UNM College of Pharmacy Professor Serving on National Committee On Infectious Diseases

Renee-Claude Mercier, Pharm.D., assistant professor of Infectious Diseases in the UNM College of Pharmacy and the UNM School of Medicine, has been elected secretary/treasurer for the Infectious Diseases Practice and Research Network (PRN) of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Dr. Mercier has been with UNM since August 1997. She conducts clinical pharmacy research pertaining to infectious diseases, including studies on in vitro pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (the effects of drugs on living systems), endocarditis (inflammation of the heart lining) and HIV/AIDS.

The Infectious Diseases PRN facilitates the dissemination and sharing of information on infectious diseases for pharmacotherapy practice, teaching, and research among its members.

The PRN aims to: provide a means for communication and networking among members; provide quality educational programming and networking opportunities at national meetings; use the Internet to facilitate access to relevant information, expertise and professional opportunities and provide opportunities for collaborative research.

For more information on the UNM College of Pharmacy, please visit http://hsc.unm.edu/pharmacy/

Contact: Lynn Melton, 272-3322

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