Tagged: Dean's Office

Zoraida Quiroz

Student Affairs Assistant

As student affairs assistant, I oversee the front desk of the Office of Student and Curricular Affairs (OSACA) and serve as a resource for both enrolled and prospective students. I provide administrative support for unit staff, and assist with all major events sponsored by the office, including the White Coat Ceremony, the Awards Dinner, and the Graduation Ceremony. For the OSACA and the Office of Education and Instructional Support (OEIS), I am the liaison to accounting, purchasing, and the Office of Finance and Administration.

Update from the Dean - March 2017

Nation debates possibility of dramatically new directions for health care coverage, science funding, immigration, education; Revealing malaria/HIV drug interactions in children; Decreasing cancer drug toxicity while increasing dose; Engineering safer opioids; Evidence for comprehensive medication management; Medicare Part D as a learning model for pharmacy education—impact 10 years out; New genetic insights into diabetes drug response; Annotating the ‘dark genome’; Epigenetics of ethnicity; New endowed professorships made possible by private support; New Center for Cellular Construction; Major funding for UCSF-Stanford CERSI; 2017 Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation; Welcoming the class of 2020; Three generations at the School of Pharmacy; Developing a curriculum for 2018 and beyond; AFPE honors Frank Szoka as Mentor of the Year; 2016 Chancellor Diversity Awards honor Marcus Ferrone and Peace Chukudi; Eddie Way celebrates 100 years; CPhA Hall of Fame honors Brian Komoto, Phillip Oppenheimer, Wilma Wong; $500M gift to campus from Helen Diller Foundation; UC statement on federal executive order restricting travel and entry.

Adam Martyn

Education Coordinator

As a member of the Office of Education and Instructional Support (OEIS), I coordinate the logistics for the clinical pharmacy courses in the PharmD curriculum, including exams, educational technology, and active learning activities. I work closely with student pharmacists and faculty to make sure all administrative aspects of the course run smoothly and am a resource on education-related questions for student pharmacists and faculty.

Liana Crosby, MFA

Executive Asst. to the Dean

As executive assistant to the dean, I am primarily responsible for managing the dean's schedule, anticipating and preparing meeting materials and communications, representing the dean and the School to internal and external constituents, answering inquiries, and prioritizing rapidly changing requests.

Aeshah Al-Nagdawi

Education Coordinator

As a member of the Office of Education and Instructional Support (OEIS), I coordinate the logistics for the pharmaceutical chemistry (PC), pharmacology (PCOL), clinical pharmacy (CP), and biopharmaceutical sciences (BPS) courses in the PharmD curriculum. In addition to coordinating the core courses, I also coordinate the elective courses and the Pharmaceutical Sciences Pathway and the Health Services & Policy Research Pathway. I use educational methodologies and technology to work with the School’s faculty and leadership. I analyze and support innovative teaching and learning activities for courses throughout the didactic curriculum. I coordinate student learning groups, classroom technologies, exams, and online learning systems according to School policies. I initiate the process of course creation for PharmD electives.

Alexa Tan

Education Coordinator

As a member of the Office of Education and Instructional Support (OEIS), I coordinate the logistics for the pharmaceutical chemistry (PC), pharmacology (PCOL), and clinical pharmacy (CP) courses in the PharmD curriculum, including exams, educational technology, and active learning activities. I work closely with student pharmacists and faculty to make sure all administrative aspects of the course run smoothly and am a resource on education-related questions for student pharmacists and faculty. My other interests include instructional design and multimedia-focused projects to enhance teaching and learning.

Nakisha Rice, MA

Office Mgr & Comm Analyst

As office manager and communications analyst for the Dean’s Office, I ensure that the office functions effectively, efficiently, and with flexibility. I am responsible for continually assessing our team workload and adjusting priorities to accommodate changes in the number, type, and scope of projects. I establish and continually evaluate the office’s administrative procedures and guide the best use of information technology. In addition, I meet the individual administrative needs of the dean, vice dean, and various associate deans—personally or through delegation—while ensuring a highly professional and welcoming environment for the Dean’s many visitors.

 

Update from the Dean - Spring/Summer 2016

Education: Evolving PharmD curriculum, Daniels Curriculum Awards; Collaborations and partnerships: pharmacy residency, UCSF/Haas MD/PhD startup marketplace; Patient care: SB 493 update; Faculty honors: Benet, Abate, Craik, Wells, Kroon, Corelli, Hudmon, Bourdet, Fischbach; Research publications: genetic testing, pharmacogenomics, cancer, computational tools & modeling (Phillips, Shin, Altschuler and Wu, Sali, Savic); Research funding: Top in NIH funding, protein design, specialty drugs (Kortemme, Stebbins, Cocohoba), QBI (Nevan Krogan), Koda-Kimble Seed Awards; Inclusion: Inequality in health research (Burchard), Black Heritage Month Gala, Post-Baccalaureate program; Alumni: UCSF Alumni Weekend, Distinguished Alumni of the Year (Adler); International: malaria, oncology residency (Chamankha, Yee); Appointments: LeJeune; Media: Desai, Apollonio, Gestwicki; Campus News: Gifts to neuroscience: Dolby Family Fund, Oberndorf Foundation, Weil Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford I. “Sandy” Weill; White House Precision Medicine Summit (Giacomini, Burchard); Cancer Moonshot visit from Vice President Joe Biden (Gartner); Cool Campus Challenge (Beck).

Hwachieh Huang

Web Developer

As web/Drupal developer, I support the School's web presence by applying my skills in front-end web development, Drupal site construction, and back-end PHP development. I contribute to the architectural decisions behind new features for our websites, and assist with moving and organizing the content in those structures. I also help out with training and supporting our many content editors.

Abate honored by White House with Presidential Early Career Award

UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Adam Abate, PhD, has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Abate and 104 fellow recipients of the White House honor will formally receive their awards at a Washington, DC, ceremony this spring.

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