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Gibson awarded Remington Medal

Robert D. Gibson, PharmD, UCSF School of Pharmacy alumnus and former associate dean, is the 2006 recipient of the Remington Honor Medal. This is the highest honor bestowed by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

Memory-making molecules now better understood

Through better understanding of where and how the brain gets, or "traffics," fresh supplies of particular receptors needed to carry chemical signals between nerve cells, researchers hope to better understand how we learn, remember, and possibly forget.

Antivirals and the avian flu

While a number of antiviral medications are used to combat typical types of influenza, only 2 are active against the new avian influenza virus, known as H5N1, according to Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, UCSF School of Pharmacy professor and clinical pharmacist specializing in medications to treat infectious diseases.

UCSF ranks #1 in chemical research and development funding

For the 2nd consecutive year, UCSF topped all United States universities and colleges in both total and federally financed spending for chemistry research and development. These results reflect data for 2003 from the National Science Foundation. These are the most recent statistics available as of August 2005.

Systems biology doctoral program funded

UCSF is the recipient of a US$1 million, 3-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to create a new and radical PhD program to train systems biologists.

Bacteria engineered to produce images

By genetically engineering microbes to act like biological camera film, UCSF School of Pharmacy assistant professor Christopher A. Voigt, PhD and doctoral students show the potential of the new field of synthetic biology to create useful tools for medicine and technology. Details of this research appeared November 24, 2005 in Nature.

Vietnamese and U.S. partners sign pharmacy agreement

Leaders from 6 Vietnamese pharmacy schools joined with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy and UCSF Global Health Sciences, and the United States Pharmacopeia to sign a partnership agreement on November 12, 2005 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to expand the role of pharmacists and pharmacies in Vietnam.

Systems biology center connects UC and Peking University

A research collaboration between the University of California (UC) and Peking University will integrate the biological data acquisition strengths of the former with the physical and theoretical strengths of the latter, a move which scientists anticipate will ultimately lead to more effective, safer medications for populations and individuals.

Langridge named innovator of our time

Robert Langridge, PhD, professor emeritus of the School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, is highlighted as one of 35 innovators of our time by the editors of Smithsonian Magazine in its November 5, 2005 issue.

Pharmacy track opens door to Fulbright Fellowship and research in Africa

A unique course of study offered by UCSF's School of Pharmacy has led a strong student to realize his goal of doing research and helping patients overseas. It has helped him to win a prized Fulbright Fellowship to boot.

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