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2019 News

Roy working in his lab
The School’s Dean’s Office received Platinum LivingGreen certification for reducing waste, energy, and water usage.
Ku
Ku earned his PhD this spring in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics (PSPG) from UC San Francisco.
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.”
Roy
A team led by Shuvo Roy, PhD, recently won an award that will fund the development of an easy-to-use, safe, and effective home dialysis system.
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.
group
School of Pharmacy faculty members Tanja Kortemme and Tejal Desai both received honors at the annual meeting of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
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.
Desai in the lab.
The Health Innovation Via Engineering (HIVE) program is designed to inspire collaborations in bioengineering research.
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.
Pharmaceutical drugs
A new fellowship, funded jointly by UCSF-Stanford CERSI and the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), will support research into the inactive components of medications, which are known as excipients.
Goyan
The endowment will provide funds for a recipient to focus on delivering breakthroughs in therapeutics-related research, education, and patient care.
Ahituv, right, works in his lab with postdoc Fumitaka Inoue
A recent study by Nadav Ahituv, PhD, showed that obesity caused by a gene mutation could be treated in animal models.
Fraser stands in front of a whiteboard
Fraser developed several new tools for creating maps of macromolecules, a critical first step for finding new drugs.