LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY-BROOKLYN, NY (Biology)
Long Island Univeristy (Master's)
New York University (PhD)
The Department Chair of the new School of Pharmacy forming at the University of New England recruited me and thus I left the corporate world. I assisted with all aspects of establishing the new school including authoring the required ACPE accreditation documentation. I was appointed to the role of Chair, Assessment and Evaluation committee following authoring the policies and procedures used by the committee. I created and taught the Pathophysiology course including all lectures, tests, student projects/presentations and term paper as well as creating a new elective course entitled “How New Drugs Get To Market.” This new elective course I felt filled a need in pharmaceutical education by explaining how the new drugs wind up on pharmacy shelves as the title states. I reviewed the basics of clinical research methodology and how protocols are designed. There was a review of the FDA as well as a history of policies for the protection of human research subjects. These concepts were reinforced as students were divided into teams to invent a drug and get it to approval by a student FDA and IRB. The course was very well accepted by the students and several found research interests they were not aware of previously. During this time, I also established a microelectrode electrophysiology laboratory to continue my research and expose students to the tools required for this type of study.
I was quite intrigued by helping to establish a brand new Medical School and was recruited by California Northstate University College of Medicine. Starting from scratch, I helped create the integrated curriculum, course topics and schedule for the 4 years. Recruitment of faculty and staff was ongoing and completed on time. Establishment of required research space both for faculty and student use was also completed on time, including planning the spaces with the contractor, laboratory layout and the purchase of equipment. The laboratories spanned fields of study including electrophysiology, cell culture (for several different interests), microbiology (up to P2), receptor assay for both electrophysiology and pharmaceutical study and included liquid scintillation. I was either appointed to or established other positions as is evident in my CV. A particular accomplishment was establishing the University Research Committee that included research faculty from the already established College of Pharmacy and the faculty from the new College of Medicine. In this committee I was able to break down barriers to cooperation between researchers of both faculties, as well as establishing project collaboration and equipment sharing capabilities. The Department Chair of the new School of Pharmacy forming at the University of New England recruited me and thus I left the corporate world. I assisted with all aspects of establishing the new school including authoring the required ACPE accreditation documentation. I was appointed to the role of Chair, Assessment and Evaluation committee
I have three degrees all in biology: Bachelors in biology, masters in physiology and doctorate in biology. I have performed research and published almost 60 articles in peer reviewed journals. I have taught biological related subjects while in industry and have taught in professional colleges such as schools of pharmacy and medicine.