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Giacomini named 2018 Volwiler Research Award recipient

Kathy Giacomini, PhD, has been named the 2018 Volwiler Research Achievement Award recipient by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

Giacomini was selected by her AACP peers for the award, which honors the recipient’s leading research and outstanding professional contributions. The annual award is named in honor of the late Ernest H. Volwiler, a former president of Abbott Laboratories.

A passion for health equity: 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Kathleen B. Kennedy

For her outstanding contributions to the profession of pharmacy, to society, and to UCSF, Kathleen B. Kennedy, PharmD ’78, has been named our Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.

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.

Babbitt named a Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology

Patricia C. Babbitt, PhD, has been named a Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), an honor that recognizes scientists who have “distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics.”

Giacomini to receive North American Scientific Achievement Award

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.

UCSF School of Pharmacy celebrates commencement 2017

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.

Team Member Sally Brown

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.

Xiao Huang is 2017 Li Foundation Fellow

The UCSF Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences is pleased to announce the selection of Xiao Huang, PhD, as our 2017 Li Foundation Fellow. In addition to the prestige of the award, the selection carries a $31,500 stipend.

Prien and MacWilliam bequests establish new endowed professorships

The UCSF School of Pharmacy has established new endowed faculty positions to be held by the chairs of two School departments.

Five UCSF faculty formally inducted into National Academy of Medicine

The recently concluded National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Annual Meeting saw the formal induction ceremony and welcome dinner for Academy members elected in 2015. Five individuals from UCSF were honored: Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, MAS; Andrew Bindman, MD; Atul Butte MD, PhD; Tejal Desai, PhD; and Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD.

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