William C. Lubawy, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Part-Time)
Education & experience:
My B.S. in Pharmacy is from Butler University in Indianapolis and my M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmacology are from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. For 40 years I was on the faculty of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy serving twice as Interim Dean and 28 years as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. At Kentucky I served on numerous committees in the College, Medical Center and University including Chair of the Academic Standards Committee of the University.
Teaching areas & interests in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences:
I had a full teaching load at the University of Kentucky for my entire career up to my retirement in January of 2012. My teaching was in the areas of pharmacology, physiology, toxicology and joint pharmacy-medical pathology PBL sessions. I served as the major professor for pharmacy and toxicology graduate students, was part of the dissertation committee for over 50 graduate students and mentored professional students and pharmacy practice residents in both research and teaching skills.
Professional activities & awards:
My greatest recognition came when I was selected as the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Outstanding Pharmacy Educator in 2008, the highest academic award presented by that association. I also received a University of Kentucky Great Teacher Award, 6 Senior Class Outstanding Faculty Member Awards from graduating students and Distinguished Alumnus Awards from Butler University and The Ohio State University.
For over 30 years I had continuous extramural funding as a principal investigator or co-investigator on educational/research grants or training projects from various foundations, AACP, the NIH and the Bureau of Health Professions. I authored or co-authored of over 60 papers and book chapters and 55 educational and research abstracts. Scientific research interests involved reducing organ toxicity from anti-cancer agents and the mechanisms involved with cardiovascular damage developing from poorly controlled diabetes and other cardiovascular disease high risk factors. During the mid 80’s i was responsible for developing the non-traditional Pharm.D. option at the University of Kentucky, the second such program offered in the US. Since 1987 my scholarly activity has concentrated on curriculum development and educational issues in professional training programs. During the middle 1990’s working with Dr. Barbara Brandt, I developed a very successful active learning method of instruction that reinforces critical thinking, problem solving and drug reference utilization skills in students. This student centered teaching approach, involved students working through the pharmacological principles and facts needed to solve patient problems/situations amenable to pharmacist intervention. It resulted in two publications, numerous presentations and was chosen for national recognition by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Innovations in Education program.