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DR. JOSEPH P. NATHAN is an associate professor of pharmacy practice and director of the International Drug Information Center (IDIC). Dr. Nathan is an alumnus of the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, where he earned his B.S. in pharmacy and an M.S. degree in drug information. He completed his Pharm.D. at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After six years as a clinical pharmacist at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, Dr. Nathan joined the IDIC as a drug information specialist. His other professional accomplishments include successfully maintaining simultaneous practices in academic, hospital, and community pharmacy settings as well as serving as a consultant pharmacist to long-term-care facilities. Dr. Nathan also serves as an editor and a reviewer for a number of professional publications and has authored or co-authored many articles on issues affecting the profession of pharmacy. His research interests include drug information centers and services as well as patient drug information literacy.
DR. TINA ZERILLI is an assistant professor of pharmacy practice.  She is an alumna of the College of Pharmacy, graduating summa cum laude and with the College’s Gold Medal in the first entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy degree class. She joined the staff at the IDIC in July 2002 as a drug information specialist.
Dr. Zerilli is a member of Rho Chi, the Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy and is a licensed pharmacist in the state of New York. She has served as a consultant to a long-term care facility in addition to working in a community pharmacy setting. Dr. Zerilli also serves as a reviewer for various professional publications and has contributed to the scientific literature in various capacities. Her research interests revolve around the use of drug information resources by both healthcare professionals and the lay public although she also strives to contribute to the scientific literature as it pertains globally to clinical pharmacy practice.

DR. SARA GROSSMAN joined the faculty of the College of Pharmacy as a drug information specialist and an adjunct assistant professor of pharmacy practice. She is an alumna of the College of Pharmacy, graduating summa cum laude in May 2007, and a recipient of the College’s Anderson Gold Medal. In addition to her work at the college, Dr. Grossman practices as a consultant pharmacist for an organization that provides service to developmentally challenged children and adults. She is a member of Rho Chi, the Pharmacy Honor Society.

MS. GISELLE BROWN joined the International Drug Information Center in September 2009 as a teaching assistant. She is pursuing a Ph.D. degree at the University, in the department of Pharmaceutics. She holds an M.S. degree in Industrial Pharmacy from the University, as well. Ms. Brown has previously worked as an educator and interned at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Most recently, she worked at Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, under the ARRA grant for science teachers.

MR. JAYDEEP MEHTA is a teaching assistantat the International Drug Information Center. He earned a Bachelor’s in Pharmacy from APMC College of Pharmacy Education and Research, India, and an M.S. in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy at the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University. Mr. Mehta’sresearch efforts have been dedicated to examining the pharmacokinetics of diphenhydramine following administration by iontophoresis. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceuticsat Long Island University.

MR. ANANT PATEL joined the International Drug Information Center in May 2011 as a teaching assistant. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree at the University, in the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Mr. Patel holds an M.S. degree in Industrial Pharmacy from the University, as well, and received a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Rajiv Gandhi University in India. He is a member of Rho Chi, the Pharmacy Honor Society.

MR. HIREN H. PATEL is a teaching assistant at the International Drug Information Center. Concurrently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. degree at the University, in the department of Pharmaceutics. He holds a Masters in Industrial Pharmacy from the University. Mr. Patel also received a Bachelors of Pharmacy in India. He has been involved in various research projects which have been presented at national and international scientific meetings.

MS. MAITRI TRIVEDI is a teaching assistant at the International Drug Information Center. She earned a B.S. in pharmacy from Gujarat University, India, and an M.S. in pharmaceutics from S.P. University in India, graduating as the Gold Medalist. Ms. Trivedi has lectured to pharmacy students in India on Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Analysis. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutics at Long Island University.

 

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