Guglielmo named chair of clinical pharmacy department

B. Joseph Guglielmo Jr., PharmD, has been named chair of the department of clinical pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco. The appointment is effective March 20, 2006.

Guglielmo is a clinical pharmacist, researcher, and national leader on the best use of drugs to control infections.

Guglielmo assumes the leadership of 50 paid and more than 600 volunteer faculty members at a time of increasing national attention on medication access, cost, use, and misuse. "Now more than ever it's important for the profession to demonstrate its value to the public's health," says Guglielmo.

Guglielmo will spearhead the department's goals to:

  • increase direct patient access to pharmacists,
  • solve health care problems based on evidence from a broadened research agenda, and
  • develop its young faculty members into tomorrow's national leaders on medication policies and procedures.

Full story: Guglielmo to Chair UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy.

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.