Pharmacist serves deaf and hard of hearing community

Drug interactions and symptom management are already difficult for many patients to fully understand. But when patients are deaf or hard of hearing, important details can be even more difficult to communicate. Thanks to Dana Testa, PharmD, a 2001 doctor of pharmacy graduate of the UCSF School of Pharmacy, the pharmacy care needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community are now coming though loud and clear at a time when medication errors for the public at large are making front page news. For more information, visit UCSF Today.

About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy is a premier graduate-level academic organization dedicated to improving health through precise therapeutics. It succeeds through innovative research, by educating PharmD health professional and PhD science students, and by caring for the therapeutics needs of patients while exploring innovative new models of patient care. The School was founded in 1872 as the first pharmacy school in the American West. It is an integral part of UC San Francisco, a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide.