UCSF School of Pharmacy Dean Issues Update

UCSF School of Pharmacy Dean Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD, recently issued an update on the significant leadership changes, as well as other developments at UCSF.

Koda-Kimble describes the significant leadership changes at UCSF as Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, shapes her team.

“Transparency, good management, and accountability are core values for Sue. Her new website ‘breathes life’ into her top five priorities: patients and health, discovery, education, people, and business. I urge you to visit www.ucsf.edu/chancellor from time to time to follow our progress on these priorities,” Koda-Kimble writes.

She also reflected on the leadership of Jeff Bluestone, PhD, executive vice chancellor and provost who is charged with advancing UCSF’s research and academic agendas.

“Jeff is candid, which fits well with our style in the school. He has vision and is committed to moving the dial. Since his appointment in March, Jeff and John Plotts, senior vice chancellor of finance and administration, have made great progress on our campuswide Operational Excellence campaign, by:

  • streamlining administrative structures,
  • transforming and consolidating our information technology,
  • cutting the number of committees and required trainings for faculty, and
  • centralizing administrative and finance activities.

Read her entire update on the pharmacy school website here.