School of Pharmacy

Krogan Q&A: Collaboration and the new era of science

In the Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) Coronavirus Research Group (QCRG), Nevan Krogan, PhD, built a transdisciplinary, multi-lab, multi-institutional, multi-national, multi-sector open-science consortium in which over a thousand trainees and senior investigators worked together—overcoming...

From community college to PharmD residency via UCSF

Nearly a third of the University of California’s Class of 2024 started their higher education journey at California community colleges, including Warif Kastoun, PharmD, whose plans to run her own local pharmacy in Damascus, Syria, were interrupted by civil war.

Phillips explores policy, ethics, and precision medicine

Department of Clinical Pharmacy faculty member Kathryn A. Phillips, PhD, is tackling the intersection of policy, ethics, and precision medicine in a series of collaborations with global impact.

Benet honored in symposium with endowed professorship

The pioneering career of one of the School’s most influential faculty members was honored on his 87th birthday.

Pomp, circumstance, and pride at Class of 2024 commencement

Overcoming a neighborhood power outage to receive their PharmD degrees, 120 graduates representing a global village celebrated their official entry into the profession of pharmacy.

Meet the School of Pharmacy 2024 Alum of the Year: Ruth Arnold Smarinsky, PharmD ’83

Whether she’s adding pharmacy services to safety-net clinics or giving the field a bigger foothold in disaster relief, Smarinsky has consistently found new ways to put pharmacy skills into practice. “I always like going into programs that haven’t existed before. UCSF gave me the confidence to do...

So named ASHP fellow: “Pharmacy is a lifetime-learning career”

Department of Clinical Pharmacy volunteer faculty member Kethen So, PharmD, MBA, challenges students to continuously expand their practice and will be honored on June 11, 2024, as a fellow by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Dean Giacomini elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

As one of the few pharmacist-scientists to be elected to the historic society, Giacomini represents excellence in the field as well as dedication to the Academy’s mission of engaging across disciplines and divides.

A new vision for the Small Molecule Discovery Center

Charles Hart, PhD, director of the Catalyst Program, joins Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Chair Michelle Arkin in the center’s ongoing collaboration with academics, government labs, and pharmaceutical companies to develop drug leads that address unmet medical needs.

New pathway programs funded by the California Health Care Foundation

The programs are aimed at reducing the health care disparities of pharmacy deserts by cultivating interest in pharmacy careers among underserved communities.