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Giacomini named to National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council

Kathy M. Giacomini, PhD, chair of the UCSF School of Pharmacy Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences is one of five new members appointed to the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council. The appointment came from Tommy Thompson, US Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

IOM calls for action on complementary and alternative medicines

More than 33% of adults in the US pursue non-conventional medical treatments, therapies, and techniques. These include acupuncture, herbal remedies, and homeopathy, respectively. In light of this fact, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened an expert committee to study the extent of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by Americans. In a report released January 12, 2005, the committee recommends:

Clinical pharmacists specialize in AIDS

From the time the antiretroviral therapy AZT was introduced in the 1980s to treat AIDS, the drug demanded close patient monitoring to be effective. AZT had many side effects and strict requirements for how and when to take it. Misuse of the drug could lead to viral resistance.

Hanoi summit on pharmacists and AIDS

UCSF leaders in pharmacy, international health, and AIDS met with their Vietnamese peers in Hanoi this October to plan how Vietnam's pharmacy workforce can curtail the spread of HIV in Vietnam.

Pharmacist combats AIDS in Malawi

In August 2004 Sharon Youmans, PharmD, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy at the UCSF School of Pharmacy, traveled to Africa's developing country of Malawi as a trustee of the San Francisco-based Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA). Youmans brings her pharmacy expertise to a country where there are:

Question your prescription

Consumers should ask their doctor or pharmacist details about any new prescription before taking it, according to Bill Soller, PhD, director of the UCSF Center for Consumer Self Care in a recent interview with CBS MarketWatch.

Systems biology changes approach to science questions

Thinking like engineers has transformed a new wave of UCSF scientists into systems experts who use big computers and big technology to ask the biggest question of all: How does life work? A new field called systems biology looks at how all components of biological systems work together.

Students consider pros and cons of conscience clauses

Should pharmacists be allowed to refuse to fill a prescription on moral or ethical grounds? Listen to what UCSF pharmacy students have to say about conscience clause legislation now being proposed in 12 states in the US. Voice your personal opinion in an online poll.

Vogt named first presidential chair

The School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco is pleased to announce the appointment of Eleanor M. Vogt, RPh, PhD as UCSF Presidential Chair and Visiting Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. Vogt is the School's first Presidential Chair, which is awarded by UCSF on a competitive basis to encourage new or interdisciplinary program development and to enhance quality in existing academic programs.

Students study global pharmacy practices

The practice horizons of today's doctor of pharmacy students at UCSF extend around the globe because of a special seminar taught by John Inciardi, PharmD, a faculty member in the department of clinical pharmacy and expert on international pharmacy practice.

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