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About Richard E. White

Dr. White's primary teaching responsibility is directing the cardiovascular-renal-pulmonary course for second-year osteopathic medicine (DO) students. In addition to administrating the course, Dr. White also teaches cardiovascular physiology and some cardiovascular pharmacology as well. In the biomedical sciences program, Dr. White co-directs a graduate course—vascular control mechanisms—and chairs the curriculum committee. In addition to these cardiovascular-related courses, he also teaches basic reproductive endocrinology to second-year DO students, and cellular biophysics/neurophysiology to first-year DO students.


Present Interim Chair, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Bio-Medical Sciences
Present Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Bio-Medical Sciences
Associate Director, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Bio-Medical Sciences



2010 - 2014 Protective activity of the lectin-like domain of TNF in permeability edema
NIH - HL094609
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): R. Lucas (PI)
2007 - 2011 PKC Signaling in cAMP-induced pulmonary vasodilation
NIH - HL68026
Colleague(s): S.A. Barman (PI)
2006 - 2010 Nongenomic mechanisms of androgens in the vascular wall
NIH - HL080402
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): J.N. Stallone (PI)
1997 - 2009 Role of icosanoids in renal function
NIH - NIDDK 2 PO1 DK38226-18
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): H. Capdevila (Co-PI), J. Imig (Co-PI)
2006 - 2008 Estrogen dual effects on coronary arteries (Reentry supplement)
NIH - HL073890
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): Mary P. Owen (Co-PI)
2004 - 2008 Estrogen dual effects on coronary arteries
NIH - HL073890
Role: PI
2001 - 2006 PKC signaling in cAMP-induced pulmonary vasodilation
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): S. Barman (PI)
2000 - 2005 Molecular basis of cAMP-induced coronary vasorelaxation
NIH - HL64779
Role: PI
1999 - 2002 The molecular basis of estrogen action on human coronary artery smooth muscle
American Heart Association
Role: PI
1996 - 2001 Mechanisms of estrogen-induced coronary vasodilation
National Institutes of Health - HL54844
Role: PI
1995 - 1996 Female sex hormones prevent age-induced cardiovascular dysfunction
American Federation For Aging Research
Role: PI
1993 - 1994 Regulation of coronary artery ion channels by adenosine
National Heart Foundation/American Health Assistance Foundation
Role: PI
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2002 - Present Fellow, American Heart Association
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Honors and Awards

  • Educator of Excellence Award, Georgia Campus-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2014
  • National Junior Investigator Achievement Award, National Heart Foundation, 1993
  • Award for Excellence in Medical Teaching & Research, Wright State University School of Medicine, 1997
  • Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award, Medical College of Georgia, 2004
  • Who’s Who in Medical Sciences Education, 2005
  • Master Lecturer, DeBakey Cardiovascular Research Institute, Texas A&M University, 2007
  • IBC Leading Scientist of the World, 2007
  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Basic Science Teaching, Medical College of Georgia, 2009
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, College of Graduate Studies, MCG-Georgia Regents University, 2011


1987 PhD, Medical College of Georgia ‐ Pharmacology
1987 BS, Emory University ‐ Biology

Contact Information

P: 678-225-7573


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