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Pharmacy students win national award for Medicare Part D outreach

Doctor of pharmacy students at the UCSF School of Pharmacy were recognized March 17, 2006 with a national Medicare Student Outreach Competition award for their success in educating the public about the new federal Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage program, known as Medicare Part D.

Day and Gibson receive APhA honors at 2006 annual meeting

Robert L. Day, PharmD, UCSF School of Pharmacy associate dean and Robert D. Gibson, PharmD, alumnus and former associate dean, were honored by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) at its 2006 annual meeting held in San Francisco, March 17 to 21, 2006.

Pharmacists fear threat to business posed by Medicare Part D

Helene Levens Lipton, PhD, UCSF School of Pharmacy professor and health policy expert explores the impact of Medicare Part D on pharmacy business.

• Full story: Pharmacists Fear Threat to Business Posed by Medicare Part D.

Soller receives Golden Thinker Award

R. William Soller, PhD, executive director, UCSF School of Pharmacy Center for Consumer Self Care, is the co-recipient of the Golden Thinker Award from the North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). The award marks record-level radio and newspaper coverage of the It's Your Life breast and prostate cancer communications campaigns.

Update from the Dean - February 2006

Guglielmo named new department of clinical pharmacy chair. New faculty members: Boyd, Burchard, Cutler, Lee, MacDougall, Nkansah, Orrico, Tang, and Wells. Parfitt Pattie now oversees alumni relations in addition to fundraising. Research highlights. Honors and awards: Langridge, Giacomini, Herfindal, Gibson, Day, Nguyen, Zlott, Drysdale, and Allday. New PhD training program in systems biology. Postgraduate education of PharmD students. Employment trends of PharmD graduates. Homecoming scheduled for November 4, 2006. School at work in China, Vietnam, Japan, Uganda, and Guatemala. Lipton finishes sabbatical at One World Health. Victoria Hale to deliver commencement address to 2006 PharmD graduates. Strategic planning delayed by multiple factors. For 25th consecutive year, School tops other pharmacy schools in research funding from the National Institutes of Health. For second consecutive year, UCSF receives more federal funding for chemical research and development than any US peer. School exceeds campaign fundraising goal by 18%.

Guglielmo named chair of clinical pharmacy department

B. Joseph Guglielmo Jr., PharmD, has been named chair of the department of clinical pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco. The appointment is effective March 20, 2006.

Guglielmo is a clinical pharmacist, researcher, and national leader on the best use of drugs to control infections.

Problems with Medicare Part D rollout explained

Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD, UCSF School of Pharmacy clinical professor and drug benefit expert, explains the problems as of January 2006 with the rollout of the Medicare Part D drug benefit. She advises seniors on how to get the medication coverage that best meets their needs.

National Quality Coordination Board supported by Koda-Kimble and UC colleagues

A new public board is needed to standardize, measure, and ultimately improve the quality of health care in the United States, according to UCSF School of Pharmacy Dean Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD, and University of California colleagues Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, and Steven A. Schroeder, MD, in a January 8, 2005 San Francisco Chronicle opinion article.

GHB use down overall

Reports to the California Poison Control System of the use of the drug gamma hydroxybutate (GHB) have declined overall from 1999 to 2003. These findings were reported on December 29, 2005 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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