Bio: David W. Hein
David W. Hein serves as Peter K. Knoefel Endowed Chair of Pharmacology, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Distinguished University Scholar and Associate University Provost for Strategic Planning at the University of Louisville (UofL). He also directs the NIH-funded training program in Environmental Health Sciences and the NCI-funded Cancer Education Program. Dr. Hein previously served as the founding director of the Minority Biomedical Research Support Program at Morehouse School of Medicine and chaired Departments of Pharmacology & Toxicology at Morehouse School of Medicine and the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences prior to his appointment at UofL in 1997. He was appointed as Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor at the University of North Dakota, has received outstanding teaching awards awarded by the medical school class at both Morehouse School of Medicine and the University of North Dakota, the President's Faculty Achievement Award at Morehouse School of Medicine, the Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research and the Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Creative Activity both from the University of North Dakota, an Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Michigan, the President's Award from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and the President's Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Award from the University of Louisville. He presented the Astor Visiting Lectureship at the University of Oxford (UK) and serves as a Visiting Professor at the Université Paris Diderot (France) and Wenzhou Medical University (P.R. China). He has been elected to membership in the Academy of Pharmacology Educators of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. He has served on many government and industry review panels and his research has been funded continuously by more than 65 grants totaling over $31 M from the National Institutes of Health and other federal and private agencies since 1983. His research interests span pharmacogenetics and genomics, molecular epidemiology, and cancer prevention. He has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, 75 gene sequences, over 500 abstracts, and over 8500 citations (h-index=45) in the scientific literature. In addition to teaching and training graduate, professional, undergraduate and postgraduate students, he directs the Pharmacology and Dental Therapeutics course in the UofL School of Dentistry.