Tagged: Dean's Office

Update from the Dean – July 2018

Health at the molecular level: Decoding cellular signals, A trigger for tissue repair, Seeding tomorrow’s science; The future of custom care: Tracking cancer drug resistance, Treating malaria and tuberculosis, Quantitative Biosciences Institute’s culture of inclusivity, The genetics of asthma; Ensuring the best possible care: Using the right drugs, Keeping up with the testing boom; Update on the new PharmD curriculum: Welcoming our new students at the end of July; Education accolades: Competition wins, The Grad Slam, Emerging Teaching Scholar Award; Honors and awards: Faculty members recognized for their contributions; Celebrating our alumni: Remembering Alumni Weekend, Alumni award winners; In memoriam: Chin-Tzu Peng: A legacy of discovery and leadership

Steven Dominguez


As a member of the Data and Analytics Unit in the Office of Education and Instructional Services (OEIS), I coordinate and provide support for the Ilios system and the data needs of special projects in the School of Pharmacy. I work closely with School of Pharmacy staff in the development and maintenance of a master calendar, summative assessment logistics, and on curriculum management processes. I am a recent graduate of the Master of Science in Global Health Sciences program at UCSF and previously studied biochemistry at the University of Iowa. I have a research background and bring that mindset to enhance the projects and processes I work on.

Arielle Landaverde


As the coordinator for PharmD experiential education in the Office of Education and Instructional Services (OEIS), I work with Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE)) students, faculty, and preceptors. I ensure students are placed in experiences suited to them and coordinate interprofessional activities, like the inquiry immersion program.

Darlene Mergillano

PharmD Advisor

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 V 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

Applied Skills Education Coor.

My name is Kylie Ball and I am the Applied Patient Skills Coordinator for the PharmD program in the Office of Education and Instructional Services (OEIS) in the School of Pharmacy.

The Skills curriculum is brand new to the PharmD program, which makes it exciting and challenging. I work collaboratively and effectively with the Department of Clinical Pharmacy faculty and students, creating a safe and dynamic practice environment in which to learn and develop new pharmacy skills.

I am passionate about photography and music. My work has recently been featured in three publications, and gallery shows. Participating in the annual UCSF Art Show and spending time in the Makers Lab creating and tinkering with new projects is how I stay connected to my creative side here at UCSF.

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.