Valerie Clinard, PharmD, Judie Tran, PharmD, and Ashley Thompson-Quan, PharmD, recently collaborated in writing an article for the Journal of Pharmacy Practice about the implementation of a large-scale coordinated introductory pharmacy practice experience (IPPE) program at UCSF. The mutually beneficial collaboration between the Medical Center and the School of Pharmacy is outlined and the barriers and challenges to creating the win-win program are discussed.
Drug discovery today begins with computation rather than test tube experimentation. Three School of Pharmacy faculty emeriti, Robert Langridge, Irwin “Tack” Kuntz, and the late Peter Kollman, were awarded the UCSF Medal for creating computational tools for drug discovery that are now used worldwide.
Curriculum transformation, An expanded role, Gaining recognition, Graduate match rate; School of Pharmacy scientists receive UCSF Medal: Founding fathers of drug discovery honored; Beyond drugs, Two artificial pancreas projects, Bringing prosthetics to patients; Beyond drugs, Two artificial pancreas projects, Bringing prosthetics to patients; Advancing the fight against cancer, Combining drug therapies, Mapping cells; In memoriam: Robert D. Gibson
A lifetime of pharmacy and advocacy
The patient perspective on prosthetic limbs currently doesn’t factor into the FDA approval process. Leslie Wilson and Matthew Garibaldi are surveying patient preferences to speed access to the next generation of prosthetics.
School of Pharmacy Vice Dean Sharon L. Youmans, PharmD, MPH, was inducted into the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators in September, in recognition of her leadership during the School's revamping of its PharmD curriculum.
A beloved educator and alumnus of the UCSF School of Pharmacy, Robert D. Gibson, PharmD ’58, died on July 19 at the age of 93. Gibson had an illustrious career over five decades at UCSF and was a strong national leader for diversity in the pharmacy profession.
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., trailing cancer and heart disease. Many of those errors can be traced to issues with medications.
By diligently tracking the medications that each patient takes, and bringing trained pharmacists into the fold of everyday patient care, our health system could be made more effective and safer, UCSF School of Pharmacy Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, explains in a recent article for The Conversation.
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; more.
Katherine Gruenberg, PharmD ’15, BCPS, a faculty member in the UCSF School of Pharmacy’s Department of Clinical Pharmacy, was awarded the 2018 Sustainability Award in the faculty category by the UCSF Academic Senate Sustainability Committee on June 27, 2018.
For UCSF School of Pharmacy alumni who attended the event, Alumni Weekend 2018 offered a chance to explore how science connects the School’s research, education, and patient care agendas; learn about the lives and professional accomplishments of pharmacy school graduates; and get a glimpse of what’s under way at UCSF beyond the School. The annual campuswide event was held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on June 1 and 2.
On June 2, 2018, Kathleen B. Kennedy, PharmD ’78, received the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from the UCSF Pharmacy Alumni Association, for her “outstanding contributions to the profession of pharmacy, to society, and/or to UCSF.”
As the dean of the College of Pharmacy, Xavier University of Louisiana, she has been a national advocate for lessening health disparities by strengthening the underlying health of communities.
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.”
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.
A new PharmD curriculum; Implementing new practice opportunities for pharmacists; PharmD students shine in state and national clinical pharmacy competitions; A pioneer in pharmacogenomics; The NIH streak lives on; Improving adverse event reporting and medication therapy protocols; Big-data to cut drug discovery time; Computational approaches target dopamine receptors; Researchers expose industry manipulation of science by sugar industry; Women in science; more.
Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, PhD, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, UCSF School of Pharmacy, has been appointed director of the Medication Outcomes Center, effective February 1, 2018.