Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 11:30am

TOPIC: "Vancomycin - 60 Years after Discovery"
SPEAKER: David E. Nix, Pharm.D.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Nix is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science.  He received his B.S. (Pharmacy) in 1982 and Pharm.D. in 1984 from The University of Georgia.  From 1984-1986, he completed a postdoctoral Fellowship in Infectious Disease Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacokinetics from The State University of New York at Buffalo. 

From 1986 to 1996, he served as Program Director, Antimicrobial Research, Assistant Director, and Associate Director of The Clinical Pharmacokinetics Laboratory, Millard Fillmore Hospital.  Dr. Nix was responsible for directing the Clinical Pharmacology Unit and carrying out clinical and laboratory research involving antimicrobial drugs.  Dr. Nix joined The University of Arizona Faculty in 1996.  Current responsibilities include teaching (infectious diseases), Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacist (University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona), and research.  Research Interests have included Development of an orphan drug (Nikkomycin Z) for treatment of Valley Fever. He has contributed to development of several key antimicrobial agents (particularly fluoroquinolones) in terms of pharmacokinetics, safety, drug interactions, and optimal dosing.  Dr. Nix has authored or contributed to over 100 research papers.  Dr. Nix is Board certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and Applied Pharmacology (American Board of Clinical Pharmacology).

This University of Arizona event is sponsored by the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine - Tucson. It is open to the public, particularly community physicians and other interested health-care professionals.

CONTACT: Carolyn Bothwell, (520) 626-6405 or

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Carolyn Bothwell
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Department of Medicine - Division of Infectious Diseases