Gruenberg connects sustainability and clinical pharmacy

Katherine Gruenberg, PharmD, BCPS, who was recently appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, has received the 2017 Sustainability Award

Gruenberg described how the practice of clinical pharmacy relates to environmental sustainability: “From drug development to disposal, pharmaceuticals impact the environment. Additionally, the effects of climate change are projected to have a significant effect on patient health, which translates to greater pharmaceutical demand. It’s imperative for healthcare trainees and professionals to be aware of these relationships in order to reduce the effects of the healthcare systems on the environment.”

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Department of Clinical Pharmacy

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.