Academics

We offer a Biomedical Science Graduate program with students pursuing Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a focus in Toxicology.


; May, 1987.  
Dissertation title: Lung Paraquat Content and Effects on the Lung Glutathione Antioxidant System, NADPH and PolyaminesResulting from Intravenous Coinfusion of Paraquat and Putrescine to Rats. 
CURRENT POSITION: Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
http://www.southcollegetn.edu/areas-of-study/doctoral-programs/pharmacy/
3904 Lonas Drive 
Knoxville, TN 37909 

; May, 1988. 
(Ph.D., University of Tennessee, May, 2003.) 
Master's Thesis title: The Toxicokinetics of 1,3 Butylene Glycol Versus Ethanol in the Treatment of Ethylene Glycol Poisoning. 
CURRENT POSITION: Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of the Pharmacology Laboratory 
University of Tennessee 
College of Veterinary Medicine
 
Knoxville, TN 

; May, 1995.  
Dissertation title: Indomethacin Reduces Splenic Red Pulp Macrophage Population in New Zealand White Rabbits. 
CURRENT POSITION: Regulatory Toxicologist 
http://www.fda.gov/food/
5100 Paint Branch PKWY 
College Park, MD 20740 

; August, 1998.  
Dissertation title: In Vitro Assessment of the Toxicity of Cocaine and its Metabolites in the Human Umbilical Artery. 
CURRENT POSITION: Senior Research Toxicologist 
DuPont Haskell Laboratories 
1090 Elkton Rd. 
P.O. Box 50 
Newark, DE 19714-0050

; December 2004 
Dissertation title: Papain, A Novel Urine Adulterant. 
Current Position:  Forensic Toxicologist
2033 Talking Rock Drive
Cary, NC 27519
email: drdavidburrows@yahoo.com

; Ph. D.; May 2012
Dissertation Research:  Effects of Burn Injury on Ethanol and Ethyl Glucuronide in Biological Specimens.
Current Position: Toxicologist
Department of Forensic Science
Western Laboratory
6600 Northside High School Rd
Roanoke, VA 24019
http://www.dfs.virginia.gov/regional-labs/western-lab-roanoke

 


STUDENT ACADEMIC AWARDS 

Delphia Marshall, MSII, received the First Place Award at the Sixth Annual Student National Medical Association's ResearchForum, Atlanta, GA, 1990, for her research entitled "Evaluation of the Chromatographic and Immunological Methods for the Detectionand Confirmation of Flumazenil, a Benzodiazepine Antagonist in Urine" and "GC/MS Method for the Determination of Flumazenil in Plasma and Urine". 

Scott Thurmond, M.S., received the Second Place Award at the Southeastern Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology,Knoxville, TN, 1994, for his research entitled "Toxicopathology of Indomethacin in the Spleen of Ovariectomized Estradiol Supplemented, New Zealand White (NZW) Rabbits". 

Tessa Long, B.S., received the Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at the Southeastern Regional Chapter of the Societyof Toxicology, Athens, GA, 1997, for her research entitled "Comparison of the Effects of Cocaine, Norcocaine and Cocaethylene on theVasoconstrictive Response to Serotonin and Norepinephrine in the Human Umbilical Artery". 

Tessa Long, B.S., received the Second Place Award at the Fourteenth Annual Student Research Forum of East Tennessee StateUniversity in the Senior Graduate Student Division - 1997, for her research entitled "5HT(2) Antagonist Ketanserin Blocks the Vasoconstrictive Toxicity Produced by Cocaine in Isolated Human Umbilical Arteries". 

Tessa Long, B.S., received a Society of Toxicology Graduate Student Travel Award to the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, Seattle, WA, 1998, to present her research entitled, "5HT2 Antagonist Ketanserin Blocks Potentiation of Norepinephrine Vasoconstriction Produced by Cocaine in Isolated Human Umbilical Arteries." 

Tessa Long, B.S., received an Educational Research Award from the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, Albuquerque, NM, 1998, for her research entitled, "In vitro Assessment of the Toxicity of Cocaine and its Metabolites in the Human Umbilical Artery."

David Burrows, M.S., received the Third Place Award at the Southeastern Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology, Athens, GA, 2002, for his research entitled, "A Fatal Drug Interaction Between Oxycodone and Clonazepam."

David Burrows, M.S., Received the First Place Award for best poster at the Southeastern Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology, Chattanooga, TN, 2003 for his research entitled "The Distribution of Sevoflurane in a Sevofulrane Induced Death".

David Burrows, Ph. D., Received an Educational Research Award from the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, Washington, DC, 2004 for his research entitled "Papain, A Novel Urine Adulterant". 

Trista H. Wright, B.S.,  Received an Educational Research Award from the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, San Francisco, CA, 2011 for her research entitled "Comparison of Postmortem Vitreous Humor Ethyl Glucuronide Concentration in Humans and Sprague Dawley Rats Following Ingestion of Ethanol". 

Trista H. Wright, Ph. D.,  Received an Educational Award from the Society of Forensics Toxicologists, Boston, MA, 2012 for her research entitled "The Effects of Burn Injury on Blood Ethanol and Ethyl Glucuronide Concentrations".

Trista H. Wright, Ph.D., Received The Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2013 from East Tennessee State University, School of Graduate Studies, April 24, 2013.


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