Tagged: Dean's Office

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, Preview Sessions, and Pharmacy Information Days. 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 Support (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 Support. 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.

Shalimar Sancho, MBA

Operations Analyst

As a member of the administration and finance team, I work on various projects and initiatives that come through the office. Working closely with Vice Dean Sharon Youmans, I provide programmatic support to the curriculum transformation, including ensuring timelines and deliverables are met, managing the vice dean’s calendar, and working on education-related initiatives.

Zoraida Quiroz

Student Affairs Assistant

As student affairs assistant, I oversee the front desk of the Office of Student and Curricular Affairs (OSACA) and serve as a resource for both enrolled and prospective students. I provide administrative support for unit staff, and assist with all major events sponsored by the office, including the White Coat Ceremony, the Awards Dinner, and the Graduation Ceremony. For the OSACA and the Office of Education and Instructional Support (OEIS), I am the liaison to accounting, purchasing, and the Office of Finance and Administration.

Update from the Dean - March 2017

Nation debates possibility of dramatically new directions for health care coverage, science funding, immigration, education; Revealing malaria/HIV drug interactions in children; Decreasing cancer drug toxicity while increasing dose; Engineering safer opioids; Evidence for comprehensive medication management; Medicare Part D as a learning model for pharmacy education—impact 10 years out; New genetic insights into diabetes drug response; Annotating the ‘dark genome’; Epigenetics of ethnicity; New endowed professorships made possible by private support; New Center for Cellular Construction; Major funding for UCSF-Stanford CERSI; 2017 Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation; Welcoming the class of 2020; Three generations at the School of Pharmacy; Developing a curriculum for 2018 and beyond; AFPE honors Frank Szoka as Mentor of the Year; 2016 Chancellor Diversity Awards honor Marcus Ferrone and Peace Chukudi; Eddie Way celebrates 100 years; CPhA Hall of Fame honors Brian Komoto, Phillip Oppenheimer, Wilma Wong; $500M gift to campus from Helen Diller Foundation; UC statement on federal executive order restricting travel and entry.

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