Tagged: pharmacists

Kroon, Stebbins, and Clark offer guidance on hospital care

Three experienced pharmacists in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the UCSF School of Pharmacy were interviewed for The Hospitalist, a publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine. Lisa Kroon, PharmD; Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD; and MacKenzie Clark, PharmD, are quoted in the story.

Betty Dong, PharmD

Professor

My primary focus is on patients with chronic illnesses which may include any of the following: high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid issues, HIV, hepatitis C infection, patients on blood thinners and those who have difficulty with medication side effects or medication adherence (taking their medications). At the National HIV/AIDS Consultation Center, I provide clinical consultations via telephone to healthcare providers caring for HIV and HCV infected patients. I also have practice sites in the Family Health Center located at San Francisco General Hospital and at the UCSF Liver Transplant Clinic.

Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH

Vice Dean and Professor

I serve as Vice Dean of the School of Pharmacy and lead all aspects of School administration in the absence of the dean. My specific responsibilities are to oversee the education and diversity initiatives of the School.

Kirby Lee, PharmD, MAS

Associate Professor

I provide clinical services consulting for patients and providers on medication-related issues that arise at home and during transitions in care for the Complex Care Support Team and Discharge Call-Back Program at UCSF Medical Center. My research focuses on the use of patient-centered health information technology to improve medication safety and health outcomes through evidence-based health care. I teach geriatric pharmacotherapy and I am developing practical and applied teaching methods for simulating real world clinical practice to advance students’ problem solving skills and interprofessional teamwork for pharmacy, medical, nursing, dental, and physical therapy students in the classroom and clinic.

Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD

Professor

My research focuses on developing and testing interventions to improve medication adherence, pharmacist communication around adherence, determining associations between refill patterns and HIV antiretroviral adherence, antiretroviral pharmacoepidemiology and guideline concordance, and antiretroviral treatment disparities.

Mitra Assemi Bennett, PharmD

Assoc Dean, Professor

I am the Associate Dean for Assessment and Quality Improvement. In this role, I focus on quality assurance and quality improvement for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. I am also an Experiential Program Director for the School's Fresno program, one of six sites in California where fourth year Doctor of Pharmacy students complete the experiential or advanced "hands-on" portion of their studies. In this role, I am responsible for developing and delivering the courses and experiences students complete during their time in Fresno.

School to train Safeway pharmacists in smoking cessation counseling

Faculty of the UCSF School of Pharmacy will train Safeway supermarket pharmacists to help their customers quit smoking, using a curriculum originally developed at the School.

The new partnership with Safeway Inc. marks the first time a smoking cessation intervention has been applied systematically across a network of pharmacies.

Radio show leads to campus invite for aspiring chef-pharmacist, age 10

A community storytelling initiative by a public radio station has yielded a surprising connection between an East Oakland fifth grader and Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH, the UCSF School of Pharmacy’s associate dean for diver

Self care group supports researching non-prescription access by patients to urgent and chronic care drugs

On March 22 and 23, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public hearing to explore the idea of switching some medications to treat chronic conditions and health emergencies from prescription to over- and behind-the-counter status. Representing a group of academic health professionals, called The Self Care Collaborative, R.

Mary Anne Koda-Kimble is honored by UCSF Medical Center

Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD, dean of the UCSF School of Pharmacy, was honored by the UCSF Medical Center on May 4, 2012 for her “exceptional vision as a leader, commitment to patients, compassion as a human being, and dedication to UCSF Medical Center and

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