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New Director For ONADE

June 4, 1999

FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is happy to welcome Claire M. Lathers, Ph.D., F.C.P., as the Director of CVM's Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation. Dr. Lathers comes to CVM from Barr Laboratories, Inc., Pomona, New York, where she served as the Chief Scientific Officer since 1996.

Dr. Lathers earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the SUNY Buffalo Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine. Her academic experience has included The Medical College of Pennsylvania (15 years), Albany College of Pharmacy (2 years as President, Dean, and tenured Professor); Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; and Gwynedd Mercy College. In addition, Dr. Lathers worked for FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research as a Pharmacology Reviewer for 5 years, and as a Special Government Expert for 2 years.

As a Visiting Scientist at NASA/USRA, Dr. Lathers has spent 12 years collecting data from subjects in ground-based studies and from astronauts and cosmonauts before, during and after space flight. She has achieved international recognition for her work in the two areas of cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction associated with space flight and with sudden death in persons with epilepsy.

Dr. Lathers has authored or co-authored over 300 publications, including 2 books. She is the Immediate Past-President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, having previously served as Regent, Treasurer, President-Elect and President. For her broad contributions to the discipline and to the College, Dr. Lathers was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in Clinical Pharmacology in 1997.

Her vast experience in research, academia, industry, and government makes Dr. Lathers a valuable addition to CVM's management team.


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