Tagged: antibiotic resistance

Koda-Kimble Seed Award recipients explore 'blue-sky' projects

Recipients of the UCSF School of Pharmacy 2017 Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation will explore ideas ranging from possible new ways to treat obesity to new ways of accessing antibiotic-producing microbes found in soil. Five projects are being funded in this, the third round of awards since the fund was established in 2012.

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.

Posters tracking beta blocker side effects, antibiotic use, blood thinner adherence take top seminar honors

Studies of whether patients are taking a blood thinner as prescribed, whether antibiotic treatment of cancer patients’ fevers matches guidelines, and whether one form of a leading cardiovascular drug increases the risk for a serious side effect took top honors at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy’s 15th annual Spring Research Seminar.

Katherine Yang, PharmD, MPH

Professor

My research focuses on pharmacodynamic optimization for the treatment of multi-drug resistant organisms such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. I am particularly interested in dosing strategies to combat biofilm-mediated infections such as cystic fibrosis.

Threat of Drug-Resistant MRSA Increasing

B. Joseph Guglielmo, Jr., PharmD, School of Pharmacy chair of the department of clinical pharmacy, comments on the last line of defense to the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium that has now spread from hospitals to schools, gyms, homes and beyond through human-to-human contact.

Overused Antibiotics Fueling Microbe Resistance

Cipro and related broad spectrum antibiotics are being over-prescribed, accelerating bacterial resistance to the drugs and reducing their ability to treat infections, according to recently presented research findings by UCSF School of Pharmacy clinical scientist Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD.