Monday, November 10, 2008JOHNSON CITY – Dr. Peter Panus, associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy and adjunct faculty in the department of physical therapy in the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences at East Tennessee State University, is the co-author of Pharmacology for the Physical Therapist, a new book published by McGraw-Hill.
According to Panus, the book is the first of its kind that combines the expertise of multiple authors in pharmacology education with well-known physical therapy professionals and educators.
“In so many cases, patients receiving physical therapy are also taking medications which, sometimes, can affect their health care. This underscores the importance of the physical therapist having a strong foundation and understanding of pharmacology,” he said. “Though the book is geared toward physical therapy students, as well as those in occupational therapy and exercise science, all of the authors hold a doctorate in pharmacology, and three of us are also licensed physical therapists.”
Joining Dr. Panus as co-authors are: Dr. Bertram Katzung (professor emeritus), Dr. Anthony Trevor (professor emeritus), and Dr. Susan Masters, all from the University of California-San Francisco; Dr. Erin Jobst, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Ore.; and Dr. Suzanne Tinsley, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport.
Panus earned both his doctorate and his physical therapy degree from the University of South Alabama.