Tagged: dietary supplements

Candy Tsourounis, PharmD


I evaluate how medicines are used at UCSF Health. I work with other healthcare providers to measure and assess the value of the medicines that we use to treat patients. I also help manage the UCSF medicine formulary by working with other healthcare providers to select the most effective medicines, ensuring that they will be used in a cost-effective and safe manner to improve the care of all UCSF patients.

Cathi Dennehy, PharmD


My primary job responsibilities involve course coordination and teaching in the School of Pharmacy as well as health education to non-pharmacist health care professionals and the public. I provide direct patient care in the Anticoagulation clinic and in the Transitions of Care program. My area of research and clinical expertise is in the area of herbal medicine and dietary supplements. I also have a strong interest in women's health and have conducted research in this area.

Tsourounis Selected to Participate in International Dietary Supplement Course

Candy Tsourounis, PharmD, UCSF School of Pharmacy clinical faculty member and expert on integrative and complementary therapies, was chosen to participate in an international practicum on dietary supplement research. The June 1-5, 2009 course was attended by 80 university faculty members and graduate students and held in Bethesda, Maryland.


Know Your Cholesterol Numbers When Considering a Drug

Candy Tsourounis, PharmD, UCSF School of Pharmacy clinical faculty member and expert on herbals and dietary supplements, warns that depending upon your blood cholesterol levels, a cholesterol-lowering dietary supplement might not be enough for you. Listen to National Public Radio Morning Edition, August 3, 2006.

Herbals and Dietary Supplements: What Consumers Need to Know

The growing use of herbals and dietary supplements calls for increasing consumer education of products, their ingredients and effects, possible interactions with other medications, and much more.

R. William Soller Appointed as Executive Director for Consumer Self Care Center

R. William Soller, PhD is the new director of the Center for Consumer Self Care, UCSF School of Pharmacy. The Center supports research on consumer behavior and health policy issues related to prescription and non-prescription medicines and dietary supplements.