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Tagged: Medication Errors

Frear solves medication problems at the systems level

With a pharmacist dad and a degree in biochemistry, Meghan Frear was certain that pharmacy school was a perfect fit for her. However, she says, “When I first entered UCSF, I could not have articulated for you that I wanted to be a systems-level pharmacist.” “In undergrad I took an economics of health care course, which sounds so nerdy,” Frear recalls. “But that's what really got me excited—there are these big problems and there are ways that we can solve them [despite] limited resources, and I can do this with pharmacy.”

Donna Dare, PharmD

Dare
Assistant Dean

As assistant dean, I work with area directors of advanced pharmacy practice programs in providing administrative support, mentoring, and instruction to students and faculty members. I am also the Director of Pharmacy Service for the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Kirsten Balano, PharmD

Balano
Assistant Professor

My clinical work is focused on HIV adherence, ambulatory care services, and health-care delivery systems, particularly within community health centers. As the North Bay Program Director and AIDS Education and Training Center faculty member, I am also interested in developing effective education and teaching strategies for developing clinical practice skills. These include motivational interviewing, adult learning theory, and interactive skill building workshops.

Nancy Nkansah reveals common medicine mistakes

Nancy Nkansah, PharmD, a faculty member in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, appears with Mehmet Oz, MD, on The Dr. Oz Show to correct 3 common medication mistakes made by consumers: