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Palmer W. Taylor

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Palmer W. Taylor

Dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of California, San Diego
pharmacology research
pharmacy school administration
post-genomic era of drug development
medications tailored to individual needs


Palmer W. Taylor is founding dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UCSD. A nationally recognized leader in pharmacology research, Taylor was instrumental in creating the new school -- which opened in 2002 -- and in pointing out to state leaders the nationwide shortage of pharmacists, as well as the need for a pharmacy school that would take a leadership role in the post-genomic era of drug development and patient counseling regarding specialized medications tailored to individual needs. Taylor is a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine and former president of the American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapies. He has been a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, of the advisory committee to the director of the National Institutes of Health, and of a Congressional Task Force on Environmental Health Services.

9500 Gilman Drive # 0657
La Jolla  California  92093
United States
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(858) 534-1366
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(858) 822-5591


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