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Published in This Week on January 21, 2013

Surgery faculty welcome Gupta

Dr. Bhawna Gupta, a skilled pharmaceutical scientist, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of surgery.

After receiving the B.S. in pharmacy summa cum laude in 1997 and the M.S. in pharmaceutics summa cum laude in 1999 from the College of Pharmacy in New Delhi, India, Gupta earned the Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences summa cum laude in 2006 at Northeastern University, Boston. Gupta then served as a postdoctoral fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, from 2008-10.

Gupta was a senior scientist at Schering-Plough Corporation, Summit, N.J., from 2006-08, where she gained valuable experience in product development of drugs undergoing clinical trials. Before coming to the U.S., Gupta was a research associate in the oncology division at Dabur Research Foundation, India, from 1999-2001.

Gupta was affiliated with various pharmaceutical societies, including the Controlled Release Society, the American Association of Indian Pharmaceutical Scientists and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering. An active member of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), Gupta has attended several writing workshops and is serving as the LinkedIn group manager for the AMWA-Southeast chapter.

Gupta has coauthored more than a half-dozen articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and has served as a reviewer for the International Journal of Cancer. Gupta has presented numerous poster and podium presentations at the pharmaceutical meetings.


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