Zhou, Hsia, and Cocohoba honored by UCSF Academy of Medical Educators

Three faculty members in the UCSF School of Pharmacy received accolades from the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators (AME) in recognition of their contributions to the training of health care professionals.

Crystal Zhou, PharmD, and Stephanie Hsia, PharmD, both faculty members in the School’s Department of Clinical Pharmacy, were inducted into the 2021 class of the AME.

Zhou teaches and directs several of the advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) courses for the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program, and is also involved in a number of innovative models of pharmacy practice, including the treatment of hypertension in Bay Area barbershops. Hsia teaches pharmacy students how to communicate with and treat psychiatric patients, and recently developed a health equity curriculum that was used by the PharmD program, entitled “A Remote Health Equity Curriculum: Teaching Pharmacy Students to be Advocates for Social Justice.”

Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, MAS, received the AME’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Also a faculty member in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Cocohoba teaches PharmD students about the treatment of HIV/AIDS and communication between patients and pharmacists, and also conducts research in these areas. Additionally, she serves as a mentor to other faculty members as the Vice Chair of Faculty Development.

Zhou, Hsia, and Cocohoba will be honored along with other 2021 AME awardees during a virtual celebration on Wednesday, September 29. Register for the 2021 AME Celebration here.


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