DR. GERHARD LEVY is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He received B.S. and Pharm.D. degrees from the University of California. His research interests include kinetics of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and pharmacologic effects in humans and animal models, with emphasis on the effects of age, disease, pregnancy, and drug interactions. Dr. Levy's academic honors include the Ebert Prize, (1969), the A.Ph.A. Research Foundation Achievement Award (1969), the Host-Madsen Gold Medal (1978), the O.B. Hunter Award in Experimental Therapeutics (1982), the Volwiler Award (1983), the first T. Higuchi Research Prize (1983), the 1990 Scheele Medal of the Swedish Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the 1992 Wurster Research Award in Pharmaceutics of the AAPS. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Upsala University (1975), Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences (1979), Long Island University (1981), and the University of Illinois (1986).

Four Selected Publications

1. Levy G: Pharmacodynamic considerations in bioavailability and bioequivalence assessments. In Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences 1991, D.J.A. Crommelin and K.K. Midha (eds.) CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, 1991, pp. 243-251.

2. Levy G: Publication bias: Its implications for clinical pharmacology. Clin. Pharmacol. Ther., 52:115-119, 1992.

3. Zhi J., Levy G: Optimization of the therapeutic index by adjustment of the rate of drug administration or use of drug combinations: Exploratory studies of diuretics. Pharmaceut. Res., 7:697-702, 1990.

4. Hoffman A, Levy G: Kinetics of drug action in disease states. XXIX. Effect of experimental nephrotic syndrome on the pharmaco-dynamics of heptabarbital: Implications of severe hypoalbuminemia. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther., 249:117-120, 1989.

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