Categories: Honors and Awards

Fraser named Searle Scholar, will shine new light on protein shapeshifting

Biophysicist James Fraser, PhD, has been named a 2014 Searle Scholar. His laboratory will be awarded $300,000 in funding over the next three years to support his research into more accurately and precisely describing the ways that protein molecules change shape to carry out the functions of life in...

UCSF School of Pharmacy leads in NIH funding for 34th year in a row

For the 34th consecutive year, the UCSF School of Pharmacy has received more research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any other pharmacy school in the United States.

School researchers were awarded $29.2 million during the 2013 NIH fiscal year, from October 1, 2012 to...

CCB student Ostrem named one of Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30

Forbes magazine announced their “30 under 30” list, a tally of the brightest stars in 15 different fields under the age of 30. Included on the list is CCB student Jonathan Ostrem.


Jonathan Ostrem on Forbes 30 under 30

Weinberger receives 2013 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

The Office of the Director of the NIH has awarded UCSF professor of biochemistry and biophysics and Gladstone investigator Leor S. Weinberger, PhD, the NIH Director's Pioneer Award. The Pioneer award supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity, who propose pioneering—and possibly...

Breakthrough Prize recipient Botstein pays it forward

David Botstein, award-winning scientist and the former director of Princeton’s Lewis-Sigler Institute, has announced a decision to donate $400,000 to four U.S. academic institutions that offer advanced technology courses in the field of biology, including $100K to UC San Francisco.

Posters tracking beta blocker side effects, antibiotic use, blood thinner adherence take top seminar honors

Studies of whether patients are taking a blood thinner as prescribed, whether antibiotic treatment of cancer patients’ fevers matches guidelines, and whether one form of a leading cardiovascular drug increases the risk for a serious side effect took top honors at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy...

El Samad receives 2013 Allen Distinguished Investigator Award

Hana El Samad’s award of $1.43 million was one of five made in 2013 by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.

Abate receives NSF CAREER award

Physicist Adam Abate, PhD, who applies microfluidics technology to speedily process millions of encapsulated biological samples to discover drugs, engineer proteins, and diagnose cancers, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award.

Ryan Hernandez awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

Ryan Hernandez, PhD, whose lab studies patterns of genetic variation from populations around the world, using detailed computer modeling to learn more about human evolutionary processes and to discover regions of the genome vital to function and underlying disease, has been named a 2013 Alfred P.

Benet wins Ebert Prize

During his illustrious half-century career, UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Leslie Benet, PhD, has authored more than 400 peer-reviewed publications, many helping to define the field of pharmacokinetics—how the body a