Hessol honored for public service

Nancy Hessol, MSPH, UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member, was honored on June 10, 2009 by the City and County of San Francisco with two awards for her service to the San Francisco Public Health Foundation.

Hessol received a certificate of honor from San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and a certificate of appreciation from Mitchell Katz, MD, director of health, and Steven Tierney, EdD, health commissioner, both of the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

The San Francisco Public Health Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides financial support for the delivery of quality, efficient, and cost-effective health care to San Francisco. Hessol served as a member of Foundation's board of directors since 2002 and as the board's secretary before stepping down in June 2009.

Hessol is an epidemiologist and associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, UCSF School of Pharmacy. She has more than 25 years of experience in the public health arena working in environmental and occupational health, perinatal outcomes research, and infectious disease epidemiology.

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.