2003 News

Leslie Z. Benet
Leslie Z. Benet, PhD, was named a Thomson ISI Highly Cited Researcher in December 2003. The designation means that Benet's research publications on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics have been extensively cited by other scientists in their publications. Citation is an important way to measure influence in science through time.
Diana V. and Harry Wm. Hind
The UCSF School of Pharmacy will establish its first distinguished professorship following a gift from one of its most illustrious alums. Harry Wm. Hind -- inventor of both the Lidoderm® patch and the wetting solution that helped bring contact lenses into widespread use -- and his wife, Diana V. Hind, have given US$2.65 million to establish the Harry Wm. and Diana V. Hind Distinguished Professorship in Pharmaceutical Science.
Reactions to Mission Bay moves. Ideas for generating revenue to offset the California budget deficit. How we gather input and advice to shape our planning. Awards and retirements (Kuntz, McCart, Ruggiero, Sutherland). Relocation of the Office of Student & Curricular Affairs. New School of Medicine Dean David Kessler, MD. Harry W. and Diana V. Hind Distinguished Professorship in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
A plan seeded in 1996 by the World Health Organization for an international agreement, [Framework Convention on Tobacco Control] [link defunct]," is undergoing final discussions by member states before submission to the World Health Assembly in May. The plan outlines a global regulatory system aimed at controlling the tobacco pandemic, which, if no action is taken, is expected to claim an estimated 10 million lives by the late 2020s.
UCSF faculty members voted last December 52% to 48% to no longer accept funds from manufacturers of tobacco products or their subsidiaries. Those in favor of the ban argued that UCSF must oppose tobacco industry funding of academia since the health sciences campus is a leader in tobacco control policies and the fight against nicotine addiction and tobacco use prevention.
California budget defecit leads to UC cuts and student fee increases. Scientists move in to Mission Bay. 2003 PharmD applications up 32% over 2002. ACPE Accreditation approved. Exit survey and post-graduate survey results. Honors and awards (The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Kuntz, Pohorille, Nguyen, Whitely).