Gruenberg connects sustainability and clinical pharmacy
Katherine Gruenberg, PharmD, BCPS, who was recently appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, has received the 2017 Sustainability Award
Gruenberg described how the practice of clinical pharmacy relates to environmental sustainability: “From drug development to disposal, pharmaceuticals impact the environment. Additionally, the effects of climate change are projected to have a significant effect on patient health, which translates to greater pharmaceutical demand. It’s imperative for healthcare trainees and professionals to be aware of these relationships in order to reduce the effects of the healthcare systems on the environment.”
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.