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Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar


The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

AAPS UT-Student Chapter presents 

Leslie Z. Benet, Ph.D.
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
University of California San Francisco

“Basic Concepts in PPDM (Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism: Since They Keep Changing, What Can You Expect?”

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 @ 4:00PM
College of Pharmacy Bldg., Room 102


Dr. Leslie Benet, professor and former chair (1978-1998) of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California San Francisco received his AB, BS and MS from the University of Michigan, and his PhD from the University of California. He has received eight honorary doctorates, four from Europe and four from the US, most recently a DSc from the University of Michigan (2011).

His recent studies have led to the development of the Biopharmaceutics Drug Disposition Classification System, which allows prediction of the relevance of enzymes and transporters, transporter-enzyme interplay and transporter-transporter interplay for new molecular entities and drug-drug interactions for drugs on the market.

Dr. Benet served as president of the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (1985) and in 1986, was a founder and first president of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).  In 1987 he was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences.  In 1993-1994 he served as president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and from 1996-2000 as chair of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Board of Pharmaceutical Sciences.  In 1989 he received the first AAPS Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award; in 1991, the AACP Volwiler Research Achievement Award; in 1995, the Rawls-Palmer Award of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT); in 2000, the APhA Higuchi Research Prize and the AAPS Wurster Award in Pharmaceutics; in 2001 the FIP Høst-Madsen Medal; and in 2004, he was awarded the FIP Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress Research Achievement Award and the Controlled Release Society’s Career Achievement in Oral Drug Delivery Award.  In 2010, he received the ASCPT Hunter Award in Therapeutics and in 2011 the American College of Clinical Pharmacology Distinguished Investigator Award.

In 2012, Dr. Benet was elected as an honorary member of FIP and in 2013 received the APhA Ebert Prize. The September 2012 issue of Pharmaceutical Research and the September 2013 issue of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences were dedicated in his honor under the titles “50Years of Scientific Excellence and Still Going Strong” and “Perspectives on a Pharmacokinetics Legend: C versus T (Contributions Over Time)”, respectively. Dr. Benet has published over 530 scientific articles and book chapters, holds 12 patents and served as editor of 7 books.  He is listed among the most highly cited pharmacologists worldwide with his peer reviewed publications having been referenced on more than 21,000 occasions.