Tagged: Update from the Dean

Update from the Dean - Fall/Winter 2012

Research: growth over past decade from $17.6 to 43.5 million, Apollonio, Roy, Wells, Center for Quantitative Pharmacology, Quantitative Biosciences Consortium. Faculty: DeGrado, Savic, James, Day, Rice, MacDougall, Fischbach, Huang. Students: Hluhanich, Frear, Gavrilova, Gayle, Tantipinichwong, Vuong, Etemadi. New appointments: Nordberg, Rhode. Medical Center: APeX, Brodowy, Laret. Proposal to UC Regents: Desmond-Hellmann, working group. Strategic plan. Stepping down as dean, "Axe Handles" by Gary Snyder.

Update from the Dean - Spring/Summer 2011

Faculty awards: Cutler, Fujimori, Huang, Wells. New faculty members: Abate, VanOsdol, Rodondi. Retiring faculty members: Kahl, Shafer, Wang, Kayser, Koo. PharmD students: Campbell, Wheeler, Ho, Lam, Campbell, Loucks, Marotto, Huynh, Luu, Chua, Stephens. PhD students: Gray. New appointments: Penick Brock, Williams. Research update: Giacomini, Uskokovic, Long-Boyle, Cheng, Guglielmo, Phillips, Bero, Kayser, Dennehy, Finley, Burchard, Burlingame, Wells, Jacobson, Fujimori, Renslo, Prusiner. Retirements: Parfitt Pattie, Lee. Budget: $650 million cut from 2011-2012 fiscal year, student fees raised 9.6%. Leadership: Desmond-Hellmann, Hellmann, Rodondi. Operational Excellence continues. CTSI receives renewed funding. Vlahov is new dean of School of Nursing. Yamamoto is new vice chancellor for research. UCSF Medical Center named 7th best hospital.

Update from the Dean - Fall/Winter 2011

US$1 billion budget gap, student fee increases likely to continue, Levens Lipton keynote address to CPhA, Nkansah and the Dr. Oz television show, Bero and The Cochrane Collaboration and the World Health Assembly, Roy unveils model of bioartificial kidney; Faculty awards: Huang, Galonić Fujimori, Gartner, Fischbach, Craik, Shoichet, Wells, Giacomini, Kayser, Lofholm; Student awards: Murphy and Bermingham, Kusaka, Campbell, Lindsay; Class of 2014 statistics; A call for summer internship positions; Desai's Masters in Translational Medicine program doubles in size; Biological and Medical Informatics reviewed, Clinical and Translational Informatics track recommended for discontinuation and separation, Bioinformatics track praised; Teaching and Learning Center opens; Ortiz de Montellano is new associate dean for research; California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences celebrates 10 years; Desai completes sponsored research agreement with Zcube s.r.l.; 31st consecutive year of top research funding from National Institutes of Health; Recent publications; New faculty: Sakowski. California Poison Control System again in danger of closing, UCSF incorporates high-tech robots into dispensing process for hospitals at new Mission Bay pharmacy facility; Openings: Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building; Navarro named first vice chancellor of diversity and outreach; Castro promoted to chancellor for student academic affairs; Hawkins promoted to associate vice chancellor for campus life, facilities, and administrative services.

Update from the Dean - Spring/Summer 2010

Fresh UCSF Leadership: Desmond-Hellmann, Bluestone, Plotts, Harel, Moss, Hawgood, Featherstone; Leadership Transitions: Debas, Feachem, Dracup; UCSF Economic Impact Report; UCSF Operations and Budget Cuts: 3 campus work groups, 3 fiscal challenges, $28 million cut; UCSF Physical and Program Plans: Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research; The School in Context; New and Departing Faculty Members: Shu, Brock, Dill; Faculty Honors and Awards: Guglielmo, Olson, Giacomini, Fischbach, Nelson, Desai, Dill, Wang, Wells, Craik, Lansman; New Master's Program In Translational Science: Desai, Tirrell; PharmD Students: Murphy, Bermingham, Chan, Chi, Leong, Yu, Sui, Singh, Beyn; Research: González Burchard, Galonić Fujimori, Kearney, Cheng; Partnerships: Santi, Wells, Soller, Vogt.

