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Michael Fischbach receives Packard Fellowship

Michael Fischbach, PhD, who studies drug-like molecules produced by human gut bacteria, has been awarded one the 16 prestigious 2011 Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering.

The fellowship, which supports “highly creative professors early in their careers,” provides an unrestricted research grant of $875,000 over five years.

Bo Huang receives NIH New Innovator Award

Bo Huang, PhD, a faculty member of the UCSF School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, has been named a recipient of a 2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award.

Update from the Dean - Spring/Summer 2011

Faculty awards: Cutler, Fujimori, Huang, Wells. New faculty members: Abate, VanOsdol, Rodondi. Retiring faculty members: Kahl, Shafer, Wang, Kayser, Koo. PharmD students: Campbell, Wheeler, Ho, Lam, Campbell, Loucks, Marotto, Huynh, Luu, Chua, Stephens. PhD students: Gray. New appointments: Penick Brock, Williams. Research update: Giacomini, Uskokovic, Long-Boyle, Cheng, Guglielmo, Phillips, Bero, Kayser, Dennehy, Finley, Burchard, Burlingame, Wells, Jacobson, Fujimori, Renslo, Prusiner. Retirements: Parfitt Pattie, Lee. Budget: $650 million cut from 2011-2012 fiscal year, student fees raised 9.6%. Leadership: Desmond-Hellmann, Hellmann, Rodondi. Operational Excellence continues. CTSI receives renewed funding. Vlahov is new dean of School of Nursing. Yamamoto is new vice chancellor for research. UCSF Medical Center named 7th best hospital.

Daniel Gray receives Krevans Award for Outstanding Dissertation

Daniel Gray, PhD, is the recipient of the 2011 Julius R. and Patricia A. Krevans Distinguished Dissertation Award.

Michael Fischbach and Tejal Desai focus on “micro” solutions to improve health with drugs

Faculty members in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, share their research on the human microbiome and microfabricated drug delivery systems and their hopes for how their science will improve the health of patients.

Patrick Finley provides medication therapy management to patients with depression

Psychiatric pharmacist Patrick Finley, PharmD, BCPP, spends his days not behind the pharmacy counter, but in the clinic interviewing patients with depression, determining the provisional diagnosis, selecting and prescribing medications, and working with patients over the long haul to make sure their medications are right for them.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry postdoc job fair draws crowd

A job fair to help postdoctoral fellows and final-year PhD graduate students in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF School of Pharmacy connect with private industry amid a brightening job market drew a packed house on UCSF’s Mission Bay campus on May 10, 2011.

Searle Scholar awards go to UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty 2 years in a row

Danica Fujimori, PhD, a faculty member in the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine has been named a 2011 Searle Scholar. Her UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty colleague, Bo Huang, PhD, earned the honor in 2010.

Tejal Desai’s drug delivery research focus of agreement between UCSF and Zcube

Drug delivery research led by UCSF’s Tejal Desai, PhD, will now be supported by an exclusive worldwide license agreement between UCSF and Zcube s.r.l.

Update from the Dean - Fall/Winter 2011

US$1 billion budget gap, student fee increases likely to continue, Levens Lipton keynote address to CPhA, Nkansah and the Dr. Oz television show, Bero and The Cochrane Collaboration and the World Health Assembly, Roy unveils model of bioartificial kidney; Faculty awards: Huang, Galonić Fujimori, Gartner, Fischbach, Craik, Shoichet, Wells, Giacomini, Kayser, Lofholm; Student awards: Murphy and Bermingham, Kusaka, Campbell, Lindsay; Class of 2014 statistics; A call for summer internship positions; Desai's Masters in Translational Medicine program doubles in size; Biological and Medical Informatics reviewed, Clinical and Translational Informatics track recommended for discontinuation and separation, Bioinformatics track praised; Teaching and Learning Center opens; Ortiz de Montellano is new associate dean for research; California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences celebrates 10 years; Desai completes sponsored research agreement with Zcube s.r.l.; 31st consecutive year of top research funding from National Institutes of Health; Recent publications; New faculty: Sakowski. California Poison Control System again in danger of closing, UCSF incorporates high-tech robots into dispensing process for hospitals at new Mission Bay pharmacy facility; Openings: Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building; Navarro named first vice chancellor of diversity and outreach; Castro promoted to chancellor for student academic affairs; Hawkins promoted to associate vice chancellor for campus life, facilities, and administrative services.

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