Tagged: PharmD Degree Program

Update from the Dean - February 2003

California budget defecit leads to UC cuts and student fee increases. Scientists move in to Mission Bay. 2003 PharmD applications up 32% over 2002. ACPE Accreditation approved. Exit survey and post-graduate survey results. Honors and awards (The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Kuntz, Pohorille, Nguyen, Whitely).

RNA Model Studies Could Lead to Drugs that Halt HIV Replication

Tom James, PhD, chair of the department of pharmaceutical chemistry, UCSF School of Pharmacy, is looking for new drug models that act directly on RNA rather than protein, where most drug work is now being done. Why?

Tobacco Industry Cover-up of 1981 Passive Smoke Study Revealed

The tobacco industry was the silent partner behind a study to refute an influential 1981 Japanese research study about the harmful effects of passive smoke, according to UCSF School of Pharmacy tobacco policy scientist Lisa Bero, PhD and her colleague Mi-Kyung Hong, MPH. For more information, see "

Follow-up Care Proves Valuable, Studies Show

Two studies conducted by UCSF School of Pharmacy researchers demonstrate how follow-up care by pharmacists can help patients adhere to their medications, decrease the number of return visits, and increase patient satisfaction. For more information, see UCSF Magazine, "L is for Listening," August 2002.

School Ranks #1

When evaluated by perception, funding for science, and scientific publication rates, the UCSF School of Pharmacy ranked number one in all criteria according to a September 2002 survey reported in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy.

Overused Antibiotics Fueling Microbe Resistance

Cipro and related broad spectrum antibiotics are being over-prescribed, accelerating bacterial resistance to the drugs and reducing their ability to treat infections, according to recently presented research findings by UCSF School of Pharmacy clinical scientist Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD.

Women of Science Make Fall 2002 Move to Mission Bay

Three UCSF School of Pharmacy women -- Kathy M.

Health Care Providers to Receive Smoking Cessation Training

Pharmacy school faculties across the United States will be trained to teach a tobacco cessation curriculum to Doctor of Pharmacy students, and community pharmacists and physicians will be trained to work as a close-knit team when it comes to helping their patients quit smoking because of two recently funded grants from the National Cancer Institute and the leadership of UCSF School of Pharmacy investigators Karen Hud

Tobacco Firms Weaken Market for Anti-Smoking Products

Tobacco companies have used their financial ties with nicotine gum and nicotine patch manufacturers to pressure these firms into weakening their marketing of nicotine replacement products according to research by UCSF School of Pharmacy scientist Lisa Bero, PhD presented in an August 14, 2002 article of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA

School Responds to Pharmacist Shortage

As the number of new medications coming to the market soars and as an aging population requires more medications, the demand for pharmacists is outpacing the supply. But the demand is not equally high in all geographic regions. Some populations are severely underserved by pharmacists who are the only members of the health care team trained thoroughly in drug actions, interactions, and economics.

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