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Desai elected to the National Academy of Medicine

UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Tejal Desai, PhD, has been newly elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly known as the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

NAM membership is considered one of the highest honors in health and medicine. Elected by current members, the membership recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.

Fischbach joins project to generate drugs from bacterial genomes

Bacteria generate small molecules to fend off their fellow microbes. They also produce molecules that affect the response of host organisms—including humans—to their presence. Such molecules have been a major source of antibiotics, immunosuppressants, anti-cancer agents, and other drugs. But their discovery has not been systematic and the products of bacteria living in our bodies have only recently drawn scientific notice.

UCSF-Amgen Symposium

Sat Oct 10, 2015 - 8:45 am to 5:45 pm

The UCSF School of Pharmacy Industry Outreach Program presents a UCSF-Amgen Symposium.

This event will comprise two sessions:

Jacobson named chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Renowned researcher and educator Matthew Jacobson, PhD, has been named the new chair of the UCSF School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. His appointment by Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, will be effective January 15, 2016.

Update from the Dean - Spring/Summer 2015

Strategic planning; Top NIH funding; Recently received research funding (Craik, Gartner, Abate, Cole, Aweeka); Recent faculty publications (DeGrado, Ahituv, Cutler, Pon, Branch, Chuang, Huynh); Education (Youmans): UCSF Bridges Pharmacy Curriculum Project, DRIVE Team; new staff (Nguyen, Miller); Honors (Corelli, Dong, Craik, DeGrado, Ferrone, Shin, Jacobson, Yokoyama); New faculty member (Wang); Web launch; Alumni Weekend: Making History event, Distinguished Alumnus of the Year (Schweitzer); Recent gifts: Prien estate, MacWilliam estate, Rogers Family Foundation; Koda-Kimble Seed Awards (England, Fraser, Johnson, Riel-Mehan); Campus news: hospitals at Mission Bay, Feeny gift; New executive vice chancellor (Lowenstein); New senior advisor on innovation and entrepreneurship (Kelly).

Lim appointed chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

Wendell Lim, PhD, is the new chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology (CMP). His appointment as chair was effective January 1, 2015. Lim holds a joint faculty position in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Congratulations to Wendell, and sincere thanks to Kevan Shokat, PhD, who chaired the CMP department since 2010.

UCSF School of Pharmacy leads in NIH funding for 35th year in a row

For the 35th consecutive year, the UCSF School of Pharmacy has received more funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any other pharmacy school in the United States.

School researchers were awarded $31.8 million during the 2014 fiscal year, from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014.

Most recent School of Pharmacy primary faculty hires, by department

The most recently hired faculty members to join the UCSF School of Pharmacy have research interests that range from the treatment of blood clots to mapping biological networks in cancer cells to understanding the molecular workings of ion channels in cell membranes. But they all share the common purpose of ultimately discovering new ways to better address disease through therapeutics. These eight are now at work in the School’s three departments.

Update from the Dean - Fall/Winter 2014

Strategic planning, research funding: Savic, Fischbach, Huang; recent publications: Wells, Giacomini, Savic, Desai; patient care: OneUCSF Pharmacy: Wandres, formulary review: Brodowy, Tsourounis, VanOsdol; MedList Clinic: Stebbins, Cocohoba, Kroon, Lee, Rodondi, Youmans; automated system: Stebbins, Lee; SB 493: Kroon, Corelli, Stebbins, Rodondi, Cocohoba; education: Youmans; programs: The Kidney Project (Roy), CERSI (Giacomini, Altman); honors: Cocohoba, Kroetz, Fong, Barcelon, Shahrooz-Foo, Wong, Yokokura, Komoto, Hristeva, Benet, Schweitzer, Ignoffo); new faculty members: Tamraz, Grabe, Keiser, Wu, Altschuler; new BTS chair: Desai; history: Ilieva, Day, Benet, Way, Schmidt; new chancellor: Hawgood.

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