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Mexican pharmacist restarts career

UCSF doctor of pharmacy student Juan Argueta graduated from pharmacy school and practiced pharmacy in Mexico before circumstances forced him to travel north to California's Salinas Valley and work as a farm laborer. He is now 43 years old, a father, and a student who commutes 120 miles one way to attend pharmacy school at UCSF. Argueta's story is one of determination and dedication. • Full story: Pharmacy: Juan's Way.

Hoener honored with Distinction in Teaching Award

Betty-ann Hoener, PhD, professor, UCSF School of Pharmacy, was honored April 27, 2004 by the UCSF Academic Senate as a recipient of the 2003-2004 Distinction in Teaching Award. The award was presented to Hoener by Chancellor J. Michael Bishop at the annual Founder's Day Banquet held this year at the St. Francis Hotel on Union Square in San Francisco. Hoener is the first UCSF faculty member to be honored by the award a second time.

Koda-Kimble receives Rho Chi Award

Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD, dean of the UCSF School of Pharmacy, is the 2004 recipient of the Rho Chi Society Lecture Award. The award was presented March 28, 2004 in Seattle, Washington, USA, during the annual meeting of the American Pharmacists Association. The award recognizes scholars from the arts, letters, or sciences who have significantly advanced the health professions.

Is California prepared for a public health emergency?

The California Poison Control System (CPCS), a unit of the School of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco in conjunction with the California's Statewide Area Health Education Center Program (AHEC) has been awarded a US$1.5 million federal grant to help prepare California health professionals to rapidly and effectively respond to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.

WHO plan for global tobacco control contested by US

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.

School ranks #1

When evaluated by perception, funding for science, and scientific publication rates, the UCSF School of Pharmacy ranked number one in all criteria according to a September 2002 survey reported in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy.

Health care providers to receive smoking cessation training

Pharmacy school faculties across the United States will be trained to teach a tobacco cessation curriculum to Doctor of Pharmacy students, and community pharmacists and physicians will be trained to work as a close-knit team when it comes to helping their patients quit smoking because of two recently funded grants from the National Cancer Institute and the leadership of UCSF School of Pharmacy investigators Karen Hudmon, DrPH, RPh; Robin Corelli, PharmD

School responds to pharmacist shortage

As the number of new medications coming to the market soars and as an aging population requires more medications, the demand for pharmacists is outpacing the supply. But the demand is not equally high in all geographic regions. Some populations are severely underserved by pharmacists who are the only members of the health care team trained thoroughly in drug actions, interactions, and economics.

Koda-Kimble honored with Practice Excellence Award

School of Pharmacy Dean Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD is being by honored by the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) with the Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award in recognition of her history of contribution and service to pharmacy education, practice, and leadership. The award ceremony takes place during the March 15 to 19, 2002 APhA annual meeting in Philadelphia. For more information, visit UCSF Today.

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