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Committee for the Undergraduated School
The Committee for the Undergraduate School is formed by a professor and his/her substitute, elected among his/her peers, from each department of the faculty, as well as by a representative from the alumni and his/her substitute.

Committee for the Graduate School
The Committee for the Graduate School of FCF is formed by the coordinators and their substitutes from each line of research (Food Sciences, Biochemical-Pharmaceutical Techology, Clinical Analysis, Drugs, and Toxicology and Toxicological Analysis), asides from a representative from the graduate students and his/her substitute. The committee for the Graduate School for the Joint Research Line on Applied Human Nutrition is formed by elected representatives (and their respective substitutes) among the advisors from the three constituent faculties (FCF, FEA and FSP), asides from a representative from the graduate students and his/her substitute. The committee for the Graduate School for the Joint Research Line on Applied Human Nutrition is formed by elected representatives (and their respective substitutes) among the advisors from the three constituent faculties (FCF, FEA and FSP), asides from a representative from the graduate students and his/her substitute.
Committee for Research
The Committee for Research is formed by representatives from the professors of each department and their substitutes, asides from a representative from the doctorate students and his/her substitute. It is responsible for the Programs of Scientific Initiation and Post- Doctorate Internships.


Committee for Culture and University Extension
The Committee for Culture and University Extension is formed by professors from each department and their substitutes, asides from a representative from the undergraduate courses and his/her substitute. It coordinates the following activities: “Projeto USP e as Profissões” (USP and Careers Project); “Feira das Profissões” (Career and Job Fair), “Projeto Universidade Aberta à Terceira Idade” (Open University for Seniors Project), “Semana da Arte e Cultura” (Culture and Arts Week), “Salão das Artes e Intervalos Musicais” (Musical Breaks and Art Hall), “Jornada Científica dos Acadêmicos de Farmácia Bioquímica” (Scientific Meeting for Scholars in Biochemical Pharmacy), Diabetes and Hypertension Campaigns, Pharmaceutical Residence Program.



Teaching Perfecting Program - PAE - Coordinating Committee
This program aims to the improvement of post-graduation alumni concerning teaching and educational skills, by providing pedagogical and practical teaching preparation. This committee must also: organize the pedagogical preparation for each semester; establish the criteria of selection of candidates to the “Supervised teaching training”; select the applicants and determine whom will be granted with monthly financial help; evaluate the alumni performance through reports.

Committee for Academic Activities
The Committee for Academic Activities (CAA) has as its objective assisting the Dean’s Office on matters regarding the quality of the academic work, as well as proposing and assisting the competent organs on adopting academic policies related to their teaching staff. It is formed by three professors indicated annually in the first ordinary meeting of the Congregation.


Committee for Internships
The Committee for Internships (CE) has as its objective regularizing and organizing the internships required for fulfilling the curriculum of the Undergraduate Course in Biochemical Pharmacy and, for this reason, is subordinated to the committee for the Undergraduate School (CG). It is formed by four professors, one from each department, asides from a representative from the alumni. The professors are indicated by their respective departments, whereas the alumni representative, who has an annual term, is indicated by the Academic Center of Biochemical Pharmacy (CAFB) via election.


Committee for Ethics in Animal Handling
The Committee for Ethics in Animal Handling (CEUA) is an assisting body of the Congregation. Its function is to analyze and to perform reports, as well as issuing certificates, always under the ethical guidelines defined by the National Council for Control of Animal Experimentation (CONCEA), regarding the experiment protocols in which animals are used.


Publications Committee

  Scientific Editor and Editorial Board
  The Scientific Editor and the Editorial Committee, which determines the editorial policy of the Revista Brasileira de Ciências Farmacêuticas, is composed of four members, three of which elected by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Scientific Editor has the final word concerning the acceptance of the works submitted for publication, after listening to the Editorial Board and specialized ad hoc assistants. The Committee is also in charge of the organization and revision of fascicles to be published.

  Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  The Revista Brasileira de Ciências Farmacêuticas / Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences is edited every three months by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of São Paulo, aiming at the continuation of the Revista da Faculdade de Farmácia e Bioquímica, whose origin lies in 1939, with the creation of the Anais de Farmácia e Odontologia da USP. This journal is presently used by several researchers from all over Brazil as a means of sharing their work, having consolidated its important role in the Pharmaceutical Sciences area.


Committee for International Affairs
The Committee has as its main function assisting professors and alumni, from the unit or foreigners, on matters related to mobility, scholarships and opportunities, asides from orienting the creation of academic agreements and international degree agreements.


Biosafety Internal Committee
The Biosafety Committee of the FCF-USP (CIBIO), incorporated in 1995, by professors of the Unit and a representative of the community, is responsible for handling the best practices of manipulation and disposal of genetically modified organisms and genetically modified animals, according to Law No. 11,105, March 2005. Currently, the FCF-USP has 29 laboratories accredited by CIBIO, which conduct research with genetically modified organisms, as follows: one biosafety level 3, six biosafety level 2, twenty-two biosafety level 1 labs, where 50 professors and post-graduation alumni develop an annual average of 55 research projects under the supervision of the CIBIo and approval of the Science and Technology Ministry’s National Technical Biosafety Committee. In the Production and Experimentation Vivarium FCF / IQ-USP, accredited as a biosafety level 2, knot out and transgenic animal researches are conducted. Every six months, laboratories are randomly inspected by members of the Committee, in compliance with federal law. The Committee promotes continued education the internal public and the general community, in partnership with the Dangerous Chemical Products Disposal Committee, offers annually and free of charge the “Symposium of Biosafety and Dangerous Chemical products Disposal in Educational and Research Institutions” with an average annual participation of 600 professionals. This event, now in its 13th. edition, is considered a benchmark in academic and scientific circles.


Accident Prevention Internal Committee
The Internal Committee for Accident Prevention of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is directly linked to the Board of Directors of the institution. Concerned with preventive measures, it is seriously committed to the fulfillment of the regulating norms from the Ministry of Labor concerning the protection of health and integrity of all the alumni and staff of the Faculty. The committee has among its targets: permanently evaluating and guaranteeing good and safe conditions of work inside the unit; proposing and finding short term solutions to solve internal problems; ready assistance and resolution concerning emergency cases; readily and officially communicating accidents and incidents and notice risk situations; elaboration of a map of risks inside the Faculty; the internal week of accident prevention. The following measures have already been taken: a Manual of Safety in Didactic Laboratories has been issued aiming at the awareness of undergraduate and post-graduate alumni concerning their responsibilities and also providing orientation in safe laboratory activities; creation of an open communication channel with this committee via internet through the following e-mail address:; expansion and improvement of the committee home page , which contains all the material and activities connected with the committee; promoting awareness of the committee through lectures; supervision of first-aid boxes; maintenance of the committee panels, updated with educational and informing material; Espaço CIPA, a monthly written and divulged bulletin about events and information concerning accident prevention; photographical record of occurrences and potential risk situations, in an attempt to solve them; It also collaborates in updating the PPRA - Prevention Environmental Risk Plan prepared by the Specialized Service in Safety Engineering and Occupational Medicine - SESMT / USP.


Committee for Strategic Planning
The objective of the Committee for Strategic Planning is to analyze the performance and the situation of the faculty regarding research, teaching, extension and culture activities, physical structure of the buildings and laboratories, services and vivarium. It also aims to analyze critically the concepts and the organizational structure which guide the faculty, asides from establishing comparisons with other similar faculties, either national or international ones, in order to identify ways to improve the activities performed at the FCF, wishing to formulate short and long-term proposals which serve as a base to conduct the activities of the faculty in the following years.

Committee for Ethics in Research
The Committee for Ethics in Research (CEP) of the FCF was created in 1988. It is an interdisciplinary, independent body, with consulting, deliberative and educational status, created to defend the interests of the research participants and their dignity and integrity, as well as contributing with the development of research according to ethical standards. Its area of competence includes the analysis of research protocols which involve human beings, developed in the institution or externally, with the participation of researchers from the faculty.


