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Bringing artificial limbs to patients who need them

The patient perspective on prosthetic limbs currently doesn’t factor into the FDA approval process. Leslie Wilson and Matthew Garibaldi are surveying patient preferences to speed access to the next generation of prosthetics.

PharmD students make sure Dean Guglielmo gets his flu shot

UCSF Flu Crew reminds San Francisco of the importance of vaccines by overseeing the vaccination of School of Pharmacy Dean Guglielmo.

The dean advocates for medication lists and pharmacist engagement in patient care

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., trailing cancer and heart disease. Many of those errors can be traced to issues with medications.

Update from the Dean – July 2018

Health at the molecular level: Decoding cellular signals, A trigger for tissue repair, Seeding tomorrow’s science; The future of custom care: Tracking cancer drug resistance, Treating malaria and tuberculosis, Quantitative Biosciences Institute’s culture of inclusivity, The genetics of asthma;...

Data for a difference

Low-cost drug treatments can cure TB and malaria. Why, then, do these diseases claim so many lives?

Research outlines challenges for adoption of new genetic tests

Every day, on average, ten new genetic tests become commercially available to help doctors and patients make more informed decisions about health care.

UCSF lab sends filters to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Burchard Lab colleagues step up to help residents of the island get fresh water.

Advanced practice pharmacists are ready

Pharmacists are going to be more integral to health care teams in the future.

Update from the Dean - September 2017

Strategic plan progress report. Research: Driving the development of innovative and precise drugs, medical devices, and diagnostic tests.

Finding better ways to reduce serious drug side effects

Many of the medicines we depend on to treat disease—and even to save our lives—pose potentially serious risks along with their benefits. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that about 40,000 deaths yearly in the United States may be attributable to the side...

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