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Mar 5, 2014
Walgreens at UCSF, the new pharmacy on the UC San Francisco Parnassus campus, is designed to explore new models of pharmacist-based patient care.
A joint effort between the nation’s largest drug store chain, UCSF School of Pharmacy, and the UCSF Medical Center, the new retail facility features private consultation areas where UCSF and Walgreens pharmacists will routinely provide comprehensive medication review. The new pharmacy will also serve as a training facility for the School’s student pharmacists during the experiential portion of their doctoral degree program.
Feb 25, 2014
A unique new pharmacy developed to explore more effective models of medication management and pharmacist-based patient care, improving drug safety and efficacy by reducing medication errors and lapses, officially opened with a ribbon cutting on the Parnassus campus on Tuesday.
“Walgreens at UCSF,” located across the street from UCSF Medical Center, is a joint effort between the nation’s largest drug store chain, the UCSF School of Pharmacy, and the Medical Center.
Designed to foster increased patient-pharmacist interaction, the store includes multiple areas for private consultations. Pharmacists from both UCSF and Walgreens will jointly staff the pharmacy. It will also serve as a training facility for UCSF student pharmacists during the experiential portion of their doctoral degree program and as a clinical training site for pharmacy residents.
Feb 12, 2014
For the 34th consecutive year, the UCSF School of Pharmacy has received more research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any other pharmacy school in the United States.
School researchers were awarded $29.2 million during the 2013 NIH fiscal year, from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.
“Thirty-plus years of top NIH funding is an accomplishment to celebrate,” said School of Pharmacy Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD. “Yet while we look back with pride, we also look forward to an even brighter future.
“This year marked the fourth in a row in which our junior faculty members received the highly selective NIH Director’s New Innovator Award,” noted Guglielmo. “This prestigious award provides millions of dollars for ‘exceptionally innovative’ research. This year’s awardee was Zev Gartner, PhD, the developer of a revolutionary technology toward the construction of complex 3-D human tissues and associated study of biology and therapeutics.”
Jan 29, 2014
A research team including co-principal investigators Shuvo Roy, PhD, and Mozziyar Etemadi, PhD, who trained in Roy’s lab, has been awarded a three-year $2.7 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to further develop a remote monitoring and early warning system to reduce premature births.
The funding will allow principal investigator Larry Rand, MD, of UCSF School of Medicine; Roy, a faculty member in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS), a joint department of the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine; and Etemadi, a postdoctoral scholar jointly appointed between UCSF and UC Berkeley; and team colleagues to further develop a device for sensing microscopic changes in cervical tissue that provide early risk signs for preterm birth.
Dubbed the Smart Diaphragm, the current device is a modified cervical diaphragm—similar to those used for contraception—that uses sensors to monitor the state of a pregnancy. Measurements from the device are transmitted wirelessly to remote databases monitored by clinicians, who can determine if there is a need for medical intervention before labor begins.
The prototype is currently undergoing clinical testing at UCSF Medical Center. The new Gates funding will allow the team to expand testing to more sites, including rural locations in South Africa, and to further miniaturize the device.
Other members of the team include project director Philip Chung, MS, and Alex Heller, MS, both graduates of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Masters in Translational Medicine program, which is co-run by UCSF BTS and UC Berkeley’s Department of Bioengineering.
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