Namandje Bumpus, associate professor in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, was recently awarded the John J. Abel award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). The Abel Award was established in 1946 to stimulate fundamental research in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics by young investigators. Namandje is not only one of the youngest investigators to win the award, she is the first African American woman to ever win it. She is being recognized for her research on the impact of drug metabolites of HIV drugs on their pharmacology and toxicology and on the effect of genetic variation in drug metabolism on anti-HIV drug disposition.
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