Marilyn Morris recognized for international leadership in pharmaceutical sciences

Portrait of Marilyn Morris.

Marilyn Morris is a SUNY Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

By Kara Sweet

Release Date: September 25, 2020

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Marilyn Morris, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed a fellow of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).

FIP fellowship recognizes FIP members who have distinguished themselves in and contributed to the advancement of the pharmaceutical sciences and practice of pharmacy, and have exhibited leadership in the fields internationally.

Morris, who is also chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, was recognized at the FIP Virtual 2020 Opening Ceremony on Sept. 13.

A UB faculty member since 1985, Morris is one of the world’s preeminent scholars in the areas of drug membrane transport, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. She is widely recognized for her groundbreaking discoveries regarding the role of dietary flavonoids in drug interaction and drug resistance — research with enormous implications for patient care and drug therapy, particularly in the treatment of cancer.

Morris is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Distinguished Service Award, AAPS Research Achievement Award in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism; Francis Dudley Meyer Award for Breast Cancer Research from the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation; the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity; the AAPS Innovation in Biotechnology Award; and the 2013 Alumni of Distinction Award from the University of Manitoba.

Morris is a fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and the AAPS, for which she is also past president. She is a standing member of the National Institutes of Health Xenobiotic and Nutrient Disposition and Action Study Section, and is an elected member of the executive committee of the FIP Board of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

She has published more than 160 articles in academic journals and numerous books and book chapters.

Morris received her doctorate in pharmaceutics from UB, her master’s degree from the University of Ottawa and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Manitoba.

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