School of Pharmacy women highlighted for their influence in science and education

School of Pharmacy women highlighted for their influence in science and education

Four members of the UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty have been named from among a list of 14 as key women in science research and education at UCSF. They are (pictured left-to-right):

  • Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD, dean of the School of Pharmacy--a clinical pharmacist and international leader in pharmacy education.
  • Kathy Giacomini, PhD, co-chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences--a teacher, research scientist and expert in how our genetic profiles influence how we respond to drugs.
  • Sarah Nelson, PhD, co-chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences--a teacher, research scientist and leader in developing sophisticated imaging tools to improve disease diagnosis and treatment.
  • Tejal Desai, PhD, professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences--a teacher and accomplished research scientist who specializes in developing microtechnologies and nanotechnologies to improve the treatment of disease.

The list was published by the San Francisco Business Times on April 23, 2010, and accompanied a feature article on UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann.

Note: The Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences is a joint department between the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine.

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The Women of UCSF: Some of the key women in science research and education at UCSF


About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy is a premier graduate-level academic organization dedicated to improving health through precise therapeutics. It succeeds through innovative research, by educating PharmD health professional and PhD science students, and by caring for the therapeutics needs of patients while exploring innovative new models of patient care. The School was founded in 1872 as the first pharmacy school in the American west. It is an integral part of UC San Francisco, a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide.

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