Leading cardiovascular disease researcher Professor Rebecca Ritchie has been appointed as the new Theme Leader of the Drug Discovery Biology Theme in the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS). Professor Ritchie is currently an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Heart Failure Laboratory at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute.
Professor Jason Roberts from the UQ School of Pharmacy has been recognised as one of the country’s leading researchers. The Australian’s 2019 Research magazine has named Professor Roberts as Australia’s Leading Researcher in both Communicable Diseases and Critical Care.
Real-time decision making equals empowered students. That is the essence of SimPHARM™, a state-of-the-art simulation tool developed at the University of Otago and now commercially licensed by a United States-based company to help pharmacy students learn via a realistic clinical experience.
Professor Andrew McLachlan was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for “significant service to pharmacy as a researcher, educator and administrator, and to professional medical and scientific organisations”. Andrew was also recently appointed as the Head of School and Dean of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney. Congratulations
Tina Hinton and others edited a special issue of Pharmacological Research, Pharmacology in Australia, highlighting some of the many advances in clinical and basic pharmacology and toxicology to which Australian researchers, and particularly members of ASCEPT, have contributed significantly. The issues comprises reviews from established and emerging researchers (New Investigator Symposia finalists). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/10436618/116 Lachlan Rash
The Beginning: the Australasian Society for Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists (ASCEP) There was a recognition in the mid-1960s that it was time for Pharmacology to have a more identifiable and exclusive image than it had hitherto enjoyed. Up to this time, there were almost no separate academic departments of Pharmacology in Australia and Pharmacology was
Clinical Pharmacology is concerned with the science of drugs and their use in humans. It encompasses all aspects of the safe, effective and rational use of medicines applied at individual, group, and population levels. Clinical Pharmacologists are physicians specialised in Clinical Pharmacology. People from a range of backgrounds are involved in Clinical Pharmacology, e.g. clinical
What is pharmacology? Pharmacology is the branch of science concerned with the study of drugs and how they affect living organisms. When most people think about the word “drug”, they usually associate it with illegal substances, such as cannabis, heroin or cocaine. But in pharmacology, the word “drug” has a much broader meaning than that;
ASCEPT was founded in 1966, and held its first scientific meeting a year later. Since that time, ASCEPT has developed into the peak professional society devoted to advancing excellence in Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology in Australasia. Membership is open to persons who are actively engaged in or interested in the pharmacological and toxicological