Charles Rutledge

Charles Rutledge

Title: Vice President of Research
Company: Purdue University
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

Charles Rutledge, Vice President of Research at Purdue University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academics.

With more than 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Rutledge was vice president of research at Purdue University from 2005 to 2007, where he was also interim vice provost of research from 2002 to 2005, executive director of Discovery Park from 2001 to 2005, and dean and professor of pharmacology from 987 to 2002. Prior to obtaining these roles, he was a professor and chair of pharmacology at the University of Kansas from 1975 to 1987, and an associate and assistant professor at the University of Colorado Medical Center from 1967 to 1975.

Dr. Rutledge began his career as a student at the University of Kansas, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy in 1959. He continued his studies with the school, receiving a Master of Science in pharmacology in 1961. He then joined Harvard University earning a PhD in pharmacology in 1966. Licensed as a pharmacist in the states of Kansas and Indiana, Dr. Rutledge was a NATO postdoctoral fellow with Gothenburg University from 1966 to 1967. He became involved in the profession of pharmacy due to his interest in chemistry and biology and his interest in helping people. He found pharmacy provided a venue for all these interests. In addition, he was very curious about how drug molecules that were very small could have such a tremendous effect on the body. He was interested in science due to the action of drugs in biological systems including humans.

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