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Publish Date: 10/23/02
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UC Faculty Serve Nationally to Advance Pharmacy

Cincinnati--This is National Pharmacy Week. The American Pharmaceutical Association established this national observance in 1925 as a way to promote the value of pharmacy services and recognize the health professional expertise of pharmacists.

The University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Pharmacy has been training and educating pharmacists for more than 150 years. In addition to conducting research and educating the next generation of pharmacists, the members of the faculty of the UC College of Pharmacy serve on many national scientific research and health review boards and committees.

"Our faculty serve on some of the most prestigious and influential scientific groups in the country," said Daniel Acosta, Jr., PhD, dean of the College of Pharmacy. "They are among a select few who are asked to donate time and professional guidance for such activities as evaluating research grants, planning for the future of pharmacy education and reviewing articles for professional journals."

Dean Acosta was recently named chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Food and Drug Administration National Center for Toxicology Research. Dr. Acosta also serves on the following boards and committees: Board of Scientific Advisors for the Environmental Protection Agency; Advisory Committee of the National Center for Environmental Health of the Centers for Disease Control. He is past president of the Society of Toxicology.

Members of the faculty of the College currently providing advice and guidance to the practice of pharmacy worldwide include:

Arthur R. Buckley, PhD, professor of physiology and pharmacology

  • Editorial Board for Proceedings for Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine
  • Member, United States Pharmacopeia Convention
  • Reviewer for Endocrine Society national meeting


William Cacini, PhD, professor of pharmacology, and chair, Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) reviewer of research grants
  • AACP New Investigators Program reviewer


Carol A. Caperelli, PhD, professor of medicinal chemistry

  • Member, American Chemical Society Chemistry Division Long Range Planning Committee
  • Grant reviewer for the American Cancer Society Institutional Grant and Department of Defense Breast Cancer Program


Wayne F. Conrad, PharmD, professor and chair, Division of Pharmacy Practice

  • American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (ASHP) National Residency Accreditation Program


Pankaj B. Desai, PhD, associate professor of biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics

  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Pharmacokinetics National Committee
  • Chair of the Drug Metabolism Focus Group of the ASHP for 2001-2003


Gary A. Gudelsky, PhD, professor of pharmaceutical sciences, director of Graduate Program

  • Study section for National Institutes of Health for reviewing of grant applications


Jeff Guo, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacoeconomics

  • Served as judge for presentations at the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research


Daniel P. Healy, PharmD, associate professor of pharmacy practice

  • Fellow of Infectious Diseases Society of America, the premier organization that represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases


James J. Knittel, PhD, associate professor of medicinal chemistry

  • AACP review of research grants
  • Past president of Medicinal Chemistry Specialty section for AACP
  • Chair of the AACP Chemistry Review Committee for the New Investigator Program for Pharmacy Faculty


Jill E. Martin, PharmD, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy practice

  • Member, several national committees of American Society of Health-system Pharmacists


Giovanni M. Pauletti, PhD, assistant professor of biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics

  • Editorial board of national journal, Herbal Pharmacotherapy


Jane M. Pruemer, PharmD, associate professor of clinical pharmacy practice

  • Oncology section of American Society of Health-system Pharmacists
  • ASHP Commission on Credentialing


Adel Sakr, PhD, professor of industrial pharmacy and pharmaceutics and director of Industrial Pharmacy Graduate Program

  • Symposium Chairman at Biannual Conference of the Egyptian National Organization of Drug Control and Research in Cairo, Egypt
  • Organizer of technology session at the 10th International Pharmaceutical Technology Symposium in Istanbul


Kenneth A. Skau, PhD, professor of pharmacology

  • AACP review of research grants
  • Past president of Biology Section of ASHP
  • Editorial Board of American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education


R. Randall Wickett, PhD, professor of cosmetic science

  • Chair of several national programs for Society for Cosmetic Chemists (SCC)
  • Recipient of most prestigious award from SCC for his contributions
  • Invited speaker for the Fifth Romanian International Symposium on Cosmetic and Flavor Products, Iasi, Romania
  • Past president of the International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin


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