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20 years chasing the genetic roots of asthma

The UCSF Asthma Collaboratory celebrates 20 years of research on genetic factors in asthma.

A passion for health equity: 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Kathleen B. Kennedy

Kathleen B. Kennedy, PharmD ’78, has been named our Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.

Diversity in medical research is a long way off, study shows

Despite Congressional mandates aimed at diversifying clinical research, little has changed in the last 30 years in both the numbers of studies that include minorities and the diversity of scientists being funded, according to a new analysis by researchers at UC San Francisco.

Genotyping Could Lead to Stereotyping

While tailoring medications to a group's genetic ancestry can be important, scientists warn that these generalizations might also be misleading. UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member and pharmacogenetics and asthma researcher Esteban Burchard, MD, comments at the Genomics, Race, and Health Disparities Conference held in Oakland, California on August 18 and 19, 2006.