Hemby Joins School of Pharmacy

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 2, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Dr. Scott Hemby as professor and chair of the Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy.

As department chair, Hemby is already having a profound impact on the HPU health science curriculum, leading the creation and development of the Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy. In his new position, Hemby oversees the recruiting and developing of faculty and staff, assigns teaching responsibilities and outlines the development and delivery of instruction for the department. He also coordinates educational and scholarship opportunities across departments and with external public and private institutions and agencies.

Hemby comes to HPU with a wealth of experience in the field of physiology and pharmacology, having taught at Emory University School of Medicine and Wake Forest School of Medicine as well as serving as a health research scientist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. A prolific academic, Hemby has published more than 55 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 10 book chapters and served on more than 45 grant review committees for NIH and private foundations. He has also received research funding from numerous organizations including the National Institutes of Health, the Stanley Medical Research Foundation, the Brain Research Foundation, and the National Alliance for Autism Research. Currently, he serves on 10 editorial boards, including as section editor on proteomics for BMC Genomics.
Hemby looks forward to providing students with an understanding and appreciation of applied biomedical science education – something he believes is an integral part of the holistic educational experience at HPU.

“I am excited and humbled to have the opportunity to be a part of such a talented and dynamic leadership team tasked with developing the School of Pharmacy at HPU,” says Hemby. “From my initial interactions with Dr. Ragan, I have been impressed with his energy, focus, determination and commitment to develop a School of Pharmacy offering a unique blend of basic and clinical science education, research and experiential learning.”

Hemby received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Barton College, a Master of Arts in psychobiology from Emory University, and a doctorate in physiology and pharmacology from Wake Forest School of Medicine. Additionally, Hemby completed a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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