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Samuel M. Poloyac

Samuel M. Poloyac, PhD
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, USA

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Dr. Samuel M. Poloyac graduated from the University of Pittsburgh magna cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy in 1993. He then completed a post-BS PharmD degree University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in August of 1993. Based on his exposure and interest in clinical research gained during his professional degree training, Dr. Poloyac continued his training at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy by pursuing a PhD in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. He completed his PhD Degree in the Fall of 1999. Immediately after completing his graduate training, he returned to the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy as a faculty member in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department.

Research Interest

Dr. Poloyac is dedicated to the advancement of the pharmaceutical sciences through his research, teaching, and service. Dr. Poloyac has a research program focused on developing novel therapeutic approaches in the treatment of critically illness. Specifically, this laboratory is interested in determining the role of the cytochrome P450 enzyme system in the pathogenesis of stroke and cardiac arrest. In addition, his laboratory is interested in elucidating the impact of therapy/drug interactions in critically ill patients. Research in his laboratory is focused on utilizing clinically relevant models of disease and translating these findings into studies in critically ill patients. In addition to his research interests, Dr. Poloyac is committed to the advancement of knowledge through the training of future generations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical science researchers. He is committed to graduate and professional student training, which includes the development of educational training through the Clinical Pharmaceutical Scientist Program in conjunction with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh.


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