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Creating the tools to count all of our cells

If it’s hard to take an accurate census of the 325 million people living in the US, it’s even more daunting to survey the 37.2 trillion or so cells that make up the human body. The brain alone, for instance, contains nearly 90 billion neurons, which can be classified into over a thousand distinct cell types.

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

Drilling down to the details of opioid signaling

Despite using opioids for centuries for pain management, we still don’t have a complete understanding of how drugs like morphine and oxycodone actually work. And that’s a problem for patients, who must weather side effects that can range from nausea and constipation to cognitive impairment, addiction, and, at high doses, even death.

Peter Kollman Memorial Lecture

Mon Dec 31, 2018 - 1:45 pm

About the lecture series

The annual Peter Kollman Memorial Lecture Series honors the memory and science of Peter Andrew Kollman, PhD, a preeminent computational chemist who joined the faculty of the UCSF Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 1971 and where his science thrived until his sudden death in 2001.

Showcasing School science and change at Alumni Weekend 2018

For UCSF School of Pharmacy alumni who attended the event, Alumni Weekend 2018 offered a chance to explore how science connects the School’s research, education, and patient care agendas; learn about the lives and professional accomplishments of pharmacy school graduates; and get a glimpse of what’s under way at UCSF beyond the School. The annual campuswide event was held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on June 1 and 2.

Manglik named a 2018 Pew Biomedical Scholar

Aashish Manglik, MD, PhD, the newest member of the faculty of the UCSF School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, was named a Pew Biomedical Scholar on June 14.

The epic journey to better medicines

UCSF School of Pharmacy scientists, across all three departments and in widely divergent fields, are continually questioning the status quo.

Seiple named a 2018 Beckman Young Investigator

The Beckman Young Investigator award provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences.

Pharmacy Gala

Sat Jun 2, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

A festive reception and dinner saluting all reunion classes and honoring the School of Pharmacy’s 2018 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.

Pharmacy Afternoon Program: The Science Thread

Fri Jun 1, 2018 - 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm

Alumni and guests are invited to join Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, Resident Alum, for a lively discussion and exploration of science as the strong connecting thread uniting the School of Pharmacy’s pioneering research, education, and patient care. 

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