Ferrone appointed to UC President’s LGBT advisory council

Marcus Ferrone, PharmD, JD, a faculty member in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, has been appointed as a member of the University of California President’s Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Students, Faculty, and Staff.

Ferrone’s appointment, to a term through the end of the 2014–15 academic year, was made by UC President Janet Napolitano. The Advisory Council is intended to advise Napolitano on ways to make the university a more welcoming and inclusive place to study and work. Its initial charge is to:

  • Apprise the president on the experiences of LGBT students, faculty, and staff at the university.
  • Identify emerging issues and challenges facing the LGBT community.
  • Provide guidance on ways to improve campus climate for LGBT students, faulty, and staff.


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.