Koda-Kimble receives Rho Chi Award

Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD, dean of the UCSF School of Pharmacy, is the 2004 recipient of the Rho Chi Society Lecture Award. The award was presented March 28, 2004 in Seattle, Washington, USA, during the annual meeting of the American Pharmacists Association. The award recognizes scholars from the arts, letters, or sciences who have significantly advanced the health professions.

Koda-Kimble holds the Thomas J. Long Endowed Professorship in Chain Pharmacy Practice at the UCSF School of Pharmacy. Before becoming dean in 1998, she served as chair of the School's department of clinical pharmacy.

She received her PharmD degree from UCSF and joined its faculty in 1970, where she was involved in developing a clinical pharmacy curriculum that is now the standard worldwide.

Koda-Kimble is a member of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Board of Trustees and is vice chair of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Board of Directors, a body that accredits schools of pharmacy and continuing education providers in the United States.

She is a past president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and has served on the California Board of Pharmacy, the United States Federal Drug Administration Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee, and many other boards and task forces of national professional associations.

Koda-Kimble is the recipient of many teaching and practice awards and was designated a Founding Member and Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academy of Practice in Pharmacy. She has been elected to the prestigious Institute of Medicine for her major contributions to health and medicine. She is frequently invited to address national and international groups and has many publications, the best known of which is Applied Therapeutics. The text is widely used by health professional students and practitioners throughout the world.

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.