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Gurley

Bill J. Gurley, Ph.D.

Professor

Office: ED II, Room 6/110C
Phone: 501-686-6279
FAX: 501-686-6510
E-mail: GurleyBillyJ@uams.edu

Education & Training

Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN (B.S. Chemistry, 1980)
The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN (B.S. Pharmacy, 1983)
The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN (Ph.D. Pharmaceutics, 1989)

Teaching Responsibilities

Pharm.D. Curriculum
Clinical Pharmacokinetics (PhSc4464): Drug metabolism/transport, Pharmacogenetics, Drug-drug Interactions.
Drug Interactions (PhSc 5122).

M.D. Curriculum
Medical Pharmacology (M2 Integrated Curriculum):  Vitamins, Dietary Supplements, and Herb-drug Interactions.

Graduate School Curricula
Special Problems in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhSc 5262)
Advanced Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics (PhSc 517V): Human Drug Metabolism and Transport
Pharmacokinetic Research Design and Data Analysis (PhSc 5192): Practical Aspects of In Vivo Pharmacokinetic Study Design

Research & Scholarly Interests

Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacogenetics, Drug Metabolism and Transport, Dietary Supplements, and Herb-Drug Interactions.  Research interests include phytochemical-mediated modulation of human drug metabolism and transport, pharmaceutical aspects of botanical dosage forms, and assessment of dietary supplement safety and efficacy.  On-going research projects include the assessment of potential herb-drug interactions in healthy human volunteers and the pharmacokinetics of phytochemicals present in common botanical supplements. Other on-going work involves assessment of heavy metal and microbial contamination of common dietary supplements and the hemodynamic and electrocardiographic effects of ephedra-free weight-loss supplements.  Other research interests include the practice of medicine and pharmacy during the American Civil War.  Nonscientific research interests include the American Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi Department and Confederate Missouri units that served in the Trans-Mississippi Department.

Honors & Awards

2008    Selected to serve on the External Advisory Board for the Botanical Research Center
at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center (Baton Rouge, LA)
2007    Selected to serve on the Advisory Board to the American Botanical Council
2006    Member of National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine Study Section
2004    Selected by the Class of 2004 as the Most Outstanding Faculty in the Department of  Pharmaceutical Sciences
2004    Appointed Chief Scientific Officer for Balm Innovations, LLC.
2003    Invited to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce
2000    Selected by the Class of 2000 as the Most Outstanding Faculty in the Department of  Pharmaceutical Sciences
1997    Selected by the Class of 1997 as the Most Outstanding Faculty in the Department of  Pharmaceutical Sciences
1995    Selected by the Class of 1995 as the Most Outstanding Faculty in the Department of  Pharmaceutical Sciences
1987    Award for Excellence of Research in Clinical Sciences (First Place), National Student
Research Forum
1987    Gip A. Hudson Memorial Prize, National Student Research Forum
1987    Sigma Xi Research Recognition Award, UT, Memphis
1986    Student Government Executive Council Meritorious Service Award, UT Memphis
1986    Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society)
1983    Merck Pharmaceutical Undergraduate Research Award, UT Memphis
1982    Don L. Martinez/Hoffman La Roche Undergraduate Research Award, UT Mepphis
1981    Rho Chi (Pharmacy Honor Society)
1979    Phi Kappa Phi (National Honor Society)

Memberships
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
American Society of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
American Association for the Advancement of Science