University of the Sciences in Philadelphia recently named Dr. Peter Harvison Abramson professor of pharmacology and toxicology. The professorship, named for Leonard and Madlyn Abramson, represents the highest academic distinction at the University.
Dr. Harvison, whose research interests include in vivo and in vitro metabolism of drugs and environmental chemicals, the formation and disposition of toxic metabolites, structure-toxicity relationships, and assay development, has been a professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences since 2004. Additionally, he is currently a research associate professor of medicinal chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Dr. Harvison joined the University in 1986 as an assistant professor of toxicology.
“Dr. Leonard and Madelyn Abramson are well known for their pioneering efforts in healthcare, philanthropy in the Philadelphia region, and contributions to University of the Sciences,” said Dr. Harvison. “Being appointed the Abramson professor of pharmacology and toxicology is a great honor, and I am grateful for this recognition. I am very fortunate to have a career that allows me to work with wonderful students and colleagues at the University.”
Dr. Harvison earned his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his BS from Carnegie Mellon. He is an active member of the American Association of College for Pharmacy (AACP), the American Chemical Society, the Society of Toxicology, and numerous other professional organizations. In 2002, Dr. Harvison received the AACP/Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year award.
Dr. Harvison resides in Wilmington, Del., with his family.