Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence Day

Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence Day

Keynote Speaker: Daniel C. Malone, RPh, PhD, FAMCP
Presenting at 11:40 a.m.

Separating Fact from Fiction: Drug-Drug Interactions and Clinical Decision Support

Daniel C. Malone, RPh, PhD, FAMCP, is a Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, with cross appointment in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. Dr. Malone leads the Comparative Effectiveness Research Group at the University of Arizona. He was the Director of the Pharmaceutical Outcomes research core of the Arizona Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (AzCERT) and is on the Board of Directors for Credible Meds. He is currently President-Elect of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research.

Dr. Malone joined the University of Arizona in 1999 after serving as an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and earned his MS and PhD degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. Following his formal studies Dr. Malone completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington.

Dr. Malone has conducted and published cost-effectiveness analyses, burden-of-illness studies, patient reported outcomes studies, and numerous evaluations of healthcare interventions in real-world environments. His research experience includes randomized controlled trials, practice-based research, economic modeling, and outcomes research using observational data. Dr. Malone has over 120 peer-review research publications and has obtained over $15 million in extramural funds for his research programs.

Faculty Speaker: Christian P. Whitman, PhD
Presenting at 10:30 a.m.

How do caterpillars, bacteria, and scientists evolve?

Chris Whitman received a BS in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of California in San Francisco. He then worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Maryland in College Park. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin in 1987 and rose through the ranks to become Professor and Division Head in 1998. He is currently the Romeo T. Bachand, Jr. Regents Professor In Pharmacy. He teaches Pharmaceutical Biochemistry every fall (since its inception in 1996) and two graduate classes in Medicinal Chemistry. Dr. Whitman received the Texas Excellence Teaching Award twice (1993-1994 and 2000-2001) and the P1 Class Teaching Excellence Award in 2013. His research interests focus on the answers to two fundamental questions: how do enzymes work and how do they evolve. He is currently doing a faculty research assignment at UCSF trying to assign functions to enzymes.

When not at UT, Dr. Whitman enjoys Starbucks and triathlons (sprint, Olympic, half ironman and full ironman distances). Every now and then, he throws in a marathon (like Chicago in 2013). He completed Ironman Arizona in November 2012 (14 hours, 7 minutes, and 44 seconds) and Ironman Coeur d’Alene in June 2014 (15 hours, 35 minutes, and 28 seconds). Coeur d' Alene was uphill and really windy!!!!

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