Skaggs School of Pharmacy Alumni Hired by UC San Diego Health

Please join me in congratulating our two Pharmacy Managers, Laura Lafranchise and Jennifer Mai in their new roles! We look forward to them starting in late August / early September.

Dr. Laura Lafranchise

Dr. Laura Lafranchise graduated from UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) in 2010. She then continued on to complete a PGY1 in Acute Care at UCSDH in 2011 before starting her pharmacy career. In the past six years, she has been working in the evenings primarily in operations and medicine-surgical units. Some of her projects have included working on missing medications, sterile compounding / batching, and PD dialysis workflow. She was also a Frontline Impact graduate from UCSDH.

Her interests include reducing waste, increasing productivity and creating a happy work environment. Lastly, if you didn’t know already, Laura is a dedicated / original member of the running group but still hangs out with the foodies.

Laura is excited to transition into her new role!


Dr. Jennifer Mai

Dr. Jennifer Mai graduated from the UC San Diego SSPPS in 2009 and completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at UCSDH in 2010. She has been an inpatient clinical pharmacist for nine years in the areas of critical care, emergency medicine, and central operations.

For the last four years, she has served as Clinical Coordinator/Supervisor over Critical Care Pharmacy Services and initiated the PGY2 Critical Care Program at Oregon Health & Science University. She was involved in several hospital initiatives to advance clinical practice, improve medication safety, and reduce drug spend. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two girls (2 and 4 years old), watching movies, and trying new foods.

Jenn looks forward to working with everyone!