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Course on Clinical Pharmacology Planned

The Principles of Clinical Pharmacology course, sponsored by the Clinical Center, will begin in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10 on Sept. 5. It will be held Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. and will run through Apr. 24, 2003.

"Many medical schools don't offer formal courses in clinical pharmacology," said CC director Dr. John Gallin. "This program covers what researchers need to know concerning the clinical pharmacologic aspects of drug development and use."

The course covers such topics as pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism and transport, assessment of drug effects, drug therapy in special populations and drug discovery and development. The faculty includes Dr. Carl Peck of Georgetown University's Center for Drug Development Science, Dr. Jerry Collins of the Food and Drug Administration and the Clinical Center's Dr. Arthur J. Atkinson, Jr. who is also course director. The faculty has also prepared a textbook, Principles of Clinical Pharmacology, that follows the sequence of the course lectures and is available in the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, Inc. bookstore located in Bldg. 10.

This is the fifth year the course is being offered. Registration is open to all interested persons free of charge. Certificates will be awarded at the end of the course to students who attend 75 percent of the lectures. More information, including online registration, is available at

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