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School of Pharmacy news

Yale graduate joins School of Pharmacy

Wei-Xing Shi, PhD, professor of pharmacology, moves into a new office and new responsibilities at the LLU School of Pharmacy.
Wei-Xing Shi, PhD, professor of pharmacology, moves into a new office and new responsibilities at the LLU School of Pharmacy.
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy has appointed a new professor to the department of pharmaceutical sciences.

Wei-Xing Shi, PhD, professor of pharmacology, began his appointment in July.

Dr. Shi completed his PhD in neuropharmacology from Yale University School of Medicine in 1990. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, he returned to Yale and joined the faculty in 1994.

Dr. Shi completed his appointment at Yale University School of Medicine department of psychiatry as an associate professor.

His research interests are in the mechanisms of drug action on the central nervous system, including those used for treatment of schizophrenia, substance abuse, ADHD, and Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Shi received The Mental Health Research Association’s (NARSAD) Independent Investigator Award in 2006 and the NARSAD Young Investigator Award in 1996 and 2000.

NARSAD is recognized as the premiere private mental illness and research organization.

Dr. Shi and his wife, Lynn Cai, have two children—Vivian, age 15, and Kevin, age 11.

By Jim Pinder, MBA

TODAY news for Thursday, July 30, 2007