WMU News

Pharmacia exec is new associate VP for research

Jan. 22, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Pharmacia executive John Richard Luderer joins the WMU staff as associate vice president for research beginning today, Jan. 22.

An accomplished researcher and scientist, Luderer currently serves as the vice president of U.S. Medical Affairs at Pharmacia Corp. A licensed physician, he has published more than 100 articles, abstracts and technical reports.

Luderer has been an employee of the Upjohn Co. and its successors since 1984, holding such positions as executive director of clinical pharmacology, vice president of clinical pharmacology and development, and vice president of clinical development. Before joining that company, he served as an assistant professor of medicine and pharmacology at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of Pennsylvania State University.

Luderer is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and is board certified in clinical pharmacology by the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. He is past president of the Association of Clinical Pharmacology Units, and is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Federation for Clinical Research.

After earning his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, he went on to earn his master's degree in organic chemistry from that same institution. Luderer completed his medical education at Northwestern University Medical School, serving his internship and residency at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of Pennsylvania State University. He also served as chief resident and instructor in medicine as well as a fellow in clinical pharmacology at that institution.

The WMU Board of Trustees approved Luderer's appointment as associate vice president for research at its meeting on Oct. 27, 2000.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu


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