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Friday, April 12 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Pharmacy Morning Program : An Insider's Look at the New PharmD Curriculum

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Alumni and guests are invited to have breakfast with Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, resident alum, who will share news and updates from the School of Pharmacy.

Attendees will also get a unique, insider’s look at the UCSF School of Pharmacy’s new and evolving PharmD curriculum—our successes and eureka moments, our best-laid plans and lessons learned, our amazing team and partners.

The new curriculum builds on the belief that with solid science and clinical knowledge, a scientific approach to solving problems, a drive to change the status quo, dedicated teamwork, and the ability to adapt, our graduates will continue to lead the profession through changes we can’t imagine today.

As we build the new curriculum, we’re leading by example—using best practices, gathering and assessing data, marking our successes, adjusting our direction, and working collaboratively. We have a lot of stories about the curriculum change now underway, and we’re eager to share them with you.

Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH, Vice Dean

School of Pharmacy Panelists
  • Deanna Kroetz, PhD, Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
  • Rebecca Miller, MS, Director, Office of Education and Instructional Services
  • Cynthia Watchmaker, MBA, MEd, Associate Dean, Student Affairs
  • Ellen Berkley, first-year pharmacy student
  • Sabrina Bulla, first-year pharmacy student
  • Niamh O’Grady, first-year pharmacy student


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B. Joseph Guglielmo

PharmD, Resident Alum
B. Joseph Guglielmo is a pharmacist, clinical scientist, teacher, and international expert in the evidence-based use of antimicrobials to treat infections. He has served as interim dean, then dean, of the UCSF School of Pharmacy since 2012 and is the recipient of the Troy C. Daniels... Read More →
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Sharon Youmans

PharmD ’85, MPH
As vice dean of the School of Pharmacy, Dr. Youmans leads education and diversity initiatives, which include the current development of a new PharmD curriculum. Prior to receiving a faculty appointment, she worked as a pharmacist in hospital and community pharmacy settings. She... Read More →
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Rebecca Miller

As the director of the School of Pharmacy’s Office of Education and Instructional Services, Rebecca Miller, MS, provides education leadership through technology-based instructional resources, services, and activities that underlie the delivery of both the new and legacy PharmD curricula... Read More →
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Ellen Berkley

Ellen Berkley grew up in Portland, Oregon and moved south for college to earn undergraduate degrees in both biochemistry and economics from Claremont McKenna College (CMC). After taking classes on topics ranging from strategic cost management to corporate finance, she began viewing... Read More →
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Sabrina Bulla

Sabrina Bulla was raised in Little Saigon in Orange County, California. She attended the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), where she earned a BA in public health. “The major gave me the opportunity to expand my understanding of the many non-clinical factors that affect... Read More →
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Niamh O’Grady

Niamh O’Grady’s hometown is Sarasota, Florida. She earned a BA in biochemistry and molecular biology from Washington University in St. Louis, where she worked in a research laboratory focused on microbial glycobiology and women’s health. O’Grady also competed on the university’s... Read More →
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Deanna Kroetz

UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Deanna Kroetz, PhD, co-created and co-directed the first course, called Foundations, in the School’s new PharmD curriculum. She is a molecular and clinical pharmacologist with a background in pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, and drug transport... Read More →
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Cynthia Watchmaker

Cynthia Watchmaker, MBA, MEd, directs the School of Pharmacy’s Office of Student and Curricular Affairs, which provides centralized administrative and student services to the PharmD degree program, and to prospective and current students. Her portfolio includes student recruitment... Read More →

Friday April 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Waterfront CDE 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco