Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Duke University, 1959. Doctor of Medicine, Duke University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Duke University, 1968.
Intern Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1968-1969, professor physics Free Electron Laser Laboratory, since 1993. Resident in internal medicine University Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock, 1972-1976. From assistant professor to professor medicine University Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1972-1993, from assistant professor to professor biochemistry, 1972-1993.
Research biophysicist and staff physician Veterans Administration Hospital, 1972-1974, associate chief staff research, 1974-1993. Secretary research and development committee Veterans Administration Medical Center since 1974, clinical executive board, since 1974. Member experimental program to stimulate competitive research, National Science Foundation, since 1980, acting chairman, since 1983.
Research committee American Heart Association, since 1980, board directors, since 1983. Member legislation NCTR task force, since 1982. Consultant Federal Applied Science Evaluation Center, Washington, since 1982.
Chairman institutional review board, UAMS, since 1984. Chairman basic science review board, American Seed Trade Association, since 1986.
Lieutenant Commander United States Navy, 1970-1972. Member American Society Biological Chemistry, American Chemical Society, American Federation for Clinical Research, Biobhysical Society, Southern Society Clinical Investigation, New York Academy of Sciences, International Society Heart Research, Royal Society Chemistry, Sigma Xi, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Mu Epsilon, Sigma Pi Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha.
Married; 3 children.