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.
"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: http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/dphp/pra/riviere.html