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It’s in the DNA: Pharmacogenetics Class

In BPS 115, (Genetics and Pharmacogenetics), first year PharmD students study themselves at a genetic level using pharmacogenetic testing, and volunteer to share their data with each other. Data is aggregated for selected drug metabolizing genes-of-interest. These results are presented on “Reveal Day,” where students role-play doctor-patient consultations and review each “patient’s” proclivity for developing certain conditions and diseases. (See video links, below)

UCSF School of Pharmacy celebrates commencement 2018

The 122 members of the graduating class of 2018 received their PharmD degrees at the commencement ceremony.

Presenting 2018 Grad Slam Winner Yiqi Cao

Ten finalists battled for the Grad Slam Championship on 3/22/18. The competition was stiff, the crowd was raucous; but in the end, two BioEs swept the awards.

Yiqi Cao took both 1st Place and the People’s Choice awards for her presentation “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart… Again.” You can see her winning 3-minute presentation here (starts at 49:15). 

Second Place went to Inez Raharjo.

Koda-Kimble Seed Award fuels eight original research projects

The 2018 Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation marked its fourth year of funding with the announcement of the research award recipients.

Update on PharmD curriculum transformation

Vice Dean Sharon Youmans shares her perspective on the School’s new PharmD curriculum.

Update from the Dean - September 2017

Strategic plan progress report. Research: Driving the development of innovative and precise drugs, medical devices, and diagnostic tests. Flu treatments; Tackling antimalarial resistance; Attacking hard targets; Plotting cell maps; Safer opioid pain killer; Cellular construction; New products through bioengineering; Regulatory science leadership; Tobacco burden in vulnerable populations; Economics of disease; Precision medicine.

Meet BTS Alum Adam Mendelsohn

Adam Mendelsohn, PhD, is co-founder and CEO of Nano Precision Medical, Inc., an Emeryville-based startup company that is developing a rice-grain-sized subdermal implant that delivers medicine at constant rates over time. His company is pursuing a type-2 diabetes application as their lead program; it is meant to replace the need for frequent injections with a very small, long-term implant.

Meet Ren Dodge, our newest intern

The Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences welcomes Ren Dodge as an intern in the Desai Lab.

Dodge was awarded the Strong Workforce Fellowship through the Biotechnology Program at Berkeley City College (BCC). “This is a very special opportunity to be involved with cutting-edge research at one of the world’s top research universities,” says Dodge. “I expect to learn some advanced skills which will help further my career in research.”

NIH training grant supports device innovation at UCSF

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has awarded the UCSF Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences (BTS) and the UCSF Department of Surgery a five-year interdisciplinary R25 research education grant for its Biodevice Innovation Training Program.

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