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Dean , educator , Pediatrician , researcher

Allen Howard Neims, American pediatrician, educator, dean, researcher. National Institutes of Health, Canada Medical Research Council grantee.


Neims, Allen Howard was born on October 24, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Irving Morris and Ruth (Geller) Neims.


Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, University of Chicago, 1957;Doctor of Medicine Johns Hopkins University, 1961;Doctor of Philisophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1966.


Intern, resident in pediatrics Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1961-1962, 66-68. Research associate Laboratory Neurochemistry, National Institutes of Health, 1968-1970. Assistant professor physiological chemistry and pediatrics Johns Hopkins Medical School, 70-72.

Associate professor McGill University, 1972-1977, professor pharmacology and pediatrics, 1977-1978. Director Roche developmental pharmacology unit, 1972-1978. Professor, chairman department pharmacology and therapeutics, professor pediatrics University Florida, Gainesville, 1978-1989, dean College Medicine, 1989-1996, professor pharmcology, pediatrics, 1996—2007.

Director Center for Spirituality and Health, 2002—2007, professor emeritus, since 2007. Director Center Spirituality and Health. Fulton Bequest professor University Melbourne, Australia, 1974.

Member human embryology and development study section National Institutes of Health, 1979-1983. Science consultant Canada Foundation for Study of Sudden Infant Death, 1974-1977, National Soft Drink Association, 1976-1978, International Life Sciences Institute, 1978-1989. Board science counsellors National Institute Child Health and Human Development, 1984-1989.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor chapters to books, articles to medical journals.


Served to Commander United States Public Health Service, 1968-1970. Member Canada Association Research in Toxicology (president 1976-1978), American Society Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (past member executive committees clinical pharmacology and drug metabolism), American Pediatric Society, American Academy Pediatrs.


Married Myrna Gay Robins, June 18, 1961. Children: Daniel Mark, Susan Roberta, Nancy Elizabeth.

Irving Morris Neims

Ruth (Geller) Neims

Myrna Gay Robins

Daniel Mark Neims

Susan Roberta Neims

Nancy Elizabeth Neims