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An interview with Dr. Charles Pippenger (Special Congress Edition)

Pippenger Marquet 160x120This year IATDMCT celebrates the 25th anniversary of its founding meeting in Barcelona, Spain on October 11, 1990. To highlight this important event the editors of the Compass invited Dr. Charles Pippenger, one of the founders of our association and name giver of the IATDMCT C.E. Pippenger Award presented for outstanding contributions to Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, to be our next mentor for the “IATDMCT mentors interview” column. And we are more than honored that he agreed…

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Photo: Montreal 2009, Dr. Pippenger presents Pierre Marquet the C.E. Pippenger Award for outstanding contributions to TDM

A Conversation with Denise McKeown

Denise McKeown PhotoThis month IATDMCT Blogger, Jana Stojanova, interviewed fellow Young Scientist Denise McKeown (Glasgow, UK) to see the path her career has taken over the past 13 years. Denise has been an active YS member of IATDMCT for the past 12 years and is currently the Chair of both the Young Scientist Committee and the Communications Committee.

Celebrating Various Anniversaries

This month we highlight an article in the most recent Compass issue (June), celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the ImmunoSuppressants Bayesian dose Adjustment (ISBA) web-site in Limoges, France. Jean-Baptiste Woillard and Franck Saint-Marcoux, on behalf of the Pharmacometrics Scientific Committee, share their experiences working behind the platform. The publication coincides with last month’s interview (Professor Pierre Marquet), and describes in greater detail the history and rationale behind the platform, as well as its successes.

Q&A with Pierre Marquet

Marquet 150x200This month I had the privilege to interview the director of my doctoral thesis, Professor Pierre Marquet (Limoges, France). I thought I knew the department and research laboratory, and their respective histories, quite well. I was delighted to learn a lot more from the interview, a testament to the extraordinary and diverse work achieved by Pr. Marquet, spanning several decades.

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