Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Norma C. Adragna, Ph.D., Interim Chair

David E. Uddin

David E. Uddin, Ph.D., DABCC
Adjunct Associate Professor

Member, Graduate Faculty
Vice-Chair, Medical Education
Director, Clinical Research Center at Miami Valley Hospital

Dr. Uddin received his B.S. in Pharmacy at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. He is a registered pharmacist and is certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Uddin has extensive experience in clinical laboratory administration, applied clinical research and industrial toxicology. He established a therapeutic drug monitoring unit and introduced the Ektachem 2+2 thin film analyzer. He directed programs that established safe operating criteria for handling thermally degraded lubricants and assessed the toxicity of fuel additives selected for anti-icing characteristics.

As the Director of Scientific Activities, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Dr. Uddin managed programs on HIV research, clinical investigation, and regulatory policy. Noteworthy, he directed efforts to establish the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner within the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology to serve as a world-wide system for the Department of Defense.

He is active in professional affairs and has been Treasurer of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, an 11,000 member professional association, served as a member of the National Sickle Cell Disease Advisory Committee, NIH, Orphan Drug Board, FDA, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Advisory Council.

Miami Valley Hospital, a 772-bed general medical-surgical and regional referral center serves 26,000 inpatients and 300,000 outpatients annually. Affiliated with Wright State University, School of Medicine, Miami Valley has residency programs in general surgery, internal medicine, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, family practice, and dentistry. The hospital operates a helicopter transport system, a regional trauma unit, and a regional burn unit among other clinical specialties.

Selected publications

Uddin, DE. Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, in Professional Practice in Toxicology: A Review. AACC Press, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996.

Uddin, DE and Martin, PA. Core Data Set - Importance to Health Services Research, Outcomes Research, and Policy Research. Computers in Nursing, 1997:15(2S)S38-S42.