Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Drug Metabolism

Katherine Dunnington

Celerion (United States)

Dr. Dunnington holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, she previously worked in MDS Pharma Services Lincoln, Nebraska, Principal Medical Writer PRA International Lenexa, KS and Pharmacist Hen House Pharmacy Gladstone, Missouri. Currently, she is a Senior Principal Scientist in the Data Management and Biometrics department at Celerion, USA.


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As scientists and health professionals, information regarding the metabolism of a given drug is a key aspect to its development, regulatory approval, and eventual use in patients. The sciences of drug metabolism are advancing rapidly; the objective of this book is to provide a multidisciplinary presentation regarding related topics that range from introduction of current best practices in clinical research to recent technical advancements. The determination of a drug's metabolic fate, the enzymatic pathways involved, the pharmacology of metabolites produced, the impacts of drug-drug or drug-disease interactions, slowly evolves during the non-clinical and pre-clinical development. Contributions to this project will provide the reader with a better understanding of the vast amounts of emerging information even outside his or her area of expertise. Comprehending the methods and science involved in determining the metabolic pathway and its implications will allow scientists and health professionals to interact on a new level and allow improved application of drug metabolism information provided in drug labeling and literature.

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Katherine Dunnington

Celerion (United States)

Dr. Katherine "Shelly" Dunnington resides and works in the Midwest United States in the state of Kansas. She is a pharmacokineticst with training in pharmaceutical science and cellular/molecular biology, and originally was a practicing pharmacist both in hospital and retail settings. She is currently a Senior Principal Scientist in the Data Management and Biometrics department at Celerion, a pharmaceutical contract research organization. With 21 years in contract research, Dr. Dunnington has many roles in her current position, including training/mentoring scientists; consulting on clinical study design and conduct; analysis, interpretation, and reporting of clinical PK/PD and cardiac safety data, and software validation. Dr. Dunnington holds both a bachelor's of science degree in pharmacy, as well as an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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