When evaluated by perception, funding for science, and scientific publication rates, the UCSF School of Pharmacy ranked number one in all criteria according to a September 2002 survey reported in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy.
Three UCSF School of Pharmacy women -- Kathy M. Giacomini, PhD; Pamela England, PhD; and Patricia Babbitt, PhD -- will be among the first wave of scientists to occupy Genentech Hall, the first of 20 buildings planned for UCSF's new campus located in San Francisco's Mission Bay District.
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As the number of new medications coming to the market soars and as an aging population requires more medications, the demand for pharmacists is outpacing the supply. But the demand is not equally high in all geographic regions. Some populations are severely underserved by pharmacists who are the only members of the health care team trained thoroughly in drug actions, interactions, and economics.
School of Pharmacy Dean Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD is being by honored by the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) with the Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award in recognition of her history of contribution and service to pharmacy education, practice, and leadership. The award ceremony takes place during the March 15-19, 2002 APhA annual meeting in Philadelphia. For more information, visit UCSF Today.