Advanced Track-HIV Drug Update: Therapeutic Strategies for HIV Treatment, Eradication and Prevention
Friday, November 7, 2014
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Martin M. Zdanowicz, PhD, MEd, MA
Professor of Clinical and Associate Dean for Health Studies
School of Nursing and Health Studies
University of Miami
The presentation will review current drug classes used to treat HIV infection. Recent advances in HIV therapeutics will be emphasized along with developing strategies for the treatment, prevention and possible eradication of HIV infection.
Dr. Zdanowicz received an M.A. in biology from S.U.N.Y Binghamton in 1985 and completed a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Pharmacology at St. John’s University in 1992. After completing his doctorate, he went on to work as a research scientist at North Shore University Hospital-Cornell Medical College in the area of endocrinology & metabolism. He assumed a full time faculty appointment with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in 1996 and served as Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director of Graduate Studies from 2002-2004. In 2004, Dr. Zdanowicz moved to the South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah, Georgia where he served as chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences from 2011-2013. He was promoted to full professor in January of 2008. Teaching areas included pharmacology, pathophysiology and pharmacogenomics. Dr. Zdanowicz has received the Trustee’s Awarded for teaching excellence n and was voted pharmacy teacher of the year six times by students at two institutions. His current research interests include pharmacogenomics, cardiovascular pharmacology, curriculum development and active learning techniques. Dr. Zdanowicz holds membership in a number of professional societies and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and two textbooks. Dr. Zdanowicz currently serves as the Associate Dean for Health Studies at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies.