Dr. Eduardo S. Fricovsky, Pharm.D.

Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Eduardo S. Fricovsky, Pharm.D.
(858) 534-3714
Research Summary

Dr. Fricovsky’s research interest includes diabetic cardiomyopathy and the effects of enzymatic protein glycosylation (O-GlcNAc) in type 2 diabetic mouse hearts and their influence on cardiac function. Also, conducts studies related to the expression of O-GlcNAcase (GCA) an enzyme that removes excessive O-GlcNAc modification and protection against diabetic cardiomyopathy. Furthermore, he examines the role of GCA gene expression and O- GlcNAc levels in non-diabetics and diabetic patients at the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic. 

Academic Achievements

Education: B.S. in Biochemistry/Chemistry (2002) UCSD; UCSF School of Pharmacy (2006); NIH T32 Research Fellow (2006-2009) UCSD, Department of Medicine. 

Awards and Honors: ASHP Outstanding Professional Development Project Award (2014); American Pharmacy Association National Immunization Champion Award (2014); UCSD Student Run Free Clinics Community Leadership Award (2013); UCSD Health Science Academic Senate Research Award (2012) UCSD Student Run Free Clinic Angel Award (2012); Society of Chemical Industry Teacher Award (2011); UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy Excellence in Teaching Award (2009-2010); UCSD Student Run Free Clinic Project Clinical Leader Award (2009); UCSD Student Run Free Clinic Project Pharmacy Faculty Leader Award (2008). 

Leadership Experience: Founder and President of the UCSF Latino Association of Pharmacy Students (LAPS) (2003- 2005); UCSD Student Run Free Clinic Project Pharmacy Director (2009-Present); AdHoc SSPPS Non-Salary Faculty Review Committee (2009- Present); Co-Chair SSPPS ACTION Academic Communities (2010-Present); UCSD OASIS Alumni Committee Officer (2012-Present) 

  • Pharmacy Therapeutics (SPPS 212A).
  • Pharmacy Practice (SPPS 201, 202, 203).
  • Pharmacy Preceptor: UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project (IPPE & APPE).