Tagged: Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Grad Slam 2017 Winners

The third annual Grad Slam, held March 16, featured 10 UCSF graduate students competing to inform and entertain with three-minute science talks based on their own research. Their subjects ranged from the genetics of aging to the rewiring of injured neural circuits to spinal changes in astronauts.

Craik elected member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Charles S. Craik, PhD, joins the 237th class of newly elected members of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences who will be inducted on October 7, 2017 at a ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Peter A. Kollman Lectureship

Thu Apr 13, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Peter A. Kollman Lectureship is an annual event to celebrate the life and science of Peter Kollman. This event seeks to keep alive the Kollman legacy by featuring speakers who conduct research in similar areas.

This year the speaker will be Ron Dror, PhD, of Stanford University. His talk is titled “Revealing the structural basis for GPCR drug action through atomic-level simulation.”

Grants & fellowships: Winter 2017

Pharmaceutical Chemistry department members have received the following grants and fellowships between January and March 2017:

2/28/2017: Steven Altschuler was awarded a grant by Project ALS for his project entitled, "Deep phenotypic profiling of healthy and ALS diseased fibroblasts." The project will be funded for two years.

UCSF School of Pharmacy leads in NIH funding for 37th year in a row

For the 37th consecutive year, the UCSF School of Pharmacy has received more funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any other pharmacy school in the United States. School researchers were awarded $28.2 million in grants during NIH’s 2016 fiscal year, from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.

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.

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