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Tue Mar 28, 2023
As Women’s History Month 2023 comes to a close, we celebrate the groundbreaking leadership of women who continue to fuel progress in science, education, and health care here in the UCSF School of Pharmacy. Today, the School is helmed by women, from the deanship to the chairs of our three...
Wed Mar 22, 2023
On March 8, six first-year students in the UCSF School of Pharmacy’s PharmD program journeyed to Sacramento to meet with state representatives as well as pharmacists, fellow pharmacy students, and leaders in the field. The occasion was Advocacy Day 2023, hosted by the California Pharmacists...
Mon Mar 20, 2023
The human body is neurologically wired to sense the physical world. Cone cells in the retina detect specific wavelengths of light, while cells in the inner ear detect specific frequencies of sound, giving the brain a rich palette of sights and sounds to paint the human experience. UCSF scientists...
Mon Mar 20, 2023
March 19–25 is National Poison Prevention Week in 2023. The California Poison Control System (CPCS) is hosting a video series to educate the public on a variety of poison-related topics aiming to increase awareness around common poisons. As part of the UCSF School of Pharmacy’s Department of...
Tue Mar 14, 2023
Dialysis, a 60-year-old technology that partially replicates the function of the kidneys, remains the frontline treatment for kidney failure. Yet it can only offer a five-year survival rate of 50%—worse than many cancers. “Our kidneys do seven or eight different functions,” UCSF’s Shuvo Roy, PhD,...
Tue Mar 7, 2023
On February 15, Wendy Tobias and Cecile Puretz, both from UCSF’s Office of Diversity and Outreach (ODO), joined the School of Pharmacy community for the fifth installment of the Equity and Inclusion Speaker Series. Tobias and Puretz gave an overview of the types of barriers commonly experienced by...
Tue Mar 7, 2023
The UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is offering a 1-2 year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Research Informatics (CRISP) and welcomes candidates from the UCSF School of Pharmacy to apply by April 3. Clinical Research Informatics, one of the five informatics specialties defined...
Tue Mar 7, 2023
Dean Kathy Giacomini, PhD, BSPharm, shares updates on the School of Pharmacy. Lisa Kroon, PharmD, and Bani Tamraz, PharmD, PhD, announce the planned launch of the UCSF Clinical Pharmacogenomics Program. And faculty member and staff member leads of the various thematic elements of the Strategic Plan...
Mon Feb 27, 2023
Even the simplest of organisms must be attuned to conditions in an ever-changing environment to thrive. Intersecting networks of molecules keep cells on track, sensing and responding to both internal and external factors. A deep analysis of a protein central to cellular function by scientists at...
Thu Feb 23, 2023
UCSF’s Aashish Manglik, MD, PhD; Michelle Arkin, PhD; and Boris Bastian, MD, PhD together received a Mark Foundation ASPIRE Award for their collaborative efforts to develop a therapy for uveal melanoma, the most common form of eye cancer. Manglik is a faculty member in the UCSF School of Pharmacy’...
Mon Feb 20, 2023
In 2022, and for the 43rd consecutive year, the UCSF School of Pharmacy received more research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any other pharmacy school in the country. School researchers netted $30,217,559 to fuel their efforts spanning drug discovery, bioengineering,...
Tue Feb 14, 2023
Working in a research lab can be daunting, especially when you are the only Black researcher on the bench. “You’re surrounded by people who don’t come from where you come from or have had the same struggles you’ve had,” said Ce’Aysia, a high school senior from Bayview-Hunters Point who interned in...
Tue Feb 14, 2023
International Women and Girls in Science Day was on February 11 and UCSF News took the opportunity to highlight some of the women behind the university’s boldest research endeavors. School of Pharmacy faculty members Balyn Zaro, PhD, and Catera Wilder, PhD, were among eleven UCSF scientists who...
Wed Feb 8, 2023
A new, cross-campus collaboration, the UCSF Precision Medicine Access and Value Program, intends to shepherd precision medicine advances, like those in genomic testing, into health care policy and practice. Housed in UCSF Precision Medicine and led by the Department of Clinical Pharmacy’s Center...
Tue Feb 7, 2023
Nadav Ahituv, PhD, was appointed director of the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics (IHG), an organized research unit in the School of Medicine, effective January 23, 2023. Ahituv is a faculty member in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, a joint department of the UCSF Schools...
Tue Jan 31, 2023
In honor of her “pioneering work on membrane transporters and her exceptional leadership in the field of clinical pharmacology,” Kathy Giacomini, PhD, BSPharm, received the 2023 Reynold Spector Award in Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Medicine from the American Society for Pharmacology and...
Wed Jan 25, 2023
On January 8, 2023, leaders from academia, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and industry gathered for the fourth annual Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) Summit, hosted by the UCSF-Stanford CERSI, to grapple with ongoing challenges in health care and...
Thu Jan 19, 2023
The UCSF School of Pharmacy’s Department of Clinical Pharmacy will host Inma Hernandez, PharmD, PhD, from UC San Diego for the fourth installment of the Amplifying Voices Speaker Series. The seminar and discussion, “Financial and Geospatial Barriers to Medication Access: A Health Equity Lens,” will...
Tue Jan 17, 2023
All UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty, staff, and students have until February 1, 2023, to get the bivalent booster vaccine for COVID-19 or submit an opt-out form. The bivalent booster provides some protection against the original strains of SARS-CoV-2 as well as the omicron variant. Studies show...