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David Smith, Editorial Board Member
University of Michigan, USA
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Dr David Smith is the John G. Wagner Collegiate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy, and a member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and Michigan Gastrointestinal Peptide Research Center in the School of Medicine. From 1999-2010, he served as Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr Smith received his B.S. in Pharmacy (1975) from the State University of New York at Buffalo and, after working as a hospital pharmacist for one year, completed his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1981) from the University of California San Francisco. Upon completing his doctoral thesis, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy. Dr Smith was selected as a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists in 1998 and served on the Pharmacology Study Section of the National Institutes of Health from 1998-2002. He received the James R. Gillette Drug Metabolism and Disposition Best Paper Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics on two separate occasions (2002 and 2008). In 2003, he received both the College of Pharmacy Teaching Excellence Award and the Student Appreciation Award. Dr Smith is a member of several scientific and professional organizations (e.g., AAAS, AACP, AAPS, APhA, ASPET, ISSX) and is an Editor of Pharmaceutical Research. During his career, he has made many important scientific contributions, including those on the kinetic-dynamic relationship of loop diuretics, the determinants of renal drug elimination, the regional pharmacokinetics of anticancer drugs and, most recently, the molecular biology, physiology and pharmacology of proton-coupled oligopeptide transporters.