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James W. Fisher, PhD

(University of Louisville School of Medicine, 1958)


Professor Emeritis


Research Interests

Hematopharmacology; endocrine pharmacology; renal pharmacology; hormones and erythropoietin; anemia of end-stage renal disease; adenosine; cyclic nucleotides; nitric oxide and C kinase and erythropoietin production; eicosanoids and erythropoiesis


Academic Training

BS in Chemistry - University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 1947
PhD in Pharmacology - University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville KY, 1958
Instructor-Professor, Dept of Pharmacology, Univ of Tennessee Medical Units, Memphis, TN, 1958-68
Professor and Chairman, Dept of Pharmacology, Tulane Univ School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 1968-96
Regents Professor, Dept of Pharmacology, Tulane Univ School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 1987-96



USPHS, Research Career Development Award, 1960-65
Purkinje Medal, Czech Medical Society, 1975
Golden Sovereign Award, University of Louisville, 1976
Regents Endowed Professorship in Pharmacology, Tulane University, 1987
James W. Fisher Lectureship in Pharmacology, Tulane University Medical School, established 1991
ASPET Award, Experimental Therapeutics 1992
Member of of Alpha Omega Alpha (Distinguished Faculty) 1992
Owl Club Award for Medical Student Teaching, 1996
Alumni Award, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 1999


Pharmaceutical Industry Positions

Developmental Chemist, Pharmaceutical Development Dept, Armour Pharmaceutical Co., Chicago, IL, 1950-53
Pharmacologist, Dept of Pharmacology, Lloyd Bros, Inc. Pharmaceutical Research Labs, Cincinnati, OH, 1954-56



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