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2004 News

Fri Dec 17, 2004
From the time the antiretroviral therapy AZT was introduced in the 1980s to treat AIDS, the drug demanded close patient monitoring to be effective. AZT had many side effects and strict requirements for how and when to take it. Misuse of the drug could lead to viral resistance. Since then, the...
Fri Dec 17, 2004
UCSF leaders in pharmacy, international health, and AIDS met with their Vietnamese peers in Hanoi this October to plan how Vietnam's pharmacy workforce can curtail the spread of HIV in Vietnam. HIV was first detected in Vietnam in 1990. By the decade's end, HIV infection had spread to all 64...
Fri Dec 17, 2004
In August 2004 Sharon Youmans, PharmD, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy at the UCSF School of Pharmacy, traveled to Africa's developing country of Malawi as a trustee of the San Francisco-based Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA). Youmans brings her pharmacy expertise to a country where...
Fri Dec 3, 2004
Consumers should ask their doctor or pharmacist details about any new prescription before taking it, according to Bill Soller, PhD, director of the UCSF Center for Consumer Self Care in a recent interview with CBS MarketWatch. • Full story: [When the Doctor Suggests a New Drug] (link defunct as of...
Fri Nov 5, 2004
Thinking like engineers has transformed a new wave of UCSF scientists into systems experts who use big computers and big technology to ask the biggest question of all: How does life work? A new field called systems biology looks at how all components of biological systems work together. This...
Fri Nov 5, 2004
Should pharmacists be allowed to refuse to fill a prescription on moral or ethical grounds? Listen to what UCSF pharmacy students have to say about conscience clause legislation now being proposed in 12 states in the US. Voice your personal opinion in an online poll.
Wed Aug 11, 2004
The School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco is pleased to announce the appointment of Eleanor M. Vogt, RPh, PhD as UCSF Presidential Chair and Visiting Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. Dr. Vogt is the School's first Presidential Chair, which is awarded by...
Mon Jul 12, 2004
The practice horizons of today's doctor of pharmacy students at UCSF extend around the globe because of a special seminar taught by John Inciardi, PharmD, a faculty member in the department of clinical pharmacy and expert on international pharmacy practice. • Full story: Panorama: The World of...
Mon Jul 12, 2004
Kathy M. Giacomini, PhD, chair, department of biopharmaceutical sciences and Leslie Z. Benet, PhD, professor in the same department, were both honored at the Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress, held May 29 to June 4, 2004 in Kyoto, Japan. For her exceptional presentation skills, Giacomini...
Mon Jul 12, 2004
UCSF doctor of pharmacy student Juan Argueta graduated from pharmacy school and practiced pharmacy in Mexico before circumstances forced him to travel north to California's Salinas Valley and work as a farm laborer. He is now 43 years old, a father, and a student who commutes 120 miles one way to...
Thu Jul 1, 2004
Dear UCSF School of Pharmacy Family and Friends: Because of summer, the noise volume in the UCSF hallways is low, but the volume of activity within the school of pharmacy remains high. Program Developments A Bay Area Screening Center and Center for Chemical Diversity are under way due to the...
Tue May 18, 2004
UCSF School of Pharmacy doctor of pharmacy students received the National Chapter Achievement Award, Division A from the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Students of Pharmacy (APhA-ASP) during the APhA annual meeting in Seattle, Washington, March 26 to 30, 2004. During the same meeting,...
Wed May 5, 2004
Betty-ann Hoener, PhD, professor, UCSF School of Pharmacy, was honored April 27, 2004 by the UCSF Academic Senate as a recipient of the 2003-2004 Distinction in Teaching Award. The award was presented to Hoener by Chancellor J. Michael Bishop at the annual Founder's Day Banquet held this year at...
Wed May 5, 2004
Introduction Pharmacists can help spot depression, improve drug therapy outcomes, lower health care costs, and reduce the risk of suicide among depressed patients. This was the consensus among speakers at a March 6, 2004 conference in San Francisco sponsored by the UCSF School of Pharmacy Center...
Thu Apr 1, 2004
Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD, dean of the UCSF School of Pharmacy, is the 2004 recipient of the Rho Chi Society Lecture Award. The award was presented March 28, 2004 in Seattle, Washington, USA, during the annual meeting of the American Pharmacists Association. The award recognizes scholars from...
Tue Mar 9, 2004
UCSF School of Pharmacy scientist Matthew P. Jacobson, PhD is the new recipient of a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The fellowship supports young scientists who demonstrate exceptional potential for enlightening science with new knowledge....
Tue Mar 9, 2004
Some people see a future populated by billions of mechanical micromachines, robots no bigger than a speck of dust that are programmed to do our bidding. UCSF School of Pharmacy researcher Christopher Voigt, PhD sees a different future. He sees living micromachines that can be engineered into a new...
Thu Feb 19, 2004
UCSF School of Pharmacy Class of 1915 alumnus Carl Lovotti bequeathed to the School an unexpected estate gift that totals more than US$6 million. Lovotti died in June 2003 at the age of 108. [See the full story on the Lovotti gift][link defunct as of April 10, 2012].
Thu Feb 19, 2004
UCSF School of Pharmacy scientist Brian K. Shoichet, PhD was named by Thomson ISI in September 2003 for having written a Hot Paper in the field of chemistry. An ISI Hot Paper is one that has been highly cited in scientific research literature in the last year. A citation occurs when one group of...
Mon Feb 2, 2004
Dear UCSF School of Pharmacy Family and Friends: Since I wrote to you last we have new faculty members, a new state governor, new budget concerns, new developments, and good news. New Faculty Members Spring is the season of renewal, and this is certainly true for the School. We have been hiring...
Mon Jan 5, 2004
By early spring 2004, five female scientists from the UCSF School of Pharmacy will have moved to Mission Bay, the University of California San Francisco's new 43-acre research campus. Patricia Babbitt, PhD; Pamela England, PhD; Kathy M. Giacomini, PhD; Su Guo, PhD; and Susan Miller, PhD "form a...