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David R. Taft

Dean, LIU PharmacyProfessor of Pharmaceutics, Full-time

B.S., University of Rhode IslandPh.D., University of Connecticut

Description

David R. Taft is Professor of Pharmaceutics and Dean of LIU Pharmacy. He received his undergraduate degree in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Connecticut. He joined the faculty of LIU Pharmacy in 1994 after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Taft’s research interests are in the area of pharmacokinetics with a focus on drug disposition mechanisms. His laboratory has collaborated with numerous companies in preclinical evaluation of novel therapeutic entities. Dr. Taft has published more than 90 manuscripts, research abstracts and book chapters, and he co-edited two books. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy. Dr. Taft is a past recipient of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) New Investigator Grant in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Metabolism and the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Specialties

Pharmacokinetics and Drug Disposition

Publications

Co-Author, articles in Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, Biopharmaceutics and Drug Disposition, Journal of Radiation Research, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
Co-editor, "Preclinical Drug Development," book published by Informa Healthcare
Co-editor, "Advanced Drug Formulation Design to Optimize Therapeutic Outcomes," book published by Informa Healthcare

Honors/Awards

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2011
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Academic Leadership Fellow, 2004-2005
Founders Award for Faculty, Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy, Long Island University, 2002
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists New Investigator Grant Award in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism, 1998
David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Long Island University, 1997
American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) Fellow, 1989-1992

Professional Affiliations

Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Editorial Advisory Board Member, Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
Member, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
Member, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

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