Title: Retired Pharmacologist, Educator
Company: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Location: Sedona, Arizona, United States
Wesley Gleason Clark, Retired Pharmacologist and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pharmacology education.
Persistence and the pursuit of knowledge have played a large role in Dr. Clark’s success as an educator. Throughout his career, he enjoyed reading articles, preparing and giving lectures, conducting research and writing research articles. With an early interest in pharmacology, Dr. Clark pursued the field academically, earning a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado in 1955. He continued at the institution to receive a Master of Science in 1958 before matriculating at the University of Utah, where he received a PhD in 1962.
Upon earning a PhD, Dr. Clark started his career as an instructor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In 1963, he attained the rank of assistant professor at the institution and remained in this position for nearly a decade. He was made an associate professor in 1972 and continued teaching at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center until his retirement in 2000. Dr. Clark considers his greatest career achievements to have been creating eight compilations on drug effects on body temperature and serving as an editor for two editions of Goth’s Medical Pharmacology.
In Dr. Clark’s career, he has been a grantee of the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. He has maintained professional affiliation at the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Though retired, Dr. Clark would like to be remembered by his peers as someone who in addition to teaching medical students, taught physician assistants for more than 27 years. As a testament to his success, Dr. Clark has been lauded with the coveted Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
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