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Lawrence H. Block, PhD

Pharmacist and Pharmaceutical Scientist


Ph.D. (Major: Pharmacy; Minors: Chemistry, Pharmacology / Physiology), University of Maryland, Baltimore, 1969
M.S. (Major: Pharmacy; Minor: Chemistry), University of Maryland, 1966
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, 1962

Professional Affiliations
  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) – Fellow
  • American Pharmaceutical Association – Academy for Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) – Fellow, Past Chair of the Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences Section
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy – Past Chair, Teachers of Pharmaceutics Section
  • Controlled Release Society
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Society of Rheology
  • United States Pharmacopeia's (USP) Council of Experts – Chair, Excipient Monographs Expert Committee
  • Nomenclature Safety and Labeling Expert Committee, United States Pharmacopeia
Professional Experience
  • Professor of Pharmaceutics, Mylan School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Graduate School of Pharmaceutics, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Visiting Scholar at Kobe Gakuin University, Kobe, Japan
  • Visiting Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Center for Pharmacogenetics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Former Director, Center for Biotechnology, Duquesne University
  • Former Chair, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Duquesne University
  • Author of more than 100 publications
  • Recipient of the Duquesne University's President's Award for Excellence in Scholarship
  • Mentored over 70 M.S. and Ph.D. pharmaceutical research students
  • Registered Pharmacist, Pennsylvania
  • Holder of two patents for methods of delivering complex drugs

Dr. Block is an expert in excipient technology, rheology, drug and cosmetic delivery systems, pharmaceutical engineering, biopharmaceutics, and pharmacokinectics. He has testified in several cases involving improper pharmaceutical usage and intellectual property rights.

A current CV is available on request.