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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.

Cynthia Zarate

Education Coordinator

Dayna Moore

Experiential Education Admin

Experiential Education (EE) is a team in the Office of Education and Instructional Services. As EE Administrator, I manage day-to-day operations of EE, overseeing staff and services provided to ensure the overall smooth operations of the EE program. Working with students, faculty, and staff, my primary focus is to review, plan, and implement educational systems that support and facilitate objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), applied patient care skills, introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs), and advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) in the PharmD curriculum.

Kim Koenigsberger

Outreach & Recruitment Coord

As a member of the Office of Student and Curricular Affairs (OSACA), I coordinate outreach and recruitment programs for prospective student pharmacists by arranging campus visits and Information Sessions. I serve as program director for the pharmacy cohort of the UCSF Interprofessional Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program, by working closely with the Schools of Dentistry and Medicine. As part of the admissions team, I am involved in all aspects of admissions.

Kylie Ball

Education Coordinator

I am an Education Coordinator in the Office of Education and Instructional Services (OEIS) in the School of Pharmacy PharmD program. I work with students, faculty, deans, and staff schoolwide and campuswide to coordinate the didactic education for 2nd- and 3rd-year PharmD students. I am also assisting in the logistics of the 2018 and Beyond New Curriculum build.

I am a lifelong learner and have a passion in assisting others to achieve their goals. I also participate in the UCSF Vocal Chords a cappella club, show photography at the annual UCSF Art Show, and love spending time in the Makers Lab creating and tinkering with new creative projects.

OEIS is an exciting and innovative team that provides many services to faculty, students and staff. I love being in a collaborative, innovative and engaged environment. By working together, we truly achieve the ultimate success.

Gitanjali Kapur

Didactic Education Manager

I serve as the PharmD didactic education manager at the UCSF School of Pharmacy in the Office of Education and Instructional Services (OEIS). I participate in the curriculum transformation process and the implementation of the PharmD curriculum for 2018 and beyond, and I am responsible for providing and managing the support for the curriculum build and rollout. Leveraging educational technology platforms to meet the needs of the evolving learning environment for both the teaching faculty and students is primarily the focus of the didactic team.

I have worked at UCSF in health professions education in many settings—pharmacy education, graduate medical education, surgery education, dental education—gaining an in-depth view of the educational infrastructure. I have centralized educational technology usage providing programmatic oversight. My focus has been on program improvement and leveraging systems for data management solutions. My interest in teaching and learning has been focused on empowering staff and student learners to have a better learning experience.

I have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics and a post-graduate diploma in business administration. I have also studied information design and am a lifelong learner of technology and innovations.

Ravinder Singh

Education Data Manager

Levi Gadye, PhD

Health and Science Writer

As the health and science writer, I cover breakthroughs, health policy, and scientific papers coming out of the School of Pharmacy and its departments. I tell the stories of the school for faculty, students, alumni, and the general public.

Update from the Dean - September 2017

Strategic plan progress report. Research: Driving the development of innovative and precise drugs, medical devices, and diagnostic tests. Flu treatments; Tackling antimalarial resistance; Attacking hard targets; Plotting cell maps; Safer opioid pain killer; Cellular construction; New products through bioengineering; Regulatory science leadership; Tobacco burden in vulnerable populations; Economics of disease; Precision medicine. Education: Preparing leaders who think critically, work across fields, and lead in rapidly changing marketplaces. PharmD curriculum for 2018 and beyond; Transforming teaching; Coursework in regulatory science and translational medicine; Interdisciplinary exposure. Patient Care: Reframing how medication needs of patients are met. Importance of health information exchange; Outcomes research; Treating patients with more precise medications. People: Supporting our agents of change—our faculty, staff, and alumni. New faculty leaders; Housing and child care; Staff support and engagement; PharmD admissions; Unconscious bias. Framework for Success: Ensuring the School has the framework needed to excel. Support for enabling technology centers; Philanthropic support; Online presence.

Grant Burningham

Editorial Director

As editorial director, Office of Planning and Communications, I lead the strategic development and implementation of editorial plans for the School’s main website, including news and feature stories delivered via the written word, audio, and video. I tailor plans based on data, triage and prioritize editorial content suggestions, and advise on content strategy, in collaboration with our team. I work with the associate dean and office colleagues to develop and implement our operational plans. In addition to producing content myself, I supervise contract writers, video producers, photographers, and illustrators, and work closely with campus communications leaders to integrate and leverage editorial content for mutual benefit.