WRITER: LINDSAY RUNYAN
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: July 6, 2001
Ellingrod receives career development award
IOWA CITY, Iowa Vicki Ellingrod, assistant professor at the University
of Iowa College of Pharmacy, received a career development award from the
National Institutes of Mental Health. Very few clinical pharmacy faculty throughout
the nation have received career development awards. The award is for a five-year
period and will help her further develop and distinguish herself as a clinical
scientist in this field.
"Being selected for this award feels great," Ellingrod said. "It
is nice to be validated, and this award will let me focus my efforts on what
I like doing best, research and working in the lab."
Ellingrods main research interests are the genetics of drug metabolism
and how hormones affect drug metabolism, as well as the effect of aging on
drug metabolism and the incidence of side effects.
Ellingrod received her bachelor of science and doctorate of pharmacy degrees
from the University of Minnesota. She came to the UI for a two-year psychopharmacology
fellowship with pharmacy faculty member Paul Perry. Ellingrod became a faculty
member in 1996 and now runs the pharmacogenetics lab within the UI College
of Pharmacy; she also has a clinical practice in the medical psychiatry unit
at UI Hospitals and Clinics.