Tagged: Appointments

Gartner to co-direct new UCSF-based Center for Cellular Construction

UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Zev Gartner, PhD, will be co-director of a new multi-institution UCSF-administered Center for Cellular Construction, which has been awarded a five-year $24 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Youmans elected AACP Council of Deans Secretary

Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH, and UCSF School of Pharmacy vice dean, is the newly elected Council of Deans Secretary, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). 

The council includes a select number of the nation’s leaders in academic pharmacy. Council activities focus on educational policies, professional program administration within academic institutions, and the ties between academic pharmacy and the community.

MacDougall named to Academy of Medical Educators

Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS, BCPS, a faculty member in the UCSF School of Pharmacy’s Department of Clinical Pharmacy, and an award-winning teacher in the School’s doctor of pharmacy degree program, has been named a new member of the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. He will be inducted, along with 18 colleagues, in a ceremony on September 28, 2015, on the UCSF Parnassus campus.

Matt Jacobson named chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Renowned researcher and educator Matthew Jacobson, PhD, has been named the new chair of the UCSF School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. His appointment by Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, will be effective January 15, 2016.

Jacobson will become the department’s 10th chair since its formation in 1958. He succeeds James Wells, PhD, who is stepping down from the post after leading the department since 2008.

Valerie Clinard appointed director of experiential education

Valerie Clinard, PharmD, has joined the UCSF School of Pharmacy as director of experiential education and as an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. She comes to us from Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in North Carolina, where she served on the faculty for over 10 years in the Department of Pharmacy Practice.

Sali named associate dean of research

Andrej Sali, PhD, has been appointed associate dean of research of the UCSF School of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2015. The appointment is in addition to Sali’s full professorship in the School’s Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences. As he continues with his own research, Sali will advise Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, and School leaders on pertinent research issues and opportunities and will represent the School in critical campus research decisions.

Burchard named to expert panel for Obama’s precision medicine plan

School faculty member Esteban Burchard, MD, MPH, has been appointed to an expert panel advising the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on how to develop President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative.

The $215 million initiative, announced by Obama earlier this year, aims to gather and analyze vast amounts of genetic and other patient data to develop more targeted, personalized therapies for treating disease.

Celeste Nguyen selected to lead new Bridges Pharmacy Curriculum

Celeste Nguyen, EdD, will be the Curriculum Design and Implementation Manager for the Bridges Pharmacy Curriculum.

Rebecca Miller hired as director of the Office of Education and Instructional Support

Rebecca Miller, MS, has been hired as director of the Office of Education and Instructional Support in the UCSF School of Pharmacy.

Miller joins the School after nine years at University of California, Berkeley where she held a variety of positions, most recently managing the development of a new academic advising structure on the Berkeley campus and serving as a project manager and change consultant for a campuswide Student Information Systems replacement project.

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