UCSF

2019 News

Guglielmo
UCSF School of Pharmacy Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, argues that pharmacists can help reduce the use of unnecessary medications.
Mott examines a patient prescription
The School’s Medicare Part D outreach event lives on as part of our current PharmD curriculum.
Guglielmo gets a shot from Lee
Dear UCSF School of Pharmacy Family and Friends:
Balbutin
When the Camp Fire roared through Paradise, CA, last November, the staff of Paradise Drug, a community pharmacy owned and operated by UCSF School of Pharmacy alumna Janet Balbutin, PharmD ’68, didn’t hesitate: they heroically saved a server containing patient data, and went on to provide pharmacy services for displaced residents for nearly a year.
The Herfindals
The Toby Herfindal Presidential Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will be used to support faculty members and/or graduate students in the UCSF School of Pharmacy
Assemi and Clinard
Mitra Assemi and Valerie Clinard were appointed to new associate dean roles in the UCSF School of Pharmacy. Both roles support the School’s evolving doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program.
Bulla, Wisniewski, Guglielmo, Lee and Li read the proclamation.
Getting vaccinated for the flu not only lowers a person’s chance of getting sick, it also helps protect their whole community.
Kroon accepts the Pharmacist of the Year award.
Kroon, who leads the School’s Department of Clinical Pharmacy, researches diabetes and tobacco cessation.
Dickinson and Diaz receive their coats.
Members of the UC San Francisco doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) Class of 2022 took a formal step into their new careers on August 30, symbolically donning the white coat of health care professionals and taking the Oath of a Pharmacist at a ceremony in Cole Hall on the UCSF Parnassus campus.
Comic book illustration showing various people mired in poison emergencies and responders running to help.
Every day, 700 Californians turn to the California Poison Control System for treatment advice and information about potential, or real, exposures to poisons.
Students chat on their first day of class
Impact Awards support new ways of determining how the new PharmD curriculum is working, according to Vice Dean Sharon L. Youmans.
Guglielmo
Dear UCSF School of Pharmacy Family and Friends: At the UCSF School of Pharmacy we don’t just embrace change, we create it. We have a rich history as drivers of change in our profession, in science, and in education. That passion for change, coupled with a scientific mindset, is clearly evident today in the School, as you’ll read in this Update. I have much to share, so I’ll get right to it. With warm regards,
graduate and Guglielmo dressed in regalia
On May 3, in front of a crowd of more than one thousand gathered at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, the 122 members of the UCSF School of Pharmacy graduating class of 2019 received their doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degrees. “Out of more than 1,100 applicants, we chose each of you—122 bright lights who would clearly bring something unique to the School and the profession,” Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, said. “You have excelled in every way.”
Rifkind and wife
Research on topics ranging from drug abuse to heart pump complications took top honors at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy’s 21st annual Spring Research Seminar.
MacDougall
Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS, has been selected as the new holder of the Divine Family Endowed Chair in Clinical Pharmacy. The chair was created in 2003 by Philmore G. Divine, a 1945 UCSF pharmacy school graduate, to “support the research, teaching and service activities of the holder of the Chair related to his or her work in the area of clinical pharmacy.”
Koda-Kimble and Guglielmo
Students, faculty, staff, and alumni celebrated the School of Pharmacy's long history of achievement in the discovery and clinical sciences, and clinical practice, at Alumni Weekend 2019.
Kroon
A study shows the potential of hormonal contraceptives at pharmacies in California and Oregon.
Dogs and wolves comparison
Michael Keiser, PhD, and Kangway Chuang, PhD, want to use machine learning to speed the pace of drug discovery. By digging into the work of another lab, the pair realized how machine learning could lead scientists astray—and came up with methods to avoid its worst pitfalls.
Dong
Dong is a world expert on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C medication therapy
Long-Boyle
Janel Long-Boyle has spent her career advancing chemotherapy treatments for young patients.
Stimmel
“Challenging the status quo leads to very good things,” said Glen L. Stimmel, PharmD ’72, who has spent a career doing just that. As a motto, it has served him, and his profession, quite well. Stimmel, the 2019 UCSF Pharmacy Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, has taken his own course through life, and in the process, he helped create the subspecialty of psychiatric pharmacy and expanded the scope of practice for California pharmacists.
Koda-Kimble
The 2019 Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation will fund nine bold research projects, ranging from studies of the molecular underpinnings of cancer to focus groups designed to prepare PharmD students for experiential learning.
Kroetz and colleague review the results of an experiment
Among all U.S. pharmacy schools, the UCSF School of Pharmacy earned the most research funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2018, totaling nearly $29 million dollars that will support studies spanning the basic to the clinical sciences.
Goyan
The endowment will provide funds for a recipient to focus on delivering breakthroughs in therapeutics-related research, education, and patient care.
Tamraz
Bani Tamraz, PharmD, PhD, is the featured Pharmacogenomics Research Network Investigator (PGRN) for February 2019. An article on the group’s website described his overall goal to build a patient-oriented program of pharmacogenetics research, teaching, and clinical practice that utilizes genetics for therapy optimization at UCSF and beyond. He was a featured speaker ar PGRN in February, 2020.