Kathy Giacomini, PhD, a leader in the field of pharmacogenomics, has been named the 2017 recipient of the North American Scientific Achievement Award, presented by the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX). ISSX is an international association of scientists that promotes the understanding of the interactions of medicines and chemicals with living systems.
“What makes it so special to me is that I was nominated by friends and colleagues,” Giacomini says.
The UCSF School of Pharmacy conferred the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree on 120 graduates at its 2017 commencement ceremony on May 19 at Louise Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.
Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, addressed a gathering that included more than 1,000 of the graduates’ family, friends, and colleagues, as well as School faculty members and special guests. In his remarks, he celebrated the graduates’ diversity, breadth of experience, empathy, and perseverance.
You may have read the recent news about UCSF being the top public recipient of biomedical research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
In addition, the UCSF schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy all ranked first in their fields in federal funding for biomedical research and graduate-level training, and our researchers in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences were among the top grant recipients for the School of Pharmacy.