Giacomini Named to National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council

Giacomini Named to National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council

Kathy M. Giacomini, PhD, chair of the UCSF School of Pharmacy Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences is one of five new members appointed to the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council. The appointment came from Tommy Thompson, US Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The council serves the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), which is one of the US National Institutes of Health. The council reviews funding proposals to NIGMS and recommends on program development and direction. NIGMS funds research and research training in the basic biomedical sciences.

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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.

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