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Michael Fischbach receives Packard Fellowship

Michael Fischbach, PhD, who studies drug-like molecules produced by human gut bacteria, has been awarded one the 16 prestigious 2011 Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering.

The fellowship, which supports “highly creative professors early in their careers,” provides an unrestricted research grant of $875,000 over five years.

Bo Huang receives NIH New Innovator Award

Bo Huang, PhD, a faculty member of the UCSF School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, has been named a recipient of a 2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award.

The award, given to 49 new investigators this year, including two other UCSF scientists in the School of Medicine, provides funding of up to $300,000 annually over the next five years to support Huang’s research.

Xiaokun Shu awarded funding for infrared fluorescent protein research

Xiaokun Shu, PhD, a faculty member in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, has been awarded $165,000 in first-year funding under the UCSF Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research (PBBR) effective October 1, 2011.

The PBBR, which receives its primary support from the Sandler Foundation, focuses on potentially high impact projects “that are substantially more creative or risky than projects supported by the NIH and other traditional funding sources.”

Daniel Gray receives Krevans Award for Outstanding Dissertation

Daniel Gray, PhD, is the recipient of the 2011 Julius R. and Patricia A. Krevans Distinguished Dissertation Award. The award, which honors the most outstanding doctoral dissertation by graduate department nominees who completed their PhDs at UCSF during the past year, is named for UCSF Chancellor Emeritus Krevans and his wife, and comes with a cash prize.

Clinical pharmacy spring seminar celebrates wide-ranging research

The 13th annual Spring Research Seminar highlighting work by students, residents, and faculty members in the UCSF School of Pharmacy Department of Clinical Pharmacy—and featuring 48 project posters—was held May 3, 2011 on UCSF’s Parnassus campus.

Rifkind Award winners

The winners of the 4th annual Gary Rifkind Spring Research Seminar Awards are:

Hilary Campbell wins student pharmacist of the year award

Hilary Campbell, UCSF student pharmacist, has been named the 2011 Student Pharmacist of the Year by the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) at its annual meeting, held February 2011 in Palm Springs, California. The award goes to a member of CPhA's student chapter who has demonstrated exceptional involvement in professional activities and community projects.

Searle Scholar awards go to UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty 2 years in a row

Danica Fujimori, PhD, a faculty member in the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine has been named a 2011 Searle Scholar. Her UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty colleague, Bo Huang, PhD, earned the honor in 2010.

CDC flu vaccination campaign awards UCSF video

For her public service announcement video entry, You vs. the Flu, UCSF student pharmacist Madalene Mandap received the grand prize in a U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) competition to encourage the public to get vaccinated for the 2010-2011 flu season. The competition supports the CDC's U.S. flu vaccination campaign, The Flu Ends with U, and appears on the CDC's campaign website.

Charles S. Craik recognized as an AAAS fellow

Charles S. Craik, PhD, a UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member, has joined the ranks of elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He, along with four UCSF colleagues, was recognized on February 19, 2011 during the Fellows Forum at the AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C.. Election is bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers and recognizes meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

Reflection: 30 years of top NIH funding for UCSF School of Pharmacy

Table of contents Introduction Budget significance Reasons for past success A decade of funding for bioinformatics New drug discovery directions attract support Research stalwarts draw funding for decades New directions in translational research attract support Expansion of the School’s research agenda brings support New roads to continued funding leadership Clinical department focuses on research Getting that initial grant Great science is the goal

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