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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,...

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...

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 "...

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...

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...

Women of science make fall 2002 move to Mission Bay

Three UCSF School of Pharmacy women — Kathy M. Giacomini, PhD; Pamela England, PhD; and Patricia Babbitt, PhD —will be among the first wave of scientists to occupy Genentech Hall, the first of 20 buildings planned for UCSF's new campus located in San Francisco's Mission Bay District.
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Tobacco firms weaken market for anti-smoking products

Tobacco companies have used their financial ties with nicotine gum and nicotine patch manufacturers to pressure these firms into weakening their marketing of nicotine replacement products according to research by UCSF School of Pharmacy scientist Lisa Bero, PhD presented in an August 14, 2002...

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