Morse Named Associate Dean of UB School of Pharmacy

Release Date: February 22, 1999 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Gene D. Morse, Pharm. D., professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy has been named the school's associate dean for clinical education and research.

The new position, which Morse will hold while continuing as department chair, involves administering and coordinating the school's new clinical-education and research efforts at Western New York ambulatory, acute-care and long-term-care practice sites as part of the curriculum for the school's new entry-level doctoral degree.

With more than $1.5 million in grant support from industry and government, Morse is a leader in the design and analysis of new clinical trials for AIDS treatments.

He directs the UB Laboratory for Antiviral Research and the Antiviral Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory Unit in the Immunodeficiency Clinic in the Erie County Medical Center, the only facility in the Buffalo area that offers pharmacologic research protocols for HIV-infected patients. He also is a preceptor for clinical training in infectious-disease pharmacotherapy at ECMC.

He is primary investigator on a recent National Institutes of Health grant in which his laboratory functions as a Pharmacology Research Resource Unit for the NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), which coordinates multi-center clinical trials for evaluating new AIDS therapies. A protocol pharmacologist on 15 NIH-sponsored ACTG trials, he is vice chair of the group's Adult Pharmacology Committee.

Morse recently founded the National HIV Pharmacotherapy Network, a Web-based network that provides post-approval surveillance of AIDS drugs.

He is a fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the highest honor the group confers upon members.

A UB faculty member since 1983, Morse holds a joint appointment as a research professor of medicine. Previously, he was a critical-care pharmacist for Erie County Medical Center.

Morse received a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Albany and bachelor's and doctoral degrees in pharmacy from UB.

He completed a pharmacy residency at the Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C., and a fellowship in clinical pharmacokinetics at UB.

He lives in Williamsville.

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