|Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cedarville University ‐ School of Pharmacy|
Honors and Awards
- Teacher of the Year, Loma Linda School of Pharmacy - 2009
- Spiritual Life Service Award, Loma Linda University - 2008
- Teacher of the Year, Loma Linda School of Pharmacy - 2005
- Teacher of the Year, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy - 1996
- Public Health Service National Research Award, National Institute of Health - 1985
- Ohio Magazine Excellence in Education Award - 2016
- Medicinal Biochemistry
- Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Profession of Pharmacy - History
- Profession of Pharmacy - Careers
|Pharm.D., University of Southern California|
|Ph.D., University of Southern California|
|B.A. in Biology, University of California at San Diego|
Book Chapters (1)
Journal Articles (8)
Evaluation of the Anticancer Activity of Bioactive Fraction G Extracted from Pavetta crassipes in Malignant Brain Tumor Cell Lines American Journal of Phytomedicine and Clinical Therapeutics (2017)
Objective: Natural products have served as sources of lead compounds that are commonly used in the treatment of human diseases including cancer. Pavetta crassipes has been widely demonstrated to have ethnopharmacological potential in the management ...
The Antiproliferative and Apoptotic Effects of Apigenin on Glioblastoma Cells The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology (2017)
OBJECTIVES: Glioblastoma (GBM) is highly proliferative, infiltrative, malignant and the most deadly form of brain tumour. The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is overexpressed, amplified and mutated in GBM and has been shown to play ...
Comparison of Student Confidence and Perceptions of Biochemistry Concepts Using a Team-based Learning Versus Traditional Lecture-based Format Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (2017)
Purpose: To evaluate differences in student confidence and perceptions of biochemistry concepts using a team-based learning (TBL) format versus a traditional lecture-based format at two universities. Educational Activity: Two pedagogies (TBL vs lecture-based) were utilized ...
Vorapaxar: The Current Role and Future Directions of a Novel Protease-Activated Receptor Antagonist for Risk Reduction in Atherosclerotic Disease Drugs in R&D (2017)
Introduction. Despite the current standard of care, patients with cardiovascular disease remain at a high risk for recurrent events. Inhibition of thrombin-mediated platelet activation through protease-activated receptor-1 antagonism may provide reductions in atherosclerotic disease beyond ...
Student Perceptions of and Confidence in Self-Care Course Concepts Using Team-based Learning American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2016)
Objective. To evaluate changes in student perceptions of and confidence in self-care concepts after completing a team-based learning (TBL) self-care course. Methods. Team-based learning was used at two universities in first professional year, semester-long self-care ...
Student Perceptions of Team-based Learning vs Traditional Lecture-based Learning American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2015)
Objective. To evaluate pharmacy student perceptions of team-based learning (TBL) vs traditional lecture-based learning formats. Methods. First professional year pharmacy students (N5111) at two universities used TBL in different courses during different semesters (fall vs ...
Elucidation of Aberrant Purine Metabolism: Application to Hypoxanthine-Guanine Phosphoribosylstransferase- and Adenosine Kinase-deficient Mutants, and IMP Dehydrogenase- and Adenosine Deaminase-inhibited Human Lymphoblasts Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis (1980)
We propose that the ratio of [14C]formate-labelled purine nucleosides and bases (both intra and extracellular) to nucleic acid purines provides, in exponentially growing cultures, a sensitive index for comparative studies of purine metabolism. This ratio ...
Standards 2016: Raising the Bar at Cedarville University American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2015)
The ACPE Standards 2016 emphasize interprofessionalism to prepare students for working in healthcare teams, focus on curricular and co-curricular experiences to advance professional development, and underscore the importance of assessment. Cedarville University School of Pharmacy ...
Emerging Clinical Concept: Therapeutic Targeting and Translational Studies of Urokinase in Brain Tumor Invasion American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2014)
Objectives: The objective of this study is to investigate the possible interaction between the activation of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor and urokinase in promoting brain tumor invasion. Method: High grade gliomas are aggressive and ...
Evaluation of Changes in Teamwork Perceptions After Experiencing a Diverse Team American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2014)
Objectives: Working in teams during professional school prepares students for collaborating with future team members. The objective is to evaluate whether attitudes and perceptions of working on a team change over the course of a ...
Evaluation of Student Expectations of Team Members and Teamwork American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2014)
Objectives: Professional schools are starting to incorporate pre-set teams into the curriculum for group projects to prepare students for future teamwork in the practice setting. The objective is to evaluate changes in perceptions about expectations ...
Evaluation of Student Self-Care Confidence in Two Team-based Learning Formats Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (2014)
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate student perceptions and confidence of self-care concepts using a team-based learning (TBL) format at 2 universities. Methods: TBL has been increasingly utilized in higher education because ...
Evaluation of Student Confidence of Science Between Didactic and Team-based Learning Formats American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2013)
Objectives: To evaluate student perceptions of science between didactic and team-based learning (TBL) formats at two universities. Method: A 21-item instrument was administered at the beginning and conclusion of a biochemistry course at two universities ...
Evaluation of Team Perceptions Regarding Personality Types and Learning Styles American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2013)
Objectives: To determine differences in student perceptions of personality types in teams based on personality types and learning styles. Method: Students completed a personality test (Dove, Owl, Peacock, Eagle Test) and a learning styles test ...
Integrating Interprofessionalism in the Development of New School of Pharmacy at Cedarville University American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2012)
Cedarville University has been offering undergraduate education in pre-pharmacy and nursing for more than 30 years. Current development of graduate and professional programs in health sciences began as a result of University's strategic plan. From ...
The Role of Specific Written Feedback and Rewriting in the Learning Process American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2009)
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to validate the effectiveness of a feedback/rewriting process on student-generated SOAP notes, and to determine if students can be trained through this process to critically evaluate their own ...
Use of Drug Cards in Assessment of Student Learning American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2008)
Objectives/Intent: The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the usefulness of a drug card exercise in measuring higher order applications of knowledge to clinical situations. Methods: Students prepared drug cards for drugs from the ...
Coordination of Medicinal Chemistry with an Integrated Pharmacology and Therapeutics Course Sequence and Combined Recitation Course Structure American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2004)
Objectives: To develop a curriculum structure that would encourage students to apply medicinal chemistry principles in decision making associated with the use of medicinal agents to treat disease. Methods: A parallel offering of a medicinal ...