The roles and responsibilities of pharmacists in the United States have evolved significantly over the years in response to scientific advancements and innovations, development of clinical pharmacy services, and the growing complexities of managing medical conditions with state-of-the-art therapeutics.  As the scope of pharmacy practice expands and the need for pharmacists to contribute to improving health outcomes in collaboration with other health professionals in non-traditional ways, the discussion will cover how pharmacy education today, and specifically at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy, must respond and transform to prepare pharmacists to address 21st century healthcare needs of our communities; from the molecule to the bedside and beyond.

Light lunch to follow the seminar.

About the speaker

Prof Sharon Youmans

Sharon L. Youmans, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and serves as Executive Vice Dean at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy. Dr. Youmans received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UCSF in 1985 and completed a pharmacy practice residency in1986. Dr. Youmans has served as a clinical pharmacist in both inpatient and community pharmacy settings with specialty training in pediatrics. In 2001 Dr. Youmans was appointed to the faculty at UCSF and in 2005 received her MPH degree with an emphasis in community health education from San Jose State University. In 2007 she was appointed Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. In 2013 she was appointed Vice Dean and in 2022 appointed Executive Vice Dean. In 2018 she became a member of the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. She is a staunch advocate and champion of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at UCSF. Dr. Youmans has articles and book chapters published on the topics of health communication, public health, global health, diversity, and pharmacy education.

About Seminar Series

The School of Pharmacy Seminar Series involves regular formal presentations of high-quality scholarly work with broad appeal.

The wider School community is invited to attend, including academic and professional staff, special guests, visitors, as well as HDR, postgraduate, masters and honours students.


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