Pharmacy Afternoon Program: The Science Thread

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm
Registered attendees of UCSF Alumni Weekend
Seacliff, Bay Level, Hyatt Regency San Francisco

5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111

Alumni and guests are invited to join Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, Resident Alum, for a lively discussion and exploration of science as the strong connecting thread uniting the School of Pharmacy’s pioneering research, education, and patient care. 


  • Why drug discovery is so hard and chemical biology is so important, Michelle Arkin, PhD: A glimpse of drug discovery and what the Arkin Lab team is doing to change the science behind it.
  • Taking science global, Francesca Aweeka, PharmD: Infectious diseases research at the global level, a case in point.
  • Curriculum transformation is in our DNA, Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH, and Marcus Ferrone, PharmD, JD: A new doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum based in scientific thinking.