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Doetsch Reflects on International Science

Science works best when it is international, says Volker Doetsch, PhD, professor and leader of the Institute of Biophysical Chemistry at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt and adjunct professor in the department of pharmaceutical chemistry at the UCSF School of Pharmacy.

UCSF Ranks 9th Among Top Global Universities

Using standards that measure a university's openness and diversity, as well as distinction in research, Newsweek International ranked UCSF 9th among the top 100 global universities as reported in the publication's August 13, 2006 online issue. "The public we now serve is increasingly a global public, and this ranking is one measure of our success," comments UCSF School of Pharmacy Dean Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD.

Vietnamese and US Partners Sign Pharmacy Agreement

Leaders from 6 Vietnamese pharmacy schools joined with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy and UCSF Global Health Sciences, and the United States Pharmacopeia to sign a partnership agreement on November 12, 2005 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to expand the role of pharmacists and pharmacies in Vietnam.

Systems Biology Center Connects UC and Peking University

A research collaboration between the University of California (UC) and Peking University will integrate the biological data acquisition strengths of the former with the physical and theoretical strengths of the latter, a move which scientists anticipate will ultimately lead to more effective, safer medications for populations and individuals.

Clinical Pharmacists Specialize in AIDS

From the time the antiretroviral therapy AZT was introduced in the 1980s to treat AIDS, the drug demanded close patient monitoring to be effective. AZT had many side effects and strict requirements for how and when to take it. Misuse of the drug could lead to viral resistance. Since then, the number of anti-HIV drugs has increased dramatically, and the management of HIV drug treatment has become ever more complicated.

Hanoi Summit on Pharmacists and AIDS

UCSF leaders in pharmacy, international health, and AIDS met with their Vietnamese peers in Hanoi this October to plan how Vietnam's pharmacy workforce can curtail the spread of HIV in Vietnam.

Pharmacist Combats AIDS in Malawi

In August 2004 Sharon Youmans, PharmD, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy at the UCSF School of Pharmacy, traveled to Africa's developing country of Malawi as a trustee of the San Francisco-based Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA). Youmans brings her pharmacy expertise to a country where there are:

Students Study Global Pharmacy Practices

The practice horizons of today's doctor of pharmacy students at UCSF extend around the globe because of a special seminar taught by John Inciardi, PharmD, a faculty member in the department of clinical pharmacy and expert on international pharmacy practice. • Full story: Panorama: The World of Drugs.

Giacomini and Benet Honored by International Peers

Kathy M. Giacomini, PhD, chair, department of biopharmaceutical sciences and Leslie Z. Benet, PhD, professor in the same department, were both honored at the Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress, held May 29 to June 4, 2004 in Kyoto, Japan.

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.

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