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Effective Aug. 1
Gary Pollack named WSU College of Pharmacy dean
Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2010
PULLMAN — Gary Pollack has accepted the position of dean of WSU's College of Pharmacy. Warwick Bayly, provost and executive vice president, announced that Pollack will serve in that position beginning Aug. 1.
“I am absolutely delighted that Pollack has accepted our offer. He has an outstanding academic record and is a perfect fit when it comes to leading the pursuit of the College of Pharmacy’s and Washington State University’s strategic goals,” said Bayly.
Pollack’s interests include kinetics of blood-brain barrier transport, neuronal receptor binding and central nervous system effects of xenobiotics; approaches to selective CNS delivery of therapeutic agents; kinetics and mechanisms of opioid tolerance development; contribution of metabolites to the pharmacologic/toxicologic effects of xenobiotics; data analysis methods for pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic systems; and innovative instructional approaches for pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
Pollack is currently the executive associate dean and professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics of the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North at Carolina at Chapel Hill. Pollack has been at the University of North Carolina since 1984 and has served as assistant professor, associate professor, professor and chair of the Division of Pharmaceutics, and chair of the Division of Drug Delivery and Disposition.
He is a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists since 2001, a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science since 2003, and became a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences in 2005. He was named the Best Instructor at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy PY1 Class in 2003, PY2 Class in 2004 and 2005, as well as Best Overall Instructor in 2005 and 2007.
He received his bachelor degree in chemistry and psychology from Knox College in Illinois, and his doctoral degree in pharmaceutics from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Bill Campbell has served as dean of the College of Pharmacy since summer of 2009 and will retire after the Aug. 1 appointment. He was previously dean and Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy. James Kehrer, previous dean of pharmacy, recently accepted a post at The University of Alberta as Dean of its College of Pharmacy.