Update from the Dean - Fall/Winter 2010

Research: 30th anniversary as the nation's top National Institutes of Health-funded pharmacy school, Lightwood, Mandell, Kortemme, Coutsias, Keiser, Shoichet, Irwin, Laggner, Hert, Thomas, Edwards, Voigt, Levskaya, Lim, Weiner, Craik, Darragh, Schneider, Farady, Lou, Marks, Phojanakong, Hann. Faculty honors and awards: Stebbins, Levens Lipton, Benet, Giacomini, Gazzaley, Yee, Hessol, Roy. Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences inaugural forum. Leadership transitions: Cullander, Kishi, Sauer, Assemi. Industry partnerships: Santi, Takeda, Craik, Chemical Biology Consortium, Wells, Small Molecule Discovery Center, Arkin, Renslo, Genentech. Working globablly: Kayser, Ramay, Unviersidad del Valle de Guatemala, University of Santo Tomas, Global Health Frameworks Program. Renewing our faculty: Long Boyle, Heintz, Hernandez, Fischbach, Huang. Academic programs: clinical pharmacology and therapeutics training grant renewed for 3 slots, Burchard, Floren, Benowitz. PharmD students: Pong. California Poison Control System funded through June 2010. In the news: Burchard, Levens Lipton, Kroetz, Cocohoba. Campus: we must cut costs and increase efficiencies, Washington, Spaulding, Barclay, Plotts. Nobel prize co-recipients Blackburn, Greider, Szostak. Japanese-American alumni awarded honorary degrees.

Update from the Dean - Spring/Summer 2009

New chancellor: Desmond-Hellman; budget update: 4% to 10% salary cuts via furloughs, possibly to be renewed; risk of poison control system closure; new Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences; faculty honors and awards: Burchard, Peck, Desai, Roy, Bero, MacDougall, Hessol, Phillips, Tsourounis, Apollonio, Wells, Fujimori. Appointments: Babbitt, Sali, Wells, Benowitz. PharmD and PhD students: Yi, Hertema, grad students publish 100+ papers in the past year, Science Day, CCB training grant renewal and praise, welcome to UCSF/UCB Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering. Research: Brodsky, Voigt, Burlingame, Hunt, Shoichet, Irwin, Apollonio, Malone, Wells, Shahian, Craik, Lee, Lazic. In the news: Speedie and Koda-Kimble, Voigt, Soller. Campus: Hawgood, Bluestone, McCormick, Medical Center, Laret.

Update from the Dean - Fall/Winter 2009

Dire financial times, budget tightens. San Diego satellite program to end. Honors and Awards: Benet, Giacomini, Kroetz, Winter, Day, Yokoyama, Soller, Vogt, Wang, Saraiya, Elmore, Clemens, Rocklin, Heller. New associate deans Santi and Kayser. New faculty: Gartner, Roy. Pharmacogenomics: Phillips, Ikediobi, Shin. UCSF Medical Center collaborations, Paulson. In the news: Bero, Rising, Bacchetti, Wells, Woolley. Ranked #1 again by U.S. News and World Report. Featherstone becomes School of Dentistry dean. Bishop to step down.

Update from the Dean - Spring/Summer 2008

PharmD Program reaccredited through 2014 and funding problems; Science Squad; Program for Investigation and Training for Careers in Health; Summer Science Camp; Huntington & Schweitzer Fellowship; #1 in NIH funding again; California Poison Control System at risk; tobacco ban legislation; Ambrose in Beijing; New faculty: Galonić Fujimori, Jorgenson, Ashton, Balano, Feigal, Hessol, Greenblatt; Wells succeeds James as chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Youmans: appointed Associate Dean of Diversity, Malawi; Dill: elected to National Academy of Sciences, The Chemistry of Life; APhA-ASP Chapter of the Year Award; 1st place in AMCP National Pharmacy and Therapeutics Competition; Bero appointed to Advisory Committee on Health Research; Retirements: Finley, Rice, Sauer, Shetlar, Weibert.

Update from the Dean - Fall 2007/Winter 2008

New Strategic Plan: Pressing Ahead in New Directions: Strategic Course 2007-2012, Advancing Health Worldwide, PharmD Student Fee Increase, Honors and Awards: Day, Yokoyama, Ortiz de Montellano, Stroud, Dill, Shane, Vogt, Soller, Chan, Wang, Voigt, Wells. Papers: Sali, Sarino, Dang, Dianat, Djihanian, Natanian, Ambrose, Hudmon, Youmans, Shoichet, Feng. New faculty: Ahituv, Ikediobi, Kreager, Robinson, Shin. New Director of Pharmaceutical Services: Paulsen. In memory: Mizuno.

Update from the Dean - Spring/Summer 2007

Fresno program to boost number of pharmacists. UCSF ranks 3rd in the United States in overall faculty productivity. California Poison Control System receives IN-AWE for "Don't guess. Be sure.". Preceptors survey and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs). Drug Information Analysis Service closes. New Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) requirement. Articles of Interest. Tenure: Jacobson, England. Retirements: Hoener, Whitney, Winter. New Members of the Board of Advisors: Dow, Rodondi, Shane, Stalker. Honors and Awards: Wells, King, Brodsky, Szoka, Benet, Agard, Stroud, Tan. Campus Strategic Plan.

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