Diane Jorkasky, nationally recognized medical pharmacologist and licensed physician, will visit The University of Findlay March 17-20 as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. Jorkasky will conduct classes, seminars, workshops and lectures and will meet with students and faculty members informally throughout the week to share her practical knowledge in the areas of leadership, pharmacy and health care ethics.
From 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, Jorkasky will present “Dose as a Surrogate – A Clinician’s Journey to Enlightenment (or How I Got Exposed to Exposure)” in the Alumni Memorial Union Multipurpose Room. The presentation is open to the public, and there is no cost to attend. Jorkasky will present as part of the College of Pharmacy’s Grand Rounds event.
“Dr. Diane Jorkasky will be a perfect fit for The University of Findlay,” said Darren Fields, Ph.D., vice president of academic affairs. “Our students will have a chance to meet a world-class pharmacologist with a deep knowledge of challenges of being a woman in leadership, discovering new medicines, and healthcare ethics, helping to create better understanding and new connections between the academic and nonacademic worlds. We’re delighted that Dr. Jorkasky will also have time to get to know our campus and to explore, in depth, how the classroom and campus relate to the broader society.”
Jorkasky is a nationally recognized medical scientist and researcher in the pharmaceutical industry with a broad background in research, all phases of clinical development and every therapeutic area. She is president of her own research and development consulting business, which emphasizes translational pharmacology and medicine in the development of drugs. Jorkasky has been recognized by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame for her scientific leadership and mentoring of young women and the Connecticut Council on Technology for her work in driving the technological improvements in the clinical research units. Jorkasky is board certified in internal medicine, nephrology and clinical pharmacology.
The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, which is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., brings prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other professionals to campuses across the United States for a week-long residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures and informal discussions. For 35 years, the Visiting Fellows have been introducing students and faculty members at liberal arts colleges to a wide range of perspectives on life, society, community, and achievement. The Visiting Fellows program is available to all four-year colleges and universities. For more information, visit CIC’s website at www.cic.edu/visitingfellows.
The Council of Independent Colleges is an association of 640 nonprofit independent colleges and universities and 90 higher education organizations that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society.