Tagged: Dean's Office

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

Edu Tech Administrator

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 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

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

Instructional Designer

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.