Tennessee Pharmacy Professor to Present Levy Lecture at UB

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: October 30, 2002

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Mary Relling, professor of clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, will deliver the Gerhard Levy Distinguished Lecture in Pharmaceutical Sciences at 4 p.m. on Nov. 8 in 114 Hochstetter Hall on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.

The Levy lectureship was established by the UB Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in honor of Gerhard Levy, SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the UB Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Levy is widely recognized as a pioneer and principal contributor in the fields of biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

A member of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Relling also is professor of pediatrics at the University of Tennessee.

Her research focuses on antineoplastic PK and PD in children, pharmacogenetics of antileukemia therapy and host- and treatment-related risk factors for secondary malignancies.

A fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, she is the author of more than 125 peer-reviewed publications and 10 book chapters. She is principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health grant entitled "Anticancer Agent Pharmacodynamics in Acute Leukemia."