2007 News

Koda-Kimble Honored with Paul F. Parker Award

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.

Nature Lists Shoichet Article Among Top 10

A research paper authored by UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Brian Shoichet, PhD, and colleagues appeared in the September 2007 list of The Nature Top Ten. The listing includes articles most frequently downloaded from the Nature website the preceding month.

Update from the Dean - Spring/Summer 2007

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.

Scientists Reveal Enzyme's Function by Its Structure

The evaluation of large amounts of biological information can help infer the function of many enzymes in the body, but for some enzymes that are not related to proteins whose activity is already understood, bioinformatics can be unreliable.

Voigt and Synthetic Biology: Art Meets Calculus

Christopher A. Voigt, PhD, faculty member in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, is studying how to engineer living systems to solve widespread problems of society, such as our dependence on petroleum-based fuels.

Learn more about Voigt's perspective on the field known as synthetic biology in Science Café, a UCSF weekly column highlighting the culture, conduct, and community of science.

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Voigt Makes Synthetic Biology Come Alive

Burlingame Talks About Mass Spectrometry and its Potential

Mass spectrometry technology and techniques are key to knowing the structure and function of proteins and how they act in the constantly moving highways of biological systems. Alma Burlingame, PhD, faculty member in the UCSF School of Pharmacy's department of pharmaceutical chemistry is a master of mass spectrometry and the interpretation of its results.

Update from the Dean - Fall/Winter 2007

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, Former UCSF Dean, Dies

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 ... led the FDA as commissioner. Leaders like Jere are precious indeed.