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2018 News

Data for a difference

Low-cost drug treatments can cure TB and malaria. Why, then, do these diseases claim so many lives?

Research outlines challenges for adoption of new genetic tests

Every day, on average, ten new genetic tests become commercially available to help doctors and patients make more informed decisions about health care.

UCSF School of Pharmacy celebrates commencement 2018

The 122 members of the graduating class of 2018 received their PharmD degrees at the commencement ceremony.

Cao takes second prize in the UC Grad Slam final

Yiqi Cao, a bioengineering PhD candidate, detailed a promising solution she developed for a heart stent that doesn’t trigger scar tissue buildup.

Sali elected to National Academy of Sciences

Andrej Sali, PhD, has been elected as a member of the 2018 class of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

20 years chasing the genetic roots of asthma

The UCSF Asthma Collaboratory celebrates 20 years of research on genetic factors in asthma.

Vogt named president of American Pharmacists Association Foundation board

Eleanor Vogt, PhD, RPh, has been named the president of the board of directors for the American Pharmacists Association Foundation.

Behind enemy lines

New research promises to take the guesswork out of matching individual cancer cases to the most effective choices of chemotherapy.

Giacomini named 2018 Volwiler Research Award recipient

Kathy Giacomini, PhD, has been named the 2018 Volwiler Research Achievement Award recipient by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

A passion for health equity: 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Kathleen B. Kennedy

Kathleen B. Kennedy, PharmD ’78, has been named our Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.

A pop-up repair shop for damaged neurons

Collaborative research holds promise for harnessing the nervous system’s own repair programs.

UCSF School of Pharmacy leads in NIH funding for 38th year

A culture of discovery and collaboration among faculty carries potential to “completely shake up their fields of study.”

Taking a bite out of the proteome with PhaNGS

If DNA is the blueprint for every cell in the body, then proteins are the cell’s construction workers, forklifts, and building materials.

Update from the Dean – March 2018

A new PharmD curriculum; Implementing new practice opportunities for pharmacists; PharmD students shine in state and national clinical pharmacy competitions; A pioneer in pharmacogenomics; The NIH streak lives on; Improving adverse event reporting and medication therapy protocols; Big-data to cut drug discovery time; Computational approaches target dopamine receptors; Researchers expose industry manipulation of science by sugar industry; Women in science; Bioengineering devices to treat glaucoma, diabetes, kidney disease; Campus activism on DACA; A helping hand to Puerto Rico, Basic science scholarship for women in developing nations; A decade of science camp; Honors and awards; 2017 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year; 2018 Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation; 2018 Byers Award in Basic Science; Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators; New faculty; Remembering C.C. Wang; UCSF fundraising campaign; Alumni Weekend 2018.

Koda-Kimble Seed Award fuels eight original research projects

The 2018 Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation marked its fourth year of funding with the announcement of the research award recipients.

Babbitt named a Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology

Babbitt's election as a 2018 ISCB fellow highlights her contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics.

Update on PharmD curriculum transformation

Vice Dean Sharon Youmans shares her perspective on the School’s new PharmD curriculum.

Unmasking a cellular hallmark of cancer

Scientists identify a signature of cancers caused by mutant RAS that may lead to precise therapies.

Microscopy illuminates life

Even with the best of microscopes, it's still a challenge to visualize the "inner life" of the cell.

Cell-folding research opens door to building with biology

Researchers were able to coax layers of cells to form shapes not found in nature, such as cubes.