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I am not a professional teacher, but teach as a byproduct of the successful professional application of my listed subjects. Having achieved professional success after initial academic difficulty, I am often a better teacher and mentor because I understood what made subjects hard, and how to overcome that difficulty. Although I now hold active license as a pharmacist with a PhD in pharmacology, I faced real difficulty as a student.
I hold a special interest in helping students learn to self-coach and have a special place in my schedule for the student who is working on improving a recent setback.
Basic chemistry supporting advanced studies in pharmaceutics and analytical chemistry.
Pharmacology is the study of the effect of drugs, including expected therapeutic benefit, adverse effects, mechanism of action, absorption, distribution and elimination. This is one of the fundamental sciences tested on the Pharmacy Board exams, which I passed originally in 1978 and again in 2009. I am a licensed pharmacist in three states (Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas). Beyond the basic requirements for the practice of pharmacy, I also earned the PhD in pharmaceutical science, emphasis in pharmacology, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy, in 1991, and have practiced more than 30 years in the field of new drug development in multiple therapeutic areas.
B.S. Pharmacy (1978), University of Missuri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Science – Pharmacology (1991) UMKC School of Pharmacy
The fundamental mechanisms of the human body underlying coursework in medicine, nursing, pharmacy or other health related fields.
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