Marilyn Morris recognized for international leadership in pharmaceutical sciences

By Kara Sweet

Published September 14, 2020

Marilyn Morris, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been appointed a Fellow of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).

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Marilyn Morris.

FIP fellowship recognizes individual members of FIP who have exhibited strong leadership internationally, distinguished themselves in the pharmaceutical sciences and/or practice of pharmacy, contributed to the advancement of pharmaceutical sciences and/or practice or pharmacy, and who have served FIP.

Morris was recognized at the FIP Virtual 2020 Congress Opening Ceremony on Sept. 13, 2020.

Groundbreaking discoveries in drug therapy

A University at Buffalo faculty member since 1985, Morris is one of the world’s preeminent scholars in the areas of drug membrane transport, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. She is widely recognized for her groundbreaking discoveries regarding the role of dietary flavonoids in drug interaction and drug resistance—research with enormous implications for patient care and drug therapy, particularly in the treatment of cancer.

International scholarship and leadership

Morris is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the AAPS Research Achievement Award in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism; Francis Dudley Meyer Award for Breast Cancer Research from the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation; the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity; the AAPS Innovation in Biotechnology Award; and the 2013 Alumni of Distinction Award from the University of Manitoba.

Morris is a fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, for which she is also past president. She is a standing member of the National Institutes of Health Xenobiotic and Nutrient Disposition and Action Study Section (XNDA) and an elected member of the executive committee of the Board of Pharmaceutical Sciences for the International Pharmaceutical Federation.

For over 130 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and is the No. 1 ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and No. 14 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.