Pharmaceutics professorship, departmental promotions announced


Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
By: Cynthia McMullen
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Doug Sweet in his lab office in McGuire Hall. His lab remains in McGuire, but his office is now in the Smith Building.


Douglas Sweet,
chairman of the VCU School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutics,  has been appointed to the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professorship.

The late SOP alumnus E. Claiborne Robins (B.S. ’33) and his wife, Lora, endowed the professorship in 1987 to help ensure excellence in pharmacy education and innovation in pharmaceutical research.

Before joining the faculty in 2008, Sweet worked for the University of California, San Diego, Department of Medicine/
Nephrology, and the Medical University of South Carolina’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His scholarly interests include comparative physiology and toxicology of epithelial transport as well as organic anion and organic cation transporter function (SLC22 gene family).

The Robins Professorship previously was held by Peter Byron, who retired Jan. 1.

Also, School of Pharmacy Dean Joseph T. DiPiro has announced that Dave Dixon, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, has been promoted to associate professor. Michael Hindle, Department of Pharmaceutics, has been promoted to professor with tenure. And Yan Zhang, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, has been promoted to professor.

Dixon

Dixon

Hindle

Hindle

Zhang

Zhang