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Quock, Garrison Named Teachers of the Year

College of Pharmacy faculty members Raymond M. Quock and Mark Garrison were selected by pharmacy students as the 2008-09 Teachers of the Year.

Quock, who is chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, lectures in neuropharmacology, psychopharmacology and drug abuse to second-year pharmacy students. He has been at the College since January 1999 and has a long list of teaching awards from his faculty career at other institutions, including the University of Illinois College of Medicine where he received the Golden Apple teaching award seven of the nine years he was there. Quock has won the Teacher of the Year award from WSU students two … » More …

James to be Speaker at Health Physics Society

RICHLAND, Wash. – The director of a Washington State University repository and research program in radiation health effects will be one of the leading speakers at the 54th annual meeting of the Health Physics Society in Minneapolis in July 2009.

Anthony C. James, director since 2005 of the U.S. Transuranium and Uranium Registries at WSU Tri-Cities, will be the Landauer Memorial Lecturer and opening speaker on the second day of the five-day conference.

James has been a researcher in radiation biology and health physics for almost 40 years. He has a doctorate degree in radiation biology and a bachelor’s degree in physics, both from the … » More …

Pharmacy Profs Help with Research to Enhance Elementary School Science Lessons

SPOKANE – Ants may be plentiful in California in February, but in Spokane, Lisa Woodard had to order some from a pet store.

She needed them for an elementary school science lesson that was developed in California and is being evaluated with the help of student pharmacists and faculty at Washington State University.

“Last week I had mealworms in my office. The week before it was crickets,” said Woodard, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy at WSU.

The live insects are being used to teach basic scientific principles to selected classes of second graders in two Spokane area public school districts – Central Valley and Spokane … » More …

Beary to Lead Washington Dietetics Assn.

Janet Beary, a clinical assistant professor in the Program in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology in the College of Pharmacy at WSU Spokane, will be installed as president-elect of the Washington State Dietetic Association at its annual convention in April 2009 in Vancouver, Wash.

Her one-year term as president is set to begin with the spring meeting in 2010, and will be followed in 2011 with a one-year term in office as past president.

Beary has been a professor at WSU since January 2000. She has a Ph.D. from Oregon State University in public health. She is a registered dietitian and a certified health education specialist. … » More …

Campbell, White Release New Diabetes Medications Book

College of Pharmacy Professors R. Keith Campbell and John R. White are co-authors of a new book for the American Diabetes Association titled, “Medications for the Treatment of Diabetes.”

The ADA calls the 548-page book “The Most Authoritative Guide to Diabetes Therapeutics Available.” It was printed by the publishers of the Physicians’ Desk Reference – Thomson Reuters of Montvale, New Jersey.

It is an updated edition of a book Campbell and White wrote that was released in 2000 and is part of the ADA’s Medical Management Series for health care professionals.

Eight other WSU pharmacy faculty contributed to this edition, along with a faculty member … » More …

Meadows Receives NIH Senior Scientist Award

Gary Meadows, a College of Pharmacy professor at WSU since 1976, has received a Senior Scientist Research and Mentorship Award from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

The five-year, $1 million grant is to provide him with more time for research and to mentor three to five junior faculty at WSU.

Between two and five such awards are granted annually by the NIAAA. Records dating back to 1972 indicate this is the first Senior Scientist award received at WSU.

Meadows’ research into the connection between nutrition and cancer and between alcohol and cancer has been continuously funded by the NIH … » More …

Fassett is Pharmacy Law Journal Editor

William E. Fassett has been named editor of the bimonthly print newsletter and the monthly electronic newsletter of the American Society for Pharmacy Law.

Fassett is the first non-attorney editor of the print newsletter, which was started when the ASPL was formed in 1974, and the second WSU pharmacy professor to hold the appointment. For many years – 1975 to 1997 – the newsletter was developed and edited by Larry M. Simonsmeier, a now-retired WSU pharmacy professor and former dean of the College of Pharmacy.

The electronic newsletter is new and in its second year of publication.

Fassett teaches pharmacy law and ethics, patient safety … » More …

Quock, Reynolds are Teachers of the Year for 2007-08

Raymond M. Quock and Jonathan Reynolds were selected by Pharm.D. students as Teachers of the Year for 2007-08.

Quock joined the College in January 1999 and is chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He has a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Washington.

Quock lectures in neuropharmacology, psychopharmacology and drug abuse to second-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) students. He also is the supervising instructor for the graduate-level therapeutics course. In recognition of his outstanding teaching skills, Quock was named to the WSU President’s Teaching Academy in 2004.

Reynolds just finished his fourth year of teaching. He is a WSU alum who received his … » More …

Quock Named Allen I. White Professor

A professor and researcher in pharmacology is the first to receive an endowed professorship established in the College of Pharmacy to honor former dean Allen I. White.

Raymond M. Quock, who joined the College in January 1999 as chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was named the first Allen I. White Professor on Aug. 20, 2007, by College of Pharmacy Dean James P. Kehrer. Quock also was appointed recently to a second term as chair of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department. He was chair for three years before returning to full-time teaching and research for the past four years. Quock obtained a B.S. in biology … » More …

Sayed Daoud Editor of New Book

Cancer research focused on the study of proteins is the subject of a new book authored and edited by a Washington State University professor in pharmacy.

The 265-page book will be released in December 2007 by Humana Press of New Jersey, a leading national publisher of books and journals for medical and scientific professionals.

Pharmacy Associate Professor Sayed S. Daoud, a 20-year veteran in cancer research, was asked by Humana Press to produce the book “Cancer Proteomics: From Bench to Bedside,” which will be part of the publisher’s book series titled “Cancer Drug Discovery and Development.”

Proteomics is a branch of biotechnology that uses a … » More …