UCSF

2019 News

Guglielmo
UCSF School of Pharmacy Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, argues that pharmacists can help reduce the use of unnecessary medications.
Guglielmo gets a shot from Lee
Dear UCSF School of Pharmacy Family and Friends:
Fabius and Opoku-Nsiah
Jacqueline Fabius was given the Chancellor’s Award for Advancement of Women, and Kwadwo (Kojo) Opoku-Nsiah was given the Chancellor’s Award for Martin Luther King, Jr., Leadership.
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.
Winger and Jacobson wearing VR gear
ChimeraX, virtual reality software developed at the UCSF Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization and Informatics, is now the tool of choice for computational structural biologists in the School of Pharmacy. The Jacobson Lab recently used ChimeraX to find a promising new cure for a drug-resistant case of pediatric leukemia.
Ravalin, Craik, and Gestwicki
School scientists recently uncovered how neurons normally recycle old proteins, and how this process goes awry in Alzheimer's disease, leading to the toxic building of protein fragments in the brain.
Roy working in his lab
The School’s Dean’s Office received Platinum LivingGreen certification for reducing waste, energy, and water usage.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Neuronal protein with newly-identified drug target highlighted
Scientists in the UCSF School of Pharmacy recently identified the first drug-binding target site on a molecule known to play a role in Parkinson's disease, opening the door to a new generation of therapies for the condition.
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.
Shoichet in his office
School of Pharmacy researchers helped a free public database of potential drug molecules grow 100-fold.
Keiser
Michael Keiser, PhD, received a Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Award from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which will fund his research into novel therapies for neurodegeneration.