Advocates needed for basic science research

Scientists need to speak out now—as individuals and through advocacy groups—to educate the public about the importance of basic science research and to rally support for more funding, according to an October 3, 2008 editorial in Science. Authors of the editorial, James Wells, PhD, chair, department of pharmaceutical chemistry in the UCSF School of Pharmacy and Mary Woolley, PhD, president and chief executive officer of ResearchAmerica, call for an (Al) Gore-like populist movement for global health.

Full story

A Populist Movement for Health?


School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, PharmD Degree Program, QBC, CCB, Biophysics

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.