Monthly Archives: August 2014

Dr. Brookie Best (MAS Grad 2007) Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Dr. Brookie Best (MAS Grad 2007) Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Dr. Brookie Best, Pharm.D. (MAS Grad 2007) was selected by the Committee on Senate Awards as a recipient of the 2013/2014 Distinguished Teaching Award for Academic Senate Members. The selection of awardees were confirmed by the Representative Assembly on April 29, 2014. The Committee considered a group of highly meritorious candidates. Dr. Best’s selection as a Distinguished Teaching award recipient is a tribute to the extraordinary excellence of her teaching.

Dr. Brookie Best is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Pediatrics and the Associate Dean for Admissions and Outreach at the University of California (UC), San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) and the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine (SOM). She completed a Bachelor of Science degree at UC San Diego in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Chemical Education in 1994. She received her Pharm.D. degree in 1999 from UC San Francisco, and did her residency in Pharmacy Practice at the UC San Diego Medical Center in 2000. Dr. Best was an NICHD/NIH Fellowship recipient in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Research from 2001 to 2004, and completed a Masters of Advanced Studies (M.A.S.) in Clinical Research at UC San Diego in 2007. Dr. Best specializes in pharmacokinetics – the processes by which a drug is absorbed, distributed, metabolized and eliminated by the body – and maternal/fetal and pediatric clinical pharmacology research. Her research efforts have focused on studying anti-HIV drugs in pregnant women, children and non-pregnant adults. She also studies drugs used to treat Kawasaki disease, the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. Her Profile >>

Interests: Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Pharmacology, Obstetric Pharmacology, Pediatric Pharmacology, Clinical Research, HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Kawasaki disease.

Faculty Member Happy Araneta, PhD, is the 2014 recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award

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Happy Araneta, PhD, is the 2014 recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award. This award promotes and recognizes diabetes research focused on South Asian or Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (AANHPI) populations and/or research by a scientist from South Asia or the AANHPI population. Dr. Araneta has been recognized at the 2014 Scientific Sessions in San Francisco for her abstract, “Optimum BMI Cutpoints to Screen Asian Americans for Type 2 Diabetes: The UCSD Filipino Health Study and the North Kohala Study”.

Faculty Member Ruth Heifetz, MD, MPH, Recognized for Her Work

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Ruth Heifetz, MD, MPH, Environmental Health Coalition founding Board Member, was recognized for her work at the 2014 Awards Celebration: Victories for Healthy Communities that took place in Balboa Park, April 10, 2014.