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Mon Dec 29, 2003
Leslie Z. Benet, PhD, was named a Thomson ISI Highly Cited Researcher in December 2003. The designation means that Benet's research publications on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics have been extensively cited by other scientists in their publications. Citation is an important way to measure...
Mon Dec 1, 2003
Who is Maya Leabman? Maya Leabman is a postdoctoral fellow who is both developing a pharmacogenetics consortium between the School and industry and conducting her own research in pharmacogenetics. She works with Kathy Giacomini, chair, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences. How did you decide...
Wed Nov 12, 2003
R. William Soller, PhD is the new director of the Center for Consumer Self Care, UCSF School of Pharmacy. The Center supports research on consumer behavior and health policy issues related to prescription and non-prescription medicines and dietary supplements. For more information, see New Leader...
Wed Oct 29, 2003
The California Poison Control System (CPCS), a unit of the School of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco in conjunction with the California's Statewide Area Health Education Center Program (AHEC) has been awarded a US$1.5 million federal grant to...
Mon Sep 1, 2003
Who is Nobuhisa Shimba? Nobuhisa Shimba is a visiting scientist working in Charles Craik’s Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry lab at Mission Bay. Each of the three School of Pharmacy departments welcome visiting scholars from industry or other educational institutions for varying lengths of...
Wed Jul 9, 2003
The UCSF School of Pharmacy will establish its first distinguished professorship following a gift from one of its most illustrious alums. Harry Wm. Hind—inventor of both the Lidoderm® patch and the wetting solution that helped bring contact lenses into widespread use—and his wife, Diana V. Hind,...
Tue Jul 1, 2003
Dear UCSF School of Pharmacy Family and Friends: I hope this Update finds you well and looking forward to a bit of rest and relaxation this summer. It has been a trying time for all of us on many fronts—the economy, the war, the continuing saga of rising health care costs and access. When facing...
Fri Apr 4, 2003
Irwin (Tack) D. Kuntz, PhD, professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF School of Pharmacy has been named the 2003 Volwiler Research Achievement Award recipient by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). The award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding...
Thu Mar 6, 2003
A plan seeded in 1996 by the World Health Organization for an international agreement, [Framework Convention on Tobacco Control] [link defunct]," is undergoing final discussions by member states before submission to the World Health Assembly in May. The plan outlines a global regulatory system...
Thu Mar 6, 2003
UCSF faculty members voted last December 52% to 48% to no longer accept funds from manufacturers of tobacco products or their subsidiaries. Those in favor of the ban argued that UCSF must oppose tobacco industry funding of academia since the health sciences campus is a leader in tobacco control...
Mon Mar 3, 2003
Who is Leslie Wilson? Leslie Wilson specializes in health economics and health policy and is an associate adjunct professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. She received her Masters in Medical Surgical and Psychiatric Nursing at University of Massachusetts and a PhD in Health Economics from...
Mon Feb 3, 2003
Dear UCSF School of Pharmacy Family and Friends: This has been quite a calendar year for the School. It seems that, even more so than usual, we have been dealing with facts and figures of all types—budget projections and realities, assignable square feet of space to meet our needs for the future,...
Thu Jan 2, 2003
Tom James, PhD, chair of the department of pharmaceutical chemistry, UCSF School of Pharmacy, is looking for new drug models that act directly on RNA rather than protein, where most drug work is now being done. Why? See UCSF Magazine, "X is for Marking the Spot," August 2002.
Thu Jan 2, 2003
The tobacco industry was the silent partner behind a study to refute an influential 1981 Japanese research study about the harmful effects of passive smoke, according to UCSF School of Pharmacy tobacco policy scientist Lisa Bero, PhD and her colleague Mi-Kyung Hong, MPH. For more information, see "...