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Update from the Dean – July 2018

Health at the molecular level: Decoding cellular signals, A trigger for tissue repair, Seeding tomorrow’s science; The future of custom care: Tracking cancer drug resistance, Treating malaria and tuberculosis, Quantitative Biosciences Institute’s culture of inclusivity, The genetics of asthma; Ensuring the best possible care: Using the right drugs, Keeping up with the testing boom; Update on the new PharmD curriculum: Welcoming our new students at the end of July; Education accolades: Competitio

Research outlines challenges for adoption of new genetic tests

Every day, on average, ten new genetic tests become commercially available to help doctors and patients make more informed decisions about health care.

Phillips discusses insurance coverage for genomic testing

Kathryn Phillips, PhD, discusses insurance coverage for genomic testing in her recent articles published in JAMA and Science.

In a JAMA Viewpoint, April 16, Phillips examines the new CMS coverage policy for genomic tests in cancer patients: “Evolving Payer Coverage Policies on Genomic Sequencing Tests: Beginning of the End or End of the Beginning?”

In a letter in Science, April 20, she considers: “Insurance coverage for genomic tests.”

Stebbins empowers patients to heal themselves

Moving back home after a stay in the hospital or other acute-care setting is a precarious time, especially for an elderly patient or one who is living alone. With so many people underinsured and underserved by transportation, medical care, and other social services, it’s no surprise that nearly 20 percent of Medicare patients discharged from the hospital are readmitted within 30 days.

Advanced practice pharmacists are ready

Pharmacists are going to be more integral to health care teams in the future.

Avoid these common drugs if you’re over 65

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Kroon, Stebbins, and Clark offer guidance on hospital care

Three experienced pharmacists in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the UCSF School of Pharmacy were interviewed for The Hospitalist, a publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine. Lisa Kroon, PharmD; Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD; and MacKenzie Clark, PharmD, are quoted in the story.

They offer guidance and suggest areas for improvement in the care of hospitalized patients—from better communications to extra vigilance to high-risk decisions.

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