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Pharmacia exec named to WMU research post

Oct. 27, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees at its Oct. 27 meeting named Dr. John Richard Luderer to the position of associate vice president for research, effective Jan. 22, 2001.

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

An employee of The Upjohn Company and its successors since 1984, he has held positions such 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 magna cum laude 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.

Media contact: Jessica English, 616 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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