Tagged: Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

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.

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.

Five School of Pharmacy researchers in first cohort of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators

Fifteen UC San Francisco faculty members have been named to the first cohort of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators, including five from the School of Pharmacy.

Kazuko Olson

ADMIN OFCR 2

As the administrative analyst, I provide a range of administrative, research, and travel support for Jim Wells, Michelle Arkin, Adam Renslo, Michael Hornsby, and lab members which include specialists, postdocs and graduate students.

2017 Byers Award Lecture in Basic Science

Tue Jan 31, 2017 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Danica Galonic Fujimori receives 2017 Byers Award

Byers Award recipient Danica Galonić Fujimori, PhD will discuss her research in a seminar titled “Unlocking the Mystery of Antibiotic Resistance.” The talk will be followed by a community reception featuring interactive research exhibits on antibiotic resistance.

Grants & Fellowships: Fall 2016

Pharmaceutical Chemistry department members have received the following grants and fellowships between October and December 2016:

12/26/2016: Judy Sakanari received a 2-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The project is entitled, "Novel Therapeutics for Treatment of River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis." 

Renslo Lab develops new type of targeted chemotherapy that proves effective in mice

Research in the lab of UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Adam Renslo, PhD, has developed a new way of selectively targeting cancer cells with drugs. In experiments with mice, the new approach allowed for the delivery of fifty times higher doses of chemotherapy to tumors while avoiding toxic effects on healthy cells.

Prien and MacWilliam bequests establish new endowed professorships

The UCSF School of Pharmacy has established new endowed faculty positions to be held by the chairs of two School departments.

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