Dr. Kathleen Stringer Named Albert B. Prescott Professor of Pharmacy
Kathleen Stringer, PharmD'85, has been named the Albert B. Prescott Professor of Pharmacy, which was approved by the University of Michigan Board of Regents during their December meeting. Her appointment will be effective January 1, 2018. The Albert B. Prescott Professorship in Pharmacy is a collegiate professorship designated for the College of Pharmacy in recognition of its first dean, Albert B. Prescott, who served the University of Michigan as an outstanding educator, scholar, and administrator from 1863 until 1905.
Dr. Stringer received her PharmD from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in 1985. Following a residency in clinical pharmacy and a fellowship in cardiovascular research, she joined the faculty at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center as an assistant professor of pharmacy in 1988 and was promoted to associate professor in 1997. In 2007, she was recruited to the University of Michigan as an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy and was promoted to professor in 2012. She also holds an adjunct appointment in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and is an associate director at the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care.
Dr. Stringer has earned an international and national reputation for her work in the area of critical care therapeutics and biomarker discovery for the study of the pathogenesis of pulmonary diseases and sepsis. She has a distinguished record of research and scholarly activity, with numerous publications and invited presentations to her credit, as well as federal funding for her research. She is an outstanding educator and mentor for students and trainees, having most recently been selected as the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor in 2014.
“Professor Stringer is a highly valued and gifted member of our faculty who has distinguished herself as a teacher, scholar, and colleague,” James Dalton, PhD, dean of the College of Pharmacy. “I am delighted to recognize her talents and achievements.”
Dr. Stringer is also an excellent citizen of the University and her profession. She is currently a member of the College of Pharmacy Executive Committee and of the University of Michigan Controlled Substances in Research Review Committee, among other service commitments. She is active at the national level and serves as a journal referee and grant reviewer for several organizations including the National Institutes of Health.