2014 News

Huang
Bo Huang, PhD, has received tenure and advanced to the position of associate professor. He is a faculty member in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and he holds a joint appointment in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.
Craik
Charles Craik, PhD, whose innovative research has generated ten patents and helped launch two companies, has been named a fellow by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Such fellow status is “accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society,” notes the NAI.
Altschuler and Wu
The most recently hired faculty members to join the UCSF School of Pharmacy have research interests that range from the treatment of blood clots to mapping biological networks in cancer cells to understanding the molecular workings of ion channels in cell membranes. But they all share the common purpose of ultimately discovering new ways to better address disease through therapeutics. These eight are now at work in the School’s three departments.
Strategic planning, research funding: Savic, Fischbach, Huang; recent publications: Wells, Giacomini, Savic, Desai; patient care: OneUCSF Pharmacy: Wandres, formulary review: Brodowy, Tsourounis, VanOsdol; MedList Clinic: Stebbins, Cocohoba, Kroon, Lee, Rodondi, Youmans; automated system: Stebbins, Lee; SB 493: Kroon, Corelli, Stebbins, Rodondi, Cocohoba; education: Youmans; programs: The Kidney Project (Roy), CERSI (Giacomini, Altman); honors: Cocohoba, Kroetz, Fong, Barcelon, Shahrooz-Foo, Won
Hawgood
University of California President Janet Napolitano has announced that her choice for the 10th chancellor of UC San Francisco is Sam Hawgood, MBBS, the UCSF School of Medicine dean who has served as interim UCSF chancellor since April 1. The UC Board of Regents will vote on Napolitano’s selection and the terms of the appointment on July 17. More: President Napolitano Selects Sam Hawgood as Next Chancellor of UC San Francisco – UCSF
AIDS WALK
The entire UCSF enterprise—including the School of Pharmacy—is gearing up for AIDS Walk San Francisco. This year’s walk will take place on Sunday, July 20 in Golden Gate Park. Michael Nordberg, associate dean for finance and administration, is the leader of the 2014 School of Pharmacy Team. Nordberg encourages everyone in the School to join in—administrators, leaders, faculty, staff, and students.
The UCSF School of Pharmacy has entered into a five-year collaborative education and research agreement with Tsinghua University School of Medicine in Beijing, China. The agreement will establish a joint Tsinghua School of Medicine-UCSF School of Pharmacy program for pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences education and research at Tsinghua University, which is one of China’s top science and engineering schools.
How do cells that must respond rapidly and robustly to changes in the environment subsequently modulate that response so such elevated activity doesn’t prove harmful? Put another way: How do cells put the brakes on their response to external signaling in order to re-stabilize themselves?
Survey results; Strategic planning, retreat results and education; Recently received research funding (Szoka, Wells, Bandyopadhyay); Recent faculty publications (Kortemme, Renslo and Arkin, Van Osdol and Tsourounis); SB 493: Pharmacist provider status legislation; Walgreens at UCSF; Safeway partnership; Honors (Fraser, Gartner, Oppenheimer, Schweitzer, Tong, Penick Brock); New holders of endowed chairs (Cutler, Kroon); Student honors (Yokoyama, Cheung, Du, Fong, Lee); 30 Under 30 (Ostrem); Accre
For the 34th consecutive year, the UCSF School of Pharmacy has received more research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any other pharmacy school in the United States. School researchers were awarded $29.2 million during the 2013 NIH fiscal year, from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.