In memory of Olga Beyn, UCSF doctor of pharmacy student

The UCSF School of Pharmacy, along with colleagues campuswide, mourn the death of 4th-year doctor of pharmacy student, Olga Beyn, who died Saturday, July 31, 2010, as the result of a water accident on the Kings River in Fresno, California. “Olga was an exceptionally bright and shining student. We miss her dearly and have a place for her in our hearts always,” said Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD, dean of the pharmacy school.

Memorial service (August)

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Groman Eden Mortuary
Eternal Light Chapel
11500 Sepulveda Blvd
Mission Hills, CA 91345

Flowers should be sent to the chapel by 2:00 pm PST.

San Francisco memorial (October)

The Class of 2011, along with colleagues campuswide, will host a memorial:

Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7:00 pm
N-225, Parnassus Campus, San Francisco
Simulcast to UCSF Fresno, Room 137

A scholarship fund will be created in her memory. Donations will be accepted at the memorial.

Condolences may be sent to

Gina Azbel and Leon Beyn, parents
Alexander Beyn, brother
11082 Salt Lake
Northridge, CA 91326

Ben Greenspan, fiancee
250 West Nees Avenue #107
Fresno, CA 93720


UCSF Pharmacy Student Drowns in Kings River


School of Pharmacy, PharmD Degree Program

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.