UCSF

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 aims to solve the most pressing health care problems and strives to ensure that each patient receives the safest, most effective treatments. Our discoveries seed the development of novel therapies, and our researchers consistently lead the nation in NIH funding. The School’s doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program, with its unique emphasis on scientific thinking, prepares students to be critical thinkers and leaders in their field.