Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, Int'l Biomedical Regulatory Sciences and Clinical Trials Programs
Associate Department Head

Curriculum Vitae

Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, Int'l Biomedical Regulatory Sciences and Clinical Trials Programs


Postdoctoral Fellow , Medical University of South Carolina 1979-1981

Ph.D. , University of Georgia 1979

M.S. , Auburn University 1977

B.S. , Jacksonville University 1975

Areas of Expertise

Research Areas: Ethnic and gender differences in cardiovascular disease and pharmacotherapy; mechanisms of action of abused drugs and
preventative education; mechanisms of adverse drug effects: recognition and minimization

Opportunities for Collaboration: Substance abuse; FDA regulations and drug approval

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Ethnicity & Disease Field Editor (1998 -2000)
Georgia Psychological Association Distinguished Faculty Award, 1999
College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Nominee, 2000
Key Note Speaker, Rho Chi Banquet, 2000
American Psychological Association Presidential Citation, 2000.
Phi Delta Chi Teacher of the Year, 2004
Rho Chi Keynote Speaker, 2006

Research Interests

Ethnic and Gender Differences in Cardiovascular Disease and Pharmacotherapy
Mechanisms of Action of Abused Drugs and Preventative Education
Mechanisms of Adverse Drug Effects : Recognition and Minimization

Selected Publications

Vishwanathan, K., Tackett, R., Stewart, J.T. and Bartlett, M.G. Determination of Arginine and Methylated Arginines in Human Plasma by LC/MS/MS. J Chromatograph B. 748: 157-166, 2000.

Hunt, E.J., Lester, C.E., Lester, E.A. and Tackett, R.L. Effect of St. John’s Wort on Free Radical Production. Life Sci. 69: 181-90, 2001.

Presented Medical Marijuana, Substance Abuse: Illegal Drugs and New Ways to Get High, and Prescription Drug Abuse at the 2014 Substances of Abuse Seminar on October 31, 2014 at the UGA College of Pharmacy

Presented a session on Medical Marijuana at the 2015 Mental Health Symposium an annual program for pharmacists and other health professionals practicing in the area of mental health. February 3-4, 2015, Athens, GA.

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