UCSF

Tagged: AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)

Nancy Hessol, MSPH

Hessol
Professor

As an epidemiologist, my primary responsibilities are to conduct clinical research which includes study design, execution, analyses, and dissemination of results.

New NIH funding awarded to the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences in 2011

New research support awarded to the UCSF School of Pharmacy by the National Institutes of Health during the 2011 fiscal year included a half-dozen on-going projects by BTS faculty:

New drug targeted for Kaposi’s sarcoma

A team of scientists from UCSF and colleagues have identified a new potential drug target for the herpes virus that causes Kaposi’s sarcoma. Their research reopens the possibility of using a class of drugs called protease inhibitors, against diseases ranging from cancer to Alzheimer's Disease. This research was published online in Nature Chemical Biology, July 26, 2009.

Clinical pharmacists specialize in AIDS

From the time the antiretroviral therapy AZT was introduced in the 1980s to treat AIDS, the drug demanded close patient monitoring to be effective. AZT had many side effects and strict requirements for how and when to take it. Misuse of the drug could lead to viral resistance.