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Julie Reed

Reed
PharmD Advisor

As a member of the Office of Student and Curricular Affairs (OSACA), I am one of the PharmD advisors who support the students’ personal and professional development throughout their time at UCSF. I provide academic and learning support, career exploration, personal coaching, and appropriate referrals. I also help students to build connections between the curriculum, co-curriculum and professional preparation, and collaborate with OSACA staff and others on activities that enhance students’ development as scholars, pharmacists, and community members.

Darlene Mergillano

Mergillano
PharmD Advisor

As a member of the Office of Student and Curricular Affairs (OSACA), I am one of the PharmD advisors who support the students’ personal and professional development throughout their time at UCSF. I provide academic and learning support, career exploration, personal coaching, and appropriate referrals. I also help students to build connections between the curriculum, co-curriculum and professional preparation, and collaborate with OSACA staff and others on activities that enhance students’ development as scholars, pharmacists, and community members.

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

Zarate
Didactic Edu Administrator

As the Didactic Education Administrator (DEA) in the Office of Education and Instructional Services (OEIS), I oversee the day-to-day operations of the didactic education program, a component of the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree, by leading a team of professional staff and supporting business process improvements.

I work in partnership with leadership, faculty, students, staff, and campus partners to implement educational systems and provide analysis and recommendations that support teaching and learning.

Kim Koenigsberger

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

Ball
Applied Skills Education Coor.

As a member of the Office of Education and Instructional Services (OEIS) in the School of Pharmacy, I partner with the Department of Clinical Pharmacy faculty and collaborate with campus stakeholders to create a safe and dynamic practice environment for students to learn and develop new pharmacy skills.

I thrive in a collaborative, innovative, and engaged environment. As a life-long learner, I am consistently inspired and energized by the students and my colleagues.

Gitanjali Kapur

Kapur
Edu Tech Administrator

As a member of the Office of Education and Instructional Services (OEIS), I coordinate the build of the 2018 Curriculum for the P1 and P2 years. As the Education Technology Administrator, I manage the educational system usage and work with system vendors to provide streamlined services and enhanced usage. I also manage the TAs and student staff, and partner with the Student Help Desk by providing expertise on education technology onboarding questions for students.

Levi Gadye, PhD

Gadye
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

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.

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