2004 News

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. Since then, the number of anti-HIV drugs has increased dramatically, and the management of HIV drug treatment has become ever more complicated.
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.
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:
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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. • Full story: [When the Doctor Suggests a New Drug] (link defunct as of August 19, 2010). More information: [ UCSF Center for Consumer Self Care] [link defunct].
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.
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. • Full story: Panorama: The World of Drugs.
Bay Area Screening Center and Center for Chemical Diversity, Breathe Easy Education Program, Center for Computational Proteomics Research, AIDS epidemic in Viet Nam. New faculty members: Veenstra, Vogt, Yokoyama, Kortemme. PharmD professional fees double, governor's compact. First year using PharmCAS. Graduate program funding for international students in jeopardy. Honors, awards, standings: Giacomini, Voigt, Jacobsen, Rudd. We're #1 in NIH funding again. UCSF Medical Center is 6th with U.S.
Introduction Pharmacists can help spot depression, improve drug therapy outcomes, lower health care costs, and reduce the risk of suicide among depressed patients. This was the consensus among speakers at a March 6, 2004 conference in San Francisco sponsored by the UCSF School of Pharmacy Center for Consumer Self Care, in cooperation with the San Francisco-based Iris Alliance Fund.
Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD, dean of the UCSF School of Pharmacy, is the 2004 recipient of the Rho Chi Society Lecture Award.
UCSF School of Pharmacy Class of 1915 alumnus Carl Lovotti bequeathed to the School an unexpected estate gift that totals more than US$6 million. Lovotti died in June 2003 at the age of 108. [See the full story on the Lovotti gift][link defunct as of April 10, 2012].
New faculty members (Sali, Voigt, Chen, Schwarz). Systems biology and complex systems. Results of the school retreat and strategic planning. Awards and appointments (Benet, Shoichet, Winter, Ignoffo, Louie, Soller). Reactions to Governor Schwarzenegger's state budget proposals. $6 million gift from Carl Lovotti.