Dr. David Flockhart Indiana University School of Medicine, USA1 Talk
David Flockhart was the Chief of the Division of Pharmacology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and since 2010 served as founding director of the Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine at the University. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol and then obtained a... read morePhD from the Welsh National School of Medicine in the UK. He then earned his MD from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1987. He performed a residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center, and after a year as Chief Medical Resident, completed a fellowship in clinical pharmacology in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at Georgetown University Medical Center. He was involved in the development of new pharmacogenetic tests using array, chip and other biotechnologies, and a focus of his research was to evaluate and communicate the value of pharmacogenetic tests to physicians and pharmacists involved in clinical practice. He served on the editorial boards of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the Pharmacogenomics Journal and Pharmacological Reviews and was an Executive Editor for the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. He was a pioneer in Pharmacogenetics and a leader in personalized medicine, and is remembered for his passion for improving medicine for everyone. He died on November 26th, 2015 after a battle with brain cancer. He is survived by his wife, children and extended family.