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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

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

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 Services (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.

Liana Crosby, MFA

Crosby
Executive Asst. to the Dean

As executive assistant to the dean, I am primarily responsible for managing the dean's schedule, anticipating and preparing meeting materials and communications, representing the dean and the School to internal and external constituents, answering inquiries, and prioritizing rapidly changing requests.

Alexa Tan

Tan
Education Coordinator

As a member of the Office of Education and Instructional Services (OEIS), I provide pharmacy faculty, staff, and students with instructional design and multimedia services to improve teaching and learning in and out of the classroom. Some of these services include:

  • creation of visual assets (infographics, websites, photography)
  • video production and animations (lectures, online trainings, interviews, etc.)
  • development and delivery of trainings and workshops (topic requests are always welcome)

My primary aim is to identify and integrate innovative and creative technological solutions to best meet the pedagogical needs of an academic audience and develop resources for use in teaching and course development in both the current and new curricula.

Update from the Dean - Spring/Summer 2016

Education: Evolving PharmD curriculum, Daniels Curriculum Awards; Collaborations and partnerships: pharmacy residency, UCSF/Haas MD/PhD startup marketplace; Patient care: SB 493 update; Faculty honors: Benet, Abate, Craik, Wells, Kroon, Corelli, Hudmon, Bourdet, Fischbach; Research publications: genetic testing, pharmacogenomics, cancer, computational tools & modeling (Phillips, Shin, Altschuler and Wu, Sali, Savic); Research funding: Top in NIH funding, protein design, specialty drugs (Kortemme, Stebbins, Cocohoba), QBI (Nevan Krogan), Koda-Kimble Seed Awards; Inclusion: Inequality in health research (Burchard), Black Heritage Month Gala, Post-Baccalaureate program; Alumni: UCSF Alumni Weekend, Distinguished Alumni of the Year (Adler); International: malaria, oncology residency (Chamankha, Yee); Appointments: LeJeune; Media: Desai, Apollonio, Gestwicki; Campus News: Gifts to neuroscience: Dolby Family Fund, Oberndorf Foundation, Weil Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford I. “Sandy” Weill; White House Precision Medicine Summit (Giacomini, Burchard); Cancer Moonshot visit from Vice President Joe Biden (Gartner); Cool Campus Challenge (Beck).

Hwachieh Huang

Huang
Web Developer

As web/Drupal developer, I support the School's web presence by applying my skills in front-end web development, Drupal site construction, and back-end PHP development. I contribute to the architectural decisions behind new features for our websites, and assist with moving and organizing the content in those structures. I also help out with training and supporting our many content editors.

Abate honored by White House with Presidential Early Career Award

UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Adam Abate, PhD, has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Abate and 104 fellow recipients of the White House honor will formally receive their awards at a Washington, DC, ceremony this spring.

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