When: Wednesday, March 23, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Where: Chemistry-Physics Building, Room 114B, (505 Rose Street) or Building 55 on the UK campus map.
Description: Provost Tim Tracy will discuss the importance of leadership positions to academic careers and what are some things that postdocs could and should do now to prepare.
Speaker Biography: Dr. Tracy received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, his PhD in clinical pharmacy from Purdue University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical pharmacology at Indiana University. Prior to entering academia, he practiced in community and hospital settings throughout Ohio. He launched his academic career at West Virginia University, where he rose through the ranks to Full Professor. During his time at West Virginia University, he won six college-wide teaching awards and one university-wide teaching award. Dr. Tracy then joined that University of Minnesota where he served as Head of the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, Director of the Center for Forecasting Drug Response and Director of Clinical and Translational Research Services. In August 2010, he joined the University of Kentucky as Dean of the College of Pharmacy. In addition, Dr. Tracy served as Associate Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science with responsibilities for the Clinical Services Core, Regulatory Support function and the Drug Discovery and Development function. From May of 2012 until August of 2013 he also served as the Interim Provost at UK and in February of 2015 was named permanent Provost. His research and teaching interests deal with pharmacogenetics and their effect on drug metabolism, as well as the larger field of clinical pharmacology. Dr. Tracy has published over 100 scientific manuscripts, more than 15 book chapters and edited two books and has served as a principal and co-investigator on numerous NIH-funded grants.