Peter C. Panus, Ph.D., PT is a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
College of Pharmacy, at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Panus received both his
Ph.D. in pharmacology and B.S. in physical therapy from the University of South Alabama.
He has completed two post-doctorate fellowships, and was a NIH National Research Service
trainee. He currently holds joint appointments in the Department of Pharmaceutical
Sciences (College of Pharmacy) and Department of Physical Therapy (College of Clinical
and Rehabilitative Health Sciences). He and co-authors have a total of 41 peer-reviewed
articles in various clinical, educational, and basic science areas. Finally, he worked
with Drs. Bertram Katzung, Susan Masters, Anthony Trevor, Erin Jobst and Suzanne Tinsley
in developing the Pharmacology textbook entitled "Pharmacology for the Rehabilitation
B.S. University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, 1981 Basic Medical Science
Ph.D. University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, 1985 Pharmacology Dissertation Title:
Requirement of Eicosanoid Metabolism During Exogenous Arachidonic Acid Induced Polymorphonuclear
Leukocyte In Vitro Aggregation. (Advisor - Dr. Gesina Longenecker).
B.S. University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, 1994 Physical Therapy
Co-edited a pharmacology textbook for physical therapy education, and was a national
lecturer for the American Physical Therapy Association on the influence of pharmacology
on physical therapy practice.
Dr. Panus has two current research foci. The first focus combines his background in
pharmacology and physical therapy. He is involved with a group of researchers in an
attempt to quantitate the risk of drugs on physical function, a "Quantitative Drug
Index". They are currently attempting to use the QDI to assess the effect of drugs
on fall risk in elderly patients. The second focus is academic and related to his
lecture activities. The research group is attempting to determine if unlimited access
to a question database related to the content on future exams improves learning of
the content, "Self Testing", compared to more traditional study techniques.
Textbook: Panus PC, B. Katzung, EE Jobst, SL Tinsley, SB Masters, AJ Trevor. Pharmacology for
the Physical Therapist. 1st Ed. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2009.
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Personal motto or favorite quote:
It's the job that is never started as takes longest to finish. – the old gaffer