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Kansas State University

The Rudy Clarenburg Lecture Series


Dr. Rudy Clarenburg

The Rudy Clarenburg Lecture Series was established in 1996 to honor the late Rudolf Clarenburg, Professor of Anatomy and Physiology. The Lecture Series brings nationally and internationally acclaimed scientists to Kansas State University to discuss their research interests with students and faculty throughout the University. 

This Fall’s lecture series features Dr. Jim Riviere, DVM, PhD; Burroughs Wellcome Fund Distinguished Professor and Director; Center for Chemical Toxicology Research and Pharmacokinetics; Department of Population Health and Pathobiology; College of Veterinary Medicine; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. His lectures will be:

"Skin: A Barrier to Environmental Containments or a Portal of Entry for Topical Drugs?"  September 20, 2004; 4:00p.m. and

"The Absorption of Complex Chemical Mixtures Across the Skin" September 21, 2004 10:00a.m.

Both seminars will be held in the Practice Management Center, Trotter Hall, College of Veterinary Medicine. Refreshments will be served at 3:30p.m. and 9:30a.m.

Dr. Jim Riviere

"My primary research focus is the development of pharmacokinetic models to quantitate the absorption and transport of drugs and chemicals across the skin. These studies utilize in vitro and in vivo experimental models in pigs, as well as computer simulations, for ultimate extrapolation to humans. Results of these studies have been used to develop novel transdermal drug delivery approaches as well as revise risk assessment approaches for topical chemical exposure to occupational and environmental chemicals. In the veterinary arena, this approach is applied to Food Safety in the prediction of drug and chemical residues in the edible tissues of food producing animals."

We are grateful that Dr. Riviere has accepted the invitation to present the Rudy Clarenburg Lecture Series here in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University.

For more information about Dr. Riviere, you can view his webpage at:


Former Clarenburg Lecturers

2003 Dr. Jeanne M. Nerbonne
2002 Dr. Michael Welsh
2002 Dr. Gerald DiBona
2001 Dr. George A. Brooks
1999 Dr. Arthur "Buzz" Brown
1998 Dr. Clara Franzini-Armstrong
1998 Dr. Gordon Mitchell
1997 Dr. Kim Johnson
1997 Dr. Larry Sinoway