Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Emma Meagher, MD
In this class you will learn how drugs affect the body, how they alter disease processes and how they might produce toxicity. We will discuss how new drugs are tested and developed prior to them being used for patient care. We will describe how personalization of medicine will become a common day reality in patient care.
About the Course
This set of courses will discuss the discipline of pharmacology and its integration throughout medical science. Specifically, the content will be organized as follows: 1) Basic Pharmacological Principles; 2) Applied Pharmacology, the concept of applying the basic principles to each organ system with an emphasis on melding pathophysiology with biologic targets for drug therapy; 3) Therapeutics, considered to be the clinical application of applied pharmacology, including the financial implications of therapy, evidence-based medicine, and the limitations of drug therapy and future directions of therapeutics in all disease states, as well as the legal implications of prescription writing; and 4) Advanced Pharmacological Principles, such as cancer therapeutics.
About the Instructor
Dr. Emma Meagher graduated summa cum laude with her medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. Following completion of an internship and residency in internal medicine, she was appointed as Senior Registrar /Lecturer of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mater Hospital, University College in Dublin, Ireland. She is currently working as an attending physician in preventive cardiology at Penn Medicine.
Dr. Meagher's educational interests are in the fields of translational research methodology to graduate, pre-, and post- doctoral students and novel modalities for education in pharmacology to undergraduate medical students. To this end, she directs the University of Pennsylvania's four-year pharmacology curriculum and is Program Director for the Master of Science degree program in Translational Research and Co PI of the Penn Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA). Her four year pharmacology curriculum is fully integrated across all aspects of medical education, including basic pharmacology, new drug design development, and innovative pharmacology modalities such as cancer pharmacology.
Dr. Meagher has been the recipient of many teaching awards including: the Dean's Award for the Development of Innovative Educational Programs (1999), the Leonard Berwick Memorial Teaching Award (2001), the Arthur K. Asbury Mentoring Award (2004), Medical Student Government Awards for Basic and Integrated Science Education (2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011), the Dunning Dripps Award for post graduate education (2009), and the university's highest teaching honor, the Lindback Award (2005).
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Edited by at0m, 20 April 2012 - 07:36 PM.