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Courses Developed or Taught with ADR’s Participation

Courses Developed or Taught with ADR’s Participation

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CHEMISTRY RULES: In his course on performance-enhancing drugs in sport, Tom Werner teaches students that chemistry is relevant to real life.

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For Chemistry Students

Professor Tom Werner of Union College in Schenectady, New York has developed a course entitled “Chemistry and Athletic Performance.” The syllabus, developed with input from Dr. Don Catlin and Dr. Caroline Hatton, both of ADR, includes the following topics: a brief history of performance-enhancing drug (PED) use in sports, an overview of the methods used to detect PED use, case studies of PED use (amphetamine, steroids, blood doping), ethical implications of PED use, and the future of PED use in sports.

Contact Tom Werner.

For Pharmacy Students

TOURING ADR: Caroline Hatton (yellow shirt) and Peter Ambrose (on her left) lead a discussion at ADR

Professor Peter Ambrose of the University of California at San Francisco School of Pharmacy inaugurated a Sports Pharmacy Clerkship in the fall of the 2006-2007 school year. Students in their senior year participated in the drug testing and education program of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and learned about the doping control policies of other relevant sports-governing agencies (e.g., the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency). Activities included drug testing (doping control) at colleges and other sports venues, providing drug information, writing drug monographs, and giving presentations. The students learned about the science of lab tests for performance-enhancing drugs and the various opportunities for pharmacists related to sports pharmacy. The students also went on field trips, including one to ADR in 2007 for a tour and discussions with Dr. Catlin and Dr. Hatton.

Read about this course in the Drug Free Sport newsletter.

Read about this course in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

In addition to being Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Peter Ambrose is Program Director, Los Angeles-Orange County Clerkship Program.

Contact Peter Ambrose, Pharm.D.