Wei Li, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's College of Pharmacy, has been appointed a UTHSC Distinguished Professor.
The title is reserved for those who have contributed in a superlative way to UTHSC and brought distinction and respect to the university. The appointment comes from College of Pharmacy Dean Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBA, FCCP FASHP, FAST, and UTHSC Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD.
Dr. Li has emerged as one of UTHSC's most innovative and successful investigators according to Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD.
Dr. Li also serves as director of the College of Pharmacy's Drug Discovery Center and as the faculty director of the college's Shared Instrument Facility. He has been working in the UTHSC College of Pharmacy since 1999.
He has published more than 160 peer-reviewed papers, four book chapters, and is an inventor of 10 issued U.S. patents, with additional related patents issued in other countries. His current research is supported by six federal grants, two industry sponsored research grants, one foundation grant, and various internal supports from UTHSC.