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UCSF Pharmacy Dean Gives Update

March 28, 2011 UCSF School of Pharmacy Dean Mary Anne Koda-Kimble issued an update on the school's accomplishments, faculty awards and other campus news.

New UCSF Robotic Pharmacy Aims to Improve Patient Safety

March 07, 2011 UCSF has opened an automated hospital pharmacy believed to be the nation’s most comprehensive facility using robotic technology and electronics to prepare and track medications with the goal of improving patient safety.

UCSF Collaborates with Zcube to Develop New Ways to Deliver Drugs

February 28, 2011 UCSF and Zcube have entered into a new agreement to license UCSF-developed microtechnology and support early research into new ways to deliver oral medications directly to a targeted site in the body.

Spotlight: Madalene Mandap

February 16, 2011 UCSF School of Pharmacy student Madalene Mandap, who co-chairs the LGBT Student Association, recently won the grand prize in a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s video competition for best video combating the flu.

Cutting-Edge Interventional MRI System Transforms Brain Surgery for Parkinson's Patients

February 03, 2011 UCSF neurosurgeons and an MRI physicist have pioneered a faster, more accurate and less invasive surgical technique for treating patients with movement disorders, potentially changing the future of neurosurgery.

Chemicals in Environment Deserve Study for Possible Role in Fat Gain, Says Byers Award Recipient

December 15, 2010 Weight gain and environmental pollutants might be linked, an award-winning worm researcher suggests.

UCSF "fountain of youth" pill could restore aging immune system

December 13, 2010 UCSF researchers have identified an existing medication that restores key elements of the immune system that, when out of balance, lead to a steady decline in immunity and health as people age.

UCSF Appoints First-ever Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Outreach

December 02, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann named campus leader Renee Navarro, past director of academic diversity, as the University’s first vice chancellor of diversity and outreach.

UCSF School of Pharmacy Appoints Ortiz de Montellano as Associate Dean of Research

November 10, 2010 Paul Ortiz de Montellano has been appointed associate dean of research in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, a key advisor to the dean on campus, national and international science opportunities issues and trends.

Arthritis drugs could help prevent memory loss after surgery

November 01, 2010 Anti-inflammatory drugs currently used to treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis may also help prevent cognitive decline after surgery, according to a new study led by researchers at UCSF and colleagues at Imperial College London.

Gallo Center researchers find potential new drug target for alcohol addiction

November 01, 2010 Rapamycin, an FDA-approved drug prescribed to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs, has been shown for the first time to decrease excessive alcohol consumption, binge drinking, and alcohol-seeking behavior in rodents.

UCSF Stem-Cell Based Neurological, Liver Therapy Strategies Advanced

October 22, 2010 UCSF scientists have received two grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to refine their human embryonic stem cell-based strategies for treating neurological diseases and liver failure.

Archives editorial highlights pharmacist's role in chronic care

October 18, 2010 An invited commentary in the Oct. 11 Archives of Internal Medicine, titled "A Prescription for Improved Chronic Disease Management,” highlights the current and potential role of pharmacists in preventing and treating chronic diseases.

UCSF to showcase advances in diabetes research and care

September 23, 2010 The UCSF Diabetes Center will celebrate a decade of advancing research and patient care in diabetes with a scientific symposium featuring the nation’s leaders in the field.

High-dose aspirin reduces pain for severe headache and migraine

September 21, 2010 An inexpensive, hundred-year-old therapy for pain – aspirin – is effective in high doses for the treatment of severe headache and migraine caused by drug withdrawal, according to a new study by researchers with the UCSF Headache Center.

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