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An expert on many drug issues in the news, Distinguished Service Professor Paul Doering can’t afford to be camera shy

Published: June 24th, 2008

Category: Spotlights

Paul Doering

Paul Doering

Distinguished Service Professor
College of Pharmacy

An expert on many drug issues in the news, Distinguished Service Professor Paul Doering can’t afford to be camera shy.

Because when people need bottom-line drug information, Doering is a bedrock source of reliable information — a public resource.

For example, when ABC News reporter Jamie Floyd recently prepared a report on diet supplements for the “20/20” program, she needed an expert. She called Doering, who co-directs the UF Drug Information and Pharmacy Resource Center.

But members of the news media are not the only ones who seek Doering’s expertise. He recently testified about national trends in prescription drugs at a federal House of Representatives subcommittee hearing aimed at developing strategies to prevent prescription drug abuse.

An educator who understands how pharmacists’ roles have changed in the past 30 years, Doering hopes to shape his students into patient-centered, pharmacy practitioners. Known for his honest and direct approach to issues of drug use and abuse, he sees education as something that should be shared outside the classroom.

“As a pharmacist, I am in position to give people the plain facts so that they can make informed choices about any kind of drug use,” Doering said.

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