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Five Pharmacy Women at Mission Bay

By early spring 2004, five female scientists from the UCSF School of Pharmacy will have moved to Mission Bay, the University of California San Francisco's new 43-acre research campus.

Leslie Z. Benet Named Thomson ISI Highly Cited Researcher

Leslie Z. Benet, PhD, was named a Thomson ISI Highly Cited Researcher in December 2003. The designation means that Benet's research publications on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics have been extensively cited by other scientists in their publications. Citation is an important way to measure influence in science through time.

R. William Soller Appointed as Executive Director for Consumer Self Care Center

R. William Soller, PhD is the new director of the Center for Consumer Self Care, UCSF School of Pharmacy. The Center supports research on consumer behavior and health policy issues related to prescription and non-prescription medicines and dietary supplements. For more information, see New Leader for Center for Consumer Self Care at UCSF and School of Pharmacy [Center for Consumer Self Care] [link defunct].

Hinds Establish Pharmacy’s First Distinguished Professorship

The UCSF School of Pharmacy will establish its first distinguished professorship following a gift from one of its most illustrious alums. Harry Wm. Hind—inventor of both the Lidoderm® patch and the wetting solution that helped bring contact lenses into widespread use—and his wife, Diana V. Hind, have given US$2.65 million to establish the Harry Wm. and Diana V. Hind Distinguished Professorship in Pharmaceutical Science.

Kuntz Receives Volwiler Award

Irwin (Tack) D. Kuntz, PhD, professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF School of Pharmacy has been named the 2003 Volwiler Research Achievement Award recipient by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

Ban Voted on Tobacco Industry Funds

UCSF faculty members voted last December 52% to 48% to no longer accept funds from manufacturers of tobacco products or their subsidiaries. Those in favor of the ban argued that UCSF must oppose tobacco industry funding of academia since the health sciences campus is a leader in tobacco control policies and the fight against nicotine addiction and tobacco use prevention. Those opposed to the ban argued that the issue is one of academic freedom in choosing funding sources.

RNA Model Studies Could Lead to Drugs that Halt HIV Replication

Tom James, PhD, chair of the department of pharmaceutical chemistry, UCSF School of Pharmacy, is looking for new drug models that act directly on RNA rather than protein, where most drug work is now being done. Why? See UCSF Magazine, "X is for Marking the Spot," August 2002.

Tobacco Industry Cover-up of 1981 Passive Smoke Study Revealed

The tobacco industry was the silent partner behind a study to refute an influential 1981 Japanese research study about the harmful effects of passive smoke, according to UCSF School of Pharmacy tobacco policy scientist Lisa Bero, PhD and her colleague Mi-Kyung Hong, MPH. For more information, see "How the tobacco industry responded to an influential study of the health effects of secondhand smoke,"

Follow-up Care Proves Valuable, Studies Show

Two studies conducted by UCSF School of Pharmacy researchers demonstrate how follow-up care by pharmacists can help patients adhere to their medications, decrease the number of return visits, and increase patient satisfaction. For more information, see UCSF Magazine, "L is for Listening," August 2002.

Overused Antibiotics Fueling Microbe Resistance

Cipro and related broad spectrum antibiotics are being over-prescribed, accelerating bacterial resistance to the drugs and reducing their ability to treat infections, according to recently presented research findings by UCSF School of Pharmacy clinical scientist Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD. For more information, see UCSF Today, September 30, 2002.

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