2007 News

Health economist Leslie Wilson, PhD, faculty member in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, studies the ratio of cost to benefit, the benefit alone, or the cost alone of health treatments, educational interventions, and other activities that can ultimately impact a patient's health.
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Tom Ferrin, PhD, faculty member in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, is an expert in the use of computation and computer-generated images and simulations of biological molecules to understand how molecules act and interact. He uses this knowledge to better understand biology and to solve biological problems such as those involved in drug design.
Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD, dean of the UCSF School of Pharmacy is the 2007 recipient of the Paul F. Parker Medal for Distinguished Service to the Profession of Pharmacy. The award was given October 14, 2007 by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy at its annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.
Fresno program to boost number of pharmacists. UCSF ranks 3rd in the United States in overall faculty productivity. California Poison Control System receives IN-AWE for "Don't guess. Be sure.". Preceptors survey and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs). Drug Information Analysis Service closes. New Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) requirement. Articles of Interest. Tenure: Jacobson, England. Retirements: Hoener, Whitney, Winter.
Overuse of non-prescription topical creams that contain methyl salicylate, such as liniments used to soothe sore muscles, can be a health hazard, warns Thomas E. Kearney, PharmD, UCSF school of pharmacy faculty member, in response to the reported methyl salicylate-related death of a New York City high school track star. Full Story [NY teen's overdose on muscle cream prompts call for better labels][link defunct]
The California Poison Control System (CPCS), which is administered by the UCSF School of Pharmacy, has won the 2007 International Award of Excellence from the Medical Marketing Association and the Coalition for Healthcare Communicators. The award recognizes the CPCS's consumer marketing campaign Don't Guess. Be Sure. and is the most prestigious award for marketing and communications in the area of health care.
Published results of drug trials sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry are more likely than trials not sponsored by the industry to favor drug over placebo, according to
Increasing resistance to antimicrobial drugs and a shortage of new antimicrobial drugs call for new ways to use them wisely. This is especially true in hospitals and medical centers where bacteria are prominent and can be easily spread. A model management program at the UCSF Medical Center, which was created by UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member B.
In Memory: Dean Jere Goyan. Student and staff honors and awards: Chinn, Farm, Almas, Beverage. Clinical scientist news and awards: Lee, Giacomini. Partners in D Outreach: Stebbins, Levens Lipton, Amgen. Chemistry and Chemical Biology Chemistry-Biology Interface grant renewal: Craik. American Course on Drug Development and Regulatory Sciences. Lee is new director of Center for Drug Development Sciences. New faculty: Ferrone.
Jere Goyan, PhD, former dean of the UCSF School of Pharmacy and former commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration died on January 17, 2007 in his home in Kingwood, Texas. "Jere was a beloved colleague who had tremendous influence on pharmacy education and science. He led the transformation of pharmacy into a clinically focused profession, and ...
A new California law, effective January 5, 2007, is designed to give pharmacists more time to work directly with patients to ensure greater medication safety by allowing specially trained technicians to assume time-consuming tasks of filling and checking prescriptions. Research led by the UCSF School of Pharmacy and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center was important to the passing of the law.