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Dennis Paul West

Dennis Paul West, American pharmacologist, pharmacist, educator. Achievements include research in clinical pharmacology, dermatology. Honorary Research fellow and honorary lecturer University London, 1985-1986.


  • West, Dennis Paul was born on July 16, 1944 in Moline, Illinois, United States. Son of Paul Melvin and Edith Mae (Farmer) West.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University Illinois, Chicago, 1967. Master of Science in Pharmacy, University Iowa, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology, Pacific We.

      University, 1992.


    • Instructor University Iowa, Iowa City, 1969-1974. Clinical assistant professor University Illinois, Chicago, 1975-1977, assistant professor, 1978-1980, associate professor, 1981-1989, professor, since 1990. Vice president GenDerm Corporation, Lincolnshire, Illinois, 1991-1994.

      Professor Northwestern University, Chicago, since 1995. Member dermatology panel United States Pharmacopeia, Bethesda, Maryland, since 1981.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in clinical pharmacology, dermatology.


    • Author: (with E. Abel) The Integumentary System, 1987, 3d edition, 1995. Contributor articles to professional and science journals, chapters to texts.


    Fellow American College Clinical Pharmacy. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy Dermatology (affiliate), American Society Hospital Pharmacists, American Association Pharmaceutical Scientists, American Pharmaceutical Association, American Society Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Society for Investigative Dermatology, Licensing Executives Society, Illinois Council Hospital Pharmacists, Illinois College Clinical Pharmacy, New York Academy of Sciences, Northern Illinois Science Hospital Pharmacists, Chicago Dermatological Society.


    • Married Lee Ellen Larson, March 16, 1968. Children: James Paul, Patricia Lee.
    • father: Paul Melvin West
    • mother: Edith Mae (Farmer) West
    • spouse: Lee Ellen Larson
    • children: James Paul West
    • Patricia Lee West
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    Born July 16, 1944
    (age 73)
    • 1967
      University Illinois
    • 1974
      University Iowa
    • 1992
      Pacific We. University
    • 1969 - 1974
      Instructor, University Iowa
      Iowa City, Iowa, United States
    • 1975 - 1977
      clinical assistant, professor University Illinois
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1991 - 1994
      vice president, GenDerm Corporation
      Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
    • 1995
      professor, Northwestern University
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
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