making this accomplishment an unprecedented feat. The research lays the groundwork for potentially being able to regenerate lost or damaged cells via pharmaceuticals. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 28, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

Chemicals used to turn skin cells turned into heart and brain cells
In a major breakthrough, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, led by UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Sheng Ding, PhD, have transformed skin cells into heart and brain cells using combinations of chemicals. All previous work on cellular reprogramming required adding external genes to the cells, making this accomplishment an unprecedented feat. The research lays the groundwork for potentially being able to regenerate lost or damaged cells via pharmaceuticals. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 28, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

Pharmacy Alumni Weekend Report
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Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

National awards recognize pharmacy educators
Three UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty members have received national honors for health sciences education this spring. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 19, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

Guglielmo comments on pharmacy education
Learning how to solve problems and think critically—using course content as the vehicle to apply these skills—is one evolving goal of the UCSF School of Pharmacy doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum, according to the School’s dean, B. Joseph Guglielmo PharmD, in an interview posted April 12, 2016, in Pharmacy Times. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - April 14, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

UCSF School of Pharmacy leads in NIH funding for 36th year in a row
For the 36th consecutive year, the UCSF School of Pharmacy has received more funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any other pharmacy school in the United States. School researchers were awarded $27 million during NIH’s 2015 fiscal year, from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015. Rankings of schools are compiled by the independent Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research based on the most current NIH data. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 31, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: David Jacobson Source Type: news

Ahituv Lab research finds how bats grow wings, with implications for human limb development
Researchers in the laboratory of UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Nadav Ahituv, PhD, study the roles of gene regulatory elements—DNA segments that tell genes when, where, and to what extent to turn on and off—including in human conditions ranging from limb malformations to epilepsy and autism. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 28, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: David Jacobson Source Type: news

Fragment-based discovery: using smaller molecules to solve larger challenges
To discover new drugs and chemical probes, researchers have traditionally screened small molecules—small enough by weight to pass through cell membranes. Their goal is typically to find compounds that selectively bind to a much larger protein molecule (often an enzyme) at a chemically reactive pocket known as the active site, inhibiting its activity to treat a disease or to better understand a biological process. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 24, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: David Jacobson Source Type: news

UC San Francisco establishes Quantitative Biosciences Institute
UC San Francisco today announced the establishment of the Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI). The mission of QBI, located in Byers Hall on the UCSF Mission Bay campus, is to drive forward the application of computation, mathematics, and statistics toward a deeper understanding of complex problems in biology, with the ultimate goal of developing new treatments for disease. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: UCSF School of Pharmacy Editorial Staff Source Type: news

UCSF PharmD program ranked among the nation’s best
The UCSF School of Pharmacy’s doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program is among the top-ranked programs in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report survey of accredited PharmD programs released on March 15, 2016. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: UCSF School of Pharmacy Editorial Staff Source Type: news

Craik receives Protein Society’s Emil Thomas Kaiser Award
Charles S. Craik, PhD, faculty member in the School’s Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Protein Society’s Emil Thomas Kaiser Award. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 11, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: David Jacobson Source Type: news

Troy C. Daniels Awards support curricular transformations
The Troy C. Daniels Curricular Innovation Awards provide funds in 2016 to support the evolution of the UCSF School of Pharmacy doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum to prepare leaders for a changing health care marketplace. The award and its endowment honor Troy C. Daniels, PhD, who served as dean of the School from 1944 to 1967. Dean Daniels led bold revisions of the pharmacy curriculum during his tenure and was committed to... (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - February 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: David Jacobson Source Type: news

Koda-Kimble Seed Award funds innovative projects
The Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation funds “truly innovative projects” by faculty, staff, and students that “have the potential to move forward the mission of the UCSF School of Pharmacy in new ways.” The award was established in 2012 to honor Dean Emeritus Koda-Kimble upon her retirement and to reflect her support for new directions in science, education, and patient care. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - February 25, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: David Jacobson Source Type: news

Abate honored by White House with Presidential Early Career Award
UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Adam Abate, PhD, has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Abate and 104 fellow recipients of the White House honor will formally receive their awards at a Washington, DC, ceremony this spring. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - February 19, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: David Jacobson Source Type: news

Kroon named Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association
Lisa Kroon, PharmD, chair of the UCSF School of Pharmacy’s Department of Clinical Pharmacy, has been named a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM). (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - February 3, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: David Jacobson Source Type: news

Benet receives Remington Honor Medal, highest award in pharmacy
UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Leslie Benet, PhD, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Remington Honor Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). He will be officially recognized during the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Baltimore, MD, March 4–7, 2016. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - January 21, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: David Jacobson Source Type: news

Youmans among honorees at Office of Diversity and Outreach anniversary celebration
The UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach (ODO) celebrated its five-year anniversary on Friday, January 15, 2016 with a ceremony at the Millberry Union Event & Meeting Center on the Parnassus campus, honoring six campus leaders who were instrumental in the development of the office. Included among those ODO champions was UCSF School of Pharmacy Vice Dean Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH, who oversees the School’s education and diversity initiatives. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - January 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: David Jacobson Source Type: news

Insulin-producing pancreatic cells created from human skin cells
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, the Diabetes Center at UCSF, and the UCSF School of Pharmacy have converted human skin cells into fully functional pancreatic cells that produce insulin in response to changes in glucose levels. Transplanted into mice, the cells protected the animals from developing a mouse model of diabetes. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - January 7, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: UCSF School of Pharmacy Editorial Staff Source Type: news

Youmans elected AACP Council of Deans Secretary
Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH, and UCSF School of Pharmacy vice dean, is the newly elected Council of Deans Secretary, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).  The council includes a select number of the nation’s leaders in academic pharmacy. Council activities focus on educational policies, professional program administration within academic institutions, and the ties between academic pharmacy and the community. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - December 23, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: UCSF School of Pharmacy Editorial Staff Source Type: news