Erickson, Gore Honored for Publications
Two College of Pharmacy faculty members have been honored for works they recently published.
Dr. Carlton Erickson, associate dean of research and graduate programs and professor of pharmacology/toxicology, and Dr. Andrea Gore, professor of pharmacology/toxicology, were recognized for works they have published during the 12th annual Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards Program sponsored by the University Co-op. The awards banquet was held Oct. 22 at the Four Seasons Hotel Ballroom in Austin.
Dr. Erickson was named the first runner up for the Hamilton Award, the grand prize in the textbook category, for his publication "The Science of Addiction: From Neurobiology to Treatment." The book was published by W.W. Norton & Co. and has been translated into several languages. The author is recognized internationally as an expert in the field of addiction science. Within the college, he is director of the Addiction Science Research and Education Center.
Dr. Gore was cited along with Dr. David Crews, professor of integrative biology, for the best research paper of 2008. Their work was titled "Transgenerational Epigenetic Imprints on Mate Preference." Work by Drs. Gore and Crews was earlier recognized in Discover magazine as one of the top 100 research stories for 2007. In their research, the two examine how mating preferences by rats are affected by toxin exposure of their predecessors.
Dr. Gore was also nominated for the Hamilton award for her publication, "Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: From Basic Research to Clinical Practice." In addition, Diane Ginsburg, assistant dean of student affairs and clinical professor of pharmacy practice, was nominated for her publication "ASHP's PharmPrep: Interactive Case-Based Board Review, 3rd edition."
The Robert W. Hamilton Awards were established in 1997 as a cooperative effort by the University Co-op and The University of Texas at Austin to recognize leading authors and researchers at the university. The award honors Dr. Hamilton, past chairperson of the University Co-op Board of Directors and retired professor of law at UT Austin.