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2002 News

When evaluated by perception, funding for science, and scientific publication rates, the UCSF School of Pharmacy ranked number one in all criteria according to a September 2002 survey reported in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy.
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.
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. For more information:
Kroetz
Who is Deanna Kroetz? Deanna Kroetz, associate professor, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, came to UCSF in July 1993 as an assistant professor. She received the Leon Goldberg Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics last March. Deanna is also a member of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Childcare, 2001–2004.
Pharmacy school faculties across the United States will be trained to teach a tobacco cessation curriculum to Doctor of Pharmacy students, and community pharmacists and physicians will be trained to work as a close-knit team when it comes to helping their patients quit smoking because of two recently funded grants from the National Cancer Institute and the leadership of UCSF School of Pharmacy investigators Karen Hudmon, DrPH, RPh; Robin Corelli, PharmD
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 article of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) titled “Financial Ties and Conflicts of Interest Between Pharmaceutical and Tobacco Companies.”
As the number of new medications coming to the market soars and as an aging population requires more medications, the demand for pharmacists is outpacing the supply. But the demand is not equally high in all geographic regions. Some populations are severely underserved by pharmacists who are the only members of the health care team trained thoroughly in drug actions, interactions, and economics.
Koda-Kimble
ACPE accreditation preliminary feedback is encouraging. Governor Gray Davis calls for reductions in spending. 2002 PharmD applications up 40% over 2001.
Lee
Who is Claire Lee?
Drug interactions and symptom management are already difficult for many patients to fully understand. But when patients are deaf or hard of hearing, important details can be even more difficult to communicate.
School of Pharmacy Dean Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD is being by honored by the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) with the Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award in recognition of her history of contribution and service to pharmacy education, practice, and leadership. The award ceremony takes place during the March 15-19, 2002 APhA annual meeting in Philadelphia. For more information, visit UCSF Today.
James
Thomas James in his own words
Koda-Kimble
Reactions after September 11. The State of the School Address provides a concise summary of our recent history and our future plans. Nilofar Shah completes a relief project for Afghani refugees.