Department of Physiological Sciences
1333 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610-0144
- B.S., Biophysics & Biochemistry, Penn State University, State College, 1977.
- Ph.D., Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1982.
Honors and Awards
- Clinical Sciences Teacher of the Year Award, UF College of Veterinary Medicine, 2006.
- Teacher of the Year Award (Class of 1996), UF College of Veterinary Medicine, 1998.
- Teaching Improvement Program Award, UF College of Veterinary Medicine, 1994.
- C.E. Cornelius Outstanding Young Investigator Award, UF College of Veterinary Medicine, 1991.
My principal research interests are neuropharmacology, pharmacokinetics and regulation of drugs that are used in major and minor food animal species. At present, I serve as one of the national directors for the Food Animal Residue Avoidance and Detection (FARAD) program, which is designed to prevent or mitigate chemical residues in animal-derived foods (meat, milk, eggs, etc.) by therapeutic treatments (e.g., extra-label drug use) or accidental exposures to pesticides, toxins or other environmental contaminants. Detailed information on the FARAD program can be found at www.farad.org. In addition, I serve as Southern Region Drug Coordinator for the Minor-Use Animal Drug program (MUADP). This program works with industrial partners and stakeholder groups to identify drug needs for minor food-animal species (sheep, goats, gamebirds, aquaculture, etc.) or minor use drugs in major species. MUADP coordinators conduct or oversee suitable trials to generate and disseminate data that demonstrate safety and efficacy in target animal species as well as human food safety and work with groups within the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA/CVM) to gain regulatory approvals for drugs. More information about MUADP can be obtained at www.nrsp7.org.
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