Internal Committee for Quality and Productiveness Management Having started its activities with the goal to maintain and increase the quality of research conducted in the Unit, the Quality and Productiveness Committee aims to provide comprehensive training to the interested parties, through Quality and Productivity Seminars conducted since 1997. In 2000, stimulated by USP’s Dean Office, the Committee, along with other assistance committees, sought to aggregate existing practices and to establish a program that covered environmental management issues through the International Standard Organization 14001 (ISO-14001) implementation, with the goal of establishing an appropriate environmental policy to its activities in development, making it possible to control and systematically reach the appropriate level of environmental performance.


Committee for the Library
The Committees for the Library are formed by three professors indicated by the Institute of Chemistry and three professors indicated by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, constituting separate committees. The Committees for the Library have the following functions:
  • Supervising the library activities.
  • Giving opinions on the acquisition of works (books, reviews, etc.) which are convenient for the library.
  • Giving opinions on the convenience of interchange services with other similar institutions.
  • Assisting on document handling and analysis.


Vivarium Committee
This committee was formed in 1990 with aiming to scientifically assist the Dean in guaranteeing the good conditions and the improvement of the research activities developed in the Production and Experimentation vivarium from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Chemistry Institute of USP. It is formed by 4 professors and 1 student member, all highly qualified to carry out the following tasks: Determining scientific and operational direction lines; Creating research projects with aiming to the obtaining of funds from research support institutions, for maintenance and modernization of the vivarium; Giving support to users (professors, researchers, staff and alumni) in experiments with animals; Participating in the selection of technical staff; assisting the Unit in relevant subjects along the central organs of the institution linked to the area; and technically assisting physical adjustments and incorporation of new technologies reforms.


Laboratory Waste Commission
The growth in teaching, research and extension activities - in the form of service to the community - coupled with the emergence of new techniques, processes and operation procedures, resulted in increased generation of dangerous residue and subproducts. Concerned with public health and environmental recovery and preservation, since 1996 it was assigned to the Laboratory Activities Committee to develop a dangerous materials management system of acquirement, storage, handling and disposal within the premises of the Unit and through well-defined criteria and procedures. In 1999 the First Symposium of Laboratory Waste in Teaching and Research was held, in partnership with the Biosafety Internal Committee. The work of this committee is nowadays a reference and its members are often required to supply orientation, advice, and to give lectures and courses about the subject. The repercussion of these initiatives gave rise to the implementation of a support program from Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) aimed at the opening of chemical residua treatment laboratories. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, contemplated in this program, obtained the adequacy of its facilities, which has its chemical residues evaluated monthly according to reuse and recycling criteria or shipped to the disposal company certified by environmental agencies.


USP Recycle Program - FARMARECICLA - Local Committee
Always being aware of the potential damage that the materials handled in its areas could cause to the environment and to the servers, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences initiated the Biosafety and Waste Disposal programs, being aware of the need for constant preventive measures and corrective actions improvement to avoid environmental impacts. In the waste management program, in partnership with the USP Recycling Program, the “Garbage Diagnosis”, a preliminary educational activity was performed, as one of the Social-environment sustainability Local Agent’s program, during a course promoted by the Faculty of Public Health and the Special Activities and University Cooperation Executive Coordination (CECAE) - USP Recycling Program. Based on this diagnosis, the identification of the waste produced on the Unit, as well as its quantity, was made in order to give it the proper destination. Since 2000, all paper used in the Unit has been routed properly to recycling, and a selective waste collection system was developed, that obtains good results regarding waste production reduction. The program’s Local Committee has been working for the maintenance of the activities, promoting annual meetings, lectures and recreational activities aimed at developing environmental awareness in the community; periodically performing the lifting of recyclable waste produced and developing measures to reduce consumption; publicizing the Committee’s activities in the Faculty’s internal newsletter and developing and maintaining FARMARecicla’s program website.

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