Tagged: PharmD Degree Program

UCSF student pharmacists win division in Clinical Skills Competition

UCSF student pharmacists Stephanie Golahi and Michelle Fang, both class of 2019, took first place in Division I of the 2016 Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)/Kroger Clinical Skills Competition held in Atlanta in late July.

David Adler: Expanding and enhancing pharmacy education and practice

It was fortuitous that David Adler, PharmD ’70, began his studies at the UCSF School of Pharmacy in the fall of 1966, precisely when UCSF Medical Center’s Ninth Floor Project went into action. That project’s unprecedented placement of pharmacists on a UCSF hospital ward—providing their drug expertise directly to physicians, nurses, and patients—pioneered a radically new clinical role.

Giacomini co-led study finds gene variant affecting response to leading diabetes drug

Metformin is the most widely used initial medication for controlling blood sugar (glucose) in type 2 diabetes, a disease affecting 350 million people worldwide. The drug helps reduce their risk of complications leading to heart, eye, and kidney disease.

But there are major differences in metformin response and more than a third of patients fail to achieve acceptable blood glucose control from the drug.

Aeshah Al-Nagdawi

Education Coordinator

As a member of the Office of Education and Instructional Support (OEIS), I use educational methodologies and technology to work with the School’s faculty and leadership.

I coordinate the pharmaceutical chemistry (PC), pharmacology (PCOL), clinical pharmacy (CP), and biopharmaceutical sciences (BPS) courses in the PharmD curriculum. I analyze and support innovative teaching and learning activities for courses throughout the didactic curriculum. I coordinate student learning groups, classroom technologies, exams, and online learning systems.

In addition to coordinating the core courses I also run operations and coordinate the Pharmaceutical Sciences Pathway and Health Services & Policy Research Pathway program. I also coordinate the elective courses. I initiate the process of course creation and course review for the PharmD electives.

I coordinate logistics and operations for the Educational Policy Committee and the Assessment and Evaluation Committee.

Lastly, I help with the PharmD Curriculum Transformation Project, building the new curriculum.

Celebrating the 100th birthday of Edward Leong Way

Edward (Eddie) Leong Way, BS, MS, PhD, celebrated his 100th birthday on July 1, 2016, with more than 70 colleagues, friends, and family at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center.

Peter Ambrose, esteemed faculty member, is mourned

The UCSF School of Pharmacy community mourns the passing of Peter Ambrose, PharmD ’80, an esteemed faculty member in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy.

Vogt teaches stress relief and resiliency medicine to S.F. employees

Over the past five years, School of Pharmacy faculty member Eleanor Vogt, PhD, RPh, has co-developed and implemented a program for hundreds of employees of the city and county of San Francisco that imparts tools to reduce stress and increase resiliency.

30th Annual Course on Pharmacokinetics for Pharmaceutical Scientists

Pharmacokinetics for Pharmaceutical Scientists is an annual course, now in its 30th year. 

Honoring Tsinghua Scholars

The Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS) was pleased to present Certificates of Completion to Tsinghua University students who completed our Collaborative Education and Research Program.

To mark the occasion, BTS hosted an informal ceremony and reception on July 7, 2016. Professor Kathy Giacomini presided over the festivities.

White paper demonstrates the value of Comprehensive Medication Management

A growing body of evidence is showing that comprehensive medication management (CMM) can be an important component in reaching the so-called triple aim of health care reform:

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